Mish's Market Minute

Biggest Movers in the Modern Family


If the market could talk, it might say that the Economic Modern Family is happy. Perhaps happier than they have been in a long time.

Starting Friday, Forrest and I pointed out that the Russell 2000, Transportation and Retail all closed green in the face of the news on Trump and with tech falling by 4%. On Monday, that trend continued. IWM made the largest percentage gain over the other 3 indices; IYT and XRT held their own as well.

The best percentage gainer in the family today was Big Brother Biotechnology, another sector we both pointed to watch last week.

With the news of Regeneron (REGN)'s Experimental polyclonal antibody cocktail helping Trump recover and the accelerated race for a vaccine and a way to alleviate symptoms of COVID, IBB rallied over 4%.

Last Friday, IBB was flirting with the 50-DMA. Now, it's well over, and with a strong move back over the 10- and 50-day moving averages, we could see a move back to July's highs.

Speaking of the Modern Famly, Regional Banks (KRE) closed up 3.98%. That was not far off from IBB, which was up 4.28%. KRE has consistently been the weakest link in the Family. A comeback from its recent September lows was well-needed, as many have been worried about this sector.

As the week continues, we need to see the Family continue to take the lead. Yes, some of this strength is on Trump's recovery, but most of it is on the assumption some stimulus will be passed.

Regardless, if you believe that price rules, then the Family is reflecting all of the optimism in the face of continuing doom and gloom perpetuated by the pundits. 

Come join Mish and others in Women in Wealth on October 7 & 8!

  • S&P 500 (SPY): Needs a second close over 336 and a clearance over 343
  • Russell 2000 (IWM): 160 resistance, 153 support
  • Dow (DIA): 284 resistance, 277 support
  • Nasdaq (QQQ): 276 support. Needs to clear 283
  • KRE (Regional Banks): Unconfirmed Bullish phase needs a second close over the 50-DMA
  • SMH (Semiconductors): 181 resistance. Needs to hold the 50-DMA
  • IYT (Transportation): 203 pivotal
  • IBB (Biotechnology): 138 now support, 143 resistance.
  • XRT (Retail): Granny could make new all-time highs

Mish Schneider


Director of Trading Research and Education

Forrest Crist-Ruiz


Assistant Director of Trading Research and Education

Forrest Crist-Ruiz
About the author: is the latest member of the MarketGauge team, working closely with Mish Schneider as Assistant Director of Trading Education and Research. Forrest has experience as a trader, having successfully invested in his own personal account for several years. Currently, Forrest assists Mish with trade selection and management. He also helps with writing the MarketGauge Daily Blog. Learn More
Mish Schneider
About the author: serves as Director of Trading Education at MarketGauge.com. For nearly 20 years, MarketGauge.com has provided financial information and education to thousands of individuals, as well as to large financial institutions and publications such as Barron’s, Fidelity, ILX Systems, Thomson Reuters and Bank of America. In 2017, MarketWatch, owned by Dow Jones, named Mish one of the top 50 financial people to follow on Twitter. In 2018, Mish was the winner of the Top Stock Pick of the year for RealVision. Learn More
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