Markets opened higher, immediately traded lower, and then began a steady rally into the mid-afternoon. There was some late-afternoon sag, but all 3 major indices closed as gap-up white candles. The DIA printed another Doji-type candle and the SPY printed a Spinning Top-type candle. On the day, SPY gained 0.54% (a new all-time high close), DIA gained 0.23% (a new all-time high close), and QQQ gained 1.02%. The VXX fell 3% on the day to 21.03 and T2122 remains in the overbought territory at 86.97. 10-year bond yields fell (after being higher in premarket) to 1.634% and T2122 fell slightly (again, after being up a percent during the premarket) to $83.47/barrel.
TSLA was the big winner on the day crossing above $1 trillion market cap on a 12.7% gain. This move came on premarket news that Hertz has ordered 100,000 of TSLA’s electric vehicles by the end of 2022. After the close, FB missed on revenue by close to $600 million but still beat slightly on earnings. (Monthly active users were down a bit, but daily average users were in line with expectations.) UHS reversed the results, beating slightly on revenue but missing on the earnings line. Meanwhile, CDNS and ARE beat on both lines.
After the close, FB missed on revenue by close to $600 million but still beat slightly on earnings. (Monthly active users were down a bit, but daily average users were in line with expectations.) UHS reversed the results, beating slightly on revenue but missing on earnings. Meanwhile, CDNS and ARE beat on both lines.
So far this morning, UPS, MMM, ADM, PNR, SPGI, CNC, and JBLU beat on both lines. RTX, GE, and XRX missed on revenue, but beat on earnings. Meanwhile, SHW, WM, PHM, LLY, and GLW all missed on earnings, but beat on the revenue line. Only LMT has reported a miss on both lines at this point in the day.
Overnight, Asian markets were mixed again but leaned to the green side. Japan (+1.77%) was a strong outlier to the upside, with South Korea (+0.94%) and Taiwan (+0.83%) being the leaders of the pack for those exchanges that were green. Hong Kong (-0.36%) and Shanghai (-0.34%) paced the losers. In Europe, markets are mixed, but the bulls have much more energy at mid-day. The FTSE (+0.60%), DAX (+0.93%), and CAC (+0.71%) are leading the continent higher while smaller exchanges like Norway (-0.52%), Denmark (-0.42%), and Finland (-0.41%) are headed the other way. As of 7:30 am, US Futures are pointing toward another bullish open. The DIA is implying a +0.34% gap higher, the SPY implying a +0.43% gap up, and the QQQ implying a +0.62% open at this hour. 10-year bond yields are down and Oil is flat in early trading.
The major economic news scheduled for release on Tuesday is limited to Conf. Board Consumer Confidence and Sept. New Home Sales (both at 10 am). Major earnings reports scheduled for the day include MMM, AAN, ARCH, ADM, ABG, CNC, GLW, CEQP, DAN, ENTG, FSV, GE, GPK, GBX, HAS, HUBB, IVZ, JBLU, LMT, HZO, MSCI, NVS, PCAR, PNR, PII, PHM, RTX, SPGI, ST, TRU, UBS, UPS, WM, and XRX before the open. Then after the close, ACCO, AMD, GOOGL, AMP, AGR, BXP, BYD, CHRW, COF, CB, CSGP, DLR, WIRE, EQR, FFIV, FBHS, GOOG, HA, IEX, JNPR, LBRT, LFUS, MSFT, NBR, NCR, PFG, RRC, TER, TXN, TWTR, V, and ZWS report.
Earnings are going to be the driver again today. So far today, it has been more of a mixed bag of reports among majors than we have seen early this earnings season. The trend remains bullish and the large-caps are sitting at all-time highs (with the tech-heavy QQQ closing on that blue sky fast). Remember, the trend is our friend, but also keep in mind that many of the FANGMAN big dogs report tonight. So, it’s possible we see some caution in at least the QQQ as traders wait to hear from GOOG, AMD, and MSFT tonight and then AAPL and AMZN on Wednesday. Be prepared, either way.
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