New Bull Market Rips Higher
Here is a daily recap of the S&P 500 broken down by sector followed by sector heat map as the new bull market rips higher. 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:
U.S. stock futures were flat in overnight trading on Tuesday after the S&P 500 closed at a new record high. Dow futures rose 5 points. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures rose 0.04% and 0.1%, respectively. Software company Salesforce reported blowout earnings after the bell on Tuesday.
The S&P 500 (SPY) popped +1.02% higher today. Sector advancers led decliners 6 to 5 as shown below in the sector graph. Gains ranged from +3.42% to less than 1%. Losses ranged from -2.11% to less than 1%, check the sector graph for specifics.
The Dow Jones index rose +62 points (+0.22%) to close at 28,310. The Nasdaq added +198 points (+1.73%) to settle at 11,665.
New Bull Market Rips Higher
Stocks climbed to new record highs on Wednesday as many tech names had gains over 1% boosted by stronger than expected earnings.
“When you’re coming off a major low, the first phase of the bull market is really strong, and you tend to get very extended,” said Keith Lerner, chief market strategist at Truist/SunTrust Advisory. Lerner noted, however, that this “tends to be a period where historically you would start to consolidate some of the gains.”
Shares of Salesforce surged 26% — their biggest one-day gain ever — after the software company posted blowout earnings after the bell on Tuesday. Salesforce will be added to the Dow at the end of August.
Facebook and Netflix jumped 8.2% and 11.6%, respectively. Amazon advanced nearly 3% while Alphabet and Microsoft gained 2.4% and 2.2%, respectively. Apple rose 1.4%.
Fed Chair Speech Tomorrow
On Thursday, the Federal Reserve will hold its annual symposium on monetary policy. Wall Street will look for clues on further stimulus and where the economy is headed out of the event. Investors will be looking specifically for Powell’s comments on inflation and its impact on the dollar.
Notable S&P 500 Movers…
Below I’ve highlighted some notable S&P 500 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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S&P 500 Sector Graph
S&P 500 (SPY)
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S&P 500 Sector Heat Map