Dow Kicks Off Week With 641-Point Win

The VIX, however, logged its third-straight daily loss

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Jun 21, 2022 at 4:28 PM
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Stocks returned from the holiday weekend determined to bounce back from last week's historic bloodbath. The Dow added 641 points to notch its best win since May 4, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq also settled firmly higher, with energy and mega-cap tech stocks leading the way. The Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) logged its third-straight loss, but closed above the psychologically significant 30 level. Meanwhile, as gas prices rise, U.S. President Joe Biden is reportedly mulling over a holiday on the federal gas tax. 

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

  • The sun could soon shine for this solar stock.
  • What the Kellogg split means for the stock.
  • Plus, Chewy stock upgraded; a C-suite shakeup at DocuSign; and a pre-earnings look at FDX.

The Dow Jones Average (DJI -  30,530.25) added 641.5 points, or 2.2%, for the day. UnitedHealth Group (UNH) led the gainers, adding 6.3%. Walt Disney (DIS), meanwhile, paced the laggards with a 1.1% drop.

The S&P 500 Index (SPX - 3,764.79) rose 90 points, or 2.5% for the day. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC - 11,069.30) gained 271 points, or 2.5% for the session.

Lastly, the Cboe Market Volatility Index (VIX - 30.19) fell 0.8 point, or 2.7% for the day.

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5 Things to Know Today

  1. Activision Blizzard (ATVI) shareholders approved a proposal for a public report on the company's efforts to reduce employee abuse, discrimination, and harassment. (CNBC)
  2. Existing home sales fell 3.4% in May for a fourth-straight monthly drop, amid rising mortgage rates and home prices that have surpassed a record median of $400,00. (MarketWatch)
  3. Chewy stock surged after scoring a fresh Wedbush upgrade
  4. How DocuSign stock reacted to the departure of its CEO. 
  5. What you need to know about FedEx stock before earnings.

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Oil Prices Settle Higher Amid Tight Supply

Oil prices settled higher on Tuesday, as black gold worked to partially erase last week's steep losses. Boosting the commodity was a tighter market and the potential for tougher sanctions on Russian crude. In response, July-dated crude expired higher at $1.09, or 1%, to settle at $110.65 per barrel. The new front-month contract for August-dated crude added $1.53, or 1.4%, to settle at $109.52 a barrel.

Gold futures finished lower, however, despite a weaker U.S. dollar. Profit taking, as well as portfolio adjustments, likely weighed on the precious metal. As a result, August-dated gold fell $1.80, or 0.1%, to close at $1,838.80 an ounce.

 

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