After the frenetic activity of the past few months, today has been a quieter day so far. I believe that traders are not making too many big moves in observance. AAPL stock has not sold off like many believed and was actually up a little bit as I type this. I was hoping for a huge selloff by idiots so I could purchase some shares on the cheap but it didn't happen.
All markets are green so far today.
Economic DataMore people sought unemployment benefits in the past week as new claims for unemployment rose 6,000 to 401.000 after a large fall last week. This is a measure of new people filing for unemployment benefits. We want to get below 400,000 and stay there for there to be signs of job growth.
Today, we got a continuation of the bullish momentum of the past few days which has taken the SNP 500 from 1075 to 1160 in 3 days. We are bumping up against the top of a downward channel we have developed on the SPY chart for the past few weeks.
All sectors of the market are participating in the rally with materials and energy being the leaders. This is a good sign for the global economy. Copper has also been rallying. Perhaps it was hedge fund and bank liquidations that drove those stocks and commodities so low. There were many incredible bargains over the past few days.
Tomorrow, we get the government Non farm payrolls report for September. It is expected that we gained between 50,000 and 60,000 jobs last month. That would be consistent we a weak but steady low growth recovery. If we can get that, we should be able to continue this nice rally we've had for the past few days. Whatever the report says, it will move the markets. Let's see what happens.
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