The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed Monday, kickstarting the week with more gains. The price of Bitcoin rallied, topping $22,000 for the first time since Aug. 19.
In the market’s current volatility, Arista Networks (ANET), DoubleVerify (DV), Pure Storage (PSTG) and Restaurant Brands (QSR) — as well as Dow Jones stock Chevron (CVX) — are among the top stocks to buy and watch. Keep in mind the market’s increased volatility is a good reason for investors to be more defensive, although last week’s gains were constructive.
Dow Jones Today: Treasury Yields, Oil Prices, Bitcoin
After the opening bell Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.7%, while the S&P 500 gained 0.9%. The Nasdaq traded up 0.95% in morning trade.
The 10-year Treasury yield ticked lower to 3.28% early Monday. Last week, the 10-year Treasury yield notched its highest closing level since June 15.
U.S. oil prices looked to add to last week’s late gains, climbing almost 2% Monday morning. West Texas Intermediate futures traded back above $88 a barrel.
The price of Bitcoin rallied more than 3% over the last 24 hours, according to CoinDesk. Bitcoin hovered around $22,400 in morning trades.
Stock Market Rally Under Pressure
On Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 1.2%, while the S&P 500 closed 1.5% higher. The Nasdaq Composite moved up 2.1%.
Friday’s The Big Picture column commented, “The bullish session might’ve been enough to resume the uptrend, but volume has been lackluster behind the Nasdaq’s three-session win streak, and the distribution day count remains high for the Nasdaq and S&P 500. That’s even after the Sept. 6 distribution day got nixed due to a 5% rise from that day’s close.”
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Dow Jones Stocks To Watch: Chevron
Dow Jones stock Chevron rose 2.6% Friday, continuing to rebound from support at the key 50-day line. The stock added a handle to a cup base, moving the correct buy point to 166.93 — according to IBD MarketSmith chart analysis — amid a strong performance by energy stocks so far this year. The stock tacked on 1.1% early Monday.
CVX stock shows a strong 97 out of a perfect 99 IBD Composite Rating, per the IBD Stock Checkup. Investors can use the IBD Composite Rating to easily gauge the quality of a stock’s fundamental and technical metrics.
Top Stocks To Watch: Arista, DoubleVerify, Pure Storage, Restaurant Brands
Arista Networks has added a handle to a double-bottom base, placing the correct entry at 132.97, according to IBD MarketSmith chart analysis. Arista’s relative strength line is close to highs, as the stock has retaken its 200-day and 21-day lines. ANET shares were up 1% early Monday.
IBD Leaderboard stock DoubleVerify is breaking out past a 28.07 buy point in a bottoming base. Shares are in the 5% buy zone that goes up to 29.47, though it’s getting extended from moving averages. DV shares gained 0.4% Monday morning. The company specializes in platforms to help advertisers get a better view on the effectiveness of their ad spending and campaigns.
IBD SwingTrader stock Pure Storage is approaching a 31.62 buy point in a cup with handle. Meanwhile, an early entry is also in play after the stock moved above a downtrend line within that handle. Shares moved up 1.2% Monday.
Restaurant Brands rallied 0.5% Friday, ending just below a cup with handle’s 61.19 buy point. Restaurant Brands franchises and operates 29,000 Burger King and Tim Hortons restaurants globally. It’s planning a big upgrade of Burger King locations. The stock rose 1% early Monday.
Tesla stock rallied 3.6% Friday, extending a win streak to four sessions and continuing its rebound from the 50-day line. Shares of the electric-vehicle giant rose another 1% Monday morning.
Tesla stock found resistance at its 200-day line in recent months, but is now back above that level. Shares remain about 28% of their 52-week high.
Dow Jones Leaders: Apple, Microsoft
Among Dow Jones stocks, Apple shares rose 1.9% Friday, finishing the week just below their 50-day line. The stock is about 11% away from a buy point at 176.25 off a cup with handle. Shares gained 1.5% Monday, signaling a move back above the 50-day line but slightly below the 200-day.
Microsoft moved up 2.3% Friday, rising for a third straight day. The software giant remains sharply below below its 50- and 200-day lines. Shares are about 24% off their 52-week high. The stock moved up 0.45% early Monday.
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