Tech-Laden Nasdaq Breaks Above 10,000 For First Time Ever

Meanwhile, the Dow and S&P 500 slid today

Assistant Editor
Jun 9, 2020 at 4:32 PM
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The Nasdaq rallied to another record high today, and briefly broke above the 10,000 level for the first time ever. The index's rise was bolstered by traders that loaded up on big technology names, particularly FAANG stocks Amazon.com (AMZN) and Apple (AAPL), both of which notched record highs. Despite this impressive news, the Dow slid today, ending 300 points lower, while the S&P 500 followed closely behind. Fueling the latter indexes' losses was a drop in the travel and retail sectors. Most notably, United Airlines (UAL) and Delta Air Lines (DAL) each fell more than 8%.

Continue reading for more on today's market, including:

  • Schaeffer's CEO and Founder, Bernie Schaeffer, unpacks the tech sector's rally.
  • Teladoc stock's pullback is nothing to fret over.
  • Plus, United Natural Foods suffers ahead of earnings; one buzzing utility stock; and why SMG revised its outlook.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI - 27,272.30) lost 300.1 points, or 1.1% for the day. Apple (AAPL) took over as the winner today, gaining 3.2%. Meanwhile, Boeing (BA) fell hard from grace, pacing the losers with a 6% drop.

Meanwhile, the S&P 500 Index (SPX - 3,207.18) fell 25.2 points, or 0.8%, and the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC - 9,953.75) tacked on 29 points, or 0.3%. 

Meanwhile, the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX - 27.57) ended 1.8 points, or 6.8% higher for the day.

Closing Summary June 9

NYSE Nasdaq June 9

5 Items on Our Radar Today

  1. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said Tuesday that optimism of small companies in the U.S. rose 3.5 points last month to 94.4, as hopeful small-business owners looked toward an economic rebound and a shifted view that the coronavirus-induced recession will be short-lived. (MarketWatch)
  2. Inventory investment could once again drag down economic output after U.S. wholesale inventories rebounded less than analysts initially estimated in April. (Reuters)
  3. UNFI is sliding ahead of its third-quarter report.
  4. PG&E stock is abuzz amid relocation talks.
  5. A revised outlook sends SMG higher.

Earnings June 9

Unusual Options Activity June 9

Data courtesy of Trade-Alert

Gold, Oil Rise Despite Second Wave Fears

Oil rose in today's session, as commitments to curb production offset concerns surrounding a resurgence in coronavirus cases. At last check, July-dated oil rose 75 cents, or 2%, to settle at $38.94 per barrel.

Gold also moved higher today, as investors awaited tomorrow's Fed meeting and remained optimistic about the reopening economy. Gold for August delivery tacked on $16.80, or 1%, to settle at $1,721.90 per ounce.


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