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Into the Close

by 5/11/2005 4:12 PM
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Despite the volatility we saw earlier, the last hour and a half of the session was rather subdued...

Chart Courtesy of Thomson/ILX the SPX drifted sideways to recoup nearly five of the 12 points lost yesterday...

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Tomorrow Morning

by 5/11/2005 3:39 PM
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Don't forget - Wal-Mart (WMT) is scheduled to report earnings tomorrow morning. They head into the report with a scorecard reading of three and the shares trading below long-term support near 52...

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Here are today's top and bottom performing Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)...

Top Performing Sector Exchange Traded Funds:

  • iShares GS Networking (IGN) = +1.74 percent
  • iShares GS Technology Indx (IGM) = +0.95 percent
  • iShares DJ Transportation Average (IYT) = +0.91 percent
  • iShares GS Software Index (IGV) = +0.85 percent
  • Industrial Select Sector SPDR (XLI) = +0.75 percent
  • Pharmaceutical HOLDRS (PPH) = +0.71 percent
  • Wireless HOLDRS (WMH) = +0.71 percent
  • iShares DJ US Financial Svcs (IYG) = +0.64 percent

Bottom Performing Sector Exchange Traded Funds:

  • Consumer Discretionary SPDR (XLY) = -0.03 percent
  • iShares Russell 2000 Index (IWM) = -0.09 percent
  • iShares DJ US Consumer Services (IYC) = -0.09 percent
  • iShares DJ US Telecom (IYZ) = -0.09 percent
  • Materials Select Sector SPDR (XLB) = -0.14 percent
  • iShares GS Natural Resource (IGE) = -0.14 percent
  • iShares DJ US Basic Materials (IYM) = -0.15 percent
  • streetTRACKS Fortune 500 Index (FFF) = -0.30 percent

As you can see, the whipsaw action today has left most sectors sitting near the unchanged mark. Networkers take the top spot as they try to bounce back from yesterday's decline and retake Monday's high.

Note: If you are not familiar with ETFs, make sure you read the Education and FAQ sections in our ETF center.


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DIS Update

by 5/11/2005 2:57 PM
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It appears the DIS halt was related to earnings...and not PIXR...It appears as if DIS beat estimates by a penny but the shares are still halted.

Meanwhile, PIXR share have retreated from their spike higher and moved back toward their lows for the session.

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by 5/11/2005 2:44 PM
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Keep an eye on Pixar (PIXR)...Disney (DIS) is due to report earning tonight but DIS stock was just halted. Meanwhile, PIXR has spiked off its lows on heavy volume right as DIS was halted. For sometime the collaboration between PIXR and DIS has been overhanging PIXR's stock so it might be worthwhile to watch what happens here...

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