DJIA Market Happenings For Monday, March 15, 2021

Dow stocks hitting 52 week highs include American Express (AXP), Boeing (BA), Caterpillar (CAT), Chevron (CVX), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM) and Travelers (TRV). There are no Dow stock 52 week lows.

The Market

Premarket today, the Dow was indicated to open up +82 points.

Friday the Dow was up +293.05 (+0.90%) at 32,778.64.

Year-to-date the Dow is up +7.10%.

There were 22 Dow stocks up Friday.

The Dow stock winners Friday were led by Boeing (BA) 269.19 (+6.82%), Caterpillar (CAT) 229.00 (+4.20%) and Walgreens (WBA) 53.21 (+3.28%).

The Dow stock losers Friday were led by Salesforce (CRM) 212.21 (-1.73%), Visa (V) 224.36 (-0.79%) and Apple (AAPL) 121.03 (-0.76%).

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 closed at record highs Friday.

Bitcoin dropped 6% on Monday, after jumping Saturday to another all-time high above $60,000. The world’s biggest cryptocurrency has just about doubled this year. It’s soared more than 1,000% over the past 12 months.

The 10-year Treasury yield was a bit lower Monday morning, however, it was only slightly below its more than one-year high of 1.642% on Friday. The rapid rise in yields this year has traders wondering whether the Federal Reserve may be losing control of the direction of interest rates. The Fed’s two-day March meeting begins Tuesday.

European stocks are mostly higher and Asian markets ended mostly higher.

The national average price of gasoline is up five-tenths of a cent at $2.864 per gallon.

Earnings Reports

Nike (NKE) reports earnings on 3/18/2021 after the market close.

Walgreens (WBA) reports earnings on 3/31/2021 before the market open.

Today’s Featured Dow Stock

Verizon (VZ)

Verizon (VZ) 55.63 (+0.22%) is down -5.31% in 2021.

Financial Calendar

8:30 AM ET Empire State Manufacturing Index

11:30 AM ET 3-Month Bill Auction

11:30 AM ET 6-Month Bill Auction

4:00 PM ET Treasury International Capital

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