Stocks Extend Recent Rally Amidst Rates Stabilizing

Here is a daily recap of the S&P 500 broken down by sector followed by sector heat map after stocks extend recent rally amidst rates stabilizing. 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 stocks set to post sharp gains at open amid economic, corporate news

Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images In the previous trading session, stocks on Wall Street finished higher, as anxiety surrounding higher interest rates subsided. While U.S. government debt yields remained under pressure Monday, concerns around the future of the economy and monetary policy in the States keeps markets on edge.

The S&P 500 (SPY) popped 1.18% as stocks extend recent rally amidst rates stabilizing. S&P sector advancers led decliners 9 to 1. Technology (XLK) led the gainers with a 1.57% advance. Industrials (XLI), healthcare (XLV) and financials (XLF) also had 1%+ gains. Consumer discretionary (XLY), consumer staples (XLP), energy (XLE), materials (XLB) and real estate (XLRE) each had minor gains of less than 1%. Utilities (XLU) ended in the red by less than 1%.

The Dow Jones index added 399 points today settling at 25,709. The Nasdaq advanced 84 points closing at 7,421.

Stocks continued its recent rally as the 10 year bond yield fell from its 4 year high and stabilized. The Dow almost settled with a 400 point gain on the backs of industrial giants Boeing and 3M. The S&P 500 was helped by technology (XLK) and financials (XLF). The Nasdaq moved forward by more than 1% as Apple and Intel had 2% gains. The 10 year bond yield fell to 2.85%. Legendary investor Warren Buffett gave CNBC a 3 hour interview this morning.

S&P 500 notable movers…

  • SPY (8 out of its top 10 holdings had 1% or more gains)
  • AAPL +2%
  • MSFT +1%
  • AMZN +1%
  • JPM +1%
  • BRK.B +4%
  • GOOGL +1%
  • XOM +1%
  • BA +2%
  • MMM +3%

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.

2/26/18

S&P 500 Sector Graph

Stocks Extend Recent Rally Amidst Rates Stabilizing

S&P 500 (SPY)

Stocks Extend Recent Rally Amidst Rates Stabilizing

Consumer Discretionary (XLY)

Stocks Extend Recent Rally Amidst Rates Stabilizing

Consumer Staples (XLP)

Stocks Extend Recent Rally Amidst Rates Stabilizing

Energy (XLE)

Stocks Extend Recent Rally Amidst Rates Stabilizing

Financials (XLF)

Stocks Extend Recent Rally Amidst Rates Stabilizing

Real Estate (XLRE)

Stocks Extend Recent Rally Amidst Rates Stabilizing

Healthcare (XLV)

Stocks Extend Recent Rally Amidst Rates Stabilizing

Industrials (XLI)

Stocks Extend Recent Rally Amidst Rates Stabilizing

Materials (XLB)

Stocks Extend Recent Rally Amidst Rates Stabilizing

Technology (XLK)

Stocks Extend Recent Rally Amidst Rates Stabilizing

Utilities (XLU)

Stocks Extend Recent Rally Amidst Rates Stabilizing

S&P 500 Sector Heat Map

Stocks Extend Recent Rally Amidst Rates Stabilizing

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