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Best And Worst Performing Stocks Year-To-Date
The average stock in the Russell 1,000 is down 4.66% in 2020. Roughly two-thirds of the index is still in the red for the year, while one-third of index members are in the green.
Bullish Sentiment Below 25% For 3 Weeks
Despite generally positive price action over the past week, bullish sentiment has continued to take a hit.AAII’s sentiment survey saw just 22.15% of respondents report as optimistic for equities over the next six months.
China’s Shanghai Composite Approaching 52-Week Highs
At current levels, the Shanghai Composite is just 0.80% from taking out its pre-COVID peak made in early January.
Tesla Tops Toyota
Since Tesla IPOd just over a decade ago, it has consistently been taking up a greater share of the total market cap of global automobile makers. And in the past year, TSLA’s share has skyrocketed.
More Of The Same From Jobless Claims
While the NFP numbers saw a massive improvement from last month and beat relative to expectations, today’s weekly jobless claims were not as strong.
Tech Overbought For Over 50% Of The New Bull Market
Most sectors have drifted lower in the past week with defensives like Real Estate and Utilities having taken it on the chin the most down 4% and 3.16%, respectively. The move has brought the Utilities sector back below its 50-day moving average.
Eight Was Enough
After eight straight days of gains, the Nasdaq looks like it’s ready for a breather today as the index is down over 1%.
Nasdaq 100 To S&P 500 Ratio Nears Record
The ratio of the Nasdaq 100 to the S&P 500 rose to 3.26 as of yesterday’s close. This is as high as the ratio has been since the peak of the Dot Com Bubble back in early 2000.
Nasdaq, Tech, Growth Keep Going
With Technology rallying and once again outperforming to start the new trading week, we wanted to note that the sector’s weighting in the S&P 500 has pushed above 27% recently up to 27.2%.
Empire Strikes Back
The New York Fed’s index on manufacturing activity was expected to improve with forecasts calling for a reading of -29.6. Instead, the headline number improved by much more coming in at -0.2 this morning.
Decile Analysis Of 6/11 Declines
Yesterday was a flat out terrible day for equities. Breadth was extremely weak as the S&P 1500 had its worst day since March 16th falling over 6%.
Electric Dominating Global Auto Maker Market Cap
Including the electric car company with the other 20 companies in the S&P Global 1200 Automobile Index, TSLA accounts for just over 22% of the total market cap.
Bulls Coming Back In Favor
Although the weekly sentiment survey would not have captured equities’ sharp decline today, bullish sentiment through AAII’s weekly survey was lower by 0.27 percentage points to 34.28% this week.
Claims Finally Beat Estimates
Weekly jobless claims have been a mixed bag over the past several weeks.
Inflation Data Catching Up To ISM Commodities Survey
While overall price levels may be rising a lot more slowly, the number of commodities in short supply is coming off levels not seen in at least 20 years.
Big Tech Breakout
Consumer Discretionary sector (XLY) was the first and only sector above its 2/19 levels (date of the last all-time high for the S&P 500). But with further gains yesterday, Technology (XLK) is looking to join XLY in moving above its 2/19 levels.
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