The market settled higher to kick off the first full week in July, with traders pegging at least part of the bullishness on Wall Street to a powerful rally in the Chinese markets and better-than-expected economic news here at home. The gains helped push the major indexes towards early June peaks with volatility falling to its lowest intraday level in a month.
The Nasdaq tagged another all-time and intraday high of 10,462 while closing at 10,433 (+2.2%). Fresh resistance at 10,400 was cleared and held with a close above this level keeping momentum towards 10,500 in play.
The Dow reached a morning high of 26,297 shortly after the open before going out at 26,287 (1.8%). Key resistance at 26,250 and the 200-day MA were recovered with continued closes above this level suggesting additional strength towards 26,500.
The S&P 500 traded to a morning high of 3,182 before finishing at 3,179 (+1.6%). Prior resistance from early June at 3,175 was recovered and held with continued closes above this level signaling additional upside towards 3,200.
The Russell 2000 settled at 1,442 (+0.8%) after testing an opening high of 1,461. Key resistance at 1,450 and the 200-day moving average were cleared but held for the 3rd-straight session with a close above these levels leading to a possible push towards 1,475.
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Before the open: Paychex (PAYX)
After the close: Aspen Group (ASPU), Levi Strauss & Co. (LEVI),
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TUESDAY'S ECONOMIC NEWS
Redbook - 8:55am
Jolts - 10:00am
Gold closed at $1,793.50 an ounce, up $3.50
Silver settled at $18.58 an ounce, up $0.26
Copper finished at $2.77 a pound, up $0.02
Crude Oil was at $40.71 a barrel, up $0.41
Bitcoin Investment Trust (GBTC) ended at $9.94 up $0.57
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