Dow Jones futures, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures, were lower early Tuesday following Monday’s record highs. Tesla stock surged on strong deliveries, while tech giants Alphabet, Facebook and Microsoft are in new buy zones.
On Monday, the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite advanced 1.7%. The S&P 500 moved up 1.4%, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded up 1.1%.
Alphabet, Boeing and Microsoft are IBD Leaderboard stocks. Nvidia and Qorvo were featured in this week’s Stocks Near A Buy Zone column. Alphabet and Microsoft were discussed in Monday’s IBD Live show.
Dow Jones Futures Today
Ahead of the stock market open Tuesday, Dow Jones futures lost 0.3% vs. fair value, while S&P 500 futures moved down 0.2%. Nasdaq 100 futures lost 0.1% vs. fair value. Remember that trading in Dow Jones futures and elsewhere doesn’t necessarily translate into actual trading in the next regular stock market session.
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On Monday, the 10-year Treasury yield closed at 1.72%, just below last week’s 14-month high of 1.765%.
Stock Market Rally: Dow, S&P Hit New Highs
Amid the current stock market rally, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 hit record highs Monday.
Meanwhile, the tech-heavy Nasdaq regained its key 50-day moving average on Thursday and moved past resistance around the 13,600 level, extending a win streak to three sessions.
Thursday’s Big Picture commented, “On Thursday, the Nasdaq added 1.8% after gapping up at the open, in a second straight day of solid gains. The composite closed just above its 50-day moving average after spending two weeks below it. But don’t take that as an absolutely positive sign. It would do the Nasdaq some good if it can make a decisive move above that line. Also, the Nasdaq is coming up against a test of possible resistance around the 13,600 level.”
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Bitcoin hit its high-water mark on March 13, topping out at $61,556. The price of Bitcoin held flat Monday at around $58,250, according to CoinDesk.
The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) jumped 4% Monday, adding to its rebound from the 50-day moving average.
Dow Jones Stocks: Boeing
Inside the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Boeing moved out of buy range above a 244.18 buy point in a cup base. The 5% buy range goes up to 256.39. Shares closed Monday at 259.36.
Shares rallied 2.5% Monday.
Stocks In Buy Zones: Alphabet, Facebook
IBD Leaderboard stock Alphabet is breaking out past a flat base’s new buy point at 2,145.24, according to IBD MarketSmith chart analysis. Shares are in the 5% buy zone that goes up to 2,252.50 amid Monday’s 4.2% advance.
According to Leaderboard commentary, “Alphabet held up better than other big-cap techs when the sector slumped. Support at the 21-day line is now much better. The stock also found support at the 50-day line. The last base was second stage, which is positive.”
Fellow FANG stock leader Facebook is trading just above a cup-with-handle’s 299.81 buy point. On Monday, Facebook stock rallied 3.4% to move into buy range.
Chip Stocks To Buy And Watch: Nvidia, Qorvo
Graphics-chip maker Nvidia continues to move up the right side of a new cup base, offering a 615 buy point. Be on the lookout for a potential handle to offer a more risk-optimal entry.
Nvidia stock rallied 1.3% Monday, extending a win streak to three sessions.
According to IBD Stock Checkup, Nvidia stock shows a solid 93 out of a perfect 99 IBD Composite Rating. The IBD Composite Rating helps investors easily measure the quality of a stock’s fundamental and technical metrics.
Elsewhere in the semiconductor industry, Qorvo is in buy range past a 191.93 entry in a consolidation. Shares are also above an early entry at 186.96 following Friday’s breakout move. Qorvo stock gained 2.8% Monday.
Tesla stock surged as much as 7% Monday before paring gains to 4.4% following the company’s strong deliveries. Shares of Tesla are eyeing their 10-week line, which is a key resistance level.
Tesla could be forming a new base, but it is too early for a new risk-optimal buy point.
On Feb. 22, Tesla broke down through its key 10-week moving average line, a critical support level. On Jan. 25, Tesla stock hit a record high at 900.40, after climbing as much as 93% from a 466 buy point in a cup with handle.
Dow Jones Leaders: Apple, Microsoft
Among the top Dow Jones stocks, Apple rallied 2.4% Monday, pushing a win streak to three sessions. Apple stock is rebounding from its 40-week line and could soon again try to reclaim its 10-week line.
On Feb. 18, Apple stock triggered the 7%-8% loss-cutting sell rule when it fell more than 7% below its 138.89 buy point in a cup with handle.
Meanwhile, software giant Microsoft moved up 2.8% Monday. Microsoft is breaking out past a flat base’s 246.23 buy point and is in buy range.
Be sure to follow Scott Lehtonen on Twitter at @IBD_SLehtonen for more on growth stocks and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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