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Dow Jones Rises As Cathie Wood Buys $28 Million Of Tesla; Donald Trump Stock Soars 50% In Debut

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and other major indexes climbed Tuesday, as stocks looked to rebound from Monday's losses. Famed investor Cathie Wood bought more than $28 million worth of Tesla. And former President Donald Trump's social media platform Truth Social soared 50% in its debut on the stock market today.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average moved up 0.1% in morning action, while the S&P 500 gained 0.3%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite climbed 0.5% after the opening bell.

The 10-year Treasury yield climbed to 4.26%. Further, oil prices edged up, as West Texas Intermediate futures added 0.4% to trade above $82 a barrel.

Among U.S. exchange traded funds, the Nasdaq 100 tracker Invesco QQQ Trust ETF was up 0.3%, while the SPDR S&P 500 ETF rose 0.3%.

Stock Market Today: Cathie Wood Buys Tesla, Trump Debut

Magnificent Seven stock Nvidia climbed 0.2% in Tuesday's morning action, looking to extend a win streak to seven sessions and nearing new highs. Nvidia is an IBD Leaderboard stock.

Cathie Wood's Ark Invest funds bought more than 163,000 shares of Tesla stock Monday, or about $28.2 million worth using the closing price, per daily trade disclosures. Tesla stock snapped a two-day skid Monday, but remains more than 40% off its 52-week high.

Tesla shares rallied more than 5% Tuesday after Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted that Full Self Driving, Tesla's autonomous-driving software, would be offered to customers as a one-month free trial.

Elsewhere, Digital World Acquisition is now Trump Media & Technology Group after Digital World successfully merged with Trump's tech and social-media platform.

Common stock and public warrants started trading on the Nasdaq Tuesday under the ticker symbols "DJT" and "DJTWW," respectively. Trump Media shares under the DJT symbol soared 50% in morning trade Tuesday.

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Dow Jones Falls

On Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average moved down 0.4% and the S&P 500 dipped 0.3%. The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite lost 0.3%.

Monday's Big Picture column commented, "The S&P is up 9.4% year to date, on pace for its best first-quarter performance since 2019. Whenever it rises at least 8% in Q1, the S&P 500 averages a gain of 9.7% for the rest of the year, according to Dow Jones Market Data. Going back to 1950, it also finishes the year higher 94% of the time."

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Best Stocks To Watch On Stock Market Today

AlphabetArista NetworksDuolingo and DraftKings — plus Dow Jones components Disney, IBM and Verizon Communications — are among the best stocks to watch on the stock market today.

Google and DraftKings were featured in this Stocks Near A Buy Zone column.

An essential resource for daily breakouts is IBD MarketSurge's "Breaking Out Today" list. It shows MarketSurge Growth 250 stocks that are breaking out past new buy points. There was one breakout Monday: Allstate. Shares topped a 168.95 entry out of a cup base. Shares ticked up in early action Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the MarketSurge "Near Pivot" list shows stocks nearing buy points in bases.

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Dow Jones: Disney, IBM, Verizon

Disney broke out past a big cup-with-handle base's 112.92 buy point in recent weeks, according to IBD MarketSurge chart analysis. And shares closed out of buy range, with a 3% rally. Shares added 0.3% Tuesday morning.

IBM stock remains below a flat base's 196.90 buy point, with a 1.1% fall Monday. Shares ticked up 0.2% in Tuesday's morning trading.

Telecom giant Verizon is building a flat base with a 43.21 entry, as the stock battles for support at its key 50-day moving average. Verizon shares were flat Tuesday.

4 Top Growth Stocks To Watch In The Stock Market Rally

Stock Market Today: Google Nears Breakout

Google parent Alphabet is rapidly nearing a consolidation's 153.78 buy point, even as the stock dropped 0.5% Monday. Google stock rose 0.3% Tuesday.

Arista shares dipped 0.3% Monday, in buy range above a 292.66 flat-base buy point, according to MarketSurge charts. And Arista stock moved down 0.7% early Tuesday.

IPO Leader Duolingo is trying to break out past a cup-with-handle's 241.86 entry, but is about 6% below the buy trigger after Monday's 2.4% drop. Further losses would trigger the 7% sell rule. The stock went up modestly Tuesday morning.

Finally, DraftKings is holding at the top of the buy range past a 46.52 buy point in a short consolidation, with a 0.3% gain Monday. And on Tuesday morning, the sports-betting giant gained 3.3%.

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Stocks 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
Disney 112.92 Cup with handle
Arista Networks 292.66 Flat base
DraftKings 45.62 Consolidation
Duolingo 241.86 Cup with handle
Source: IBD Data As Of March 25, 2024

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Dow Jones Leaders: Apple, Microsoft

Among Dow Jones stocks in the Magnificent Seven, Apple and Microsoft traded mixed after Tuesday's stock market open.

Apple stock moved down 0.8% Monday, approaching its recent lows. Shares remain sharply below their long-term 200-day line. Apple shares moved down 0.5% Tuesday morning.

Microsoft shares found support at the 50-day line in recent weeks, sending them to new highs. And the stock gained 0.3% early Tuesday.

Be sure to follow Scott Lehtonen on X, formerly known as Twitter, at @IBD_SLehtonen for more on growth stocks, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the stock market today.

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