The S&P 500 Information Technology Sector fell 7.3% this week, its worst weekly decline since the week ended March 20, 2020, when it fell more than 15%.

First-quarter earnings are due for Tesla on Tuesday. Analysts expect about a 5% decline in sales and GAAP earnings to drop 42% to 42 cents a share.

Nvidia, Amazon and Meta Platforms broke a key level of support at the 50-day line. Nvidia's market cap ended below $2 trillion for the first time since Feb. 29. The stock price slid below its 50-day line, which should be considered a sell signal. Amazon and Meta haven't fallen quite as much below their 50-day lines, but their action is worrisome nonetheless, according to Investor's Business Daily.

Super Micro Computer sank further below the 50-day moving average, which is a sell signal. Volume is running well above average. It is another one of the leaders of the market uptrend that have broken down, according to Investor's Business Daily.

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04-19-24 1800ET