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Stock Market Update Friday January 5, 2024

Stock Market Update Friday January 5, 2024 Solid labor market data tempered optimism for a potential rate cut, putting pressure on stock prices. The substantial jobs report on Friday presented a mixed picture. In December, nonfarm payrolls grew by 216k, maintaining the unemployment rate at 3.7%, with hourly earnings increasing by 0.44%. However, enthusiasm was tempered by revisions, with October revised down and November. This marks a trend where 10 of the last 11 months have seen downward revisions from the initial nonfarm payroll figures.


Initially, stock index futures reacted negatively to the news, but a turnaround occurred at the opening bell, leading to a rally until around lunchtime. However, most of these gains were later retraced. In a down cycle, we are likely to see rallies being sold, indicative of a downtrend. Despite the volatility, the major averages mostly closed in positive territory. It is crucial that the markets close positively on Fridays. Our economy is primarily consumer-based, and a positive market close on Fridays tends to boost consumer confidence, encouraging weekend shopping.


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Review of our Recent Buy Alert: To provide context, we issued a buy alert for the S&P500 on Wednesday November 1, 2023. At that time, the index was trading in the range of $419 and we are closing our long position roughly around $470.


Premium Content: January 3rd, 2024 We alerted our premium clients to sell short or take profits are there longs.


Stocks: Short term we expect to sell rallies during a down cycle.

Stocks Long term: We are in an uptrend Weekly Chart. Our key support level will be the green line weekly.

Stocks Long term: We are in an uptrend Weekly Chart. Our key support level will be the green line weekly.

Stocks: Sell Alert Friday January 5, 2024

Stocks: Sell Alert Friday January 5, 2024


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