The Dow Jones Industrial Average eked out slim gains to score a new record on Monday, though trading was shaky as Wall Street picked apart the likely policies of President-elect Donald Trump.
The Dow added 0.11%, closing at a new record of 18,868. The Dow also closed at new records on Thursday and Friday.The S&P 500 dropped 0.01% and the Nasdaq slipped 0.36%.
Trump and his family appeared on 60 Minutes on Sunday evening in his first televised appearance since Tuesday's election. Trump outlined his plans to appoint an anti-abortion Supreme Court Justice, again refused to release his tax returns, and offered few details on his proposed wall along the southern U.S. border and his plans to replace Obamacare.
Also on Sunday, Trump appointed Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Preibus as his chief of staff and Steve Bannon as his chief strategist. Bannon is a controversial figure having been an instrumental player in the rise of the alt-right, a movement that often is associated with certain white supremacist ideas. He leads the Breitbart news site, a leading mouthpiece of the GOP's anti-establishment wing.
The Dow rocketed higher last week, fueled by gains in financials and pharmaceutical stocks, after President-elect Donald Trump's election night victory. While most of his policies remain murky, investors bet big that Trump would loosen banking regulations and not pursue Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's plan to address price gouging at drug companies. The Dow ended with its best weekly gain since 2011.
But technical analyst Helene Meisler of Real Money, TheStreet's premium site for active traders, thinks the market hasn't topped out yet. "I continue to believe that dips/declines/pullbacks will lead to another rally [until] sentiment is 'all in' and we are maximum overbought," she wrote Monday morning. Click here to see where her charts predict the S&P 500 faces both upside resistance and downside support.