Daily Market Update for 8/9

It was another inside day for the Nasdaq as the market entered the week with caution. The Delta variant of the virus continues to rise while positive employment data is turning the Fed toward more tapering discussion. The combination drove the dollar higher and Treasury prices lower.

Market Week in Review – 8/2/2021 – 8/6/2021

Where does the market want to go next? That is the question to be answered after a week of mixed economic news met with COVID fears and uncertainty around what’s happening with the infrastructure bill and government debt. Equity markets set new record highs as Treasury yields rose, setting up a possible pivot for next week.

Daily Market Update for 8/6

The S&P 500 and Dow Jones closed at new record highs while the Nasdaq pulled back in a rotation from growth to cyclical sectors. Positive employment data in the morning added to the possibility of agreement on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill that pushed investors towards the cyclical sectors.

Daily Market Update for 8/4

Only two sectors advanced today in a small gain for the Nasdaq while other major indexes took a step backward. Employment data disappointed investors already worried about the impact of the resurgence in the COVID pandemic, while the Fed’s Clarida signaled possibly earlier tapering and interest rate hikes.

Daily Market Update for 8/3

Investors shrugged off worries of the Coronavirus Delta variant and turned bullish on a robust earnings week. After a morning dip, indexes moved higher, with the S&P 500 getting another record close. Apple and Health stocks led the way.

Daily Market Update for 8/2

Despite being at a historically high level, Manufacturing activity data was lower than the previous month and lower than expectations. The result was a failed morning rally that took indexes higher before selling off in the afternoon. The only positive holding back more selling was the progress of the Infrastructure bill in congress.