Trade News Capture Investors Attention

Here is a daily recap of the S&P 500 broken down by sector followed by sector heat map as trade news capture investors attention. 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 a lower open as trade tensions continue

U.S. stock index futures were lower on Thursday morning, as market participants continued to monitor trade relations between the U.S. and China. At around 02:23 a.m. ET, Dow futures fell 122 points, indicating a negative open of more than 33 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were also slightly lower.

The S&P 500 (SPY) finished in the red by -0.30% today. Sector decliners led advancers 9 to 2 as shown below in the sector graph. Communication services (XLC), consumer discretionary (XLY), consumer staples (XLP), financials (XLF), healthcare (XLV), industrials (XLI), materials (XLB), technology (XLK) and utilities (XLU) each had small losses of less than 1%. Energy (XLE) and real estate (XLRE) each finished with minor gains of less than 1%.

The Dow Jones index gave back 138 points (-0.54%) to close at 25,828. The Nasdaq was negative by 32 points (-0.41%) to settle at 7,910.

Trade News Capture Investors Attention

Stocks fell on Thursday as investors focused in on the latest trade news as new China tariffs go into affect at midnight. China’s Vice Premier Liu He will have dinner with Trump’s trade team on Thursday night in hopes of ironing out a trade deal. I took the following CNBC screenshot this morning regarding possible trade outcomes:

Trade News Capture Investors Attention

Key Takeaway…

The following CNBC screenshot represents a global market snapshot of what markets have done this week in the midst of this trade turmoil:

Trade News Capture Investors Attention

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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5/9/19

S&P 500 Sector Graph

Trade News Capture Investors Attention

S&P 500 (SPY)

Trade News Capture Investors Attention

Communication Services (XLC)

Trade News Capture Investors Attention

Consumer Discretionary (XLY)

Trade News Capture Investors Attention

Consumer Staples (XLP)

Trade News Capture Investors Attention

Energy (XLE)

Trade News Capture Investors Attention

Financials (XLF)

Trade News Capture Investors Attention

Real Estate (XLRE)

Trade News Capture Investors Attention

Healthcare (XLV)

Trade News Capture Investors Attention

Industrials (XLI)

Trade News Capture Investors Attention

Materials (XLB)

Trade News Capture Investors Attention

Technology (XLK)

Trade News Capture Investors Attention

Utilities (XLU)

Trade News Capture Investors Attention

S&P 500 Sector Heat Map

Trade News Capture Investors Attention

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