Daily Investment Interpretations

April 19, 2010

2010-4-19:  The indices have ended the day with the NASDAQ down 1 point, but with the Dow and the S&P 500 up. The NASDAQ Composite was off 1.15 points, (-0.05%) to close at 2,480.11, the Dow climbed 73.39 points (0.67%), to 11,1092.05, and the S&P 500 advanced 5.39 points (0.45%) to close at 1,197.52. Oil moved down sharply to $81.63 a barrel, while Gold shaved $2 to close at $1,136. The VIX leaped 1.02 to 17.34.
    Positive news, such as the pre-opening announcement: March leading indicators rise; recovery continuing, seems to have turned last night's downturn around.  
    Craig Stephens warns that things look ominous in China: Happily ever after for Goldilocks economy Craig Stephen's This Week in China - MarketWatch.
    Market futures are minutely negative tonight... basically neutral.

2010-4-19 (Monday Morning):  The indices have gone positive this morning! (Go figure.)