Yesterday’s market action reminded us of Saturday’s Preakness horse race as the bears “had another” to claim the photo-finish win. The bulls led the entire session as the Dow and S&P were looking to make it back-to-back wins for the first time since late April but the bears won the race as the closing bell sounded.
The Dow slipped 2 points, or 0.01%, to finish at 12,502. The blue-chips tested 12,600 like we said they would but had trouble clearing this level as they attempt to make a run at 12,800. Yesterday’s low was 12,447 but the close above 12,500 was positive.
The S&P was up less than a point and settled at 1,316 after reaching a peak of 1,328. The move above 1,325 could be a clue that 1,350 is still in play but we are waiting for 1,334 to print as confirmation.
The Nasdaq fell 8 points, or 0.3%, to close at 2,839. Tech kissed a high of 2,867 before fading down to 2,823. The close above 2,825 was encouraging but resistance at 2,850 needs to be cleared as confirmation for a possible run back to 2,900.
Side Chart Notes: The Russell 2000 fell 5 points to end at 759 while the S&P Volatility Index closed just under the 22.50 level at 22.48, up 0.47.
Facebook (FB, $31, down $3.03) continued its freefall while its CEO enjoys the honeymoon, literally. Word has it that Mark and his longtime gal tied the knot, which is cool, and well deserved, but the timing seemed a little weird to us.
Most CEO’s don’t plan on getting married the day after their company goes public but a $20 billion bankroll sure makes the places and things you can do seem unimaginable. Good for Mr. and Mrs. Zuck but shares are starting to suck and were down another 9% yesterday.
The only reason we brought you this story, because we are tired of typing the name, is because the options should be listing in a week or so for Facebook. The premiums on the call and put options will be expensive and we might have to get creative but we plan on dabbling in them once they list.
Futures are showing a nasty open this morning after being weak for much of the night. Dow futures are down 95 points to 12,381 while the S&P 500 futures are lower by 11 points to 1,303. The Nasdaq futures are declining 21 points to 2,514.
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