Transports Ship Markets To The Downside

Many traders and investors will follow the transportation index very closely. When the transport stocks trade higher it is usually considered a sign of expansion and economic growth. On the flip side, when the transport stocks decline or sell off it is usually a sign of economic contraction and slower economic growth. This morning, the iShares Dow Jones Transportation ETF (NYSE:IYT) is trading lower by $1.57 to $91.86 a share. This is a 1.60 percent decline for this leading and highly followed sector. Short term traders can watch for some intra-day support around the $91.50, and $91.00 levels. Some of the leading transport stocks that are declining lower this morning include FedEx Corp (NYSE:FDX), CSX Corp (NYSE:CSX), and Union Pacific Corp (NYSE:UNP). All of these leading stocks will usually trade right in line with the S&P 500 Index which is also trading lower to start the day.

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Nicholas Santiago started trading in 1991. In 1997, he became a licensed Series 7 and 63 registered representative. He managed money for a large, affluent private client group. After applying his knowledge to his client base, he decided it was time to begin teaching those interested in learning his methods. He is an expert in Technical Analysis. He has become an accomplished technician in the studies of Elliot Wave, Gann Theory, Dow Theory and Cycle Theory. In 2007, he partnered with Gareth Soloway to form InTheMoneyStocks.Com and realize his dream of educating others about the truth of the markets.

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