After yesterday’s hesitant market moves, things are pushing higher today. The DOW was at its best level of 80 points higher earlier today, closing in on a new all-time high. The S&P was up by 9 to 2474 while the NASDAQ had gained 39 up to 6372.

The market was motivated to do better as AAPL went from being lower to being higher at its best ever levels. This was influencing mostly everything with the only exceptions being the energy stocks which are down despite the overall better tone.  XOM has dropped to a new low for the year at 77.

Breadth numbers are positive at a better than 2 to 1 upside ratio so far today. The VIX continues its recent downward move again from those highs at 16 during last Thursday’ selling panic. It is currently at 11.28, lower by .75.

Bond yields are not moving much with the 10-year Treasury Note at 2.26%. The dollar is strengthening again versus other currencies with the Euro at a three-week low at 1.17 while the Japanese yen is at 110.9 to the greenback. Both crude oil and gold are doing very little today at just above $47 a barrel and $1274 an ounce respectively.

The S&P now trades at around 18.5 times estimated earnings for 2017 and 16.6 times estimated earnings of $146 for 2018.

Donald M. Selkin

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