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The S&P 500 is divided into eleven sectors. 

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  1. Financials
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  3. Consumer discretionary
  4. Consumer staples
  5. Energy
  6. Healthcare
  7. Industrials
  8. Technology
  9. Telecom
  10. Materials
  11. Real estate

S&P 500

Updated 4/03/2018

S&P 500 weekly chart

What is the S&P 500?

The S&P 500 is a large-cap index and is considered the premier benchmark for U.S equities.

The companies in the index are selected by a committee at Standard & Poors. They consider market size, industry grouping, and liquidity when deciding whether or not to add a stock to the index.

A new criterion seems to be how shareholder friendly the stock structure is. 

For example, Snap was not included in the index because the founders retained control through another class of stock.

How can I trade it?

Two good ETF options:

SPY | Issued by State Street Global Advisors.

Expense ratio | 0.09% or 9 basis points. 

IVV | Issued by Blackrock.

Expense ratio | 0.04% or 4 basis points.

My thought bubble...

In my view, the trend is still higher.

Even if the February low is taken out, I believe buyers remain in control above the 2,400. A move below that level and we will re-evaluate.


Verdict:

At these levels, I do not believe the risk/reward favors new long positions.

Dow Jones Industrial Average

Updated 4/03/2018

Dow Jones Industrial Average weekly chart

What is the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

Commonly referred to as "The Dow", it was named after Charles Dow and his business partner Edward Jones.

The original index was designed to serve as a proxy for the broader U.S. economy. The original index had only 12 companies. 

Today, the index is comprised of 30 companies. It is still widely used, but the S&P 500 is seen as a better representation of the overall equity markets.

How can I trade it?

DIA | Issued by State Street Global Advisors.

Gross expense ratio | 0.17% or 17 basis points.

My thought bubble...

In my view, the trend is still higher.

If the February low at 23,360 breaks, a move toward 21,000 seems likely. That is another 10% move to the downside.


Verdict:

At these levels, I do not believe the risk/reward favors new long positions.

Dow Jones Transportation Average

Updated 4/03/2018

Dow Jones Transportation Average weekly chart

What is the Dow Jones Transportation Average?

It is the oldest index in existence and the most widely recognized gauge of the transportation sector.


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How can I trade it?

IYT | Issued by Blackrock.

Expense ratio | 0.44% or 44 basis points.

My thought bubble...

In my view, the trend is still higher.

As long as the 10,000 holds, buyers remain in control. A move below that level and we will re-evaluate.


Verdict:

At these levels, I do not believe the risk/reward favors new long positions.

The Nasdaq Composite

Updated 4/03/2018

Nasdaq Composite weekly chart

What is the Nasdaq Composite?

Along with the Dow and the S&P 500, it is one of the three most followed U.S. stock indices. 

The index is weighted toward information technology companies.

The index reached popular culture during the internet boom of the late 90's. 

On March 10, 2000, the index peaked at 5,132.52 and over the next 30 months fell 78%. 

The high of 5,132.52 was not taken out until June 2015. 

How can I trade it?

ONEQ | Issued by Fidelity.

Expense ratio | 0.21% or 21 basis points.

The more popular ETF to trade the Nasdaq is QQQ. The QQQ tracks the Nasdaq 100 index.

My thought bubble...

In my view, the trend is still higher.


Verdict:

At these levels, I do not believe the risk/reward favors new long positions.

Nasdaq 100

Updated 4/03/2018

Nasdaq 100 weekly chart

What is the Nasdaq 100?

The Nasdaq 100 is an index made up of 104 securities issued by the 100 largest 100 non-financial companies listed on the Nasdaq.

How can I trade it?

QQQ |Issued by Invesco.

Expense ratio | 0.20% or 20 basis points.

My thought bubble...

In my view, the trend is still higher.

Buyers remain in control while above 6,000. A move below that level and we will re-evaluate.


Verdict:

At these levels, I do not believe the risk/reward favors new long positions.

Russell 2000

Updated 4/05/2018

Russell 2000 two-week chart

What is the Russell 2000?

The Russell 2000 is an index that measures the performance of ~2,000 small-cap stocks.

It's the most common benchmark for small-cap mutual funds to measure their performance against.

How can I trade it?

IWM |An iShares product.

Expense ratio | 0.20% or 20 basis points.

My thought bubble...

In my view, the trend is still higher.

Buyers remain in control while above 1,450. A move below that level and we will re-evaluate.


Verdict:

At these levels, I do not believe the risk/reward favors new long positions.