U.S. stock futures traded lower this morning ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s speech today — and more in Wednesday’s stock market recap.
This means everyone’s eyes will be on the iShares 20-Plus Year Treasury Bond ETF (Nasdaq: TLT), which is still trading choppy and having a hard time going lower. If the bond market remains in this trading range, it’ll signify that it’s done declining and the worst downward pressure is already priced into the market.
Even though stocks are down, volatility via the VIX, or fear gauge, didn’t make a lower low…
So as long as the CBOE Volatility Index (INDEXCBOE: VIX) doesn’t break its recent high at the 37 level, then I’ll continue to believe that volatility will subside as the broader market gains strength.
In this morning’s stock market recap video, I’ll explain why the bond market is increasingly choppy… what type of action the Fed will take at its next meeting… why small-cap stocks are outperforming large caps… which sector is set to lead over the near term… an update on volatility levels… and the top bullish and bearish plays for Wednesday.
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Stock Market Recap: By the Numbers
This morning’s stock market futures recap:
- Close: 30,530.25.
- Futures: 30,101.
- Change: -425.
S&P 500 (mini)
- Close: 3,764.79.
- Futures: 3,711.5.
- Change: -56.25.
- Close: 11,546.76.
- Futures: 11,412.
- Change: -166.
- Close: 1,694.03.
- Futures: 1,668.2.
- Change: -25.2.
Note: Updated as of 9:21 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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