Finance Roundtable

Database Maintenance 7/4/15

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July 31, 2015, 7:13 pm, 1519760
Friday was almost the exact opposite of Thursday as indexes opened well but didn't do well in the afternoon. This just continues the pattern of no pattern that plagues the market. The S&P 500 fell 0.23% while the NASDAQ dropped 0.01%. That said for the month ...


July 30, 2015, 9:13 pm, 1519019
Indexes opened with mild losses to start the day but buyers came in late which is usually what you like to see. The S&P 500 finished flat while the NASDAQ gained 0.33%. In economic news, U.S. gross domestic product came in at 2.3%, slightly below economists' estimates. ...


July 29, 2015, 5:13 pm, 1518072
The S&P 500 and NASDAQ had upward skews as indexes continue to work off short term oversold conditions. The S&P 500 gained 0.73% and NASDAQ 0.44%. No surprises by the Federal Reserve but no real new information either in today's statement. In a move ...


July 28, 2015, 9:13 pm, 1517392
With the indexes short term oversold and sitting at key support levels it made some sense that we saw a bounce today - the question is whether it has lasting power. The S&P 500 jumped 1.24% and the NASDAQ 0.98%. Tomorrow's attention will be squarely on ...


July 27, 2015, 7:13 pm, 1516561
A plunge in Chinese stocks led to a gap down open in the U.S. indexes at the open and while selling didn't accelerate, no buyers truly moved in either. The S&P 500 fell 0.58% and NASDAQ 0.96%. The drop in China was the largest since 2007. June ...


July 24, 2015, 7:13 pm, 1515439
Things were looking really bullish at the end of last week/early this week as both indexes had popped out of ranges and the NYSE McClellan Oscillator had confirmed the move. But something went amiss and we had a breakdown on the S&P 500 mid week and the NASDAQ today. ...


July 23, 2015, 7:13 pm, 1514655
A very frustrating year at the index level continues. Each time it looks like we are going to escape a range there is a failure. The S&P 500 fell 0.57% and the NASDAQ 0.49%. Weekly jobless claims came in at 255,000, their lowest level since 1973. ...


July 22, 2015, 7:13 pm, 1513910
All things considered, Wednesday could have been a much worse day considering the big drop in Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) - both larger components of many indexes. The S&P 500 only fell 0.24% while the NASDAQ fell 0.70%. Existing home sales rose 3.2% from the previous ...


July 21, 2015, 9:13 pm, 1513209
Indexes were generally in the red as IBM really weighed on the Dow (down 1%). The S&P 500 fell 0.43% and NASDAQ 0.21%. Earnings have returned the forefront as they will the next few weeks, with Apple (AAPL) dominating tonight. You can check out Blain's real ...


July 20, 2015, 7:13 pm, 1512418
We turned back bullish early last week and thus far the market has not said that is wrong. Monday the S&P 500 gained 0.08% and the NASDAQ 0.17% - this is typical bull market behavior... in between the big up days you have very mild down days or ...