The major indices are poised to open higher following a solid rally on strong earnings — and more in Wednesday’s stock market recap.
As I’ve said before, there are certain levels we need to overcome in order for the market to rally, and right now, things are looking good.
The Dow was up more than 200 points premarket after closing up 400 points on Tuesday. And The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) hasn’t even reported yet — it’s scheduled for after the bell on Wednesday.
While strong earnings are driving the market action, we’ll want to pay attention to key Federal Reserve data coming out this week, because one report in particular could make or break the rally…
The Consumer Price Index comes out on Thursday, which will tell us how much inflation is affecting consumers.
Economists expect the report to show inflation at a four-decade high of 7.3%, but if we come in below this number, the market should continue to rise.
In this morning’s stock market recap video, you’ll discover which sectors are picking up momentum… current sentiment in the broader market… the market-moving Fed data coming out soon… key price levels across all major indices… plus my top small-cap breakout stock and the weakest mid-cap stock ready for breakdown, complete with profit targets.
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Markets have been wild lately and it’s getting harder to find opportunities… especially if you follow strategies designed to work in ordinary times.
That’s why I’ve decided to host an urgent, complimentary bootcamp at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday, Feb. 9.
I’ll go over tech stock momentum levels in the Nasdaq, pending Federal Reserve actions, and why volatility levels might have temporarily peaked.
So join me at 1 p.m. EST TODAY to talk more about the current state of the market, and get my second biggest buy alert ever!
Stock Market Recap: By the Numbers
This morning’s stock market futures recap:
- Close: 35,462.78.
- Futures: 35,592.
- Change: +248.
S&P 500 (mini)
- Close: 4,521.54.
- Futures: 4,554.5.
- Change: +41.75.
- Close: 14,747.03.
- Futures: 14,914.
- Change: +179.5.
- Close: 2,045.37.
- Futures: 2,059.8.
- Change: +19.
Note: Updated as of 9:26 a.m. EST
Building on the sector analysis from Tuesday, I’ll take things a step further every Wednesday with two FREE trade alerts! I’ll identify my favorite stock in the strongest sector, and even a short opportunity from the weakest sector. That’s two trades… absolutely free… each week!
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- What Is the Dow and How Does It Work?
- A Beginner’s Guide to the Nasdaq and How to Trade It
- What Companies Make up the S&P 500 and How Can I Trade It?
- What Is the VIX? Understanding Stock Market Volatility
- A Beginner’s Guide to Stock Sector Analysis and Relative Strength
- How to Pick Winning Stocks With Simple Market Analysis Tools
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