We started final week’s recap with this chart concerning the % of shares within the NASDAQ over their 50 day transferring common – it was at 42%.   Quick ahead per week and the quantity is 42% once more – regardless of a 1% achieve for the week within the index.  So a little bit of a divergence right here; mega shares like Apple – the primary trillion greenback firm within the U.S., are masking some weak point beneath the floor.

Monday via Wednesday have been basically a wash on the indexes however the good vibes of Apple helped indexes Wednesday via Friday (shares initially had gapped down fairly sharply Wednesday pre market).  Whereas the employment information was not nice, inside the scope of the bigger image the development remains to be strong and this stuff are likely to get revised a number of months out anyhow.

I’ve talked about one firm twice already within the first two paragraphs so except you’ve been residing beneath a monetary rock this was the rock star of the week:

The Federal Reserve met this week and as anticipated – nothing of be aware got here to mild.  Markets are pricing in a few 90% likelihood of one other price hike in September and a 70% likelihood of one other in December. The Fed upgraded its view of the economic system to “robust” from “strong”.

The Fed stored its important rate of interest unchanged at 1.75% to 2%, as extensively anticipated, and indicated that it’s more likely to increase charges subsequent month because the economic system stays robust.  Markets have penciled in two additional price will increase for this 12 months, in September and December.

“The FOMC expects that additional gradual will increase within the goal vary for the federal funds price shall be in step with sustained growth of financial exercise, robust labor market circumstances, and inflation close to the committee’s symmetric 2% goal over the medium time period,” the Fed stated.

In keeping with Kent Engelke, chief financial strategist Capitol Securities Administration Inc., that is barely the second time this century that the central financial institution has referred to the economic system as robust. “The one different time since 2000 that the Fed has described financial progress as robust in its coverage assertion was Could 2006, simply after the GDP posted a 5.four% annualized improve,” he stated.

Your weekly TRADE WARS ™!!! replace:

Tuesday it was reported China and the U.S. have been holding discuss however the finish end result was that the nations made little progress .  Wednesday, the White Home introduced a proposal to increase tariffs on $200 billion price of Chinese language merchandise to 25% from the beforehand introduced 10%.   Friday,  China threatened to retaliate with tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. items,

Chinese language markets proceed to dislike this information much more than ours.

On the financial entrance, Tuesday introduced information client spending rose zero.four% in June. Analysts had been anticipating a zero.5% improve.  ISM Manufacturing got here in at 58.1 Wednesday vs expectations of 59.5 – nonetheless a really robust studying (something over 50 marks growth).   ISM non manufacturing fell to 55.7.

The month-to-month employment information for July confirmed a achieve of 157,000 jobs, and the unemployment price falling to three.9%.  Expectations have been for 195,000 jobs added.  The annualized price of wage positive aspects was unchanged at 2.7%.

Enjoyable reality:

In keeping with information from JPMorgan, with greater than 60% of the market having reported, 86% of corporations within the S&P 500 have topped revenue expectations, the very best such ratio in its information, which matches again to 2009. Practically 75% of corporations have crushed income expectations.

For the week the S&P 500 gained zero.eight% whereas the NASDAQ added 1%.

Right here is the 5 day weekly “intraday” chart of the S&P 500 … through Jill Mislinski.

The week forward…

We’ve simply come off an motion packed week – commerce wars, Fed, employment information, main quantity of earnings stories.  That’s going to slender right down to earnings report (however much less of them) and MORE TRADE WARS.

Subsequent piece of enjoyable information:  14 buying and selling days to go till this S&P 500 bull market turns into the longest of all-time at three,543 days.

Index charts:

Brief time period: The S&P 500 is holding its breakout – watch that stage just under 2800 if there’s any promoting.   Apple is an enormous part of the NASDAQ and helped out this week fairly a bit.

We talked about this double high within the Russell 2000 a number of weeks in the past – it continues to carry; one other signal of divergence.

The NYSE McClellan Oscillator stayed within the pink for a 3rd week so these with a shorter time period outlook must be extra cautious for now.

Long run: Nonetheless very optimistic for the “purchase and by no means promote” crowd.

Charts of curiosity / Large Movers:

Tuesday, Lumber Liquidators (LL) sank 21% after it reported a shock second-quarter loss, although income was forward of expectations.

Shopify (SHOP) fell 6.7% regardless of reporting second-quarter earnings that beat expectations.

Wednesday, Pandora (P) spiked 15% a day after it reported second-quarter earnings and income that beat expectations.  It had fallen sharply simply forward of it’s report!

Thursday, Tesla (TSLA) jumped 16% a day after the electric-car maker reported quarter income that was stronger than anticipated. The corporate, shares of which have been extraordinarily unstable all through 2018, additionally stated it expects to be worthwhile and cash-flow optimistic within the second half of the 12 months.

TripAdvisor (TRIP) tumbled 11.2% after it reported income that got here in beneath expectations.

Blue Apron Holdings (APRN) reported a second-quarter loss that narrowed from the earlier 12 months and income that fell 25%. The inventory plunged 24%, bringing its year-to-date decline to 51%.

Pink Robin Gourmand Burgers (RRGB) tumbled 19.three% Thursday, a day after it gave a weak preliminary second-quarter report.

Friday, Dish Community (DISH) jumped almost 15% after the satellite tv for pc pay-TV service reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings and income.

Have an amazing week and we’ll see you again right here Sunday!

Unique article: Weekly Market Recap Aug 05, 2018.

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