Santoli’s Wednesday market notes: Tech giants support the market as many stocks slide

Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.
Source: NYSE

This is the daily notebook of Mike Santoli, CNBC's senior markets commentator, with ideas about trends, stocks and market statistics.

  • Still a hesitant, unbalanced market, propped by the familiar Nasdaq giants while most stocks slip. In all, the index is being held harmless by the growth bid while small-caps and financials struggle.