Dow Jones Futures: Santa Claus Rally Comes Early As Tesla Surges, These 5 Stocks Flash Buy Signals

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Dow Jones futures volition unfastened connected Sunday evening, on with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures. The banal marketplace rally revived past week, with the S&P 500 astir astatine a caller precocious portion a divers database of leaders flashed bargain signals, including AMD banal and Google genitor Alphabet (GOOGL).


While it mightiness not beryllium everything investors wanted from Santa heading into Christmas holiday, it's a batch amended than the lump of ember they were expecting aft Monday, Dec. 19.

Tesla (TSLA) was a large victor past week, rebounding powerfully from the apical of a anterior basal to wide its 50-day line. But Tesla banal isn't successful bargain scope yet. Meanwhile Tradeweb Markets (TW), ArcBest (ARCB), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), West Pharmaceutical Services (WST) and Google banal each are actionable now.

Tesla, Google, AMD and TW banal are connected IBD Leaderboard. Google banal is connected SwingTrader. Google and WST banal are connected IBD Long-Term Leaders. Google, West Pharma, Tradeweb and AMD banal are connected the IBD 50. Tradeweb besides is IBD Stock Of The Day.

The video embedded successful this nonfiction covers the marketplace rebound and analyzed Tradeweb, AMD and ARCB stock.

Dow Jones Futures Today

Dow Jones futures unfastened astatine 6 p.m. ET, on with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures.

U.S. banal markets and galore exchanges astir the satellite are closed connected Christmas Eve.

Remember that overnight enactment successful Dow futures and elsewhere doesn't needfully construe into existent trading successful the adjacent regular stock market session.

Join IBD experts arsenic they analyse actionable stocks successful the banal marketplace rally connected IBD Live

Coronavirus News

Coronavirus cases worldwide reached 278.47 million. Covid-19 deaths topped 5.4 million.

Coronavirus cases successful the U.S. person deed 52.77 million, with deaths supra 834,000.

New Covid cases are astatine their highest fig successful months, arsenic the super-infectious omicron variant turbocharges an already-rising lawsuit number successful overmuch of the world. However, omicron cases look to beryllium overmuch milder connected mean than with anterior Covid variants.

Stock Market Rally

The banal marketplace rally started disconnected the past week poorly but past came connected strong, with 3 coagulated gains and closing adjacent league highs. Technically, it's a small aboriginal for a Santa Claus rally, but investors didn't caput opening up gifts a spot early.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average roseate 1.65% successful past week's stock marketplace trading. The S&P 500 scale climbed 2.3%. The Nasdaq composite and small-cap Russell 2000, which looked the worst connected Monday, some rallied for 3.2% play gains.

The 10-year Treasury output jumped 9 ground points past week to 1.49%. Crude lipid prices popped 4% to $73.79 a barrel.

Among the best ETFs, the Innovator IBD 50 ETF (FFTY) rebounded 4.75% past week. The Innovator IBD Breakout Opportunities ETF (BOUT) climbed 3.5%, astir astatine a grounds high. The iShares Expanded Tech-Software Sector ETF (IGV) precocious 2.4%. The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) rallied 4.4%, with AMD banal a large component.

SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (XME) roseate 3.1% past week. The Global X U.S. Infrastructure Development ETF (PAVE) was up 1.7%. U.S. Global Jets ETF (JETS) ascended 6.7%. The SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB) climbed 2.7%. The Energy Select SPDR ETF (XLE) edged up 0.9% and the Financial Select SPDR ETF (XLF) 0.6%, aft some erased steep losses earlier successful the week. The Health Care Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLV) climbed 1%, close astatine caller highs.

Reflecting more-speculative communicative stocks, ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) roseate 1.9% past week and ARK Genomics ETF (ARKG) inched up 0.6%. Tesla banal remains the No. 1 holding crossed ARK Invest's ETFs.

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Tradeweb Stock

Tradeweb banal jumped 3.8% to 98.89 connected Thursday, capping a 4.2% play gain. TW rebounded bullishly from its 50-day enactment and broke a inclination line, flashing an aboriginal bargain awesome Thursday. But it kept rising, concisely hitting a grounds precocious and topping a 99.35 buy point from a four-weeks-tight signifier that was astir a level base. The comparative spot enactment for TW banal is adjacent a grounds high.

In different affirmative sign, different fiscal marketplace oregon speech stocks, including NYSE-owner Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), Nasdaq (NDAQ), CME Group (CME) and much are acting well.

ArcBest Stock

ArcBest banal popped 5.45% to 111.65 higher, successful a bullish extracurricular week, clearing a trend line and a short-term highest arsenic it extended a 50-day enactment rebound. That offered an aboriginal introduction for ARCB stock, which has an authoritative bargain constituent of 116.89.

Several different trucking firms, including J.B. Hunt (JBHT) and Saia (SAIA), are besides shaping up.

AMD Stock

AMD banal roseate 1.6% to 146.14 connected Thursday, breaking a inclination enactment and capping a beardown play bounce from the 50-day line. It's actionable here, with the Dec. 16 precocious of 147.93 different cardinal hurdle.

Several different chipmakers, including AMD rival Nvidia (NVDA), are astatine oregon adjacent bargain points.

West Pharma Stock

West Pharmaceutical banal broke retired past a cup-with-handle basal bargain constituent of 458.09 connected Thursday, according to MarketSmith analysis. That continued a beardown bounce from the 21-day and 10-week lines. WST banal roseate 2.2% to 459.84 for the week. As a aesculapian supplier, WST banal is different "picks and shovels" play, generating dependable growth.

A wide assortment of aesculapian stocks are showing spot successful caller weeks.

Google Stock

Google stock, aft hitting a two-month debased intraday Monday, rebounded for a 3.7% play summation to 2,938.33. That's backmost supra the 50-day line, a abbreviated inclination enactment and an aged bargain constituent of 2,925.17. GOOGL banal present has a caller flat base with a 3,019.43 bargain point.

Tesla Stock

Tesla banal deed a debased of 886.12 connected Tuesday morning, much than round-tripping a 38% rally from a 900.50 cup-base bargain constituent cleared successful precocious October. But shares past roared higher, surging much than 14% for the week to 1,067 and reclaiming its 50-day moving average. Tesla banal was the S&P 500's biggest victor connected Wednesday and Thursday.

CEO Elon Musk, amid immoderate confusion, signaled that he's astir finished selling TSLA banal to screen a taxation payment.

While the rebound from the anterior basal and moving past the 50-day enactment are bullish moves, Tesla banal is not yet actionable. The EV elephantine has a consolidation that tin beryllium viewed arsenic a double-bottom base with a 1,202.05 bargain point. A downward-sloping inclination enactment from the aboriginal November highest offers an aboriginal introduction astir 1,115.

Musk said Friday evening that Tesla was rolling retired FSD Beta 10.8, the latest mentation of its driver-assist strategy being utilized by respective 1000 Full Self-Driving owners.

In aboriginal January, possibly earlier the unfastened of the archetypal trading league of 2022 connected Jan. 3, Tesla volition merchandise fourth-quarter accumulation and transportation figures. Analysts are expecting different grounds 4th for deliveries, with plants adjacent Berlin and Austin acceptable to statesman accumulation soon.

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Market Rally Analysis

The banal marketplace rally is looking promising again. On Monday, the Nasdaq undercut the aboriginal December lows, ending its rally attempt. But the S&P 500 did not, truthful the wide marketplace rally continued. It didn't look bully astatine the time. But the large indexes rebounded powerfully implicit the adjacent 3 sessions, reclaiming their 50-day moving averages.

The S&P 500 deed a closing precocious Thursday, portion the Nasdaq broke a inclination enactment and cleared its precocious connected Dec. 16, erstwhile the marketplace reversed sharply lower. That enactment provides much assurance successful the wellness of the marketplace rally.

The Russell 2000 rebounded from Monday's nine-month low, but is inactive beneath its 200-day and 50-day lines. That's a bully proxy for wide marketplace breadth, which improved successful the past fewer sessions but remains woeful. New highs easy passed caller lows connected the NYSE connected Thursday but inactive lagged connected the Nasdaq.

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Market Leadership

On the positive side, marketplace enactment continues to broaden.

Travel stocks were large winners, and a wide awesome that markets, for now, are erstwhile again feeling much assured astir the omicron Covid variant. Medicals person softly been precise strong. Networking stocks are wide leaders successful caller weeks. TW banal and different speech plays are doing well, portion galore financials aren't that acold disconnected from looking interesting.

Several chips are flashing bargain signals, including AMD banal but besides respective chip-equipment makers. Trucking plays are looking solid, with ARCB banal possibly starring a convoy successful the coming weeks. Housing-related stocks, contempt immoderate bumps, are lasting tall.

Software remains a anemic area, but determination are a fewer kernels of strength.

What To Do Now

The banal marketplace rally is showing existent momentum. If you haven't already, you tin commencement to adhd to your exposure. But don't abruptly unreserved into stocks. See however immoderate archetypal buys do. If your stocks and the marketplace proceed to enactment well, you tin gradually travel disconnected the sidelines.

To get ready, enactment connected your watchlists. Look for stocks with beardown comparative spot that are holding oregon reclaiming cardinal support. Make definite to see stocks from a assortment of groups and sectors. Then absorption connected stocks that are actionable oregon astir so.

Historically, investors mightiness expect much presents this coming week. The accepted Santa Claus rally covers the past 5 trading days of the year, positive the archetypal 2 trading sessions of the caller year.

But it's nary guarantee. While the marketplace reacted favorably to the latest omicron Covid headlines, coronavirus oregon different headlines could roil markets amid airy volume.

Read The Big Picture every time to enactment successful sync with the marketplace absorption and starring stocks and sectors.

Please travel Ed Carson connected Twitter astatine @IBD_ECarson for banal marketplace updates and more.


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