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    Dow Jones Futures: Rising Yields Curb Market Rally; Tesla Leads 5 Stocks Just Below Buy Points

    Dow Jones futures were little changed after hours, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures.


    The stock market rally lost modest ground Tuesday as Treasury yields rebounded. The major indexes didn’t fall too hard thanks to megacaps such as MSFT stock, Meta Platforms (META) and especially Tesla (TSLA), but market breadth was noticeably weak. The Dow Jones and Russell 2000 fell back below their 50-day lines.

    Homebuilders and other housing stocks sold off hard Tuesday on the higher yields, after powering higher Friday despite rising rates. Energy stocks fared well, with crude oil continuing to climb.

    Microsoft (MSFT), Meta and Tesla stock, along with General Electric (GE) and MongoDB (MDB) are trading close to buy points.

    After the close, software makers Zscaler (ZS) and Asana (ASAN) reported earnings, along with software developers platform GitLab (GTLB).

    ZS stock fell slightly after hours, despite better-than-expected Zscaler earnings and strong guidance. Zscaler stock has formed a choppy consolidation with an entry around 162.67 or 164.29. ZS stock climbed 275% to 162.74 in Tuesday’s regular session.

    ASAN stock declined modestly in extended action after Asana earnings topped estimates. The work management software maker has a 26.27 consolidation buy point, but investors could use a trendline entry above 23 as an early entry. Asana stock edged up 5 cents to 21.64 on Tuesday, just below the 50-day line. Asana earnings could be important for peers (MNDY) and Smartsheet (SMAR), with the latter reporting on Thursday.

    GTLB stock rose solidly in overnight trade on surprise GitLab earnings and revenue above views. Shares climbed 1.2% to 49.74 on Tuesday. GitLab stock has a 54.60 buy point from a cup base within a larger consolidation.

    META stock is on IBD Leaderboard. Microsoft stock is on the IBD Long-Term Leaders list. MDB stock and Zscaler are on the IBD 50.

    The video embedded in the article discussed Tuesday’s market action and analyzed Oracle (ORCL), Toll Brothers (TOL) and GE stock.

    Dow Jones Futures Today

    Dow Jones futures rose a fraction vs. fair value. S&P 500 futures edged lower and Nasdaq 100 futures fell 0.1%.

    Remember that overnight action in Dow futures and elsewhere doesn’t necessarily translate into actual trading in the next regular stock market session.

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    Stock Market Rally

    The stock market rally felt the impact of rising Treasury yields Tuesday, though the Nasdaq in particular resisted the selling.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.6% in Tuesday’s stock market trading. The S&P 500 index retreated 0.4%, with TSLA stock the No. 1 performer. The Nasdaq composite edged down 0.1%. The small-cap Russell 2000 tumbled 2.1%.

    U.S. crude oil prices climbed 1.3% to $88.69 a barrel as Saudi Arabia said it’ll extend its voluntary production cut of 1 million barrels per day through the end of the year, while Russia will continues it own output curbs. Crude futures have surged 9.9% in an eight-session win streak.

    The 10-year Treasury yield popped 9 basis points to 4.27% after a similar gain Friday.

    With U.S. yields rising and more weak economic data out of China and Europe, the dollar had another strong session.


    Among growth ETFs, the Innovator IBD 50 ETF (FFTY) fell 0.5%. The iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF (IGV) advanced 0.45%, with Microsoft stock a major component. The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) rose 0.2%.

    Reflecting more-speculative story stocks, ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) climbed 0.9% while ARK Genomics ETF (ARKG) fell 1.8%. Tesla stock is the No. 1 holding across Ark Invest’s ETFs.

    SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (XME) retreated 1.3% and the Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF (PAVE) slumped 2.7%. U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS) descended 1.7%. SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) sold off 3.9%. The Energy Select SPDR ETF (XLE) climbed 0.5% and the Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV) gave up 1%.

    The Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI) fell back 1.7%, with GE stock a significant XLI component.

    The Financial Select SPDR ETF (XLF) sank 1%. The SPDR S&P Regional Banking ETF (KRE) lost 2.3%.

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    Stocks Near Buy Points

    Microsoft stock rose 1.5% on Tuesday to 333.55, moving above the 50-day moving average for the first time in a month. But it wasn’t a decisive move above that key level and Tuesday’s volume was light. With a little more strength, the Dow Jones tech titan could be actionable. MSFT stock has a 336.78 consolidation buy point, according to MarketSmith analysis.

    META stock climbed 1.3% to 300.12, finally closing above the 50-day after hitting resistance there for several sessions. The internet giant is on track to have a base with a 326.29 buy point.

    Tesla stock bounced from the 21-day moving average and just retook the 50-day with a 4.7% pop to 256.49. Shares tumbled 5.1% on Friday after Tesla unveiled a Model 3 upgrade in China but also slashed Model S, Model X and Full Self-Driving prices. Investors could use last week’s high of 261.18 as an early entry for TSLA stock, which has a 299.29 official buy point.

    GE stock fell 1.2% to 112.88, nudging below the 21-day line and just above the 50-day/10-week lines. General Electric has a 117.96 buy point from a flat base, its first real consolidation since a January breakout. Investors could use 115.85 as an early entry for GE stock.

    MongoDB stock edged up 0.3% to 394.13, holding the 50-day line. On Friday, shares gapped up on strong MongoDB earnings, hitting 414 intraday. But MDB stock closed up 3% to 392.88, near session lows. The database software firm has a 439 buy point, but investors could use Friday’s high as an early entry from the 50-day and a trendline.

    Market Rally Analysis

    The stock market rally showed resilience in the face of higher Treasury yields, at least on the surface. Tesla stock and other megacaps limited losses in the major indexes.

    But breadth was anemic, especially given the relatively slim losses on the big-cap indexes. Losers led winners by nearly 3-to-1 on the Nasdaq and by 7-to-2 on the NYSE. New lows beat new highs.

    The Russell 2000 tumbled back below its 50-day line. The Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (RSP) skidded 1.2%, far worse than the S&P 500, after closing a whisker below the 50-day on Friday.

    The Dow Jones fell slightly below its 50-day.

    The Nasdaq and S&P 500 still have some distance above the 50-day line, but not that much.

    Energy stocks did well while the broad tech sector held up OK. But housing plays had a rough outing, with homebuilders and related names among the biggest losers Tuesday. Steelmakers, industrials and travel plays also retreated.

    Clearly, stocks are taking their inverse cues from Treasury yields. If yields continue to rise, the market rally is likely to run into trouble.

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    What To Do Now

    With losers dominating Tuesday, there weren’t many buying opportunities, a shift from last week.

    But many stocks are on the cusp of being actionable, including Tesla, Meta and GE, but others as well. Make sure they are on your watchlists.

    Be ready to keep adding exposure, but don’t get stuck in a bullish mindset. You have to be prepared to step back if the market or a specific position falters.

    Read The Big Picture every day to stay in sync with the market direction and leading stocks and sectors.

    Please follow Ed Carson on X/Twitter at @IBD_ECarson for stock market updates and more.


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