1) America’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) for the first quarter of 2019 grew to 3.2%, well above the predicted 2.5% by experts. The US growth makes the American economy the strongest in the world.
2) Exxon Mobil oil company’s profits for the first quarter fell 49% to $2.36 billion dollars. The company is spending more on oil production, while also having lower margins in their refinery business. Exxon is expanding its production in the Permian Basin of west Texas and New Mexico, causing a 42% spike in exploration and production spending.
3) The technology stocks $1 trillion dollar rally continues. The tech sector has outperformed every other industry, with monies pouring into the technology stocks.
4) 26 APR 19 Stock market closings: Again Nasdaq and S&P 500 set record highs.
Dow 26,543.33 up 81.25
Nasdaq 8,146.40 up 27.72
S&P 500 2,939.88 up 13.71
10 Year Yield: down at 2.50%
Oil: down at $62.80