The Closing Look

Stocks were closed on Monday for Memorial Day. Stocks ended mixed on Tuesday as investors digested a slew of economic data. Tuesday was also the last trading day of the month and stocks rallied for the month of May. On the economic front, personal income and outlays rose 0.4% which matched consensus. The S&P Case-Shiller Housing Price Index rose 0.9%, beating estimates for 0.7%.Elsewhere, Chicago PMI rose to 49.3, missing estimates for 50.7.  Consumer confidence came in at 92.6, missing estimates for 97.0. The Dallas Fed Manufacturing index plunged into negative territory, falling to -13.1 from a positive 5.8. Finally, the State Street Investor Confidence Index fell to 106.6, lower than the last reading of 108.6.

Gary’s Thoughts: Dow does not reflect the day as other indices did not budge but beware the massive resistance overhead and a few important big name Dow stocks acting blah!