Stocks Hold Steady, Commodities Slide as News Flow Slows

Please note that after today, the Morning Minutes are taking a summer break and will return on Monday August 22. It’s a very quiet morning for business news. The big US inflation numbers are now out and nothing major is

Producer Price Inflation Eases But Earnings Remain Mixed

US index futures have continued to climb from yesterday’s close, extending the post-consumer price inflation rally. In the initial minutes following today’s producer price report, futures are holding steady with Dow all three main index futures contracts up about 0.6%

US Stocks Soar as Inflation Softens

US index futures have exploded to the upside in the initial minutes following a better than expected US consumer inflation report. Headline CPI declined more than expected (8.5% vs street 8.7% and previous 9.1%), while core CPI, excluding food and

Stocks Slip While Awaiting Inflation Reports

Coming off of a flat Monday, world markets have been trading steady to down slightly with investors seemingly caught like deer in the headlights of the oncoming barrage of inflation reports from around the world. China kicks things off overnight

Stocks Climb on Good Economic News; Inflation in Focus This Week

Bouncing back from a mixed Friday, US index futures are in the green to start the new trading week with gains of 0.4%-0.6% for the three main contracts. European market action has also been positive this morning with the Dax

Big Beats from Big Oil and Big Tech Boost US Indices

Please note that the Morning Minutes will not be issued next week due to our summer break. They will return on Tuesday August 9. The last trading day of July and the Friday before a long weekend in Canada finds

Stocks Rebound Ahead of the Fed

Please note that the Morning Minutes will not be issued for the rest of this week or next due to our summer break. They will return on Monday August 8. Premarket action this morning finds US index futures clawing back

Mixed Earnings Drag On Stocks, Energy Prices Rise Again

Coming off of a mixed Monday that saw the Dow finish up 0.3% and the NASDAQ finish down 0.4%, US markets have turned decisively downward this morning with the three main index futures contracts down 0.4%-0.5%. Walmart, one of the

A Big Week For Business News Begins With a Bounce

The start to the new trading week finds US stock markets on the rebound. The three main US index futures contracts are up 0.4%-0.5%, clawing back some or all of Friday’s index losses of 0.4% to 1.8%. European indices are

Mixed Markets Digest Weak Earnings and Soft Flash PMI Reports

US index futures are mixed this morning with NASDAQ futures falling 0.3% as investors digest poor numbers from social media stocks, while Dow futures are up 0.2%. Over in Europe today, the Dax is up 0.3% while the FTSE is