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Equity Roundup: Weak Data Still Good For Stocks (For Now)

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Stocks firmer, near recent session highs, support in SPX eminis lead by Consumer Staples and Discretionary sectors. Currently, SPX eminis trade +15.5 (0.36%) at 4296.25; DJIA +164.88 (0.49%) at 33926.5; Nasdaq +57.5 (0.4%) at 13104.62.

  • Weak economic data (NY Fed Empire State index -31.5 vs. 5.0 est - largest monthly decline since May '20; NAHB Housing Mkt Index 49 vs. 55) continues to be good new for stocks as it tempers more aggressive rate hike exp for Sep and on.
  • Technicals: new intraday and recovery high of 4298.0 (and gaining). The Sep-22 future sees a modest uptick in volumes on the latest leg higher, bringing the May 4 High at 4306.50 into view; progress through 4306.50 resistance opens the 4345.75, the 2.00 proj of the Jun 17 - 28 - Jul 14 price swing.
  • Earnings winding down but some big retailer earnings remain on tap: Walmart (WMT) early Tuesday: $1.632 est; Home Depot (HD) early Tuesday: $4.983 est; Target (TGT) early Wednesday: $0.725 est; Lowe's Group (LOW) early Wednesday: $4.611 est; Tech: Cisco (CSCO) early Wednesday: $0.816 est; Applied Materials (AMAT) $1.77 est early Thu.
  • SPX leading/lagging sectors: As noted, Consumer Staples (+0.92) and Discretionary (+0.71%) auto makers leading the latter w/ Tesla +3.65%. Laggers: Energy (-1.69%) as crude levels hit on hopes of Iran/EU nuclear deal in the short term, Materials (-0.11%) and Financials (+0.13%).
  • Dow Industrials Leaders/Laggers: Visa (V) +$4.95 at 216.28, Disney (DIS) $3.35 at 124.92 and Goldman Sachs (GS) +3.24 at 357.06. Laggers: Chevron (CVX) -2.94 at 156.91, Merck (MRK) -0.82 at 90.20, Home Depot HD) -0.81 at 314.08.
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Stocks firmer, near recent session highs, support in SPX eminis lead by Consumer Staples and Discretionary sectors. Currently, SPX eminis trade +15.5 (0.36%) at 4296.25; DJIA +164.88 (0.49%) at 33926.5; Nasdaq +57.5 (0.4%) at 13104.62.

  • Weak economic data (NY Fed Empire State index -31.5 vs. 5.0 est - largest monthly decline since May '20; NAHB Housing Mkt Index 49 vs. 55) continues to be good new for stocks as it tempers more aggressive rate hike exp for Sep and on.
  • Technicals: new intraday and recovery high of 4298.0 (and gaining). The Sep-22 future sees a modest uptick in volumes on the latest leg higher, bringing the May 4 High at 4306.50 into view; progress through 4306.50 resistance opens the 4345.75, the 2.00 proj of the Jun 17 - 28 - Jul 14 price swing.
  • Earnings winding down but some big retailer earnings remain on tap: Walmart (WMT) early Tuesday: $1.632 est; Home Depot (HD) early Tuesday: $4.983 est; Target (TGT) early Wednesday: $0.725 est; Lowe's Group (LOW) early Wednesday: $4.611 est; Tech: Cisco (CSCO) early Wednesday: $0.816 est; Applied Materials (AMAT) $1.77 est early Thu.
  • SPX leading/lagging sectors: As noted, Consumer Staples (+0.92) and Discretionary (+0.71%) auto makers leading the latter w/ Tesla +3.65%. Laggers: Energy (-1.69%) as crude levels hit on hopes of Iran/EU nuclear deal in the short term, Materials (-0.11%) and Financials (+0.13%).
  • Dow Industrials Leaders/Laggers: Visa (V) +$4.95 at 216.28, Disney (DIS) $3.35 at 124.92 and Goldman Sachs (GS) +3.24 at 357.06. Laggers: Chevron (CVX) -2.94 at 156.91, Merck (MRK) -0.82 at 90.20, Home Depot HD) -0.81 at 314.08.