Off the Charts

The market was strong early but faded in the afternoon on what was a low-volume day thanks to Rosh Hashanah. The S&P finished the day up 0.12% while the Nasdaq gain led with a 0.27% gain.

While the market continues to show no commitment to any short-term directional trend, it was positive to see the indices stay green in the face of sharply higher bond yields today. This morning we got two strong data points in the form of initial jobless claims and ISM non-manufacturing, which had investors back to fretting the implications of potential QE tapering in September. The 10-year bond yield jumped nearly 3%, to nearly 3%, during today's session and actually is pushing above the three-handle after hours for the first time since 2011. Expectations are now lofty for tomorrow's non-farm payrolls number, and a strong report could spur bond yields even higher....464 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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