Saturday 28 December 2019

Weekend update - US equity indexes

It was a bullish week for US equity indexes, with net weekly gains ranging from +0.9% (Nasdaq comp'), +0.7% (Dow), +0.6% (SPX), +0.4% (NYSE comp'), to +0.3% (Trans).

Lets take our regular look at five of the main US indexes


The SPX climbed for a 5th consecutive week, the 11th of 12, breaking a new historic high of 3247, settling +18pts (0.6%) to 3240. RSI 74s are the highest since Jan'2018.

Nasdaq comp'


NYSE comp'



All five US equity indexes saw net weekly gains.

The Nasdaq lead the way higher, whilst the Transports lagged.

The SPX, Nasdaq comp', Dow, and NYSE comp', broke new historic highs.

YTD price performance:

The Nasdaq comp' is currently +35.7%. The SPX +29.2% and the Dow +22.8%. The NYSE comp' is +22.6%, with the Trans +19.3%

Looking ahead

It will be a short four day trading week.

M - Intl' trade, wholesale invent', pending home sales, Dallas Fed' manu'
T - Case-Shiller HPI, FHFA HPI, Chicago PMI, consumer con'

W - CLOSED for New Years Day

T - Weekly jobs, PMI manu', FOMC mins (2pm), Fed bal' sheet (4.30pm)
F - Vehicle sales, ISM manu', EIA Pet' & NG reports.

Final note

There are just two trading days left of the year/decade. The 2020s are about to dawn, and I'll leave it at that.

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Have a good weekend

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