Shrugging off Monday’s decline, stock markets climbed on Wednesday.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) increased +1%, while the S&P 500 gained + 1.2%. The Nasdaq Composite jumped +1.6%. Visa & Microsoft led DJIA's gains. Consumer Discretionary stocks were the leaders in the S&P 500's rise on Wednesday.
FAANGs also showed solid traction on Wednesday. Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet shares all climbed more than 2%. Apple stock price inched up +1.9%.
Wednesday's rebound comes after the worst Christmas Eve plunge: the S&P 500 entered the bear territory on Monday. Monday’s sell-offs followed reports of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin holding calls with major U.S. banks last weekend and issuing a statement saying, "The banks all confirmed ample liquidity is available for lending to consumer and business markets." While Mnuchin probably tried to assuage investor fears amidst rising volatility towards the year-end, his statement seemed to have triggered confusion or suspicion in markets leading to Monday’s steep declines.
But Wednesday’s market rise could potentially be signalling that the overall power of fundamentals of U.S. companies and the economy might not have worn off, yet.
On Tuesday, although President Donald Trump once again blamed the U.S. Federal Reserve of hiking interest rates too fast, he added that U.S. companies were "the greatest in the world" and presented a "tremendous" buying opportunity for investors.
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for IYY turned positive on May 26, 2023. Looking at past instances where IYY's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 50 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on May 25, 2023. You may want to consider a long position or call options on IYY as a result. In of 72 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where IYY advanced for three days, in of 367 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Aroon Indicator entered an Uptrend today. In of 434 cases where IYY Aroon's Indicator entered an Uptrend, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are .
The Stochastic Oscillator may be shifting from an upward trend to a downward trend. In of 63 cases where IYY's Stochastic Oscillator exited the overbought zone, the price fell further within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where IYY declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
IYY broke above its upper Bollinger Band on May 18, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows