Stocks Bounce Back as Second Quarter of 2022 Kicks Off

The major indexes ended mixed to closeout the week

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Apr 1, 2022 at 4:34 PM
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The major indexes saw a shaky day of trading but eventually ended on a high note, with the Dow settling with a nearly 140-point pop, while the S&P 500 finished flat, and the Nasdaq brought in muted gains of its own. Worse-than-expected payrolls data kept a lid on additional gains today. Wall Street also fretted over an inversion in the 2-year and 10-year Treasury yields, which hasn't happened since 2019 and has been indicative of a possible recession in the past. Despite today's shaky trading, the Nasdaq and S&P 500 managed to log their third-straight weekly wins, though the Dow clocked a slight loss for the week. 

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The Dow Jones Average (DJI - 34,818.27) added 139.9 points, or 0.4% for the day. Verizon (VZ) led the gainers with a 2.3% pop, while Intel (INTC) dropped to the bottom of the index with a 2.9% loss. The Dow lost 0.1% for the week. 

The S&P 500 Index (SPX - 4,545.86) rose 15.5 points for the day, or 0.3%. It rose 0.1% for the week. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC - 14,261.50) added 41 points, or 0.3% in today's session. It rose 0.7% for the week. 

Lastly, the Cboe Market Volatility Index (VIX - 19.63) lost 0.9 point, or 4.5% for the day. It fell 5.7% for the week. 

Closing Indexes Summary April 1_2022

NYSE and Nasdaq Stats April 1_2022

5 Things To Know Today

  1. An Amazon (AMZN) warehouse on Staten Island, New York became the first of the company's U.S. facilities to unionize after a worker vote. (CNBC)
  2. Ford Motor (F) has recalled 737,000 vehicles in order to fix oil leaks and faulty trailer braking systems. This recal includes the 2020 through 2022 Ford Escape SUV and the 2021 and the 2022 Bronco Sport SUV. (MarketWatch)
  3. The key trendline Take-Two Interactive stock is facing off with. 
  4. Strong delivery numbers helped provide tailwinds for this electric vehicle stock
  5. Stifel just hit this online fashion reseller with a bear note. 

Earnings April 1_2022

Unusual Options Activity April 1_2022

Oil Logs Worst Week Since April 2020

Yesterday's announcement that the U.S. will release oil from emergency reserves continued to weigh on oil prices, which dropped for the day, and logged their biggest weekly percentage drop since late April 2020. Oil dated for May delivery lost $1.01 or 1%, to settle at $99.27 per barrel, marking its lowest settlement since March 16. For the week, black gold lost nearly 13%.

Today's jobs data and rising Treasury yields put weight on gold prices today. The now most active, June-dated gold contract shed $30.30 or 1.6%, to close at $1,923.70 per ounce, and it lost 1.6% for the week.


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