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The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose Monday, as Tesla (TSLA) surged on news reports that Beijing has given preliminary approval for the electric-vehicle giant to launch its Full Self-Driving in China. Meanwhile, Nvidia (NVDA) eyed a new buy point on the stock market today.


The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.2% in morning action as did the S&P 500. The tech-focused Nasdaq composite also rose 0.2% after the opening bell.

Early Monday, the 10-year Treasury yield dipped to 4.63%. Further, oil prices fell as West Texas Intermediate futures traded around $83.20 a barrel.

Among U.S. exchange traded funds, the Nasdaq 100 tracker Invesco QQQ Trust ETF (QQQ) was up 0.2%, as the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) gained 0.3%.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Tesla will deploy its autonomous driving services based on mapping and navigation functions provided by Chinese technology giant Baidu (BIDU).

The partnership clears an important regulatory hurdle for Tesla to offer its driver-assistance system there. Rolling out FSD in China would help Tesla compete with major Chinese carmakers that have already provided advanced driver-assistance features.

Tesla stock soared nearly 11% in morning trading, set to retake its 50-day line for the first time since early January.

Stock Market Today: Fed Meeting

The Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting is sure to take the spotlight this week when it begins Tuesday, but there are a number of key economic reports for investors to watch.

The latest consumer confidence reading is due Tuesday while the ADP employment report is expected Wednesday. But the key report will be the April jobs report on Friday. Analysts expect the U.S. economy to have added 250,000 new jobs, a decline from the previous month. Analysts see the unemployment rate holding steady at 3.8%.

Key earnings reports Monday include Domino’s Pizza (DPZ), On Semiconductor (ON) and SoFi Technologies (SOFI).

Domino’s shares surged more than 7% in early trading, while On shares rose 0.5%. And SoFi stock lost nearly 7% in early action.

Other key earnings reports this week include Magnificent Seven members Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN).

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Dow Jones Rises

On Friday, The Nasdaq composite surged 2%, while the S&P 500 rallied 1%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose a modest 0.4%.

Friday’s The Big Picture column commented, “Remember, just because the picture is improving it does not mean you should ramp up exposure in a reckless fashion. Gradually increase your exposure by purchasing leading stocks coming out of sound chart bases.”

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Best Stocks To Watch On Stock Market Today

Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Dexcom (DXCM), Texas Roadhouse (TXRH) and Tradeweb Markets (TW) — plus Dow Jones component American Express (AXP) — are among the best companies to watch on the stock market today.

Tradeweb was featured in this Stocks Near A Buy Zone column.

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Dow Jones: American Express

American Express is bouncing back in heavy volume from support around its 50-day moving average. The bullish rebound placed the software leader in a new buy area, while shares are climbing above a 231.69 entry in a short consolidation. Shares were up 0.4% on the stock market today.

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Outside the Dow Jones index, Chipotle rallied another 2.4% Friday, ending further above a 3,023.98 buy point in a short consolidation, according to IBD MarketSurge. Chipotle shares gained 0.3% after the open on Monday.

Texas Roadhouse is just above a flat base’s 157.12 buy point. The stock climbed 0.7% Monday.

Tradeweb remains below its 50-day moving average, as it forms a flat base with a 108.04 buy point. Shares ticked down 0.3% Monday.

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Stock Market Today: Companies To Watch

These are four stocks in or near buy zones in today’s stock market.

Company Name Symbol Correct Buy Point Type Of Buy Point
American Express (AXP) 231.69 Consolidation
Texas Roadhouse (TXRH) 157.12 Flat base
Chipotle (CMG) 3,023.98 Consolidation
Tradeweb Markets (TW) 108.04 Flat base
Source: IBD Data As Of April 22, 2024

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Magnificent Seven Stocks: Nvidia

Magnificent Seven stocks Nvidia (NVDA) dropped 1.2% in Monday’s morning action.

Nvidia stock advanced 6.2% Friday to retake its 50-day moving average line in heavy volume. A new buy point has emerged at 974 as a result of consolidation, while aggressive investors can use a 906.13 entry as an early entry.

Dow Jones Leaders: Amazon, Apple, Microsoft

Among Dow Jones stocks in the Magnificent Seven, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft (MSFT) traded mixed after Monday’s stock market open.

Amazon shares bullishly regained its 50-day line Friday, with a 3.4% advance. The stock added 0.3% in Monday’s early trading.

Apple stock lost 0.4% Friday, snapping a four-day win streak. Shares remain about 15% off their 52-week high. Apple was up 3.6% on the stock market today.

Microsoft rebounded 1.8% during Friday’s action following the company’s earnings results. The software giant is fighting to retake its 50-day line. Shares moved down 1.2% Monday.

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