The major indices are opening lower, but off their premarket low levels as well. The S&P and NASDAQ are still down for the first time in four days but on track for the best week since February 2021. The Dow is on track for its best week since November 2020.
A snapshot of the market shows:
Dow industrial average down -143.05 points or -0.41% at 34337.72
S&P index down -10.78 points or -0.24% at 4400.88
NASDAQ index down -35.01 points or -0.26% 13579.77
Russell 2000 down -3.01 points or -0.15% had 2062.00
Technically, the NASDAQ index moved above its 200 hour moving average for the first time since all the way back on January 4 yesterday. The price is trading above and below that moving average today at 13544.56. The MA will be a key technical barometer going forward.