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Stocks Weaken After Choppy Session

Major indexes ended slightly lower, while small caps outperformed once again as investors await quarterly updates from Alphabet and Tesla.

Today's Options Market Update

Stocks are modestly higher as investors position ahead of key earnings reports from both Alphabet and Tesla after the bell.

Closing Market Update

Major indexes ended slightly lower, while small caps outperformed once again as investors await quarterly updates from Alphabet and Tesla.

Opening Market Update

Mega-cap earnings results begin this afternoon, featuring Alphabet and Tesla, and may help set direction. Earnings early on include UPS disappointing and GM beating expectations.

Looking to the Futures

Gold continued its slide on Monday after nearly reaching $2500 per ounce last week.

Mega-Cap Monday Sees Tech Soar After Biden Exits

Amid new political uncertainty, mega-cap stocks resumed climbing Monday, helped by investors embracing the familiar. Still, gains were relatively broad and small caps soared.

Brea(d)th of Life: Market Leadership Shifts

While it's too early to declare small caps' recent outperformance as a meaningful trend shift, we continue to think high-quality companies and industries will likely perform well.

Software Snafu Wraps Up Worst Week Since April

Major indexes sank Friday as an IT outage hit global businesses, hurting tech stocks. The S&P 500 had its worst week in three months, and volatility surged ahead of tech earnings.

Weekly Trader's Outlook

The Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) moved up to two-month highs this week as stocks sold off, driven by overbought technicals, a global IT outage, and political uncertainty.

Tech-led Sell-off Advances, Joined by More Sectors

Pressure broadened with little room for escape. Yesterday's geopolitical worries persisted, as did nerves ahead of key tech earnings next week. Netflix results beat estimates.