Dow Jones Futures: Market Rally Holds Key Support; Apple, Qualcomm Lead 5 Stocks Near Buy Points

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Dow Jones futures volition unfastened Sunday evening, on with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures. The banal marketplace rally is teetering, with past week's short-lived rebound rapidly fizzling.


The banal marketplace rally is inactive standing, but is bruised and wobbly. The large averages are investigating cardinal enactment areas, though the Nasdaq has held its 200-day enactment truthful far.

The Nasdaq has lagged the S&P 500 scale since past February, with that underperformance expanding implicit the past 2 months.

Apple (AAPL) banal and Apple iPhone chipmaker Qualcomm (QCOM) are 2 maturation stocks holding up comparatively well, portion Tesla (TSLA) China rival Xpeng (XPEV) is close astatine an aboriginal entry. Meanwhile, DE banal is mounting up, portion SM Energy (SM) broke retired Friday.

Goldman Sachs (GS), Charles Schwab (SCHW) and Signature Bank (SBNY) study earlier Tuesday's marketplace opening. GS banal fell beneath its 200-day moving mean connected Friday, though it's technically successful a base. Schwab banal is extended. SBNY banal is astatine the borderline of a bargain zone.

Xpeng banal is connected the IBD 50 list. Deere (DE) was Friday's IBD Stock Of The Day.

The video embedded successful this nonfiction discussed the volatile marketplace enactment arsenic good arsenic SM stock, On Semiconductor (ON) and Deere.

Dow Jones Futures Today

Dow Jones futures unfastened astatine 6 p.m. ET connected Sunday, on with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures.

U.S. markets volition beryllium closed Monday successful observance of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, though different exchanges astir the satellite volition beryllium open.

Remember that overnight enactment successful Dow futures and elsewhere doesn't needfully construe into existent trading successful the adjacent regular stock market session.

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Coronavirus cases successful the U.S. person deed 66.83 million, with deaths supra 873,000.

New infections look to person peaked successful the U.K. arsenic good arsenic New York and Massachusetts, pursuing the signifier successful South Africa. Cases whitethorn beryllium adjacent to topping retired nationwide, but not successful overmuch of the country. Hospitalizations are rising, but not astir arsenic overmuch arsenic successful erstwhile Covid waves.

Stock Market Rally

The banal marketplace rally traded up and down adjacent cardinal enactment levels this past week, yet closing modestly to solidly lower.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.9% successful past week's stock marketplace trading. The S&P 500 scale and Nasdaq composite dipped 0.3%. The small-cap Russell 2000 gave up 0.8%.

The 10-year Treasury output edged up 1 ground constituent to 1.77%, rebounding Friday aft pulling backmost modestly for 3 consecutive sessions. It deed a 23-month precocious of 1.81% intraday Tuesday. U.S. crude lipid futures climbed much than 6% for the week to $83.82 a barrel.


Among the best ETFs, the Innovator IBD 50 ETF (FFTY) roseate 1.3% past week, but aft hitting a 52-week debased intraday Monday. The Innovator IBD Breakout Opportunities ETF (BOUT) climbed 1%. The iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF (IGV) slid 1.6%. The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) popped 3.4%, with Qualcomm banal a notable holding.

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (XME) climbed 2% past week. The Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF (PAVE) retreated 1.3%. U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS) edged up 0.1%. SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) retreated 1%. The Energy Select SPDR ETF (XLE) jumped 5.2% aft surging 10.5% the anterior week. The Financial Select SPDR ETF (XLF) retreated astir 1%, but galore banks had beardown weeks. The Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV) dipped 0.2%.

Reflecting more-speculative communicative stocks, ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) and ARK Genomics ETF (ARKG) some tumbled astir 5% to 19-month lows. Tesla banal remains the No. 1 holding crossed ARK Invest's ETFs, but Cathie Wood has slashed her TSLA involvement successful caller months portion stepping up investments successful hard-hit, highly valued growth.

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Apple Stock

Apple banal edged up 0.5% to 173.07 past week. On Monday, Jan. 10, AAPL banal rebounded from its 10-week enactment for the archetypal clip since its November breakout. Investors could usage a determination supra Thursday's precocious 176.62, a spot to bargain Apple banal from that 10-week line bounce. That would besides propulsion the iPhone shaper supra its 10-day and 21-day lines.

Apple doesn't person a basal per se, but has been consolidating tightly implicit the past respective weeks, with the relative spot line holding close astir grounds highs. Investors mightiness dainty this caller trading arsenic a messy level base, with a bargain constituent astir 181-182.

Qualcomm Stock

QCOM banal roseate 4.6% to 188.69 past week. Shares person mostly recovered enactment astatine their 21-day enactment since mid-December, but connected Jan. 10 rebounded from their 50-day line. The RS enactment for Qualcomm banal is astatine a caller high, particularly almighty show for a maturation stock.

QCOM banal has been consolidating successful a messy manner since mid-November, though the trading looks tighter connected a play basis. Officially, Qualcomm banal has a three-weeks-tight introduction of 193.68, conscionable supra the apical of the broader consolidation. Investors mightiness look for a "draw the line" introduction that's a small little than that. Alternatively, different trial of the 50-day/10-week line, which mightiness correspond to the 21-day, mightiness beryllium different mode to participate Qualcomm.

The consolidation implicit the past 2 months follows 2 immense moves by QCOM stock. Shares gapped connected earnings, past soared 2 weeks aboriginal arsenic CEO Cristiano Amon touted a bright, post-Apple aboriginal for his company.

The wireless spot elephantine is apt to spot its iPhone concern slice successful the coming years arsenic Apple designs much chips in-house. But Qualcomm aims to grow its full addressable marketplace from $100 cardinal contiguous to astir $700 cardinal implicit the adjacent decade, connecting Internet devices from augmented world glasses to automobiles.

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Xpeng Stock

Xpeng changeable up 10% to 49.69 past week, rebounding from its 200-day enactment and reclaiming its 50-day line. Shares of the China EV startup, which has passed up Nio (NIO) and Li Auto (LI) successful monthly deliveries, person an authoritative bargain constituent of 56.55 from a consolidation going backmost to Dec. 1. But XPEV banal conscionable crossed a trendline connected Friday, offering an aboriginal introduction not acold from its 50-day line. Shares besides person 51.50 arsenic short-term resistance.

As for Tesla stock, the EV elephantine roseate 2.2% to 1,049.61 successful a chaotic week, ending conscionable beneath its 50-day enactment but somewhat supra its 10-week line. TSLA banal has a bargain constituent somewhat implicit 1,200.

SM Energy Stock

SM banal changeable up astir 12% to 36.64 past week, clearing a 35.82 cup-with-handle bargain constituent connected Friday, according to MarketSmith analysis. However, the measurement was light. The RS enactment for SM banal is adjacent to highs, reflecting its beardown show vs. the S&P 500. But it's a spot of a laggard successful the lipid patch. How agelong tin lipid prices and vigor stocks support moving higher?

Deere Stock

Deere banal edged up 0.2% to 379.56 past week. Shares fell somewhat connected Friday, giving a caller grip little of a wedging look. The grip buy point is 386.65 successful a basal going backmost to aboriginal September. But DE banal has been consolidating since past May oregon adjacent March. After net doubled successful fiscal 2021, analysts spot coagulated maturation for the workplace instrumentality elephantine successful 2022 and 2023.

Market Rally Analysis

The banal marketplace rally's rebound from the Monday, Jan. 17, debased deed absorption connected Wednesday, with the large indexes tumbling connected Thursday and Friday morning. But the Nasdaq, which undercut its 200-day enactment again connected Friday, led a partial rebound.

The Dow Jones tested its 50-day enactment connected Friday, with the S&P 500 holding beneath that cardinal level. The Russell 2000 undercut Monday's low, threatening to interruption beneath a yearlong consolidation.

The large indexes are not acold from their Jan. 10 lows. Closing beneath those levels could spell the extremity of the marketplace rally, which is already nether pressure. On the positive side, aft a vicious sell-off successful the anterior week, the large indexes yet didn't springiness up overmuch crushed successful this latest week.

The banal marketplace rally inactive could usage a convincing win. But, similar a squad down 3-0 oregon 3-1 successful a best-of-seven series, a "win" wouldn't resoluteness the market's troubles. Beyond rebounding from oregon backmost supra cardinal moving averages, the large indexes request to reclaim Wednesday's highs. For the Nasdaq, the 50-day enactment and its Jan. 4 highest would beryllium further tests.

The Nasdaq composite has been lagging the S&P 500 for 11 months. That's contempt megacaps specified arsenic Apple stock, Tesla, Microsoft (MSFT), Nvidia (NVDA) and Google genitor Alphabet (GOOGL), which astatine slightest until precise precocious had each been outperforming the benchmark index. It's a reflection of however anemic the mean maturation banal has been. Highly valued maturation has been hammered, particularly successful the past mates of months, arsenic FFTY, IGV and particularly ARKK and ARKG show.

With the Federal Reserve progressively hawkish and Treasury yields rising, maturation stocks whitethorn proceed to struggle.

Energy stocks stay strong, on with astir financials. But Friday's JPMorgan Chase (JPM) sell-off is simply a reminder that net play is back, adding to a big of risks for idiosyncratic stocks, sectors and the broader market.

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What To Do Now

Investors should beryllium defensive. The large indexes are person to breaking down than breaking out. Growth and tech stocks aren't moving close now, speech from Apple and immoderate spot names specified arsenic Qualcomm.

Don't unreserved to leap into the adjacent bounce successful growth. After respective caput fakes, investors should hold for existent strength, not different dead-cat bounce.

Energy and fiscal sectors proceed to lead, on with fertilizers and immoderate different cyclical names. But don't get excessively concentrated adjacent here. A reversal successful these areas would not beryllium surprising, either from underlying enslaved oregon commodity prices shifting oregon the broader banal marketplace dragging everything down.

This is simply a clip to beryllium gathering watchlists. Look for stocks showing beardown comparative spot and holding cardinal enactment levels. A fig of machinery, chemic and concern stocks are shaping up, including Deere. Keep reworking your lists. Some stocks, specified arsenic Home Depot (HD), looked beardown and dependable 2 weeks agone but present are tumbling. Meanwhile, immoderate different names, specified arsenic Xpeng and Deere, are showing a spot of strength.

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Please travel Ed Carson connected Twitter astatine @IBD_ECarson for banal marketplace updates and more.


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