3/9/23 Jobs: 2 Reports in 2 Days


On Wednesday, markets traded mostly in positive territory in the morning, mostly negative in the afternoon, and ultimately settled near flat.

The four major indexes posted a mixed finish…

  • Dow Jones -0.2%
  • Nasdaq +0.4%
  • S&P 500 +0.1%
  • Russell 2000 +0.0%

It was a light news day as Fed Chair Powell offered little new information on his second day of testimony to “the Congress.”

Photo from Reuters

Neither the bulls nor the bears emerged as clear winners. 49% of stocks advanced while 48% declined.

Sector Round Up

The sectors showed a slight advantage to the bulls. 7 or 11 sectors ended Wednesday higher.

At the top…

  • Real Estate (XLRE) +1.4%
  • Technology (XLK) +0.8%
  • Utilities (XLU) +0.8%

At the bottom…

  • Financials (XLF) -0.4%
  • Healthcare (XLV) -0.5%
  • Energy (XLE) -1.0%


The VIX is still pointing lower as the market tries to pick a direction…

VIX Daily Candles – Chart via thinkorswim

While it’s important to understand anything can happen, the market has never made a dramatic move lower while the VIX remained low.

As long as fear is absent from the market, the void will likely be filled with greed.

Our bullish outlook is still intact.

This morning…


This morning at 8:30 am, the latest weekly unemployment claims will be released.

Tomorrow morning it’ll be the Monthly jobs report.

The markets will have a close eye on each of these reports. Watch the market’s reaction as the figures come out.


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