Dow Jones Falls In Tentative Market; Google Rallies On New AI Chip

Dow Jones Falls In Tentative Market; Google Rallies On New AI Chip

The Dow Jones Industrial Average turned lower, while other major stock indexes rose Tuesday as investors tried to find some market momentum. Meanwhile, Google stock rallied on the stock market today after the company announced a new artificial intelligence chip.


The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.2% in morning action, while the S&P 500 climbed 0.1%. The tech-focused Nasdaq composite moved up 0.3% after the opening bell.

The 10-year Treasury yield ticked down to 4.38%. Further, oil prices ticked up after sharp gains in recent weeks, as West Texas Intermediate futures traded around $86.50 a barrel.

Among U.S. exchange traded funds, the Nasdaq 100 tracker Invesco QQQ Trust ETF (QQQ) was up 0.5%, as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) rose 0.4%.

Early Tuesday, Google-parent Alphabet (GOOGL) unveiled a new AI chip, called Axion. The chip should reduce Google’s reliance on outside vendors and bring it into competition with longtime partners such as Intel (INTC) and Nvidia (NVDA).

Google stock climbed 1.3% Tuesday and is back above a 153.78 buy point in a consolidation.

Stock Market Today: CPI, Fed Minutes, Earnings

The economic calendar was quiet Tuesday ahead of Wednesday’s busy session when Wall Street will shift its focus to the consumer price index for March. The CPI is expected to rise 0.3% on the month, with a 3.5% annual increase, per Econoday estimates. Core inflation is expected to rise 0.3%, with a year-over-year increase of 3.7%.

Further, minutes from the Federal Reserve’s March policy meeting are also due out Wednesday.

Meanwhile, first-quarter earnings season kicks off later this week with reports from big banks JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC) and Citigroup (C), along with Delta Air Lines (DAL).

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Dow Jones Dips

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 both inched lower, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq composite rose less than 0.1%.

Monday’s Big Picture column commented, “Since indexes fell below their 21-day exponential moving averages last week, the stock market uptrend has broken stride. Although indexes held above their 21-day lines Monday, there are several indications that justify raising some cash right now.”

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Best Stocks To Watch On Stock Market Today

Along with Alphabet, Arista Networks (ANET), Broadcom (AVGO), DraftKings (DKNG) and ServiceNow (NOW) — plus Dow Jones components Salesforce (CRM), IBM (IBM) and Verizon Communications (VZ) — are among the best companies to watch on the stock market today.

ServiceNow is featured in this Stocks Near A Buy Zone column.

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Dow Jones: Salesforce, IBM, Verizon

Salesforce is trying to find support around its 50-day moving average, according to MarketSurge charts. A rebound would place the software leader in a new buy area. But investors need to wait for a decisive rebound. Shares also show a flat-base entry at 318.72. Salesforce stock was up 0.7% in morning trades Tuesday.

IBM stock is searching for support at the 50-day line, with a 0.4% rise Monday. Shares remain below a flat base’s 196.90 buy point. IBM stock gained 0.5% Tuesday.

Telecom giant Verizon’s recent breakout attempt faltered further Monday amid three straight days of losses. Verizon shares lost 1.5% Tuesday morning.

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Stock Market Today: DraftKings Gives Up Buy Point

Arista shares closed Monday in buy range above their 292.66 flat-base buy point, according to MarketSurge charts, even as they inched lower. And on Tuesday, the stock gained 0.2% in morning action.

AI stock Broadcom is building a short consolidation with a 1,438.17 buy point. The price action looks like a flat base, but it’s slightly too deep, with a depth of just over 16%. The maximum depth of a flat base is 15%. Shares slipped 0.3% Monday, about 8% away from the entry. Broadcom stock moved up 1.5% Tuesday.

DraftKings moved back below its 46.52 buy point in a short consolidation following Monday’s 3.6% drop. And the sports-betting giant was up 0.3% Tuesday morning.

Finally, ServiceNow is moving closer to a flat base’s 815.32 entry, as shares climbed another 0.3% Monday. The stock added 0.7% Tuesday.

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Stocks To Watch

These are four stocks in or near buy zones in today’s stock market.

Company Name Symbol Correct Buy Point Type Of Buy Point
Disney (DIS) 112.92 Cup with handle
Arista Networks (ANET) 292.66 Flat base
DraftKings (DKNG) 45.62 Consolidation
ServiceNow (NOW) 815.32 Flat base
Source: IBD Data As Of April 1, 2024

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Magnificent Seven Stocks: Nvidia

Magnificent Seven stocks Nvidia fell 0.7%, while Tesla (TSLA) rose 1.7% in Tuesday’s early trading.

Nvidia is close to finishing a flat base that would create a buying opportunity at 974. Shares are in week five of a flat base, which means the entry would be valid after this week. The AI giant is an IBD Leaderboard stock.

Tesla stock rallied 4.9% Monday, rebounding from its recent lows. Shares remain more than 40% off their 52-week highs.

Dow Jones Leaders: Apple, Microsoft

Among Dow Jones stocks in the Magnificent Seven, Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) traded higher ahead of Tuesday’s stock market open.

Apple stock moved down 0.7% Monday, right at its recent lows. Shares remain sharply below their long-term 200-day line. The stock gained 0.5% Tuesday morning.

Microsoft shares dipped 0.2% Monday, still holding above their 50-day line. And the stock moved up 0.3% early Tuesday.

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