Options trading was halted by a multi-hour breakdown. The delay prevented traders from gauging fear and hedging positions.
Shares jump after hours, then fade after fiscal-2nd quarter earnings beat estimates and the company boosts its dividend. But profit margins are a concern. The iPad sees a 65% sales gain.
The video streaming company added 3 million new subscribers, sending shares soaring late Monday. Apple reports after the close.
Big Blue has an outsized effect on the blue-chip index because of its price. If the stock were simply flat, the DJIA would be up 100 points.
Wall Street can no longer deny deteriorating economic fundamentals and corporate earnings as technical indicators roll over.
But IBM shares fall after hours, after earnings miss estimates. Still, stocks may open higher Friday after a Thursday swoon. The major indexes are off more than 2% since peaking last week.
Hindsight is 20/20, but can the charts also predict how the indexes will react?
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