5/19/23 Buyers Dominate


Thursday was once again dominated by the bulls.

Each major index notch a second day of gains…

  • Dow Jones +0.3%
  • Nasdaq +1.5% 
  • S&P 500 +0.9%
  • Russell 2000 +0.6%
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Sector Round Up

Most sectors finished the day higher. But under the surface, the bull’s win was not as decisive.

Only 7 of the 11 sectors ended the day higher.

At the top…

  • Technology (XLK) +2.1%
  • Communications (XLC) +1.8%
  • Consumer Discretionary (XLY) +1.6%

The only losers were…

  • Utilities (XLU) -0.3
  • Consumer Staples (XLP) -0.5%
  • Real Estate (XLRE) -0.6%

The magnitude of the winner far outweighed the loss of the losers.

And once again, risk-on stocks were heavily favored.


The VIX moving lower. The Bulls are in charge. The market has no fear.

VIX Daily Candles – Chart by thinkorswim

The only sign of lower prices comes from the Nasdaq…


Today is the May options expiration. That could drive some volatility near the closing bell.

Next week will contain more news for the markets to react to. Until then, enjoy your weekend!


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APYX support at $6
ORMP support at $4, resistance at $6
CRVS on watch
SYM support at $30
NNOX support at $16
APLD on watch
XFOR support at $2
JELD support at $14
AZUL support at $8
NVTS support at $8

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EVLV support at $5
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ACVA support at $17
XERS support at $2.50
RIOT resistance at $12, support at $10
SANA support at $7
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