Trade News Dominating Financial Headlines

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 trade news dominating financial headlines. 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’s Jim Cramer:

Cramer’s week ahead: A slate of retail earnings reports could shed light on the China trade impact

“This is the week when most retailers report, so we will be listening closely to what they say about the trade war,” Jim Cramer says.

The S&P 500 (SPY) dropped -0.76% last week. Sector decliners led advancers 8 to 3 as shown below in the sector graph. Financials (XLF) -2.18% led decliners down. Consumer discretionary (XLY), industrials (XLI) and technology (XLK) each had losses of over 1%. Communication services (XLC), energy (XLE), healthcare (XLV) and materials (XLB) each had minor losses of less than 1%. Utilities (XLU) and real estate (XLRE) each had gains of over 1%. Consumer staples (XLP) had a small gain of less than 1%.

The Dow Jones index slipped -0.95% this past week. The Nasdaq fell -1.06%.

Trade News Dominating Financial Headlines

China retaliation leads market selloff on Monday. Stocks recover slightly on Tuesday amid trade uncertainty. European auto tariff delay lift stocks on Wednesday. Walmart earnings boost investor sentiment on Thursday. China trade chess game continues on Friday.

Key Takeaways…

I took the following CNBC screenshots last week regarding tariff troubles, still looking pricey, risks to the downside, Walmart earnings and big retailers so far in 2019:

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

  • MSFT +0.74%
  • AAPL -4.15%
  • AMZN -1.11%
  • FB -1.61%
  • BRK.B -2.75%
  • JNJ -0.32%
  • JPM -1.55%
  • GOOG -0.17%
  • GOOGL +0.10%
  • XOM -0.85%

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

Trade News Dominating Financial Headlines

S&P 500 (SPY)

Trade News Dominating Financial Headlines

Communication Services (XLC)

Trade News Dominating Financial Headlines

Consumer Discretionary (XLY)

Trade News Dominating Financial Headlines

Consumer Staples (XLP)

Trade News Dominating Financial Headlines

Energy (XLE)

Trade News Dominating Financial Headlines

Financials (XLF)

Trade News Dominating Financial Headlines

Real Estate (XLRE)

Trade News Dominating Financial Headlines

Healthcare (XLV)

Industrials (XLI)

Materials (XLB)

Technology (XLK)

Utilities (XLU)

S&P 500 Sector Heat Map

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