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Market Wrap April 16, 2014

Filed under: Markets — BMB @ 3:22 pm
Dow Industrials 16424.85 +162.29 +1.00%
S&P 500 1862.31 +19.33 +1.05%
Nasdaq Comp. 4086.23 +52.06 +1.29%
Russell 2000 1131.77 +12.27 +1.10%
NYSE Comp. 10505.82 +103.84 +1.00%
Nasdaq 100 3533.09 +45.23 +1.30%
Dow Transports 7591.54 +124.75 +1.67%
Dow Utilities 548.75 +4.10 +0.75%

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Internals were positive on lighter volume. Advances/declines were 7 to 2 on the NYSE and 7 to 3 on the Nasdaq, with up/down volume 3 to 1 on the NYSE and 4 to 1 on the Nasdaq. New highs/lows were 105/16 on the NYSE and 32/30 on the Nasdaq.

Leaders — Airlines (+2.74%), Biotechs (+2.51%), Broker Dealers (+2.42%), Transport (+2.14%), Chemicals (+1.72%), Natural Gas (+1.53%), Defense (+1.38%), Paper (+1.26%)
Laggards — Gold/Silver (-1.14%), Semis (-0.19%), Metals (+0.19%), Banks (+0.25%), Network (+0.47%), Retailers (+0.53%), Utilities (+0.65%), REITs (+0.72%)

An extensive visual representation of the day’s winners and losers can be found at Finviz.com.

Treasury Yields — 6 Month: 0.04 %,  2 Year: 0.37 %,  5 Year: 1.65 %,  10 Year: 2.64 %,  30 Year: 3.45 %

Energy Prices — Crude oil: $103.80/barrel,  Gasoline: $3.04/gallon,  Natural Gas: $4.53/mmBTU

US Dollar Index — 79.828

Precious Metals — Gold: $1302.10/ounce,  Silver: $19.64/ounce,  Platinum: $1430.00/ounce

BMB Note:  
Bounce ‘em into tomorrow’s expiration — but it’s earnings season and things can change rather quickly.

Markets closed Friday…

 

Fed Flash

Filed under: Markets — BMB @ 8:20 am

Michael Ashton:

There’s been a lot of attention being paid to high frequency trading (HFT) as of late. The question has been raised as to whether or not HFT rigs markets. It is true that HFT adds nothing to GDP and is simply a legalized form of high-tech front running. However, the real problem with the stock market — and the economy as a whole — isn’t the fact that HFT skims pennies off transactions from institutional traders; but rather that the Fed has rigged interest rates and asset prices to the extent that investors can no longer distinguish reality from fiction.

 

Market Wrap April 15, 2014

Filed under: Markets — BMB @ 3:11 pm
Dow Industrials 16262.56 +89.32 +0.55%
S&P 500 1842.98 +12.37 +0.68%
Nasdaq Comp. 4034.16 +11.47 +0.29%
Russell 2000 1119.50 +4.14 +0.37%
NYSE Comp. 10404.56 +45.12 +0.44%
Nasdaq 100 3487.85 +13.22 +0.38%
Dow Transports 7466.79 +63.55 +0.86%
Dow Utilities 544.65 +6.95 +1.29%

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Internals were mixed on better volume. Advances/declines were 3 to 2 on the NYSE but 9 to 10 on the Nasdaq, with up/down volume 5 to 3 on the NYSE and 5 to 4 on the Nasdaq. New highs/lows were 64/62 on the NYSE and 21/127 on the Nasdaq.

Leaders — Oil Services (+1.42%), Utilities (+1.32%), Software (+1.19%), Defense (+1.12%), REITs (+1.07%), Oil (+0.95%), Biotechs (+0.86%), Broker Dealers (+0.83%)
Laggards — Gold/Silver (-2.08%), Paper (-0.70%), Disk Drives (-0.27%), Comp. Hardware (-0.22%), Homebuilders (-0.10%), Telecoms (-0.01%), Metals (+0.07%), Retailers (+0.07%)

An extensive visual representation of the day’s winners and losers can be found at Finviz.com.

Treasury Yields — 6 Month: 0.04 %,  2 Year: 0.36 %,  5 Year: 1.61 %,  10 Year: 2.62 %,  30 Year: 3.46 %

Energy Prices — Crude oil: $103.57/barrel,  Gasoline: $3.04/gallon,  Natural Gas: $4.57/mmBTU

US Dollar Index — 79.805

Precious Metals — Gold: $1302.80/ounce,  Silver: $19.61/ounce,  Platinum: $1437.00/ounce

BMB Note:  
Schizoid.

 

Market Wrap April 14, 2014

Filed under: Markets — BMB @ 3:18 pm
Dow Industrials 16173.24 +146.49 +0.91%
S&P 500 1830.61 +14.92 +0.82%
Nasdaq Comp. 4022.69 +22.96 +0.57%
Russell 2000 1115.35 +3.92 +0.35%
NYSE Comp. 10360.53 +79.59 +0.77%
Nasdaq 100 3474.63 +27.79 +0.81%
Dow Transports 7403.24 +40.85 +0.55%
Dow Utilities 537.70 +3.38 +0.63%

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Internals were positive on lighter volume. Advances/declines were 2 to 1 on the NYSE and 10 to 9 on the Nasdaq, with up/down volume 3 to 1 on the NYSE and 4 to 3 on the Nasdaq. New highs/lows were 58/48 on the NYSE and 24/82 on the Nasdaq.

Leaders — Comp. Hardware (+1.55%), Oil Services (+1.52%), Gold/Silver (+1.38%), Oil (+1.28%), Metals (+1.23%), Commodities (+1.20%), Software (+1.10%), Disk Drives (+0.95%)
Laggards — Airlines (-1.18%), Biotechs (-0.14%), Homebuilders (-0.03%), Transport (-0.01%), Insurance (+0.02%), Paper (+0.18%), Drugs (+0.36%), Retailers (+0.51%)

An extensive visual representation of the day’s winners and losers can be found at Finviz.com.

Treasury Yields — 6 Month: 0.04 %,  2 Year: 0.37 %,  5 Year: 1.61 %,  10 Year: 2.64 %,  30 Year: 3.49 %

Energy Prices — Crude oil: $103.58/barrel,  Gasoline: $3.03/gallon,  Natural Gas: $4.56/mmBTU

US Dollar Index — 79.740

Precious Metals — Gold: $1326.80/ounce,  Silver: $19.98/ounce,  Platinum: $1460.00/ounce

BMB Note:  
Up. Wait, down. No, up. Ack — I can’t keep track.

I don’t know. We’ve gotten pretty used to this by now, haven’t we?

 

What’s Hot, What’s Not April 13, 2014

Filed under: Markets — BMB @ 3:04 pm

 

Best Performing Industries
Last Week Last 4 Weeks Last 8 Weeks
Utilities ($UTY) +0.7% Steel ($DJUSST) +4.8% Airlines ($XAL) +6.0%
Gold & Silver ($XAU) -0.8% Oil Services ($OSX) +3.5% Oil ($XOI) +4.5%
REITs ($DJR) -1.2% Natural Gas ($XNG) +3.5% Oil Services +4.1%
Comp. Tech. ($XCI) -1.6% Oil +3.3% Utilities +3.6%
Commodities ($CRX) -1.7% Utilities +3.0% Natural Gas +3.5%

 

 

Worst Performing Industries
Last Week Last 4 Weeks Last 8 Weeks
Disk Drives ($DDX) -5.0% Biotech ($BTK) -13.2% Biotech -9.8%
Banks ($BKX) -5.0% Gold & Silver -12.9% Gold & Silver -9.3%
Biotech -5.0% Software ($GSO) -7.9% Paper ($DJUSPP) -8.8%
Brokers ($XBD) -4.9% Brokers -7.6% Software -8.6%
Retail (XRT) -4.5% Retail -5.4% Housing ($HGX) -6.9%

 

 

Weekend Sector Scan April 12, 2014

Filed under: Markets — BMB @ 9:25 am

A rough week for the sector SPDRs, with a number of them being dragged below the 50-day:

 


 

Red starting to fill up the table:

 

Sector Symbol 8 Wk % Chg 4 Wk % Chg 1 Wk % Chg YTD % Chg
Utilities XLU +3.5% +2.0% +0.6% +9.8%
Energy XLE +2.8% +2.4% -1.9% +0.0%
Consumer Staples XLP +2.2% +0.4% -0.5% -0.5%
Basic Materials XLB -0.2% -1.9% -2.8% -0.3%
Industrials XLI -0.9% -0.9% -3.1% -2.5%
Financials XLF -1.7% -2.4% -4.0% -2.6%
Technology XLK -2.4% -1.2% -2.0% -1.6%
Health Care XLV -4.3% -4.7% -4.0% +0.5%
Consumer Discretionary XLY -4.5% -5.5% -3.7% -6.8%

 

Charts courtesy of StockCharts.com

 

Market Wrap April 11, 2014

Filed under: Markets — BMB @ 3:14 pm
Dow Industrials 16026.75 -143.47 -0.89%
S&P 500 1815.69 -17.39 -0.95%
Nasdaq Comp. 3999.73 -54.37 -1.34%
Russell 2000 1111.44 -16.22 -1.44%
NYSE Comp. 10283.45 -83.37 -0.80%
Nasdaq 100 3446.84 -40.92 -1.17%
Dow Transports 7362.39 -68.84 -0.93%
Dow Utilities 534.32 -0.48 -0.09%

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Internals were negative, with volume just shy of yesterday’s levels. Advances/declines were 3 to 7 on the NYSE and 2 to 7 on the Nasdaq, with up/down volume 1 to 4 on the NYSE and 1 to 5 on the Nasdaq. New highs/lows were 23/53 on the NYSE and 15/91 on the Nasdaq.

Leaders — Utilities (+0.01%), Oil (-0.16%), Oil Services (-0.30%), Insurance (-0.56%), Natural Gas (-0.68%), REITs (-0.77%), Commodities (-0.97%), Drugs (-1.04%)
Laggards — Biotechs (-2.59%), Broker Dealers (-2.00%), Software (-1.87%), Airlines (-1.85%), Gold/Silver (-1.74%), Paper (-1.62%), Metals (-1.59%), Disk Drives (-1.59%)

An extensive visual representation of the day’s winners and losers can be found at Finviz.com.

Treasury Yields — 6 Month: 0.04 %,  2 Year: 0.34 %,  5 Year: 1.56 %,  10 Year: 2.62 %,  30 Year: 3.47 %

Energy Prices — Crude oil: $103.53/barrel,  Gasoline: $3.00/gallon,  Natural Gas: $4.62/mmBTU

US Dollar Index — 79.487

Precious Metals — Gold: $1318.30/ounce,  Silver: $19.96/ounce,  Platinum: $1453.00/ounce

BMB Note:  

 

 
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