Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

Here is a weekly recap of the S&P 500 broken down by sector (holding weightings %, YTD % and % of portfolio in top 10 holdings) followed by sector heat map as investors comfortable regarding market issues. 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 look ahead of this week’s action on Wall Street provided by CNBC:

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The S&P 500 (SPY) jumped +2.06% last week. Sector advancers beat decliners 9 to 2 as shown below in the sector graph. Materials (XLB) led advancers with a 4.18% weekly gain. Communication services (XLC), consumer discretionary (XLY) and financials (XLF) each had gains of over 3%. Energy (XLE), industrials (XLI) and technology (XLK) each had gains of over 2%. Healthcare (XLV) and real estate (XLRE) each enjoyed small gains of less than 1%. Consumer staples (XLP) and utilities (XLU) each suffered minor losses of less than 1%.

The Dow Jones index (DIA) rose +1.94% this past week. The Nasdaq (QQQ) added +2.78%.

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

Q2 starts strong following manufacturing data on Monday. Stocks fell flat on Tuesday while investors examined recent highs. Possible trade deal lifts clouds overhead on Wednesday. Investors were laying low on Thursday pending final trade details. A solid jobs report on Friday calm slowdown fears.

Key Takeaways…

I took the following CNBC screenshots this past week regarding April’s a strong month, bottoming narrative, semis surge, bull narrative and bear narrative:

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

S&P 500 (SPY) Top 10 Holdings Weekly Performance:

MSFT +1.65%

AAPL +3.71%

AMZN +3.17%

FB +5.42%

BRK.B +2.21%

GOOG +2.88%

JNJ -2.58%

GOOGL +2.94%

JPM +4.03%

XOM +2.09%

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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S&P 500 Sector Graph

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

S&P 500 (SPY)

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

Communication Services (XLC)

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

Consumer Discretionary (XLY)

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

Consumer Staples (XLP)

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

Energy (XLE)

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

Financials (XLF)

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

Real Estate (XLRE)

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

Healthcare (XLV)

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

Industrials (XLI)

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

Materials (XLB)

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

Technology (XLK)

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

Utilities (XLU)

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

S&P 500 Sector Heat Map

Investors Comfortable Regarding Market Issues

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