The Bull ‘Paused to Refresh’

The Bull ‘Paused to Refresh’


FLASH: Price action was quiet Tuesday, major averages traded near their flat lines, as the Bull paused to refresh.

The S&P 500 finished flat Tuesday in a tame trading session. Price action was relatively muted for most of the day, as investors digested a 2.2% gainer for the benchmark index over the prior 3 sessions.

  • The NAS Comp gained 0.3%
  • The S&P 500 gained 0.05%
  • The DJIA lost 0.3%

The S&P 500 energy (-0.8%) and consumer staples (-0.7%) sectors were Tuesday’s outright laggards. Conversely, the real estate (+0.9%), communication services (+0.4%), and materials (+0.4%) sectors outperformed.

US Treasuries closed up, pushing yields slightly lower. The 2-yr yield decreased 1 bpt to 2.31%, and the 10-yr yield decreased 2 bpts to 2.48%.

.DXY increased 0.1% to 97.33.

WTI Crude Oil rose 1.6% to 62.58 bbl, hitting a fresh 5-month high.

Tuesday, the major US stock market indexes finished at: DJIA -79.29 at 26179.13, NAS Comp +19.78 at 7848.68, S&P 500 +0.05 at 2867.24

Volume: Trade on the NYSE came in at 743-M/shares exchanged

  • NAS Comp +18.3% YTD
  • Russell 2000 +15.2% YTD
  • S&P 500 +14.4% YTD
  • DJIA +12.2% YTD

HeffX-LTN’s overall technical outlook for the major US stock market indexes is Bullish in here.

Stay tuned…

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