Markets Take A Break As Fed Looms

The Fed meeting begins Tuesday and the decision announcement is scheduled for Wednesday at 2 PM. Given the size of last week’s rally and the impending Fed meeting result it shouldn’t surprise markets settled mostly unchanged in light trading.

Economic data continues to be lackluster as the Dallas Fed Mfg Survey fell to -12.7 vs -6 expected & prior -9.5. Much of the declines here can be attributed to energy weakness. Separately New Home Sales shocked lower to 486K vs 549K expected & prior reduced much lower to only 529K vs 552K or a total drop of 66K.

Tuesday brings heavy economic data including Durable Goods Orders, PMI Services FLASH and Consumer Confidence among others. And, Tuesday also brings earnings results for much watched Apple (AAPL) shares. The market there seemed nervous about this report with the stock dropping 3.29%.

Market sectors moving higher included: Consumer Discretionary (XLY) and Bonds (TLT) with little else to mention.

Market sectors moving lower included: Regional Banks (KRE), Major Banks (KBE), Homebuilders (ITB), Materials (XLB), Energy (XLE), Small Caps (IWM), Emerging Markets (EEM), Hedged Europe (HEDJ), UK (EWU), Italy (EWI), France (EWQ), China (FXI), Shanghai (ASHR), Brazil (EWZ), Russia (RSX), India (EPI), India Small Caps (SCIF), Asia ex- Japan (AAXJ), Crude Oil (USO), Natural Gas (UNG), Canada (EWC), South Africa (EZA) and many more.

The top ETF daily market movers by percentage change in volume whether rising or falling is available daily.

Volume was quite light and breadth per the WSJ was negative overall.

10-26-2015 5-35-01 PM Diary

I’ve not much to add as the tape is doing all the talking and should be respected despite any negative opinions anyone, including me, might have.

Let’s see what happens. 

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Author: Travis Esquivel

Travis Esquivel is an engineer, passionate soccer player and full-time dad. He enjoys writing about innovation and technology from time to time.

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