Here is the latest trading and free market analysis video on the SP500 (SPX) and SPY, QQQQ, DIA, and GLD, ETFs.
Summery: Same Story - Short term strategy: SPX/SPY are trading slyly higher and looks like the pattern may be changing here we are starting to see SPY put in lower highs and lower lows on the 30 minute chart for now. But we are now at the lower end of the channel on the 30 minute chart, and as long as this bullish pattern continues we can continue to buy the dips and sell the rips. We are at the bottom of the trading channel here so we may see a bounce to the upside here. However if we fail to rally up into this channel we may see more downside trading in this market.
Patterns: Short term: Bullish, Long term: Bullish.
5/14/09 16:30 ET Dow +46.43 at 8331.32, Nasdaq +25.02 at 1689.21, S&P +9.15 at 893.07:
[BRIEFING.COM] Led by financials, stocks spent the majority of the session trading with impressive gains, but some late selling pressure challenged the broader market's advance and made for a choppy close.
Stocks struggled to find direction in the first few minutes of trading as participants assessed the implications of rising jobless claims. According to the latest data, continuing claims climbed more than expected to a record high of 6.56 million. Weekly initial claims also topped expectations by totaling 637,000.
With jobless claims mounting, many expect consumer spending to remain challenged. Such a notion was supported in the prior session when advance retail sales data for April showed an unexpected decline.
Shares of retailers fought to hold on to gains this session. They finished 0.3% higher after being up more than 2%. Wal-Mart (WMT 49.10, -0.93) slipped after posting in-line earnings, which were also on par with what the company had already forecast.
Financials provided leadership to the broader market, but only after recovering from a flurry of selling pressure in the early going. Financials were down 0.6% at their session low, but managed to close with a 4.0% gain.
Multiline (+9.3%) insurers led gains in the financial sector as they recovered from rating concerns in the prior session. Meanwhile, Moody's has put Bank of America's (BAC 11.31, +0.30) financial strength on review for possible upgrade.
Energy stocks also climbed back from an early loss. The sector had been down more than 1%, but closed with a 0.3% gain amid a rebound in crude oil prices. Crude oil prices were down in early pit trading after the IEA trimmed its demand forecast, but crude prices settled 1.0% higher at $58.62 per barrel.
Of the 10 major sectors in the S&P 500, only the utilities sector closed lower; it shed 0.4% amid weakness in electric utilities stocks (-0.8%).
Without any major companies reporting earnings results tomorrow, participants will be taking their cues from economic data. Due tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. ET, April total CPI is expected to be flat, while Core CPI is expected to increase 0.1%. That ties in with the April PPI, which was released this morning. Total April PPI increased 0.3% month-over-month, while Core PPI increased 0.1% month-over-month.
Separately, capacity utilization and industrial production for April are due tomorrow at 9:15 AM ET.
Nasdaq +25.02 at 1689.21... S&P Midcap 400 +1.6... NYSE Adv/Dec 2172/847... Nasdaq Adv/Dec 1825/838.
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