US Markets are Comfortable, Now Focused on Earnings

US Markets are Comfortable, Now Focused on Earnings

US Markets are Comfortable, Now Focused on Earnings


  • Carry-over momentum from S&P 500 breakout last Thursday drives stocks higher for 3rd session running
  • Top-weighted tech group under-performs, keeping gainers in check
  • Cyclical financials, industrials, and energy groups soar
  • Traders satisfied the President Trump is focused on the business of America

Monday, US Stocks rallied for a 3rd consecutive session as investors set their sights on the Q-2 earnings season, which unofficially kick off Friday.

The S&P 500 and the NAS Comp each advanced 0.9%, and the DJIA added 1.3%, climbing back into the Green YTD.

The market started in the Green and climbed steadily throughout the session.

Monday, growth-sensitive sectors were the top-performing groups, underlining a risk-on attitude from market participants.

Financials (+2.3%), industrials (+1.8%), and energy (+1.5%) finished on Top the sector standings, while the Top-weighted information technology space (+0.8%) lagged

Monday, trade on the major US stock market indexes came in at: DJIA +320.11 at 24776.59, NAS Comp +67.81 at 7756.22, S&P 500 +24.35 at 2783.91

Volume: Trade on the NYSE came in at 744-M/shares exchanged

  • NAS Comp +12.4% YTD
  • Russell 2000 +11.0% YTD
  • S&P 500 +4.1% YTD
  • DJIA+0.2% YTD

HeffX-LTN Technical Analysis for the US Major Stock Market Indexes

Date Symbol Price Technical Analysis Support Resistance
9 July 2018 QQQ 176.51 Bullish (0.30) 175.78 177.69
9 July 2018 DIA 246.5 Neutral (0.00) 245.71 250.79
9 July 2018 SPY 275.42 Bullish (0.26) 273.72 277.95

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