Stocks Pointing To Lower Opening on December 17, Looking For Gap Fill
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Stocks Pointing To Lower Opening on December 17, Looking For Gap Fill

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DECEMBER 17, 2019




US Markets

  • S&P 500 Futures -4 points
  • 10-Year Treasury 1.86%
  • Dollar Index 97.05
  • Oil $60.28
  • VIX 12.27

International Markets

  • Japan +0.47%
  • HK +1.22%
  • Shanghai +1.27%
  • KOSPI +1.27%
  • Germany -0.92%
  • FTSE -0.17%

S&P 500 (SPY) 

Stocks in Asia were stronger overnight, while Europe is mostly lower. The S&P 500 futures are pointing to a minor decline at the opening, about ten basis points. Nothing much has changed overnight from a technical standpoint. There is a gap that needs to be filled at 3,170. Resistance for the market continues to be around 3,200 with room up to 3,212.

S&P 500, spx

Roku (ROKU) 

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Roku is falling today after the company announced its CFO was leaving. The stock has been using the downtrend as a source of support in recent weeks. But the trend seems lower, and that means the shares may fall to $122. 

roku, roku

Alibaba (BABA) 

Alibaba has risen to around $209 and is nearing resistance at $211. The chart also may be forming a rising wedge, a bearish reversal pattern. For now, $201 is support.

Alibaba, baba

JD.COM (JD) is at resistance at $34.80. A break out sends the stock higher towards $37.20., jd

Apple (AAPL) 

Apple’s price target was lifted to $325 at Cowen $290. If the stock is looking to advance to the upper end of the previous trading channel, then the stock appears to be going to $291. 

AAPL, aaple

Freeport (FCX)

Freeport got an upgrade today at BMO to outperform from market perform with a $17 target up from $12.  $13.80 is the next level of resistance. 

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