Stocks ended mixed to mostly higher last week as other markets crumbled and investors digested a plethora of earnings. A slew of currencies and commodities fell hard but sellers remained at bay on Wall Street. To be clear, we are still in a very strong bull market and until we see any major selling show up, the stock market has earned the bullish benefit of the doubt. The next important near term level of support to watch is the 50 day moving average line for the major indices. On a relative basis, the Nasdaq and Nasdaq 100 continue to out-perform the other popular indices. After the 50 DMA line, the next important levels of support to watch are: Russel 2000: 1335, then 1308, Dow Industrials: 20,379, then 20.1k, S&P 500: 2322.25, then 2300, Nasdaq Composite: 5769.39, then 5669. Until those levels are breached on a closing basis, the bulls remain in control.
Thur & Fri Action:
Stocks were quiet on Thursday even as crude oil plunged 5% and a slew of other commodities fell as well. Stocks are very strong as they simply refuse to budge even as other markets crumbled. On average, earnings remain positive as investors digested the latest round of earnings from Tesla, Facebook, and Regeneron, just to name a few. Before Friday’s open, the Labor Department said U.S. employers added 211,000 jobs in April and the unemployment rate fell to 4.4%. Economists polled by Reuters expected jobs growth of 185,000 and for the unemployment rate to hit 4.5 percent. Despite the strong beat, stocks were relatively quiet.
Market Outlook: Stocks Are Strong
The market is very strong. As always, keep your losses small and never argue with the tape. Want Adam To Be Your Personal Portfolio Consultant? You Don’t Have To Feel Alone In The Market, There Is A Better Way: Learn More