Day Traders Diary

September 21, 2020

The major averages fell sharply on Monday as fears about the potential worsening of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as uncertainty on further U.S. fiscal stimulus, rattled traders. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 510 points, or 1.8%. The S&P 500 lost 38 points or 1.1% while the Nasdaq Composite... Read More

September 18, 2020

The major averages fell on Friday to end a volatile week as investors continued to dump shares of high-flying tech companies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 244 points, or 0.9%, to 27,657. The S&P 500 dropped 1.1% to 3,319. The Nasdaq Composite also fell 1.1% and closed at 10,793.... Read More

September 17, 2020

Volatile trading on Thursday amid renewed pressure in shares of the major tech companies. Conflicting messaging on the coronavirus vaccine front and uncertainty around further stimulus also weighed on sentiment. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down triple digits after sliding nearly 400 points earlier in the session. The S&P... Read More

September 16, 2020

The major averages finished mixed after the Federal Reserve indicated it will keep interest rates lower over the next few years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose just 36 points after rallying over 300 points earlier in the day. The broader market S&P 500 fell 15 points or 0.46% while... Read More

September 15, 2020

The major averages closed higher again building on the strong performance from the previous session, on the back of broad market gains and solid economic data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up just 2 points after rallying 237 points in the morning. The S&P 500 gained 17 points or... Read More

September 14, 2020

Stocks rose on Monday as a slew of corporate deal making activity and optimism toward a coronavirus vaccine sparked a broad market rally. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 327 points or 1.18%. The S&P 500 climbed 42 points or 1.2% while the Nasdaq Composite jumped 1.8% or 203... Read More

September 11, 2020

The major averages finished mixed with the Nasdaq Composite declining once again in another volatile session on Friday as the continuing tech sell-off drove the benchmark to its worst week in months. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day up 131 points, or 0.5%, at 27,665. The 30-stock average... Read More

September 10, 2020

The major averages fell sharply in volatile trading on Thursday as the rout in tech, the best-performing sector in the market, resumed after a one-day respite. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded 463 points lower, or 1.7%. Earlier in the session, the Dow was up more than 200 points. The... Read More

September 9, 2020

The major averages staged a strong rebound following a steep three day sell off. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded up 439 points higher, or 1.6%. The S&P 500 jumped 2% and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 2.7%. The major averages trimmed their gains with less than 30 minutes left in the... Read More

September 8, 2020

The major averages dropped sharply to start the second week of September led by techs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 632 points, or 2.3%, to 27,500. The S&P 500 slid 2.8% to 3,331 while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 4.1% to end the day at 10,847. Tuesday's drop put the tech-heavy Nasdaq down 10% over the past three sessions. In that time, the composite has fallen from a record into a correction on and intraday and closing basis. Read More

September 4, 2020

The major averages closed lower for a second day on Friday after a wild session as money came out of tech stocks once again into names that will benefit from the economy reopening. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 159 points lower, or 0.6%, at 28,133. At one point, the... Read More

September 3, 2020

A sharp selloff in the major averages are wiping out the gains of the week as major tech stocks give back a lot of thier recent gains. The Dow Jones is on track to drop a 1000 points or 3%. The S&P 500 is down 4% as the Nasdaq which... Read More

September 2, 2020

The major averages continuing their strong start to September by taking profits out of high-flying names like Apple and Tesla and snapped up shares in more beaten-down parts of the market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished up 454 points, or 1.6%. The S&P 500 gained 1.5% while the Nasdaq... Read More

September 1, 2020

The major averages kicked off a historically tough month for the market on the right foot building on Wall Street's best August performance since the 1980s. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 127 points, or 0.5%. The S&P 500 climbed 0.5% and the Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.3%. Both the S&P... Read More

August 31, 2020

The major averages closed mixed wrapping up their best August performances since the 1980s. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 223 points, or 0.8%, to 28,430 while the S&P 500 dipped 0.2% to close at 3,500. The Nasdaq Composite outperformed with a 0.7% gain and ended the day at 11,775. Declines... Read More

August 28, 2020

Stocks rose on Friday to wrap up another strong week on a high note as the Dow Jones Industrial Average erased its losses of 2020. The 30-stock Dow closed 161 points higher, or 0.6%. The S&P 500 gained 0.7%. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.6%. Friday's gains put the Dow in positive... Read More

August 27, 2020

Stocks rose in volatile trading on Thursday after the Federal Reserve unveiled a new framework that could keep interest rates lower for a longer period of time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is rising more than 150 points, or 0.6%. Thursday's gains pushed the Dow into positive territory for the... Read More

August 26, 2020

The major averages rose once again with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite making new fresh record highs building on their massive rallies off the March lows, as tech shares keep leading the way higher. The broader market index advanced 1% to 3,478.73 while the Nasdaq popped 1.7% to end the... Read More

August 25, 2020

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq make new all-time highs while the Dow Jones Industrial Average pulls back after announcing a major shakeup as Apple snapped a five-session winning streak. The 30-stock Dow dropped 60 points snapping a three-day winning streak as Dow Jones announced that Salesforce.com, Amgen and Honeywell will replace... Read More

August 24, 2020

The major averages build on last weeks' record-setting streak thanks to positive developments on coronavirus treatments and vaccines. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 378 points or 1.35% moving into positive territory for the year. The S&P 500 climbed 1% and hit an all-time high. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 0.6%... Read More

August 21, 2020

The major averages rose once again led by Apple and the rest of the tech sector. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the session up 190 points at 27,930, gaining of 0.7%. The S&P 500 advanced 0.34% to 3,397, a new record closing high. The Nasdaq Composite climbed 0.4% to... Read More

August 20, 2020

The major averages finish in the green led by the major tech names even as unemployment data remains disappointing. The Dow Jones Industrial Average clings to gains up 20 points snapping a three-day losing streak. The S&P 500 gained 0.3% while the Nasdaq Composite is outperforming up a 1%. Facebook rose... Read More

August 19, 2020

The major averages finished in the red after the S&P 500 made new all-time highs earlier in the session. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 85 points at 27,692. The S&P 500 fell 0.44% while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 64 points or 0.57%. The markets sold off in the... Read More

August 18, 2020

The major averages closed mixed once again as the S&P 500 rose to an all-time high on Tuesday, capping off its incredible recovery from the coronavirus-induced sell-off that knocked it off its previous record back in February.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged, falling 66 points, or 0.2%, to 27,778... Read More

August 17, 2020

The major averages closed mixed with the S&P 500 closing just below all-time highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged, falling 85 points, or about 0.3%, to close at 27,844. The broader market index gained 0.3% to close at 3,381. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 1% to 11,129, hitting an all-time... Read More

August 14, 2020

The major averages finished basically unchanged as the S&P 500 once again failed to overtake its February record highs. Traders also pored over mixed economic data and looked to Washington for clues on further coronavirus stimulus. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 34 points to finish at 27,931. The S&P... Read More

August 13, 2020

The major averages are modestly lower to start the day following a number of disappointing earnings. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is set to open down 30 points. The S&P 500 is set to open down 3 points while the Nasdaq is modestly in the green. The S&P 500 gained 1.4%... Read More

August 12, 2020

After a one day sell off, the major averages rebounded today putting the S&P 500 just below its all-time high set in February. The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 289 points, or 1.1%. The S&P 500 gained 1.4%, its biggest one-day jump since July 6, to closing at 3,380 just... Read More

August 11, 2020

Turnaround Tuesday as the major averages fell into the red after starting the day on a up note. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 104 points after rallying as much as 350 points moving above 28,000 for the first time since February. The S&P 500 finished down 26 points... Read More

August 10, 2020

The major average rise to start the week as money rotated into value stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged 357 points, or 1.3% as Boeing and Dow were among the best-performing stocks in the blue-chip index, rising more than 5% each. The S&P 500 rose just 9 points while... Read More

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