U.S. stock futures are down this morning as the major indices give up their gains following Wednesday’s post-Federal Reserve meeting rally — and more in Thursday’s stock market recap.
The fact that the market rallied after the Fed raised interest rates by three-quarters of a point is a positive sign that has me more focused on where the market is going to close on Thursday than where it opened.
If what we’re seeing now is just a market shake out, volatility via the VIX, or fear gauge, won’t head much higher…
But what I’m paying the most attention to right now is if the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (NYSEArca: XLY), which has been one of the weakest sectors for a while, is going to break its lows or not. If you look at its recent price action, you’ll notice it’s been holding up well so far…
And as long as the XLY stays above the $136 level, we’ll be in good shape.
In this morning’s stock market recap video, I’ll explain why we need to pay attention to the market’s lows… if volatility will break new highs… whether the Consumer Discretionary sector will break its lows… how the market will react to the latest Fed reports… an update on key sectors…whether the market is pricing in more downside… and if the bond market will dictate more corrective pressure.
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Stock Market Recap: By the Numbers
This morning’s stock market futures recap:
- Close: 30,668.53.
- Futures: 30,119.
- Change: -532.
S&P 500 (mini)
- Close: 3,789.99.
- Futures: 3,713.5.
- Change: -79.75.
- Close: 1,593.77.
- Futures: 11,348.
- Change: -280.5.
- Close: 1,731.14.
- Futures: 1,696.2.
- Change: -36.3.
Note: Updated as of 9:19 a.m. EDT.
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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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