After a morning rally all four indexes and their respective ETFs sold off in the afternoon going into the close finishing slightly lower, except for IWM which finished up for the day. IWM, DIA, SPY and QQQ each made a higher high and higher low.
Wednesday's flags setups still valid, look for a potential bounce on Friday.
The intermediate and long-term trends are still up.
IWM +0.58%, DIA -0.05%, SPY -0.11%, QQQ -0.25%,
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Up Trend: XLK, XLP, XLU, XLV
Sideways: XLB, XLF, XLRE, XLI, XLY,
Down Trend: XLE
Breadth strengthened as advancers led 1,939 to 1,034 on the NYSE and led 1,820 to 1,024 on the NASDAQ.
Thursday – strengthened, advancers led, +4 sectors
Wednesday – strengthened, advancers led on the NYSE, +7
Tuesday – weakened, decliners led, +1
Monday – weakened, decliners led, +4
Friday – strengthened, advancers led, +6
SPY down .25 at 234.03 on 100.4 million shares, 25% above average volume,
VIX up .31 at 13.12
TLT down .17 at 120.45…on 6.7 million shares 21% below average volume
Oil futures were down .49 to close at 47.67 on Thursday.
The SPY MFC green line is pointed down at 66, be defensive until SPY moves above short-term support/resistance at 234.72.
6-month Intermediate Term Market Trend: Up
3-day Short Term Market Trend: Down
SPX and NDX Highlights
SPX down 2 points at 2,346.
SPX gainers PVH, TRIP, COG, NKE, AAL, SWN, FOSL, HBAN, CHK, KORS, SLG, DD, WDC, DOW, KIM, RRC, MU, GGP, CSRA, MNK, VFC, CTXS, REG, CCI, HCN, HPE, SPG, RL, ADSK, CTAS, STI, BXP, FRT
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QQQ closes down .33 at 130.36.
NDX percentage gainers: TRIP, AAL, JD, WDC, MU, LVNTA, CTXS, ADSK, CTAS, ENDP and YHOO
42 of 100 NDX stocks closed higher on Thursday.
55 NDX stocks are above their 30 DMA.
NDX Stocks to Watch on Friday:
Moving Above 30 DMA = 2
Moving Below 30 DMA = 3
ADI, QCOM, VRTX
Strong Stocks: Setups and Moves You Can Use
Bull Flag Setups include: ADBE, AMAT, ATVI, AVGO, EA, EXPE, FB, FISV, HOLX, KLAC, LRCX, MXIM, NFLX, NTES, NVDA, NXPI, PAYX, PCLN, SWKS, SYMC, TSLA, TXN, ULTA, HD, JNJ, UNH, CLX, FLEX, DIS, MMM, SOXL, UTX, WIX, LVS, MNST, NRG,
Bull Flag Bounces include: CTRP, HAS, YHOO, BABA, (4)
One Day Pullback:
MACD Histogram Bullish Divergence: X, STX, BA, IBM, PANW,
Horizontal Breakout Setups include: PYPL, MCD, AMD, EBAY, INTC, GDXJ, XLU, TLT,
Horizontal Breakouts include:
New Highs include: MAR, CCL, RCL, WYNN,
At Support Setups include: ADI, ADP, AMZN, GLW, CMCSA, V, ROST, NUE, AA, LUV, CF, RF, CSX, AMBA, GS, ZION, STI,
Support Bounce: IWM, WDC, ALK, LNG, AAL, DAL, UAL,
Break of Support:
Tuesday – GIS, LEN, FDX, NKE
Wednesday – CTAS,
Thursday – ACN, PVH, CAG, MU
Positive earnings reactions
PVH +7.70, +8.48%
CTAS +1.58, +1.27%
Negative earnings reactions
ACN -5.72, -4.52%
MU +2.72, +10.28%
2016 Q4 EPS (since Mar 7)
EPS Positive Reactions
PVH, CTAS, FDX, TIF, ADBE, ORCL, ULTA, SIG, HRB
EPS Negative Reactions
ACN, NKE, LEN, GIS, URBN,
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