Dow Jones futures fell sharply overnight, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures, on reports of a massive nuclear power plant in Ukraine blazing. The stock market rally hit resistance at a key level on Thursday, dragging down with the Nasdaq, small companies and particularly strong growth driving the slide.
Meanwhile, investors will turn their attention to Friday’s jobs report, due before the stock market opens.
Nuclear power plant in Ukraine on fire
The Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant in southern Ukraine has caught fire, according to several Ukrainian government officials, both locally and nationally. They urged the Russian forces to halt their offensive and allow the firefighters to respond. Zaporizhzhia is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and one of the 10 largest in the world.
In 1986, while Ukraine was still part of the Soviet Union, the Chernobyl nuclear plant suffered a major accident, widely regarded as the worst in human history in terms of cost and casualties.
Invasion of Ukraine: ‘The worst is yet to come’
Earlier, Ukraine said an “understanding” had been reached with Russia on humanitarian corridors, allowing Ukrainian civilians to evacuate from besieged cities and allowing in humanitarian aid. This will include a local ceasefire around those corridors.
But Russian President Vladimir Putin said on television that his invasion of Ukraine was “going according to plan”. The Russian army is gaining territory, especially in the south on the Black Sea. But it incurred significant losses in troops and equipment. The economic pain continues to grow, with calls to penalize Russian energy growing.
French President Emmanuel Macron said he feared “the worst is yet to come” after a lengthy phone call with Russian dictator Putin. He said Putin appears intent on continuing his invasion of Ukraine until he controls the entire country. Russia uses artillery and bombs to hit major cities and hit many residential areas.
Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB) erupted as well. Berkshire, known as the insurance giant, another pocket of market power, also owns the BNSF railway. Having a huge investment in an Apple (AAPL) It doesn’t hurt Berkshire either.
Kroger (K) a gap of base on gains, while Farmer’s Market Sprouts (SFM) also triggered buy signals. Play fertilizer and lithium Square meters (Square meters) exited the base of explosion profits and bullish comments about prices.
But growth stocks have lagged, especially high-value names. The snowflake (snowThe massive selling of profits and directives led to massive selling of many names.
Costco’s earnings and revenue topped the views. But same-store sales growth, while outpacing official financial views of the second quarter, was slightly slower versus the first quarter. COST stock fell a bit overnight. Shares rose 1% to 533.05 Thursday. Costco stock contains 571.59 cup base Point purchase. Investors can use 534.34, above the short-term resistance at the 50-day line, as a strong entry.
Broadcom earnings and guidance were better than expected. AVGO stock came in late by 4%. Shares were down 1.2% at 578.60 Thursday. Broadcom stock was consolidating, but needs to break the 50-day line and short-term high for a strong entry at 614.74. The official point of purchase is 677.86.
The video included in this article discusses the market movement on Thursday and analyzes the UNP stock, National anthem (ANTME) and stock DDOG.
At 8:30 AM ET, the Labor Department will release its jobs report for February. Economists expect non-farm payrolls to rise by 390,000 with the unemployment rate falling to 3.9%. The workforce participation rate will be key, as the Federal Reserve looks for signs of a workforce increase to ease supply chain bottlenecks and wage pressure.
The Federal Reserve is expected to raise interest rates by a quarter point at its March 15-16 meeting. But the February jobs report, the CPI and the Russian invasion of Ukraine can still change that decision.
Dow jones futures contracts today
Dow futures sank 1.3% against fair value, pulling back from modest gains in the report that the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant is on fire. S&P 500 futures fell 1.4%. Nasdaq 100 futures were down 1.4%.
Crude oil prices rose about 5%. The 10-year Treasury yield fell 13 basis points to 1.74%. As with stock futures, the big moves in crude oil and treasury yields came in news of the Ukrainian nuclear plant.
Dow futures are sure to move in the February jobs report before the market opens.
stock market rise
The stock market opened a strong recovery but fell almost immediately, growth and small cap stocks hardest hit.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.35% on Thursday stock market trading. The S&P 500 was down 0.6%. The Nasdaq Composite was down 1.6%. Small cap Russell 2000 fell 1.2%.
Crude oil prices fell 2.6% to $107.67 a barrel after topping $114 in pre-market trading. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for a halt to US imports of Russian crude, which would have a relatively limited impact. However, the majority of Russian crude exports fail to attract buyers. In addition to the Russian-Ukrainian headlines, Western countries and Russia are making progress toward concluding a new Iran nuclear deal. This will free up Iran’s large crude oil exports.
The 10-year Treasury yield also reversed lower, falling nearly 2 basis points to 1.84%.
between the Best ETFsThe Innovator IBD 50 ETF (fifty) down 0.1%, while the innovative IBD Breakthrough Opportunity Fund (fit) lost 0.7%. iShares Expanded Technology and Software Fund (ETF)IGV) down 2.5%. VanEck Vectors Semiconductor Corporation (SMH) sank 2.2%.
SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (XME) rose 3.2% while the US Global X Infrastructure Development Fund (ETF)cradle) rose 0.5%. US Global Gates Foundation (ETF)Planes) down 3.4%. SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) decreased by 1.1%. SPDR Specific Energy Fund (SPDR ETF)XLE) up 0.3% and the Financial Select SPDR ETF (XLF) decreased 0.3%. SPDR Healthcare Sector Selection Fund (XLV) offer 0.5%.
Shares reflect more speculative stories, the ARK Innovation ETF (see you) is down 6.4% and the ARK Genomics ETF (ARKG) 4.6%. Ark Invest has only minimal exposure to SNOW’s stock, but several of its high-value holdings slipped Thursday in the Snowflake crash. Tesla stock continues to rank number one among ARK Invest’s ETFs.
Union Pacific stock rose 1.15% to 256.21 to close near session lows. This is after hitting 263.59 during the day, above 256.21 buy point Most of the day, according to MarketSmith. The depth of the flat base is only 8%. The Relative force line UNP stock is at a record high. The RS line, the blue line in the provided charts, tracks the stock’s performance against the S&P 500 Index.
CSX stock jumped 2% to 35.29, to close at the 50-day line. During the day, stocks bounced off their February highs, delivering a solid entry. The flat base The buy point is 38.11.
Berkshire Hathaway is best known for its insurance operations and Warren Buffett investments. But BNSF rail operations are an essential part of the business. BRKB stock rose 1.2% to 327.63. This is a survey Tight four weeks With an official buy point of 325.73. Investors can view the consolidation since mid-January as a flat, untidy base.
Railroad progress comes because freight companies are generally doing well. ocean vector like Star Bulk Carriers (SBLK) And the ZIM Integrated Shipping (ZIM) led the way for a long time. at the same time, GB Hunt Transport (JBHT) doable with other carriers that are starting to look interesting.
Market Rise Analysis
The stock market’s bullish attempt opened on Thursday with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite moving above their 21-day moving average, while the Dow Jones reached that level. But within a minute, the major indices pulled back and reversed lower,
21 days acted as resistance to the major indices for most of 2022. Above that, the Dow, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq still face many other potential hurdles.
Thursday was an outside day for the Nasdaq, which means that its intraday range exceeded Wednesday’s highs and lows. The outside days are more meaningful. So the negative reversal was even more frustrating.
Strong growth slowed on Thursday. Snowflake beat opinions late Wednesday, doubling revenue and heading slightly higher for the current fiscal year. But that wasn’t enough, as SNOW’s stock plunged 15% to a nine-month low. A large number of other high-value stocks were also sold, especially software.
DDOG stock is down 9.7%, back below the 50-day line.
Although Tesla stock fared much better than most EV players, it slipped 4.6%, back off the 21-day streak, but just managed to hold above the 21-day mark.
However, the market’s attempt to rise still remains. a Follow-up day It could happen at any time to confirm a new uptrend.
What are you doing now
Just because a high school student walks a “college path” doesn’t mean she’ll graduate from MIT with honors, or even graduate from high school.
Wednesday’s strong gains, which came in lighter trading volumes than in the previous session, were encouraging. But with no follow-up day and the major indicators still anchored below the 21-day streak, there was no reason to add exposure significantly.
An attempt to rally the market may become a definite uptrend in the near future, and this bullish trend may have legs. But a news-driven market could go south quickly. Also, some sectors that have done well, particularly in energy and commodities, may decline if the broader indicators advance steadily.
So, if the market rally shows strength, build up your exposure gradually. At the moment, investors may want to take at least partial profits from the winners when they reach 10%.
There is still nothing wrong with being all or nearly all cash.
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