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Upward Drift Continues
Not a lot in the way of macro headlines this morning, but US equity futures are modestly higher, although continued weakness in Boeing is pressuring the DJIA.
Break Out The Monocle - Total Returns Of Key ETFs
Among US indices, the Nasdaq 100 blew away the field rallying over 4%, but every other US index ETF was up over 1.4%.
The Most Loved Stocks In The S&P 500
There are 22 analyst ratings per stock in the S&P 500 on average. But Energy and Communication Services have more than 29 ratings per stock.
S&P 500 Sector Trailing 12-Month P/E Ratios
As of this afternoon, the S&P’s trailing 12-month P/E sits at 18.61. Even still, that’s well below readings in the 20s that were seen for a number of weeks in 2018.
S&P 500 (SPY) Ending Week At Key Resistance Point
The S&P 500 has managed to close above 2,800 this week and make a new 2019 high, but the index is still dealing with resistance between 2,815-2,820.
Less Optimism Among Individual Investors
The percentage of investors expressing optimism dropped to 32.42% from 37.39% last week.
Initial Jobless Claims Up Again
Initial Jobless Claims came in 4K above expectations at 229K on a seasonally adjusted basis, up from last week’s 223K.
YTD Lows For The VIX
Volatility has once again sunken like a stone this year as the VIX dropped below 14 again this week and just this morning traded down to its lowest level since October 5th.
Boeing Still On Top Of The DJIA
To say it has been a tough couple of days for anyone connected to Boeing would be an understatement. In terms of the company’s stock, the last two days have seen the first back to back declines of 5%+ in close to a decade (June 2009).
Positive Bias In A Quiet Tape
Besides Brexit and Boeing again today, there really isn’t a lot going on in markets this morning.
Small Business Rebounds Less Than Expected
After the steepest five month decline since the Financial Crisis and the longest monthly losing streak since 1998, NFIB Small Business Confidence rebounded in February, although by a less than anticipated degree.
Brexit And Boeing
Australia and Singapore joined the growing list of countries grounding flights of the 737 Max, and just now Malaysia announced the same.
Boeing Bites Both Ways
As great as things were for the DJIA when Boeing, with its high price and weighting in the index, was on the way up, today the DJIA is feeling the pain of what happens when a high priced (weighted) stock in the index declines.
The KISS Market
For the S&P 500, the technical line in the sand is 2,816, while 10-year yields are desperately clinging to 2.61% support that has held for the past few months.
An "Everything Red" Morning
Declines over the last week or so have moved all but two S&P 500 sectors back into neutral territory from what had been pretty extreme overbought levels.
Individual Investors Reach Resistance
As the S&P 500 has stalled out near late 2018 highs, sentiment readings have moved pretty much in line with what could be expected.
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