Kroger

Do you believe in Christmas in August? Better get used to it, we are upon the traditionally slowest volume week of the year other than Christmas. This year, a lot is going on which is simmering under the surface. We may just get a break from it this week.
A week ago, heavily weighted tech stocks were taken to the woodshed. By far the most important market observation we could have is to see how they’ve recovered. If they don’t recover, there is little hope for the market to get a sustained leg up through the summer.
Consumer spending in the U.S. unexpectedly dropped in September as incomes rose at the slowest pace of the year, indicating the economy will have difficulty sustaining a pickup in growth into the end of the year.