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Stock Market Today: January 28th - February 1st, 2019

Discussion in 'Stock Market Today' started by bigbear0083, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. bigbear0083

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    Last Hour Strength – Welcome Back!
    Jan 28, 2019

    We’ve been discussing the market’s recent tendency to rally in the last hour of trading numerous times in the last few weeks. To summarize, in the 21 trading days since Christmas, the S&P 500 has been up in the last hour of trading 15 times! With a slight decline in the last hour of trading last Friday, the 20-day rolling total of positive last hours as of Thursday’s close was even stronger as the S&P 500 was up in the final hour of trading 75% of the time. Strength in the last hour of trading is generally considered a bullish trend as it signals that investors aren’t worried about the overnight risk of being long equities while the market is closed.

    The fact that we have seen such consistent strength in the last hour has been a change of pace for the market based on recent trends. From a longer-term perspective, though, such strength is not uncommon. The chart below shows the rolling 20-day total of the number of days where the S&P 500 saw positive returns in the last hour of trading. Before the most recent occurrence, the last time the percentage of days with positive last hours reached 75% or more over a 20-trading period was in October 2017. That’s a pretty long gap without any occurrences, but when you look back over time, this long of a gap was more of the exception than the rule. In fact, before 2018 the last time that the 20-day rolling total of positive last hours never reached 15 in a calendar year was in 2008.

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  2. stock1234

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    Yeah I don't really remember "sell into the close" has happened this month :p
     
  3. bigbear0083

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    Good Tuesday to all.

    Here is this morning's pre-market news thread for those of you wanting to get a quick read before today's open-
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    Hope everyone has a great trading day ahead today!
     
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    Morning Lineup – Shaking Off Bad News
    Jan 29, 2019

    The pace of earnings reports continues to pick up steam, and what we’ve seen in many instances so far is an ability by the market to shake off weakness. The latest example today is 3M (MMM), which reported weaker than expected EPS and revenues and also lowered guidance. So, how much is MMM trading down in the pre-market? It’s actually up 2.5%. Overall, this earnings season we have also seen a trend where companies beating EPS forecasts are being rewarded considerably more in magnitude than companies who are missing EPS forecasts are being punished. In the last two weeks, the 129 companies that have reported better than expected EPS are up an average of 2.5% on their earnings reaction days, while the 60 companies that have missed EPS forecasts have declined just 1.6%

    After yesterday’s warnings from Nvidia (NVDA), there’s been some dueling analyst commentary in the stock this morning. While UBS upgraded the stock to a buy rating, both Morgan Stanley and Needham downgraded the stock. Needham even thinks the stock could drop below $100. While the analysts disagree on NVDA, the semis held up reasonably well yesterday given the warning. As shown in the chart below, while the group opened weaker on the day yesterday, it held support at the short-term uptrend off the December lows and finished the day up nearly 2% from its early lows.

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    Semis Hold Support
    Jan 29, 2019

    Yesterday’s earnings warning from Nvidia (NVDA) caught the overall semiconductor group by surprise. After a nice rally off the lows in late December, the group had really stabilized in recent weeks, but the warning and NVDA’s subsequent 15%+ decline at the open threatened the fragile recovery. While the group finished down on the day, things didn’t get much worse after the opening bell. As shown in the chart below, while the group opened weaker, it held support at the short-term uptrend off the December lows and finished the day up nearly 2% from its early lows.

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    The same can be said for just about every stock in the semiconductor group. The table below shows the open to close percentage change for each of the sixteen stocks in the S&P 500 Semiconductor and Semiconductor Equipment Index. Of the 16 stocks listed, the only one that finished the day lower than it opened was AMD, and the other 15 stocks in the group actually rallied slightly more than 2% from their prices at the opening bell.

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    WHR with quite a turnaround from last night's ER drop.
     
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    Seems like names like MMM and PFE cut their guidances but the stock reactions were positive :eek:SQ down a lot after downgrade though

    AAPL after the bell definitely is something to watch :D we also get the FED tomorrow that could move stocks and currencies. Now we also get a FED conference call at 2:30 pm after every FED announcement ;)
     
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    Wow that was one big turnaround :eek:
     
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    WHR now up to a gap resistance. So much for guiding down last night.
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    Interesting, the current streak of SPX down days on "FOMC day" is the longest on record, and by a mile.

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    Let's see if we break that losing streak with an up day tomorrow (or not :p).
     
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    bulls seem to be in control, can they keep the momentum going
     
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    It did nice, but still way below 200 ma.
     
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    Good Wednesday to all.

    Here is this morning's pre-market news thread for those of you wanting to get a quick read before today's open-
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    Hope everyone has a nice trading day ahead today!
     
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    Morning Lineup – Futures Fly on Boeing
    Jan 30, 2019

    Big earnings from Apple (AAPL) last night after the close and Boeing (BA) this morning have pushed the Dow futures sharply higher. While the gains aren’t as large in the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, they are also both pointing in the right direction for bulls. Now, all we have to do is get through this afternoon’s rate decision from the FOMC and the subsequent press conference. The number one wish from the bulls for Fed Chair Powell? Stick to the script and end the record streak of declines on FOMC days since he became the Chair!

    Even as the equity market has recovered in January, the percentage of consumers who are bullish on the market declined to 30.9%, which is the lowest reading since July 2016. Even more extreme, the percentage of consumers who are negative on stock prices increased to 38.6%, which is the highest reading since December 2012!

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    Like a lot of sentiment measures, this reading from the Consumer Confidence report also tends to be contrarian in nature. The last time the spread was this skewed to the bearish side was in February 2016, and if you don’t remember, that was right around the lows of the 2015/2016 market correction.

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    just a quick reminder that we have the fomc announcement at 2pm eastern today, followed by powell's presser.
     
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    Tupperware taking a big hit -27%. Guess a lot of other people are re-purposing margarine containers instead of buying Tupperware.
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    Looks like it has 10% annual dividend yield, could see a cut if it is true :eek:
     
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    Looks like names like BA and MCD did pretty well on the earnings. AMD and AAPL didn’t exactly do that great on their earnings, but I guess the earnings or guidance are better than feared
     

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