Trade War Offers No End in Sight

Here is a daily recap of the S&P 500 broken down by sector followed by sector heat map as trade war offers no end in sight. 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 stock markets set for a lower open as trade optimism fades

U.S. stock index futures were lower Friday morning as investors continued to monitor U.S.-China trade relations and movements in the bond markets. At around 02:30 a.m. ET, Dow futures fell 89 points, indicating a negative open of more than 69 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were also slightly lower.

The S&P 500 (SPY) slipped -0.66% today. Sector decliners led advancers 9 to 2 as shown below in the sector graph. Communication services (XLC), energy (XLE) and technology (XLK) led decliners down, each losing more than 1%. Consumer discretionary (XLY), consumer staples (XLP), financials (XLF), industrials (XLI), materials (XLB) and real estate (XLRE) each suffered small losses of less than 1%. Healthcare (XLV) and utilities (XLU) each enjoyed minor gains of less than 1%.

The Dow Jones index lost -90 points (-0.34%) to close at 26,287. The Nasdaq subtracted -80 points (-1%) to settle at 7,959.

Trade War Offers No End in Sight

Stocks ended in the red Friday after a week of wild point swings in the major averages as trade war worries resurface. President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday the U.S. is not ready to strike a trade deal with China. “China wants to do something, but I’m not doing anything yet,” Trump said. “Twenty-five years of abuse. I’m not ready so fast.”

“The reactions in the markets this week are maybe more of a realization that this trade war is not going to come to a quick end,” Chris Gaffney, president of world markets at TIAA Bank.

Key Takeaways…

I took the following CNBC screenshots today regarding what’s moving markets, investor sentiment, Lipper fund flows 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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8/9/19

S&P 500 Sector Graph

Trade War Offers No End in Sight

S&P 500 (SPY)

Trade War Offers No End in Sight

Communication Services (XLC)

Trade War Offers No End in Sight

Consumer Discretionary (XLY)

Trade War Offers No End in Sight

Consumer Staples (XLP)

Trade War Offers No End in Sight

Energy (XLE)

Trade War Offers No End in Sight

Financials (XLF)

Trade War Offers No End in Sight

Real Estate (XLRE)

Trade War Offers No End in Sight

Healthcare (XLV)

Industrials (XLI)

Materials (XLB)

Technology (XLK)

Utilities (XLU)

S&P 500 Sector Heat Map

 

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