Economic and Earnings Numbers In Focus

Coming off of a bullish reversal that saw major US indices shrug off early losses to close up 1.0% to 1.3% including a new all-time high for the Dow Industrials, markets are mixed this morning. US index futures are sluggish,

Stocks Rebound On Positive Bank and Retailer Earnings

Shrugging off a flat to slightly lower Tuesday, US index futures are posting moderate gains this morning, varying between 0.2% for Dow Futures to 0.6% for NASDAQ Futures. Cryptocurrencies are also on the rebound today, with Bitcoin climbing 7.2% and

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Mixed Markets Greet a Busy Day For Central Bank Speeches and Earnings

US Index futures are flat (Dow Futures) to lower (NASDAQ futures down 1.5%), continuing their momentum from yesterday which saw the Dow finish flat, but the NASDAQ drop 2.5%. Overseas action has also been variable. The Dax is down 1.0%,

Stocks Slip as Investors Await Bank and Retailer Earnings

Stock markets around the world are backsliding this morning. NASDAQ futures are down 1.35%, while Dow futures are down 0.6%. Overseas, the Dax and FTSE are both down 0.7%, while Hong Kong and Shanghai fell 1.0%-1.4%. On a quiet day

Manufacturing/Service Economy Divide, and Retail Sales In Focus

US index futures are up 0.3%-0.5% this morning, clawing back much of yesterday’s 0.4%-0.7% losses by the three main US market indices. European markets are also bouncing back today with the Dax up 0.7% and the FTSE up 0.2%.  

Stocks Slump Amid Mixed Earnings From Retailers

US markets appear to be heading for a lower open today with Dow futures down 0.3% and NASDAQ futures down 0.7% coming off a mixed Wednesday that saw the Dow finish up 0.3% and the NASDAQ retreat 0.6%. Overseas markets

Strong US Retail Sales Rebound and Energy Prices In Focus

With energy production in some parts of the US still being disrupted by the effects of recent winter storms that reached down into Texas, energy prices are active again today. WTI crude oil is up 1.5% and gasoline is up

Energy Prices Soar as Texas Snow Disrupts Distribution

When investors think if the potential havoc weather can wreak on energy production and distribution in North America, it’s usually related to summer hurricanes. This time around, its a winter storm which reached down into Texas over the weekend, causing

Natural Gas Rally, Air Canada News and Disney Earnings In Focus

With several Asia Pacific markets closed today for the Lunar New Year holiday and a long weekend approaching in North America, trading for the most part has been relatively quiet overnight and into this morning. US index futures are down

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