Dow Jones futures were little changed Monday ahead of key Russia-Ukraine cease-fire talks Tuesday. Treasury yields paused, while U.S. oil prices dived Monday. Dow Jones tech titan Apple and Tesla stock are rapidly approaching new buy points.
Amid a strengthening stock market uptrend, investors have the green light to continually raise exposure by buying top stocks breaking out past proper buy points. You can find stock ideas by monitoring IBD’s proprietary watchlists, like the IBD 50 and the IBD Big Cap 20.
Stock Market Today
On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.3%. The S&P 500 gained 0.7% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite climbed 1.3%. The S&P 500 extended a win streak to three sessions. Among exchange traded funds, the Nasdaq 100 tracker Invesco QQQ Trust (QQQ) rose 1.55%, and the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) advanced 0.7% Monday.
U.S. Stock Market Today Overview
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Among the Dow Jones leaders, Apple (AAPL) rallied 0.5% and Microsoft (MSFT) traded up 2.3% in today’s stock market. UnitedHealth, a Dow Jones stock to watch, remains in buy range after a recent breakout.
Electric-vehicle leader Tesla (TSLA) surged more than 8% higher Monday after the company announced plans to split its stock.
Amid the volatile, headline-driven market, IBD Leaderboard stock Arista Networks (ANET), Broadcom (AVGO), CVS Health (CVS), European Wax Center (EWCZ) and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals (REGN) are Monday’s top stocks to buy and watch.
Microsoft and Tesla are IBD Leaderboard stocks. Arista is an IBD SwingTrader stock. Apple was featured in this week’s Stocks Near A Buy Zone column. European Wax Center was last week’s IPO Stock Of The Week.
Dow Jones Futures Today: Oil Prices, Treasury Yields, Russia-Ukraine Talks
After Monday’s market close, Dow Jones futures, S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures were little changed vs. fair value. Remember that overnight action in Dow futures and elsewhere doesn’t necessarily translate into actual trading in the next regular stock market session.
The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield eased to 2.47% Monday, holding at its highest level since May 2019 following Friday’s surge. U.S. oil prices dived more than 9% Monday, as West Texas Intermediate crude traded below $104 a barrel. Dow Jones energy giant Chevron (CVX) declined almost 2%, but remains sharply above the 20%-25% profit-taking area from a cup base’s 113.21 entry.
Russia-Ukraine cease-fire talks — to be held in Istanbul, Turkey — are scheduled to start Tuesday morning. Previous talks between the Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers ended with no agreements on a cease-fire or other humanitarian issues.
Stock Market Rally
The stock market posted positive results Monday, as the Nasdaq and S&P 500 ended with solid gains. For more daily stock market commentary, check out IBD’s The Big Picture column.
Friday’s The Big Picture column commented, “Also encouraging? Following the prior week’s powerful advance that encapsulated follow-through days by both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq, the market refused to surrender those gains.”
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Dow Jones Stocks To Buy And Watch: UnitedHealth
Managed care giant UnitedHealth shows a 500.10 buy point with a handle entry on a double-bottom base. Shares ended Monday in buy range above their latest entry after the session’s slight rise.
Bullishly, the stock’s relative strength line is near new highs, indicating significant stock market outperformance.
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Stocks To Buy And Watch: Arista, Broadcom, CVS, European Wax, Regeneron
IBD SwingTrader stock Arista Networks is in a buy range above a double-bottom’s 133.97 buy point, according to IBD MarketSmith charts. Shares rose 0.7% Monday.
Chip giant Broadcom climbed 0.6% Monday, as it continues to build the right side of a new cup base. The cup base’s proper buy point is 677.86, but a more aggressive entry at 614.74 is in play.
Last week’s featured IPO Leader, European Wax Center, is back below a double-bottom’s 31.59 buy point after shares reversed from early gains to fall 1.4% Monday. The 5% buy area goes up to 33.17.
Recent IBD Stock Of The Day CVS Health continues to build a flat base with a 111.35 buy point. CVS shares pared losses to 0.5% Monday.
Biotech leader Regeneron Pharmaceuticals remains in buy range above a 673.96 flat-base entry in the wake of a March 16 breakout move. REGN shares tested the buy point on March 23 before regaining the buy point on March 24. REGN shares moved up 2% Monday. The 5% buy zone tops out at 707.66.
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Tesla stock surged 8% Monday after the company announced that it will ask shareholders to vote at this year’s annual meeting to authorize additional shares in order to enable a stock split. The EV maker’s last 5-to-1 stock split occurred in August 2020.
The stock traded as high as 1,243.49 on Nov. 4, but ended Monday just 12% off that all-time high.
Dow Jones Leaders: Apple, Microsoft
Among Dow Jones stocks, Apple shares reversed from sharp losses to gain 0.5% Monday. Ahead of the market open, Nikkei Asia reported the company is planning to cut production of its iPhone SE and AirPods due to weaker-than-expected demand.
Following that gain, Apple stock is within striking distance of a double-bottom’s 176.75 buy point after decisively retaking its 50-day line last week. The relative strength line is just off new highs, which is a key technical indicator of strength. The RS line should hit a new high on the breakout day to confirm Apple stock as a market leader.
Software leader Microsoft rose 2.3% Monday, as shares convincingly regained their 200-day line. A new base is beginning to take shape.
Be sure to follow Scott Lehtonen on Twitter at @IBD_SLehtonen for more on growth stocks and the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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