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“Dimons” Are a Dow’s Best Friend

Posted 04/12/2019 9:13AM CT | Jeff Yasak

U.S. stock futures rose this morning with the release of stronger than expected earnings from J.P Morgan Chase.  The banking giant’s number vaulted more than 2.5% before the bell and the Dow gained 230 points at the open.  The better than anticipated number was attributed to the impact of higher rates. In recent months, U.S. banks have underperformed with looming fears of a recession.  Bank executives have been side-stepping these concerns by emphasizing the current loan growth.  Business Insider had published this Jamie Dimon quote today.  “In the first quarter of 2019, we had record revenue and net income, strong performance across each of our major businesses, and a more constructive environment,” CEO Jamie Dimon said in the earnings release “Even amid some global geopolitical uncertainty, the US economy continues to grow, employment and wages are going up, inflation is moderate, financial markets are healthy, and consumer and business confidence remains strong.”

Resistance is showing 289900 and 291000 with support being 288400 and 287500.

E-Mini S&P 500 Jun ’19 Daily Chart

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Jeff Yasak

Senior Market Strategist
Jeff studied finance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and at Loyola University. He left the corporate world in 1995 to pursue his dream of working in the financial markets. Jeff's trading career began as a clerk in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. This is where he developed a great interest in the options market that led him to the retail futures business. Jeff spent a few years as a broker's assistant before managing clients of his own.
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