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Futures Fall Ahead Of Jobs Data; Yields Jump


Dow Jones futures dropped Tuesday morning, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures, ahead of the early release of August JOLTS data. Meanwhile, Cathie Wood’s Ark Invest ETFs sold nearly $4 million worth of Nvidia stock.


The Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, is expected to fall to 8,75 million in August vs. 8.827 million in July. The JOLTS data is due out at 10 a.m. ET.

Further, Friday’s September jobs report is the highlight of this week’s economic reports. Wall Street expects moderate strength, with 150,000 new jobs. The jobless rate is expected to tick down to 3.7% from 3.8%. Average hourly wages are seen growing 0.3%.

Stock Market Today

Electric-vehicle giant Tesla (TSLA) declined 1% Tuesday morning, while Nvidia (NVDA) edged higher after Keybanc maintained its overweight rating, upping the price target from 670 to 750.

On Monday, Cathie Wood’s Ark Genomic Revolution ETF (ARKG) sold 8,983 shares of Nvidia stock, according to daily trade disclosures. NVDA stock is making a move to recapture its 50-day line, which could lead to an early buy trigger.

Dow Jones tech icons Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) moved squarely lower ahead of today’s stock market open.

IBD Leaderboard stock Arista Networks (ANET), Duolingo (DUOL), DraftKings (DKNG), and IBD SwingTrader stock Zscaler (ZS) — as well as Dow Jones stocks Caterpillar (CAT) and Chevron (CVX) — are among the stocks to watch in the ongoing stock market correction.

Arista is an IBD Leaderboard stock, and featured in this Stocks Near A Buy Zone column. Cybersecurity leader Zscaler is an IBD SwingTrader stock.

Dow Jones Today: Oil Prices, Treasury Yields

Ahead of Tuesday’s opening bell, Dow Jones futures fell 0.5% vs. fair value, while S&P 500 futures declined 0.6%. Tech-heavy Nasdaq 100 futures lost 0.7% vs. fair value in morning action.

Among U.S. exchange-traded funds, the Nasdaq 100 tracker Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) dropped 0.6%, while the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) fell 0.5% early Tuesday.

Early action also showed the 10-year U.S. Treasury yield rising to 4.74%, set to hit another long-term high.

Oil prices extended Monday’s losses, falling 0.5% Tuesday morning. West Texas Intermediate futures traded below $88.50 a barrel.

Stock Market Correction

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 0.2%, while the S&P 500 inched higher. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite gained 0.7%.

Monday’s Big Picture column commented, “Historically, the stock market does best in the fourth quarter of the year. The S&P 500 averages a 2.8% increase, compared with gains of 1.3%-2.3% in the other quarters. The Nasdaq averages a 4.4% fourth-quarter gain, according to Dow Jones Market Data. That compares with 0.4%-3.6% gains for the first three quarters.”

Tuesday is Day 5 of a rally attempt, so a follow-through day is possible any day. A follow-through day signals the start of a new uptrend.

Now is an important time to read IBD’s The Big Picture column, with the stock market outlook in a correction. Be sure to read how to handle the ongoing stock market weakness and prepare for a new uptrend.

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Dow Jones Stocks: Caterpillar, Chevron

Dow Jones leader Caterpillar continues to form a flat base with a 293.88 buy point after strong gains since early June. CAT stock rose 0.4% Monday, closing just below the 50-day line. Shares dipped 0.5% early Tuesday.

Dow Jones oil and gas giant Chevron dropped 1.2% Monday, extending a losing streak to three sessions. Last week, CVX stock broke out past a short handle-entry at 168.96. Meanwhile, a cup base within a larger consolidation continues to show a 172.88 buy point, according to IBD MarketSmith chart analysis. Chevron shares edged lower Tuesday morning.

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Stocks To Watch: Arista, DraftKings, Duolingo, Zscaler

IBD Leaderboard stock Arista rallied 2.1% Monday, continuing to rebound from the key 50-day line. A bullish rebound from that level places the stock in a new buy area, but the market outlook still shows a correction. So, investors should stay in cash. ANET stock rose 0.3% early Tuesday.

DraftKings is building a cup with handle that has a 32.65 buy point, per IBD MarketSmith pattern recognition. Shares are consolidating below their 50-day moving average, a key level to watch. DKNG stock dropped 0.6% in premarket trades Tuesday.

IPO Leader Duolingo is trying to break out past its latest buy point, an entry at 167.35, with strong recent gains. The new entry is the result of a handle on a double bottom base. DUOL stock lost 0.3% early Tuesday.

Recent IBD Stock Of The Day Zscaler continues to rebound from its key 50-day line, as shares added 3.4% Monday. ZS stock declined 0.55% Tuesday morning.

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Best Stocks In Today’s Stock Market Action

These are four best stocks to buy and watch in today’s stock market, including a Dow Jones leader.

Company Name Symbol Correct Buy Point Type Of Buy Point
Uber Technologies (UBER) 143.63 Flat base
Caterpillar (CAT) 293.88 Flat base
Airbnb (ABNB) 154.95 Cup base
DraftKings (DKNG) 32.65 Cup with handle
Source: IBD Data As Of Oct. 2, 2023

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Tesla stock rebounded another 0.55% Monday despite weak Q3 deliveries, extending a win streak to three sessions. Shares closed right at their 50-day line. TSLA stock has an official cup-with-handle base with a buy point at 278.98, but shares are about 10% away from that entry.

Shares dropped 1% early Tuesday, threatening to snap the three-day win streak. Tesla launched a cheaper Model Y variant in the U.S. Monday night.

Dow Jones Leaders: Apple, Microsoft

Among Dow Jones stocks, Apple moved up for a third straight session, rising 1.5% Monday, moving off its recent lows. Shares are sharply below their 50-day line after sharp losses in September. If AAPL stock can rebound, it would likely have a double-bottom base with a 189.98 buy point. Shares dropped 0.6% early Tuesday.

Microsoft shares rebounded another 1.9% Monday, up for a fourth consecutive session after hitting a recent low during Thursday’s session. And on Tuesday morning, MSFT stock lost 0.6%.

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