NASDAQ snaps a five day losing streak

Dow up over 700 points at the session highs

The major US indices close sharply higher on the first day of the new trading month/new trading quarter with the NASDAQ index snapping a five day losing streak.

Shares of Merck surged 8.6% on the back of a Covid drug that cuts hospitalizations by 50%. Transportation stocks like United airlines, Delta Airlines and Southwest Airlines are also higher on the back of that news. Energy was the best performing sector as oil prices move back to the upside.
  • NASDAQ up for the first time in six sessions
  • Dow S&P, NASDAQ still on track for weekly losses
  • Russell 2000 index up nearly 2%
  • All S&P sectors are higher after yesterday saw the same sectors all lower
The final numbers are showing
  • Dow industrial average rose 483.53 points or 1.43% at 34327.45
  • S&P rose 49.55 points or 1.15% at 4357.09
  • NASDAQ index rose 118.12 points or 0.82% at 14566.70
  • Russell 2000 rose 37.26 points or 1.69% at 2241.63
For the week,, the major indices all closed lower.
  • Dow Jones -3.0%
  • S&P index -3.84%
  • NASDAQ index -3.13%

US stocks close session with mixed results

Dow Jones, S&P give up gains and close in the red. NASDAQ closed mostly higher

The US stock market lost steam into the close with Dow industrial average and the S&P 500 closing in the red and giving up earlier gains. The NASDAQ index squeaked out a small gain on the day.

The final numbers are showing:
  • Dow industrial average -97.11 points or -0.28% at 34838.36
  • S&P index -8.11 points or -0.18% at 4387.15
  • NASDAQ index rose 8.39 points or 0.06% at 14681.07
  • Russell 2000 index fell -10.75 points or -0.48% at 2215.50
As the day went by, lower yields on the back of expectations of slower growth due to the Covid Delta variant, started to weigh on the major indices.  The Dow industrial average was up as much as 256.64 points. The S&P index was up as much as 25.64 points and the NASDAQ index is up as much as 97.7 points before reversing back to the downside and closing near the lows for the day.

US stocks tumble. Major indices have worst day since June (for S&P and Dow) and March (for Nasdaq)

Dow Jones falls -1025 points at its lows

The major indices are closing sharply lower. The major indices declines were the sharpest since June for the S&P and Dow.

For the NASDAQ, you have to go all the way back to March to have a worse trading day.

The Dow industrial average is now back negative in 2020. The declines snaps the S&P and NASDAQ 4 day winning streak. All 11 sectors of the S&P closed lower.
The final numbers are showing:
  • The S&P index fell 125.92 points or -3.52% at 3454.92. S&P index fell -4.28% at its lows
  • The NASDAQ index fell -598.34 points or -4.96% at 11,458.16. NASDAQ index fell -5.77% its lows
  • The Dow fell -808.50 points or -2.78% at 28292.33. Dow industrial average fell -3.52% at its lows

NASDAQ closes at a new all time record level

Now erases 203 point decline and close higher for the 1st time in 4 days

The major US stock indices are closing the day near highs for the day.

  • The NASDAQ closed at a record high surpassing the previous high of at 10020.35
  • The NASDAQ has closed at a record low for the 20th time in 2020
  • Apple closes at record high
  • Dow industrial average erased a 203 point decline
  • NASDAQ post longest win streak of 2020 (7 trading days)
  • NASDAQ is up around 12% on the year
  • Dow close higher for the 1st time 4 days
The final numbers are showing:
  • S&P index rose 20.45 points or 0.66% at 3118.19
  • NASDAQ index rose 110.35 points or 1.11% at 10056.42
  • Dow industrial average close up 150.81 points or 0.59% at 26024.23

Dow ends 526 points higher, extending win streak to three days

U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday, but off the session’s best levels, after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell suggested more fiscal stimulus may be needed as the American economy may only make a slow recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rising coronavirus cases in several U.S. states are also are concern for investors, even though retail sales and industrial production data show the economy is slowly recovering, and progress on the development of potential therapeutic drugs has been reported.

How did benchmarks fare?

The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +2.04% rose 526.82 points, or 2%, to end at 26,289.98. The S&P 500 index SPX, +1.89% added 58.15 points to close at 3,124.74, a gain of 1.9%. The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +1.74% advanced 169.84 points, or 1.8%, to end at 9,895.84.

All three benchmarks extended their win streak to three straight sessions, but finished below their best levels of the day.

Stocks rally into the close but still off highest levels

Stocks have worst week in 3 months

The major stock indices rallied into the close but are still selling off the highest levels.

  • The stocks have the worst week in 3 months
  • Dow and S&P have their 1st positive day after 4 days down
  • stocks rebounded after the plunge on Thursday
a snapshot of the major indices at the close shows:
  • S&P index +39.21 points or 1.31% at 3041.31
  • NASDAQ index rose 96.02 points or 1.01% at 9588.80
  • Dow rose 477.37 points or 1.9% at 25605.54.
Although higher, the gains were well off the highs but also well off the lows (closing around mid range).
  • S&P index was up as much as 2.88% but was as low as -0.59%
  • Nasdaq index was up as much as 2.91% but was as low as -0.83%
  • Dow was up as much as 3.33% but was as low as -0.20%.
Below are the % high, low and closes for the major NA and European indices for today.
Stocks have worst week in 3 months For the week, the major indices all fell with the Dow the weakest.
  • S&P, -4.78%
  • Nasdaq, -2.3%
  • Dow, -5.55%

Major indices have worst day since March 16th.

Dow and S&P down for the 3rd day in a row

The major indices had there worst day since March 16 as concerns about the growth prospects and increases in coronavirus cases weigh on equities.  Initial jobless claims should another 1.5 million increase which certainly did not help.

  • The Dow is closing at the lowest level since May 27.
  • The Dow and S&P are down for the 3rd day in a row
  • all 30 of the Dow stocks close lower with Boeing the weakest at -16.42%
  • worst day since March 16 for the major indices
  • The NASDAQ index snapped it’s a 4 day win streak
  • Dow and S&P on track for its worst week in 3 months
  • S&P index closes below its 200 day moving average at 3013
  • the Dow industrial average is within 300 points of a 10% decline from the high (24824 is the level)
  • the Dow industrial average fell back below its 100 day moving average at 25123.55, but is closing just above that level at 25128.13
The final numbers are showing:
  • S&P index -188.04 points or -5.89% up 3002.10. The low for the day reached 2999.49. The high was way up at 3123.53
  • NASDAQ index fell -527.62 points or -5.27% to 9492.72. That was just above the low for the day at 9491.30. The high was up at 9868.02
  • The Dow industrial average fell 1861.82 points or -6.9% to 25128.13. The low for the day reached 25082.72. The high was up at 26294.08
big losers today included:
  • Boeing, -16.42%
  • United Airlines, -16.09%
  • Delta Air Lines, -14.01%
  • Citigroup, -13.37%
  • Schlumberger, -11.60%
  • Southwest Airlines, -11.58%
  • Marriott, -10.91%
  • Fiat Chrysler, -10.10%
  • Bank of America, -10.0%
  • Ford Motor, -9.9%
  • Wells Fargo, -9.83%
  • PNC financial, -9.62%
  • Goldman Sachs, -9.14%
  • IBM, -9.12%
  • J.P. Morgan, -8.37%
The pattern of airlines and financials are chief among the biggest decliners today.
The biggest gainer in the Dow 30 today was Walmart which only fell by -0.87%. Procter & Gamble was the next best performer with a -2.41% decline.
Were there any winners today?
  • Zoom increase by 0.54%

S&P and NASDAQ snap 4-day winning streak ahead of US jobs report today

Dow industrial average ekes out a small gain

the S&P and NASDAQ index snapped a 4 day winning streak ahead of the US jobs report released tomorrow at 8:30 AM ET. The Dow industrial average up the trend by closing higher on the day but just barely.

The final numbers are showing:
  • S&P index, -10.52 points or -0.34% at 3112.35
  • NASDAQ index -67.098 points or 0.69% at 9615.81
  • Dow industrial average up 11.93 points or 0.05% at 26281.82.
Below are the percentage changes and high low percentages for the major indices in North America and Europe. European shares end the day modestly lower after the sharp gains over the first 3 days of the trading week.
Dow industrial average ekes out a small gain_

Major US indices close near session highs

Dow industrial average rising by over 1%. Posts 2 day win streak

the US major indices are closing near session highs. The Dow industrial average led the index is charged with a 1.05% gain. S&P and NASDAQ posts the 6th gain in 7 trading days. The NASDAQ index is closing lesson 3% from the record high set in February.

The final numbers are showing:
  • S&P index up 25.09 points or 0.82% at 3080.82. The high price reached 3081.07. The low price extended to 3051.64
  • NASDAQ index rose 56.326 points or 0.59% at 9608.37. The high price reached 9611.22. The low price extended to 9472.08
  • Dow industrial average rose by 267.63 points or 1.05% at 25742.65. The high price reached 25743.13. The low extended to 25523.74.
Some winners today included:
  • Chewy, +9.6%
  • Square Inc., +6.3%
  • Qualcomm, +6.2%
  • Alcoa, +4.53%
  • General Electric, +4.29%
  • Alibaba, +3.79%
  • FedEx +3.42%
  • Slack, +3.2%
  • Citigroup, +2.79%
  • Broadcom, +2.76%
  • Southwest Airline, +2.56%
  • American Express, +2.36%
Some losers today included:
  • LYFT, -2.85%
  • Wynn Resorts, -2.73%
  • Beyond Meat, -2.61%
  • Gilead, -2.53%
  • Tesla, -1.87%
  • Amgen, -1.43%
  • Raytheon technologies, -1.28%
  • Northrop Grumman, -1.16%
  • Intuit, -1.03%
  • -1.0%
  • Starbucks, -0.69%
  • Costco, -0.39%

Broad indices squeeze higher as sanctions on China are less than feared

Dow has best performance in 7 weeks. Second straight week of gains for the major indices

The major US stocks and see some squeeze higher into the close as sanctions on China are less than feared.  The NASDAQ led the way with a gain of 1.29%. The Dow ended lower as investors shifted back to the technology growth stocks.
The final numbers are showing
  • S&P index up 14.58 points or 0.48% at 3044.31
  • NASDAQ index rose by 120.88 points or 1.29% at 9489.87
  • Dow industrial average fell by 17.53 points or -0.07% to 25383.13.
In Europe today the story was different with most the indices closing near their session lows.
Dow has best performance in 7 weeks. Second straight week of gains for the major indices_For the trading week, the Dow industrial average led the way with a 3.71% gain in the US. The NASDAQ index lagged as earlier in the week the flow funds were into the more beaten down industrial stocks. Nevertheless the NASDAQ gained by 2.21%. The S&P index rose by 3.25%.
In Europe, the France’s CAC rose by 5.64% and the Spain’s Ibex nearly rose 6%. The UK FTSE was the under performer with a 1.02% gain.
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