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Stock Market Bad Day, But Only Down 0.08% for the Week

Stock-Markets / Stock Markets 2014 Apr 26, 2014 - 06:09 PM GMT

By: PhilStockWorld

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Courtesy of Doug Short: This morning’s Consumer Sentiment for April was surprisingly upbeat, but the market had a bad day today, with NASDAQ’s Amazon (AMZN) down a whopping 9.88%. The S&P 500 opened in the shallow red at its intraday high, ignored the positive Consumer Sentiment report, and sold off in a couple of waves to a relatively narrow afternoon trading range. The index hit its -1.01% intraday low at 2:30 PM but trimmed the loss to 0.81% at the close. It was a bad day for the 500, but the index was only down a fractional 0.08% for the week.


The yield on the 10-year note finished at 2.68%, down 2 bps from yesterday’s close and 8 bps above the 2014 low of 2.60%.

Here is a snapshot of the week.

Here is a weekly chart of the index. I’ve highlighted the narrow range of weekly closes alternating between gains and losses. The glass-half-full crowd will see this as a consolidation before the next leg up. The half-empty counterparts might see this as resistance before a correction. We have a market soap opera in the making.

The S&P 500 is now up 0.81% for 2014 and 1.45% off its April 2nd record close.

Here is a longer perspective, starting with the all-time high prior to the Great Recession.

For a better sense of how these declines figure into a larger historical context, here’s a long-term view of secular bull and bear markets in the S&P Composite since 1871.

- Phil

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