Déjà vu!

Stocks on Wall Street traded up on Wednesday after President Trump communicated his agreement to extend the debt limit to December 15th, among other things, to budget moneys for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for rebuilding after the destructive hurricane, Harvey. The market’s trend to date has been to flee in fear at the first sign of problems, and thereafter, to regain its footing, and then climb back higher. The moment investors have the chance to digest some of the events, they understand that everything isn’t all calm and placid as it may have seemed.

The Beige Book, which constitutes a summary of the economic figures received by the different Fed branches throughout the U.S., was released yesterday afternoon in advance of the rate discussions which will be held by the Fed Open Market Committee (FOMC) in two weeks’ time. The central bank reported moderately paced economic expansion in the month of August, despite a slowdown in hiring growth in most districts. The Fed added that the chances for an uptick in inflation remain low. These figures will have an impact when the bank comes to decide about when it’s best to hike rates. Additionally, the Fed is worried about the prolonged slowdown in the auto industry; likewise, the bank noted that it’s too early to assess the full brunt of Hurricane Harvey.

In summary for the day, the S&P 500 recorded gains of 0.31%, the energy sector (XLE) recording the best performance on the market. That sector’s gains notwithstanding, the airline stock, United Continental (UAL) and Newell Brands (NWL) recorded the worst performance on the index. United slashed its current quarter revenue forecast, earmarking Hurricane Harvey as the catalyst for the projected decline. Newell Brands announced that almost all of its suppliers in Louisiana and Texas are closed due to Harvey’s wake.

Daily Summary: The NASDAQ recorded gains of 0.28%, large tech stocks like Facebook (FB) and Netflix (NFLX) succeeded in finding their grip.

The stocks of companies in the vacation and leisure arena continued falling yesterday, investors keeping a watchful eye on extreme Category 5, Hurricane Irma, which hit Puerto Rico yesterday and which is now headed to Florida’s shores. The stock of the hotel chain, Marriot (MAR) ended off 0.5%.

About 6.3 billion shares changed hands on U.S. exchanges, above the daily average of 5.8 billion shares over the last 20 trading days.

Thursday: What was clearer than anything else in yesterday’s market movement was a feeling of déjà vu, the pattern repeating itself time in and time out. It wasn’t the first time this year that we saw an upsurge after a day of significant declines. Every sell-off day was immediately followed up by a quick rebound, the prior concerns fizzling away.

The reason that the market rose is that it’s simply a pattern that keeps on working. When something works in the market, the automatic software programs are programmed to continue capitalizing on it! This would perhaps bother old school traders who thought that the moment everyone sees the same pattern it will stop working, but that’s not the thinking in the new world.

It’s impossible not to wonder whether Hurricane Irma, which could cause significant economic damage, could affect market movement. The market didn’t respond too much to Hurricane Harvey which struck Houston, but it’s hard to ignore two back to back natural disasters.

There are not a lot of positive catalysts as of now, but it doesn’t seem to matter all that much. The pre-programmed buying programs continue to work, and the technical support levels are holding their ground. Until it changes, there’s no reason to think that the above-mentioned pattern won’t repeat itself.

The Economic Diary today will include initial unemployment claims at 8:30 N.Y. time and the release of crude reserves which were pushed back from Wednesday to Thursday because of the shortened trading week.

IndexLastDaily change
DJX21,8080.25%Up
SPX2,4660.31%Up
Nasdaq6,3930.28%Up

Today’s Hot Stocks: RH, VRNT, DVMT

IPOs: None

Have a great trading week!

 

Economic Calendar

 

DAYTIME (EST)EventForecastImpact
Tuesday10:00Factory Orders-3.1%Medium
Wednesday8:30International Trade$-44.6 BMedium
Wednesday9:45PMI Services Index54.6 to 56.9Medium
Wednesday10:00ISM Non-Mfg Index55.4Medium
Wednesday14:00Beige BookHigh
Thursday8:30Jobless Claims239 KMedium
Thursday11:00Oil InventoriesLow
Friday10:00Wholesale Trade0.4 %Medium

 

 

Earning Calendar

 

SymbolCompanyAM/PMDay
HPEHewlett Packard Enterprise CompanyPMTuesday
PLAYDave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc.PMTuesday
CASYCasey’s General Stores, Inc.PMTuesday
NAVNavistar International CorporationAMWednesday
VRNTVerint Systems Inc.PMWednesday
DCIDonaldson Company, Inc.AMThursday
DVMTDell Technologies Inc.AMThursday
SAICScience Applications International CorporationPMThursday
FNSRFinisar CorporationPMThursday
PAYVeriFone Systems, Inc.PMThursday
KRThe Kroger Co.AMFriday

 

Today’s Picks – Day Trading!

SymbolBreakoutBreakdownMomentumMomentum
DVAX19.60HPEVHC
GILD84.10GPSDRI
 MWAB
 DAL 
  
   
   
 
   

 

 New York Strategy Swing

#DateStockLong\

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StatuesData CloseProfit\

Loss

12.8.2017AKAMShortClose3.8.2017-1.12%
23.8.2017NKELongClose8.8.2017+0.02%
34.8.2017SBUXShortClose16.8.2017+2.40%
48.8.2017NTAPLongClose9.8.2017-1.17%
522.8.2017ATHMLongClose23.8.2017+0.16%
623.8.2017AAPShortClose26.8.2017+0.98%
728.8.2017CREEShortClose30.8.2017-0.86%
830.8.2017TRIPLongOpen +3.64%
91.9.2017VNTVLongOpen-0.47%
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Today’s Picks – Swing “New-York Strategy”

No.1 – EVH 

Company NameEvolent Health
Entry Point17.50
Stop Area18.12
1st Target17.05
Swing Target16.40
Avg. Volume1.33M
SectorTechnology | Healthcare Information Services
Earning Date
Risk RateNormal
Risk\Reward Ratio1.77:1

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Risk Rates: Normal – Regular size, High –Consider reducing size, Low – Consider increasing size