DJIA logs longest weekly losing streak since June 2011

  • The Dow DJIA added 95.22 points or 0.4%.
  • The S&P 500 index put on 3.82 points, or 0.1%, to 2,826.06.
  • Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 8.72 points, or 0.1%, to 7,637.01.

Following reports that President Donald Trump may ease restrictions against Huawei Technologies Inc. reviving the hopes in markets of a trade deal with China, Wall Street corrected higher into the last trading day of the week before the long weekend. The Dow DJIA,added 95.22 points, or 0.4%, to 25,585.69, while the S&P 500 index put on 3.82 points, or 0.1%, to 2,826.06. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite Index advanced 8.72 points, or 0.1%, to 7,637.01. However, the DJIA, fell for a fifth week straight, logging the longest weekly losing streak since June 2011. 

Market drivers

Trump said Thursday that the U.S. could ease up on its ban against Huawei as “some part” of a wider trade deal with China although he reiterated the Chinese company was “very dangerous” from a security standpoint. As for data, durable goods were disappointing across the range of readings, -2.5% decline in April vs the -2.0% expected. Nondefense Capital Goods Orders ex Aircraft (Apr) arrived -0.9% vs -0.3% and the revised 0.3% prior – That was the first decrease in four months and follows a dismal PMI data release earlier in the week, adding to fears of a global slowdown which could be a potential weight to the indexes once traders return from a long weekend.

DJIA levels

The index ended the week in consolidation within a narrower range at around the 50% Fibo retracement of 10th May highs and 13th May swing low. While below the 26000 psychological target, (50% Fibo of May swing high low range), short term stochastics have corrected higher again as price recovers from the lows and a break above 50% Fibo and 25620s, the descending resistance could be a challenge ahead of the 61.8% Fibo and 25700s. To the upside, bulls would target an eventual break of 26000 opens the 38.2% Fibo target at 26126 ahead of the 26300s, around the Nov and Fed peaks. To the downside,  a break to the 25200s guard a run to 24500s and then 50% of the upside run made at the end of Dec at 24150. 

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