• Market Update – Tuesday 01/08/19 4:00 PM EST

    US stocks got a nice pop at the open of trading, thanks to the SkyNet BuyBots bidding up the overnight futures. From there stocks zigged and zagged and ended pretty much where they opened. The DJIA ended higher by 258 points (1.0%), and the NASDAQ gained 74 points (1.0%). Stay tuned as the battle of […]
  • Market Update – Monday 01/07/19 4:00 PM EST

    The SkyNet BuyBots continued the rally today,until precisely 1:00 PM (“funny” how that happens) when the SellBots reappeared and cut the days gains by about one-third into the close. The DJIA ended higher by 98 points (0.4%), and the NASDAQ gained 84 points (1.2%). Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Friday 01/04/19 4:00 PM EST

    “Take that!,” shouted the SkyNet BuyBots today, as they rallied the troops off the floor and mounted a monstrous rally, more than recovering yesterday’s pummeling. The DJIA jumped 746 points (3.3%), and the NASDAQ soared another 275 points (4.23%). Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Thursday 01/03/19 4:00 PM EST

      Once again, the SkyNet SellBots showed no mercy as the selling continued unabated, with tech darling Apple leading the way with a 10% mini-crash. The DJIA plunged another 660 points (2.3%), and the NASDAQ surrendered another 202 points (3.3%), breaching 6,200. Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Wednesday 01/02/19 4:00 PM EST

    The SkyNet SellBots controlled the overnight futures, sending US stocks sharply lower at the open of trading on Wall Street. But from there, the BuyBots launched a spirited rally, erasing the opening losses and pushing stocks into the green by the close. The DJIA, down 400 points early, ended higher by 19 points (0.1%). The […]
  • Market Update – Tuesday 01/01/19

    US and most global stock markets are closed today to celebrate New Years’ Day.  
  • Market Update – Monday 12/31/18 4:00 PM EST

    The SkyNet BuyBots held the advantage of the overnight futures, sending US stocks up sharply at the open of trading on Wall Street. Even the Bots headed for an early exit to New Years’ Eve, as stocks went a net nowhere from there. The DJIA jumped 265 points (1.1%) and the NASDAQ gained 50 points […]
  • Market Update – Friday 12/28/18 4:00 PM EST

    It was a relatively calm and quiet trading day on Wall Street, as the SkyNet StockBots battled it out to a narrowly mixed close. The DJIA dropped 76 points (0.4%) and the NASDAQ gained 5 points (0.1%). Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Thursday 12/27/18 4:00 PM EST

    It was another sensational battle of the SkyNet StockBots on Wall Street today. The SellBots commanded the day, sending stocks sharply lower until precisely 2:15 PM (“funny” how that happens), when the Super-Nova BuyBots (a.k.a. the Plunge Protection Team) pounced on the opportunity, delivering another  monstrous Santa Claus relief rally that more than erased the […]
  • Market Update – Wednesday 12/26/18 4:00 PM EST

    After falling nearly 5,000 DJIA points over the last three months, the SkyNet SellBots finally exhausted themselves and stepped aside  The Super-Nova BuyBots (a.k.a. the Plunge Protection Team) pounced on the opportunity, delivering a monstrous Santa Claus relief rally that more than erased Monday’s massacre. Mnuchin calls in the “Plunge Protection Team,” and summons the […]
  • Market Update – Tuesday 12/25/18

    US and most global stock markets are closed today to celebrate Christmas. Even Santa knows a break in the action should be welcomed by all.
  • Market Update – Monday 12/24/18 4:00 PM EST

    The SkyNet SellBots showed no mercy as they played Grinch to Santa Claus’s fabled rally. The selling continued unabated in the holiday-shortened  trading session, The DJIA plunged another 653 points (2.9%), breaking below 22,000 for the first time in over a year.  The NASDAQ surrendered another 140 points (2.1%), breaching 6,200. Dow dives 600 points […]
  • Market Update – Friday 12/21/18 4:00 PM EST

    “SSDD.” Deja Vu. Groundhog Day. Call it what you will, but the pattern is now well-established: every rally attempt by the SkyNet BuyBots quickly fades and reverses. Massive waves of selling pressure are unleashed by the SellBots and stocks close at or near the lows for the day. Buy the dip is dead. Today’s brief […]
  • Market Update – Wednesday 12/19/18 4:00 PM EST

    It was a tale of two StockBots today. The BuyBots ruled the morning, sending stocks sharply higher, until… … Fed Head Jerome “shocked” the world by announcing the 25 basis point rate hike that everyone on the planet already knew was coming. Here’s Why Stock Tumbled During Powell’s News Conference. Jim Cramer: Dow could have […]
  • Market Update – Tuesday 12/18/18 4:00 PM EST

    It was Groundhog Day all over again on Wall Street. After the drubbing over the last few trading days, the SkyNet BuyBots finally attempted a serious bounce. But the opening rally quickly gave way to yet another round of massive selling into late afternoon, erasing all of the gains.  The BuyBots regained their footing and […]
  • Market Update – Monday 12/17/18 4:00 PM EST

    It was Groundhog Day all over again on Wall Street. Yet again US stocks got smashed, bashed and trashed as the SkyNet SellBots again applied massive selling pressure and were relentless in driving stocks lower almost unabated all day.A last-minute appearance by the SkyNet BuyBots trimmed the days losses a bit but it was too […]
  • Market Update – Friday 12/14/18 4:00 PM EST

    In a replay of last Friday, US stocks got smashed, bashed and trashed yet again. The SkyNet SellBots again applied massive selling pressure and were relentless in driving stocks lower almost unabated all day. The DJIA plunged 496 points (2.0%) and the NASDAQ surrendered 160 points (2.2%). Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet […]
  • Market Update – Thursday 12/13/18 4:00 PM EST

    The SkyNet StockBots battled it out to a mixed close on Wall Street today. US stocks again got an opening bump from the BuyBots and the overnight futures. From there, stocks zigged and zagged their way into the close. The DJIA gained 70 points (0.3%) and the NASDAQ slipped 28 points (0.4%). Stay tuned as […]
  • Market Update – Wednesday 12/12/18 4:00 PM EST

    It was yet another wild ride on Wall Street today. Again, the SkyNet BuyBots were juiced up overnight, pushing US stocks sharply higher into the opening of trading. The rally continued until precisely 1:00 PM EST (funny how that happens) when the SkyNet SellBots awoke and substantially cut the day’s gains into the close. The […]
  • Market Update – Tuesday 12/11/18 4:00 PM EST

    It was yet another wild ride on Wall Street today. The SkyNet BuyBots were juiced up overnight, pushing US stocks sharply higher into the opening of trading. But it didn’t take long for the SellBots to yet again apply massive selling pressure,reversing all of the early gains and then some. A late-day rally took the […]
  • Market Update – Tuesday 12/11/18 4:00 PM EST

    It was yet another wild ride on Wall Street today. The SkyNet BuyBots were juiced up overnight, pushing US stocks sharply higher into the opening of trading. But it didn’t take long for the SellBots to yet again apply massive selling pressure,reversing all of the early gains and then some. A late-day rally took the […]
  • Market Update – Monday 12/10/18 4:00 PM EST

    It was another wild ride on Wall Street today. The StockBots were essentially asleep overnight, as the futures were flat going into the opening of trading. But it didn’t take for the SellBots to yet again apply massive selling pressure, driving stocks sharply lower. At precisely 11:00 AM EST (funny how that happens), the SellBots […]
  • Market Update – Friday 12/07/18 4:00 PM EST

    US stocks got smashed, bashed and trashed yet again, following a modestly higher open. The SkyNet SellBots again applied massive selling pressure and were relentless in driving stocks lower almost unabated all day. The DJIA plunged 559 points (2.2%) and the NASDAQ surrendered 219 points (3.0%). Dow closes down 550 points as stocks post biggest […]
  • Market Update – Thursday 12/06/18 4:00 PM EST

    Wow, what a wild ride on Wall Street today! The SkyNet SellBots ruled the overnight futures session, immediately applying relentless selling pressure for the first two hours of trading. At precisely 11:30 AM EST (funny how that happens), the SellBots became exhausted and the BuyBots took control, sparking a monster rally that recovered much if […]
  • Market Update – Wednesday 12/05/18

    US markets are closed today in memory of president George H.W. Bush.
  • Market Update – Tuesday 12/04/18 4:00 PM EST

    US stocks got smashed, bashed and trashed following a modestly lower open. The SkyNet SellBots immediately applied massive selling pressure and were relentless in driving stocks lower almost unabated all day. The DJIA plunged 800 points (3.1%) and the NASDAQ surrendered 283 points (3.8%). Dow plunges nearly 800 points on rising fears of an economic […]
  • Market Update – Monday 12/03/18 4:00 PM EST

    The SkyNet BuyBots went bananas in the overnight futures session, on news that the US-China trade wars were put on hold for 90 days. Following the sharply higher opening, US stocks zigged and zagged their way a bit lower to close well off the morning highs. The DJIA ended up 288  points (1.1%) and the […]
  • Market Update – Friday 11/30/18 4:00 PM EST

    After treading water most of the morning, US stocks got back on the rally wagon as the SkyNet BuyBots kicked into gear at precisely 1:00 PM EST (funny how that happens). The DJIA ended higher by 199 points (0.8%) and the NASDAQ added 57 points (0.8%) Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Thursday 11/29/18 4:00 PM EST

    US stocks settled down following the mega-rally earlier in the week. The SkyNet StockBots battled it out to a slightly lower close. The DJIA slipped 28 points (0.1%) and the NASDAQ lost 19 points (0.3%) Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Wednesday 11/28/18 4:00 PM EST

    The SkyNet BuyBots went bananas today, rocketing higher on FedHead Jerome Powell’s statements implying that interest rates are not going much higher. The DJIA soared 618 points (2.5%) and the NASDAQ jumped 209 points (2.9%) Dow surges 600 points, biggest rally in eight months, Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Tuesday 11/27/18 4:00 PM EST

    The SkyNet SellBots held the advantage of the overnight futures, sending US stock down sharply at the open. From there, the StockBots battled it out with the BuyBots mounting a recovery into a mixed close. The DJIA gained 108 points (0.4%) and the NASDAQ ended up a tiny fraction. Stay tuned as the battle of […]
  • Market Update – Monday 11/26/18 4:00 PM EST

    After last week’s drubbing, the SkyNet BuyBots finally got in gear and mounted an impressive rally. The question remains, is this a short-term “dead cat bounce” or the start of something more significant. The DJIA rebounded 354 points (1.4%) and the NASDAQ soared 142 points (2.0%). Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots […]
  • Market Update – Friday 11/23/18 4:00 PM EST

    The SkyNet SellBots don’t eat turkey, and they picked up right where they left off before the Thanksgiving holiday, driving US stocks lower. The DJIA dropped another 179 points (0.7%) and the NASDAQ dipped another 33 points (0.5%). Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Thursday 11/22/18 4:00 PM EST

    US markets closed for Thanksgiving holiday.
  • Market Update – Wednesday 11/21/18 4:00 PM EST

    After plunging the first two days of the week, the SkyNet StockBots battled it out to a mostly highly close in relatively quit trading. The DJIA, up 200 points at its high, sold off again in the afternoon and closed down a point. The NASDAQ held onto most of its early gains, closing up 63 […]
  • Market Update – Monday 11/19/18 4:00 PM EST

    US stocks got bashed, smashed and trashed, as the SkyNet StockBots ruled the day once again. A brief afternoon appearance by the SkyNet BuyBots cut the days losses in half, only to fade away into the close.  The DJIA plunged 396 points (1.6%) and the NASDAQ surrendered 219 points (3.0%) as the high tech stocks […]
  • Market Update – Tuesday 11/20/18 4:00 PM EST

    US stocks got bashed, smashed and trashed again today, as the SkyNet StockBots are showing no mercy. A brief late-morning appearance by the SkyNet BuyBots cut the days losses in half, only to fade away into the close.  The DJIA plunged another 551 points (2.2%) and the NASDAQ surrendered another 120 points (1.7%) as the […]
  • Market Update – Friday 11/16/18 4:00 PM EST

    The SkyNet StockBots battled it out to a mixed closed in relatively quiet trading. The DJIA ended higher by 124 points (0.5%) but the NASDAQ slipped 11 points (0.2%). Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Thursday 11/15/18 4:00 PM EST

    The SkyNet SellBots had early control, sending US socks sharply lower at the open. But precisely 9:30 am EST (funny how that happens), the BuyBots stepped in, erased the early losses and kept right on going into a strong close. The DJIA ended higher by 208 points (0.8%) and the NASDAQ jumped 122 points (1.7%). […]
  • Market Update – Wednesday 11/14/18 4:00 PM EST

    US stocks continued to slide as the SkyNet SellBots dominated trading once again.  The BuyBots mounted a weak rally at precisely 2:00 pm EST (funny how that happens), which failed as selling pressure resumed into the close. The DJIA ended down 206 points (0.8%) and the NASDAQ lost another 64 points (0.9%). Stay tuned as […]
  • Market Update – Tuesday 11/13/18 4:00 PM EST

    US stocks failed to rebound following yesterday’s smashing. The SkyNet SellBots pushed stocks lower again until precisely noon EST (funny how that happens) when the BuyBots mounted a weak rally, which failed as selling pressure resumed into the close. The DJIA ended down 100 points (0.6%). The NASDAQ managed to eek out a gain of […]
  • Market Update – Monday 11/12/18 4:00 PM EST

    US stocks got smashed as the SkyNet SellBots applied relentless pressure all day, with the BuyBots barely making a token mid-afternoon appearance. The DJIA plunged 602 points (2.3%) and the NASDAQ surrendered 206 points (2.8%). Dow plunges 600 points as Apple leads tech rout Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Friday 11/09/18 4:00 PM EST

    The SkyNet SellBots took control of the overnight futures, sending stocks sharply lower at the open of trading in New York. The selling pressure continued until precisely 2:15 PM (funny how that works) when the BuyBots stepped in and cut the days’ losses by about one-third into the close. The DJIA dropped 201 points (0.8%) […]
  • Market Update – Thursday 11/08/18 4:00 PM EST

    US stocks turned in a mixed performance, as the SkyNet StockBots consolidated recent gains. The DJIA edged higher by 11 points (0.1%) but the NASDAQ slipped 40 points (0.5%). Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Wednesday 11/07/18 4:00 PM EST

    Apparently ignited by the overnight election results, the SkyNet BuyBots took control and launched a fierce rally right through to the close. The DJIA soared 545 points (2.1%) and the NASDAQ jumped 195 points (2.6%). Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Tuesday 11/06/18 4:00 PM EST

    The rally continued as the SkyNet BuyBots took control of the overnight futures and kept right on going through to the close. The DJIA gained 173 points (0.7%) and the NASDAQ added 47 points (0.6%). Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Monday 11/05/18 4:00 PM EST

    US stocks turned in a mixed performance, as the SkyNet StockBots battled it out to a net positive close. The DJIA gained 190 points (0.7%) but the NASDAQ slipped 28 points (0.4%). Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Friday 11/02/18 4:00 PM EDT

    The SkyNet BuyBots took control of the overnight futures again, sending stocks sharply higher at the open of trading in New York. From there, the SellBots kicked in and sent stocks lower into the close. The DJIA dropped 110 points (0.4%) and the NASDAQ gave back 77 points (1.0%). Stay tuned as the battle of […]
  • Market Update – Thursday 11/01/18 4:00 PM EDT

    The rally continued as the SkyNet BuyBots took control of the overnight futures and kept right on going through to the close. The DJIA gained another 265 points (1.0%) and the NASDAQ jumped another 128 points (1.7%). Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Wednesday 10/31/18 4:00 PM EDT

    Yesterday’s big rally continued as the SkyNet BuyBots took control of the overnight futures and kept right on going until the SellBots kicked in at exactly 3:00 PM (funny how that works)  taking back a good chunk of the early gains. The DJIA ended higher by 241 points (1.0%) and the NASDAQ jumped another 144 points […]
  • Market Update – Tuesday 10/30/18 4:00 PM EDT

    The SkyNet BuyBots took control of the overnight futures and kept right on going all day, unleashing a fierce rally. The DJIA soared 431 points (1.7%) and the NASDAQ jumped  another 111 points (1.6%). Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Monday 10/29/18 4:00 PM EDT

    US stocks went on a wild roller coast ride today, with the DJIA swinging more than 900 points intraday. Dow swings more than 900 points as stocks end lower on U.S.-China trade worries The SkyNet BuyBots had control of the overnight futures, sending stocks sharply higher at the open of trading in New York. From […]
  • Market Update – Friday 10/26/18 4:00 PM EDT

    US stocks got whacked again for major losses as the SkyNet SellBots held control most of the day. The DJIA plunged 296 points (1.2%) and the NASDAQ surrendered 151 points (2.0%). Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Thursday 10/25/18 4:00 PM EDT

    Easy come, easy go, as US stocks rebounded strongly and recovered about 2/3rds of yesterday’s smashing. The SkyNet BuyBots had total command of today’s trading. The DJIA zoomed higher by 401 points (1.6%) and the NASDAQ soared 210 points (2.9%). The overnight futures are pointing down sharply and Friday is setting up for a very […]
  • Market Update – Wednesday 10/24/18 4:00 PM EDT

    US stocks got whacked for major losses as the SkyNet SellBots had total command of the day’s trading. The DJIA plunged 608 points (2.4%) and the NASDAQ surrendered 339 points (4.4%). Dow erases gains for the year, tumbles more than 600 points Stock Rout Erases 2018 Gains for S&P, Dow Indexes: Markets Wrap Media And […]
  • Market Update – Tuesday 10/23/18 4:00 PM EDT

    Wow, what a wild ride on Wall Street today. The SkyNet SellBots had total command of  the overnight futures trading, pushing US stocks dramatically lower at the open in New York. From there, the BuyBots mounted an impressive rally, nearly recouping all of the opening losses.A late recovery by the SellBots pushed stocks firmly into […]
  • Market Update – Monday 10/22/18 4:00 PM EDT

    In a near-rerun of last Friday, the SkyNet BuyBots had the upper hand in the overnight futures trading, pushing US stocks sharply higher at the open in New York. From there, it was mostly down hill as the SellBots took control once again, sending stocks into a mixed close. The DJIA dropped 127 points (0.5%) […]
  • Market Update – Friday 10/19/18 4:00 PM EDT

    The SkyNet BuyBots had the upper hand in the overnight futures trading, pushing US stocks sharply higher at the open in New York. From there, it was mostly down hill as the SellBots took control once again, sending stocks into a mixed close. The DJIA gained 65 points (0.2%) but the NASDAQ dropped  38 points […]
  • Market Update – Thursday 10/18/18 4:00 PM EDT

    US stocks got smashed again, as the SkyNet SellBots took control amid fears over a US-Saudi fallout. The DJIA plunged 327 points (1.3%) and the NASDAQ tanked 157 points (2.0%). Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Wednesday 10/17/18 4:00 PM EDT

    The SkyNet StockBots battled it out as US stocks zigged and zagged their way to a relatively modest negative close. The DJIA dropped 92 points (0.4%) and the NASDAQ slipped 2 points (0.0%). Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update -Tuesday 10/16/18 4:00 PM EDT

    The SkyNet BuyBots kicked it into overdrive today, sending US stocks sharply higher all day and recovering a big chunk of last week’s plunge. The DJIA jumped 547 points (2.2%) and the NASDAQ soared 215 points (2.9%). Stay tuned as the battle of the SkyNet StockBots continues!
  • Market Update – Monday 10/15/18 4:00 PM EDT

    US stocks settled down a bit after the wild rides of last week. The SkyNet StockBots battled it out as stocked zigged and zagged most of the day, with a late sell-off pushing stocks lower into the close. The DJIA dropped 89 points (0.4%) and the NASDAQ soared 68 points (0.9%). Stay tuned as the […]
  • Market Update – Friday 10/12/18 4:00 PM EDT

    The SkyNet BuyBots finally mounted a counter-attack against the fierce SellBot selling over the past few trading days. The BuyBots took control in the overnight futures session and pushed US stocks sharply higher at the open on Wall Street. From there, the Bots battled it out into a strong close. The DJIA recovered 287 points […]