Today was a day like so many that we have already seen this year…the NASDAQ hitting its 26th record high with a gain of 44 points up to 6091. The upside heroes were the same ones that have been leading the charge for quite a while now: AAPL ahead of its report tomorrow night, AMZN, FB ahead of its report on Wednesday night, NFLX, TSLA at a new high ahead of its report on Wednesday night as well, PCLN and GOOG.

The DOW finished 27 points lower today with declines in BA, HD, 3M, and IBM. The S&P 500 fell 4 points today. 

Congress passed a funding measure that keeps the government going until October 1st…so this takes away the potential drama from the proceedings.

Breadth numbers were positive at a 17/12 upside ratio. The VIX dropped 6% to 10.11 today. The 10-Year Treasury Note was up to 2.32%, the dollar idled, and gold sold off to end at $1,257 an ounce on weaker inflation numbers.

Donald M. Selkin

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