Markets Closing Out The Summer

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Posted: Sep 08, 2021 12:38 PM
Markets Closing Out The Summer

Source: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File

It is another sloppy session. I'm not making anything out of it other than it's the last week of summer, so be careful not to overreact to the action.

On that note, however, we see where companies that miss earnings reports are going to be crushed. Momentum in general works both ways - something to understand when you want to own the hot stocks but tend to panic when they are coming down hard and fast. 

We went from seven winning sectors to four, with safe havens such as Utilites, the top performers. Industrials are most intriguing after starting out much lower. Overall, I like the action, as weak brothers and sisters are being baited and refusing to bail after being burned so many times.

S&P 500 Index

 

-0.22%

Communication Services XLC

 

-0.17%

Consumer Discretionary XLY

 

-0.50%

Consumer Staples XLP

+0.26%

 

Energy XLE

 

-1.58%

Financials XLF

 

-0.83%

Health Care XLV

+0.55%

 

Industrials XLI

 

-0.16%

Materials XLB

 

-0.96%

Real Estate XLRE

+0.73%

 

Technology XLK

 

-0.31%

Utilities XLU

+1.12%