Markets Reach Intraday Records Monday, Another Big Week of Earnings Ahead With Disney, Uber and More
U.S. markets reached intraday records to open
After one of the strongest weeks in recent memory, U.S. markets reached intraday records to open the second week of February. U.S. benchmarks saw impressive gains as all three major U.S. indices closed in the green behind strong earnings, improving COVID data, and optimism regarding the upcoming virus relief aid.
Key corporate earnings are due from Cisco, Coca-Cola, Disney
Reports from D.C. show that Biden could push to have his stimulus package passed without Republican support while Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen provided an encouraging statement regarding the U.S. employment outlook. Key corporate earnings are due from Cisco, Coca-Cola, Disney, and Uber this week while January Federal Budget and Core CPI reports are due Wednesday. Also this week, Fed President Jerome Powell is scheduled to speak on Wednesday regarding the labor market.
Elon Musk invested in Bitcoin and will begin to accept it as a form of payment
Tesla saw shares boost following an announcement from Elon Musk that the company has invested in Bitcoin and will begin to accept it as a form of payment, Bitcoin shares also saw notable growth. Globally, Asian and European markets both impressively traded higher.
Next level of support is set at the 50-day moving average, $364-$370
It is our opinion that the market could be prone to further corrections and the next level of support is set at the 50-day moving average, $364-$370. We continue to see strong rotation from growth to value stocks and until an additional breakout is maintained, our models are projecting SPY to trade in the range of $364-$390. We encourage all market commentary readers to maintain clearly defined stop-levels for all positions. For reference, the SPY Seasonal Chart is shown below:
Key U.S. Economic Reports/Events This Week
- Job Openings (December) – Tuesday
- Consumer Price Index (January) – Wednesday
- Core CPI (January) – Wednesday
- Federal Budget (January) – Wednesday
- Wholesale Inventories (December) – Wednesday
- Fed President Jerome Powell Speech – Wednesday
- Weekly Jobless Claims (2/6) – Thursday
- HAS – Hasbro, Inc. – Monday
- CSCO – Cisco Systems – Tuesday
- HMC – Honda Motor Company – Tuesday
- TWTR – Twitter, Inc. – Tuesday
- KO – Coca-Cola Company – Wednesday
- UBER – Uber Technologies – Wednesday
- GM – General Motors – Wednesday
- ZG – Zillow Group – Wednesday
- DIS – The Walt Disney Company – Thursday
- PEP – Pepsico, Inc. – Thursday
- DUK – Duke Energy – Thursday
- KHC – The Kraft Heinz – Thursday
- D – Dominion Energy – Friday
For reference, the S&P 10-Day Forecast is shown below:
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Tuesday Morning Featured Symbol
Our featured symbol for Tuesday is Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM). XOM is showing a steady vector in our Stock Forecast Toolbox’s 10-day forecast.
The stock is trading at $52.1 with a vector of +0.43% at the time of publication.
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West Texas Intermediate for Crude Oil delivery (CL.1) priced at $58.10 per barrel, up 2.20% at the time of publication.
Looking at USO, a crude oil tracker, our 10-day prediction model shows positive signals. The fund is trading at $38.94 at the time of publication. Prediction data uploaded after the market close at 6 p.m., CST. Today’s data is based on market signals from the previous trading session.
The price for the Gold Continuous Contract (GC00) is up 1.05% at $1832.00 at the time of publication.
Using SPDR GOLD TRUST (GLD) as a tracker in our Stock Forecast Tool, the 10-day prediction window shows mixed signals. The gold proxy is trading at $171.52 at the time of publication. Vector signals show +0.84% for today. Prediction data uploaded after the market close at 6 p.m., CST. Today’s data is based on market signals from the previous trading session.
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note is flat, at 1.168% at the time of publication.
The yield on the 30-year Treasury note is down, at 1.956% at the time of publication.
Using the iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (TLT) as a proxy for bond prices in our Stock Forecast Tool, we see negative signals in our 10-day prediction window. Prediction data uploaded after the market close at 6 p.m., CST. Today’s data is based on market signals from the previous trading session.
The CBOE Volatility Index (^VIX) is $21.24 at the time of publication, and our 10-day prediction window shows mixed signals. Prediction data uploaded after the market close at 6 p.m., CST. Today’s data is based on market signals from the previous trading session