Wall Street, the Week in Review

Wall Street, the Week in Review

Wall Street, the Week in Review


Wall Street had a good week in terms of gainerss, but volume was light, pointing to a lack of conviction among investors who spent the week digesting MSM’s headlines.

The tech-heavy NAS Comp led the major indices higher, adding 2.8%, while the S&P 500 and the DJIA advanced 2.0% and 1.8%, respectively.

Friday, 3 of America’s biggest banks reported higher profits, with assistance from President Trup’s tax reform passed late last year.

JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) reported a record Quarterly profit, while Citigroup (NYSE:C) and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) topped all Street analyst expectations.

Banks are expected to be major beneficiaries of the tax reform, which sharply lowered corporate tax rates.

Comparing each of the effective tax rates from last year to this year, the 3 big  Wall Street banks that reported earnings Friday appeared to have saved roughly $1.6-B altogether.

Q-1 Y 2018 earnings season will give investors and their 1st good look into how President Trump’s tax law is impacting Corporate America. Publicly traded banks are the 1st major industry to report their results each Quarter.

Friday, the major US stock market indexes finished at: DJIA -122.91 at 24360.14, NAS Comp -33.60 at 7106.65, S&P 500 -7.69 at 2656.30
Volume: Trade on the NYSE came in at 718-M/shares exchanged

  • NAS Comp +2.9% YTD
  • Russell 2000 +0.9% YTD
  • S&P 500 -0.7% YTD
  • DJIA -1.5% YTD

HeffX-LTN’s Market Indexes Technical Analysis

Date Symbol Price Technical Analysis Support Resistance
13 April 2018 QQQ 161.37 Neutral (-0.18) 158.64 161.72
13 April 2018 DIA 243.58 Bearish (-0.35) 242.85 245.71
13 Aprril 2018 SPY 265.15 Bearish (-0.28) 259.11 265.71

Have a terrific weekend

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Paul Ebeling

Paul A. Ebeling, polymath, excels in diverse fields of knowledge. Pattern Recognition Analyst in Equities, Commodities and Foreign Exchange and author of “The Red Roadmaster’s Technical Report” on the US Major Market Indices™, a highly regarded, weekly financial market letter, he is also a philosopher, issuing insights on a wide range of subjects to a following of over 250,000 cohorts. An international audience of opinion makers, business leaders, and global organizations recognizes Ebeling as an expert.

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