Stocks came roaring out of the gate on the first trading day of 2018. Big Tech was taking the lead, as they had been lagging the rest of the market at the end of 2017. Stocks pulled back somewhat mid-day, but were able to come back and close near their highs of the session. The NDX tied its record close during the session, but closed just a few points below. The SPX closed at its high of the session. It established a new closing and intra-day high. The DJIA was the weakest of the big three, but managed to close with moderate gains. At the close, the DJIA added 0.42%, the SPX was up 0.83%, and the NDX spiked 1.8%. Breadth was positive, 1.5 to 1, on average volume. ROC(10)’s were mixed, with the DJIA and SPX declining and the NDX advancing. All three remain in positive territory. RSI’s inched up, with the DJIA continuing to be the strongest at 70.9. The SPX ended at 68.2 and the NDX at 63.6. All three major indices remain with their MACD below signal. This is mostly a result of nearly 10 sessions of trading in a narrow range. The ARMS index ended at 0.57, indicating the strength at the close. It was a strong start to the New Year, as the Trump rally of 2017 flowed over into 2018. Big Techs and FAANG stocks did well, after consolidating somewhat last month. The NDX closed at 6511, just 2 points below its record close of 6513. Its high of the day was 6513, just 9 points below its record intra-day high of 6522. It remains above its 20D-SMA of 6406. The DJIA closed at 24824 and traded as high as 24864. Its record close is at 24837. It continues to target the 25000 level. The SPX ended at a new closing and intra-day high record high of 2695. Its 20D-SMA level of support is at 2667. The VIX fell 11.5% to 9.77. Near term support for the NDX is at 6500 and 6450. Near term resistance is at 6513 and 6522. Near term support for the SPX is at 2675 and 2667. Near term resistance is at 2700 and 2712. Europe is higher in early trade. US Futures are pointing moderately higher in the pre-market.
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