Craig Johnson’s

Stock Market Summary

Monday, November 6, 2017

  • The parade of earnings reports continued making last week the second busiest week for earnings releases during the current earnings season.
  • Last week’s gains for the major market indices extended the streak of consecutive weekly gains to eight for the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The Nasdaq Composite extended its streak to six weeks, while the Russell 2000 remained in its current sideways consolidation for the fourth week.
  • The number of earnings reports this week will remain substantial with more of the reports coming from the mid and smaller capitalization universe.
  • The energy sector was the best performing sector enjoying a strong week on higher oil prices. REITs and Technology were also solid sector performers, each gaining more than 1% for the week.
  • No sector had a bad week, but the Basic Materials, Consumer Discretionary, Healthcare and Industrials were mildly lower.
  • The stock market remains in a strong state. A pullback of 3-5% from intraday high to intraday low can occur at any time, which would be a normal occurrence in a bull market.
  • The short, intermediate and long term trends are higher for the stock market. 


Sources:,,, Dow Jones News, Financial Times,, Investor's Business Daily,,, Thomson Reuters/First Call, U.S. Dept of Treasury, and individual company web sites and press releases.

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