Dow futures: Market rally paused, Tesla jumped; What investors need now

Dow futures fell slightly after hours, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures. United Airlines and Moderna shares jumped following the news. The Bank of Japan left its main policy unchanged overnight while Microsoft’s job cuts may come Wednesday.


The stock market rally had a relatively quiet session, despite the strong drop in the Dow Jones index.

Tesla (TSLA) continued its rebound from bear market lows, jumping 7.4% to 131.49. Stocks moved slightly above the 21-day line, but it is still well below the 50-day line and especially the 200-day line. Tesla China EV registrations bounced back In the last week after the last big price reductions there. But it may take some time before investors get a clear picture of the impact of global price cuts and demand on Tesla. Tesla’s fourth-quarter earnings are due Jan. 25.

Downtime for a few days may create more stocks. This includes stocks that have risen from an early entry and can use handles.

chevron (CVX), Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) And Cos TJX. (TJX) Three shares are now executable.

But in general, investors should be patient.

Main earnings

United Airlines (UAL) And Interactive Brokers (IBKR) reported on Tuesday night.

United Airlines earnings comfortably beat fourth quarter opinions while the carrier also gave bullish guidance. UAL stock rose modestly after hours. Shares fell 0.9 percent to 51.20 on Tuesday, but after rising sharply over eight sessions.

Interactive Brokers earnings also topped the number of views. IBKR stock rose slightly overnight. Shares fell 2 cents to 77.19 on Tuesday, operating at 80.95 a buy point from a Double bottom base. Friday’s move above the 50-day line provided an early entry, but just before earnings.

Charles Schwab (SCHW) and trucking company JB Hunt Transportation Services (JBHT) on Wednesday early. SCHW stock rose 0.6% to 83.49 on Tuesday, settling in buy territory. JBHT stock fell 0.3% to 176.29, between the 50-day and 200-day lines.

UAL stock is located in defect 50. VRTX is located in IBD Big Cap 20.

Moderna RSV vaccine

Moderna announced strong results late Tuesday for its respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, vaccine. The RSV vaccine in biotech uses proprietary mRNA technology. MRNA stock rose strongly in extended trading, indicating a strong bounce from around the 10-week line. Moderna RSV vaccine follows positive RSV results from Pfizer (PFE) And GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).

The Bank of Japan remains steady

The Bank of Japan left its monetary policy unchanged. The Bank of Japan maintained its policy of keeping interest rates and Japanese sovereign debt near 0%. In December, the Bank of Japan actually rose, by allowing the 10-year Japanese yield to rise to 0.5%. This fueled speculation that the Bank of Japan will end its zero interest rate policy altogether.

The BoJ’s decision to stay the course led to a decline in the yen and US Treasury yields.

Microsoft Job Cuts are on the horizon

while, Microsoft (MSFTBloomberg reported, citing sources. Cuts can be “much higher” than in previous layoffs. Sky News reported that software giant Dow Jones may cut 5% of employees, or 11,000 jobs. In October, Microsoft cut about 1,000 jobs.

MSFT stock rose 0.5% to 240.35 on Tuesday, its seventh consecutive advance and just below the 50-day line. Microsoft’s earnings are due January 24th.

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Dow jones futures today

Dow futures fell 0.25% against fair value. S&P 500 futures were down 0.2% and Nasdaq 100 futures were down 0.25%.

The 10-year Treasury yield fell 3 basis points to 3.5% on the BoJ’s decision, after trading near 3.56% immediately prior.

The dollar jumped against the Japanese yen.

Crude oil prices rose slightly.

Remember to work in overnight Dow Jones futures contracts and elsewhere that does not necessarily translate into actual trading in the next regular session Stock market session.

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Stock market rise

The stock market rally had a mixed session on Tuesday, and generally showed modest volatility during the day.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.1% on Tuesday Stock market tradingbut this is largely due to Goldman Sachs (p) And travelers (TRV) weighs on the blue chips. The S&P 500 fell 0.2%, with Tesla shares and Morgan Stanley (Ms) is the best performer. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.1%. Small cap Russell 2000 fell 0.1%.

US crude oil prices rose 0.4% to $80.18 a barrel, closing above $80 for the first time in two weeks. Crude oil futures reached $81.23 on the day.

The 10-year Treasury yield rose 2 basis points, to 3.53%.

Exchange Traded Funds

Among the ETFs, the Innovator IBD 50 ETF (fifty) decreased by 0.2%. iShares Expanded Technology and Software ETF (IGV) rose 0.3%, owning Microsoft’s flagship stock. VanEck Vectors Semiconductor Corporation (SMH) increased by 0.6%.

Reflecting more speculative stories, the ARK Innovation ETF (ARK)ark(up 2.9% and ARK Genomics ETF)ARKG) 1.8%, both extending gains from the 50-day line and heading towards the 200-day MAs. TSLA stock continues to lead over Ark Invest’s ETFs, as Cathie Wood has added plenty of shares in recent weeks.

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETFs (XME) decreased by 1%. US Global Gates Foundation ETF (Planes) rose 0.4%, with UAL shares holding large. SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) decreased by 0.8%. Energy Defined Fund SPDR ETF (xle) tilted up 0.2%, with CVX stock holding a significant hold. SPDR Financial Selection Fund (XLF) decreased by 0.7%. SPDR Health Care Sector Selection Fund (XLV) decreased by 0.5%.

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Stocks in buy zones

Chevron rose 1.65% to 180.49, moving above the 50-day line and short-term high of 180.23. According to MarketSmith Analysis.

VRTX stock jumped 3.7% to 311.58, bouncing above the 50-day line in above-average trading. This provides an early entry for Vertex, who has a flat 324.85 base Point purchase. VRTX stock also regained its previous buy point at 306.05. The biotech hit a record high of 324.75 on Dec. 8, but then fell back to the 200-day streak by the end of the year. Vertex stock rebounded from there last week. Investors can wait to see if stocks pause around the 50-day line.

TJX closed up 2 cents at 81.55, bouncing intraday from a test of 81.29. Flat base The purchase point was liquidated on January 6th. Since then, stocks have been consolidating in overbought territory. The 5% flat-deep base is just above the 31%-deep base Cup unification.

Market rally analysis

The stock market rally witnessed a relatively quiet session after last week’s big gains.

The S&P 500 briefly recovered the 4000 level and fell, but only held above 200 days.

The Russell 2000 Index, which crossed the 50-day and 200-day lines last week, has retreated after reaching within 1% of its November highs.

The Nasdaq Composite is holding above the 50-day line, with December highs and the 200-day line significant areas of resistance on the horizon. Much of Tuesday’s strength came from Tesla and the defeated chips and cloud software names.

The Dow Jones is down hard, largely on GS and Traveler stocks. The blue-chip index is comfortably above its moving averages, with only December highs to watch.

The market rally still looks good. A number of trends, including the Nasdaq Advances Retracement Line and fresh highs versus lows, have improved in the past several sessions.

A modest pause or retreat here may be normal or even healthy. The S&P 500 decisively breaking below the 200-day line, possibly undermining the 50-day line, would be even more worrisome. On the upside, late 2022 highs mark the next major level.

While Chevron, TJX, Vertex, and a few other names are arguably doable, there isn’t much to buy at the moment. A few stocks that looked promising on Tuesday morning, such as: monster drink (mnst), withered when closed.

Several stocks have actually gone up over the past several sessions, such as midpiece (MEDP) and MercadoLibre. Pausing several of these names may allow them to form handles or shelves. Meanwhile, other arrows come into the picture.

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What are you doing now

Patience is important. With the market ready for potential pauses and not many stocks flashing buy signals, resist the temptation to buy the extended stock. If this upside works, you have much safer chances ahead. This includes recently hot stocks if the pattern is dealing with support or touch levels.

Definitely run through the leading stock screens to find the ones showing promising action.

If the market is offering more stocks flashing buy signals, you can gradually get exposed over time. In addition to a variety of economic and Fed cross currents, earnings season is underway, and the next two weeks are likely to be the heaviest releases.

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