Chinese Cut Trip Short Worrying Investors

Here is a daily recap of the S&P 500 broken down by sector followed by sector heat map as Chinese cut trip short worrying investors. Stocks in heat map are based on the top 10 holdings of each sector ETF. Click on each picture to zoom in. Below is a summary of today’s action on Wall Street provided by CNBC:

US futures point to slightly higher open

Monetary easing by the U.S. Federal Reserve this week and by the European Central Bank last week appears to have improved market sentiment.

The S&P 500 (SPY) slipped -0.49% today. Sector decliners led advancers 8 to 3 as shown below in the sector graph. Technology (XLK) -1.17% and consumer discretionary (XLY) -1.15% led decliners down. Communication services (XLC), consumer staples (XLP), financials (XLF), industrials (XLI), materials (XLB) and real estate (XLRE) each suffered minor losses of less than 1%. Energy (XLE), healthcare (XLV) and utilities (XLU) each enjoyed small gains of less than 1%.

The Dow Jones index gave back -159 points (-0.59%) to close at 26,935. The Nasdaq subtracted -65 points (-0.80%) to settle at 8,117.

Chinese Cut Trip Short Worrying Investors

All 3 major averages finished in negative territory going into the weekend on Friday as Chinese trade officials cut their US trip short.

A China delegation had canceled a visit to U.S. farms in Montana, the Montana Farm Bureau said around midday Friday. Nicole Rolf, the Bureau’s director of national affairs said the officials were headed back to China earlier than planned.

Key Takeaways…

I took the following CNBC screenshots today regarding markets near new highs, cyclicals lag, retail wreck and driving the action:

Notable S&P 500 Movers…

Below I’ve highlighted some notable S&P movers (both winners & losers).

Credit: Sector Graph provided by Sector SPDR app. Sector breakdown provided by Charles Schwab. Sector heat map provided by finviz. Information Credit: News Headlines and quotes were taken from CNBC in the writing of this post.

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9/20/19

S&P 500 Sector Graph

Chinese Cut Trip Short Worrying Investors

S&P 500 (SPY)

Chinese Cut Trip Short Worrying Investors

Communication Services (XLC)

Chinese Cut Trip Short Worrying Investors

Consumer Discretionary (XLY)

Chinese Cut Trip Short Worrying Investors

Consumer Staples (XLP)

Chinese Cut Trip Short Worrying Investors

Energy (XLE)

Chinese Cut Trip Short Worrying Investors

Financials (XLF)

Chinese Cut Trip Short Worrying Investors

Real Estate (XLRE)

Chinese Cut Trip Short Worrying Investors

Healthcare (XLV)

Industrials (XLI)

Materials (XLB)

Technology (XLK)

Utilities (XLU)

S&P 500 Sector Heat Map

 

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