Market Update for December 18, 2018

In Today's Update:

1) Stocks struggled to hang on to earlier gains but did close mostly higher ahead of tomorrow's big announcement. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 82.66 or 0.35%, the S&P 500 added 0.22 or 0.01% while the Nasdaq 100 closed higher by 30.18 or 0.45% and the Russell 2000 finished lower by 0.97 or 0.07%.

2) Crude Oil Futures tanked and closed almost 8% lower after news of increased production from Russia while Gold Futures finished slightly higher gaining $1.50 or 0.12%. The Bond market continued to climb dropping the yield on the 10-year treasury note to 2.818%.

3) A couple of big-name earnings reports are dominating the after-hours trading session. FedEx Corp (FDX) is currently trading lower by $11.49 or 6.21% after beating analyst expectations but lowering its full-year 2019 earnings guidance. Micron Technology Inc. (MU) shares are down $3.00 per share or 8.8% after missing revenue estimates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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