Dow Jones Falls, Tech Stocks Sell Off As Treasury Yields Hit New Highs; Apple, Tesla Stock Slide| Investor’s Business Daily

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 100 points, while tech stocks stumbled, as Treasury yields jumped to new highs Tuesday. Apple and Tesla stock opened sharply lower, while Dow giant Boeing is in buy range.


Among the Dow Jones leaders, Apple (AAPL) declined 1.6% Tuesday, while Microsoft (MSFT) lost 0.8% in today’s stock market. Boeing (BA) is back in buy range following Monday’s bullish move and rallied 0.3% in morning trade.

Tesla (TSLA) skidded more than 3% Tuesday, on pace to extend a losing streak to three sessions.

Among the top stocks to watch, FANG leaders Alphabet (GOOGL) and Facebook (FB) are approaching new buy points.

Microsoft is an IBD Leaderboard stock. Boeing was Monday’s IBD Stock Of The Day, while Alphabet and Facebook were featured in this week’s Stocks Near A Buy Zone column.

Dow Jones Today: Treasury Yields

After the stock market open Tuesday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.3%, while the S&P 500 lost 0.6%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite sold off 1% in morning trade.

Early Tuesday, the 10-year Treasury yield rose as high as 1.776%, hitting a 14-month high before paring gains to 1.744%. On March 19, the 10-year Treasury yield spiked as high as 1.754%.

Among exchange traded funds, the Innovator IBD 50 (FFTY) fell 0.2% early Tuesday. Nasdaq 100 tracker Invesco QQQ Trust ETF (QQQ) lost 0.6% Tuesday, while the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) moved down 0.3%.

Stock Market Rally: Nasdaq Set For Another Test?

Amid the current stock market rally, the Dow Jones Industrial Average set all-time highs Monday, while the S&P 500 index snapped a two-day win streak.

Meanwhile, the tech-heavy Nasdaq remains below its key 50-day moving average. The Nasdaq will need to overcome this key hurdle in order to maintain its upward trajectory. The 50-day line is a critical potential resistance level. If the Nasdaq decisively clears it, then new highs could be on the horizon.

Monday’s Big Picture commented, “With a follow-through signal on the S&P 500 Friday, the stock market’s posture improved. Investors should be building up their portfolios, adding institutional-quality companies that break out of sound bases or other proper entries. But the stock market’s pesky problem this year is a lack of consistency, and it didn’t go away with the follow-through. (The follow-through confirmed a rally attempt started in early March.)”

Despite a resumed uptrend, the stock market’s choppiness has made it hard to make progress. Given such difficulty, it’s best to maintain a more conservative stance until the market proves its recent strength isn’t fleeting.

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Bitcoin Price

Bitcoin hit its high-water mark on March 13, topping out at $61,556. The price advanced about 2% Tuesday to trade around $59,000, according to CoinDesk.

The Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) looked to continue its rebound from the 50-day moving average following Monday’s 6.5% rise. The Bitcoin-tracking ETF rallied 2% Tuesday morning.

Dow Jones Stocks: Boeing

Inside the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Boeing is back in buy range above a 244.18 buy point in a cup base. The 5% buy range goes up to 256.39. Shares rallied about 0.3% Tuesday.

Boeing was featured as Monday’s IBD Stock Of The Day.

Stocks Near Buy Zones: Alphabet, Facebook

IBD Leaderboard stock Alphabet continues to form a flat base with a new buy point at 2,145.24, according to IBD MarketSmith chart analysis. Shares are about 5% away from the new entry amid Monday’s 1% gain. The stock moved up 0.3% Tuesday.

According to Leaderboard commentary, “Alphabet has made better progress than other big-cap techs lately. Support at the 21-day line is now flimsy. Watch for the stock to find support as it tests the 50-day line. The last base was second stage.”

Fellow FANG stock leader Facebook is tracing a cup with handle with a 299.81 buy point. Shares moved up 2.8% Monday and are about 3% away from the new entry. Early Tuesday, Facebook stock lost 0.1%.

According to IBD Stock CheckupFB stock shows a solid 92 out of a perfect 99 IBD Composite Rating. The IBD Composite Rating helps investors easily measure the quality of a stock’s fundamental and technical metrics.

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Tesla Stock

Tesla stock skidded over 3% Tuesday, adding to Monday’s 1.2% loss and threatening to extend a losing streak to three sessions.

Shares of Tesla ended Monday about 32% off their 52-week high. Tesla stock could be forming a new base, but it is too early for a new risk-optimal buy point.

On Feb. 22, Tesla broke down through its key 10-week moving average line, a critical support level. On Jan. 25, Tesla stock hit a record high at 900.40, after climbing as much as 93% from a 466 buy point in a cup

Dow Jones Leaders: Apple, Microsoft

Among the top Dow Jones stocks, Apple fell about 1.6% Tuesday, on pace to snap a three-day win streak. Apple stock is rebounding from its 40-week line and could soon again try to reclaim its 10-week line.

On Feb. 18, Apple stock triggered the 7%-8% loss-cutting sell rule when it fell more than 7% below its 138.89 buy point in a cup with handle.

Meanwhile, software giant Microsoft moved down 0.7% Tuesday. Shares are back above their 232.96 buy point and are approaching a 246.23 buy point in a new flat base.

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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