Some days the indexes hide the weakness underneath, and some days it is vice versa. Despite only being up about 0.6-0.7% on the major indexes my watch list of sector ETFs (about 35 names) is positive across the board with the exception of the two volatility ETFs. Normally you'd see that sort of thing when the market is up 1.5%+. So a day like today actually has a positive spin on it, above what the indexes are showing. Strangely the stock of the first quarter, Apple (AAPL) is not participating in the action.
The S&P continues to sit here just under 1340 teasing everyone… if this type of strength continues it would seem likely bulls make a run for that level by end of day. The key level for NASDAQ is 2900…
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