6:30 AM – MORNING MARKET UPDATE & WATCH LIST
Last week was a whipsaw week, to say the least, as the volatile action increased.
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We started the week with the focus on the continuing trade war between China and the United States. The risk is that the tit-for-tat tariff battle could turn an economic slowdown into a recession.
On Monday, the Dow closed nearly -400 points lower, or -1.5%. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq both closed -1.2% lower. China-sensitive stocks decline more than -1%.
Monday’s losses were quickly reversed on Tuesday, with Dow closing nearly +400 points higher, and the Nasdaq rising by +2%, the S&P 500 ending up +1.5%.
Wednesday, we saw the Dow opened –400 points lower after the bond market flashed a warning signal, predicting a recession. Losses accelerated throughout the day with the Dow ultimately losing –800 points, or -3%. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq also closed down by similar margins.
The mid-week freefall mercifully didn’t continue into Thursday. This time the Dow closed +100 points higher after analysts stated they don’t expect the U.S. to enter a recession this year given the economy’s strength.
That advanced continued on Friday, with the Dow gaining another +307 points, or +1.2%. The S&P 500 added +1.4%and the Nasdaq ended up +1.7%. This was not enough, however, for the major averages as it became the third straight week of losses for the indexes.
The blue-chips ended the week with a net loss of -401 points, or +1.53%, at 25,886.
Chart services courtesy of stockcharts.com. Annotations by James Taulman.
We have had 5 breakouts last week.
UPDATED: All August 2019 BreakOuts
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