Mixed Markets Stagger Toward the US Long Weekend

Yesterday’s US market selloff which came despite a post earnings rally in Nvidia* carried through world markets overnight and into this morning. Following on from yesterday’s drops of 0.4% to 1.6% for major US indices on Thursday, the Hang Seng fell 1.4%, the Nikkei fell 1.2%, the Dax dropped 0.5% while the FTSE has fallen […]

Indices Rebound on Positive Technology and Bank Earnings

Shrugging off yesterday’s 0.2% to 0.5% correction for US indices, which was due to a combination of more weak housing data and Fed minutes being more neutral and less dovish than hoped, US index futures are bouncing back big time this morning with gains of 0.2%-1.0%. NASDAQ futures have been leading the charge today, in […]

Indices Consolidate Near All-Time Highs

In the last few days, the Dow Industrials, NASDAQ Composite and S&P 500 have all reached new all-time highs and cryptocurrencies have been on a tear as well. Today, markets are pulling back slightly with US index futures trading flat to down 0.2%are pretty much flat. Over in Europe, the Dax and FTSE are down […]

US Indices Pause Near All-Time Highs; Cryptocurrencies Rally

The morning after the NASDAQ rallied to a new all-time high and shortly after the Dow Industrials reached 40,000 for the first time, major US indices appear to have stopped for a rest, with US index futures trading flat this morning. Overseas markets had a tough night with the Hang Seng sliding 2.1%, the Dax […]

Copper Soars While Indices Digest Recent Rallies

Copper is soaring again, gaining 2.1% even as overnight data from China was mixed. Industrial production beat expectations (6.7% vs street 5.5%), but retail sales disappointed (2.3% vs street 3.8%), and house price declines worsened (-3.1% vs previous -2.2%). Crude oil is up 0.1%. With commodity inflation pressures still building, Gold and Silver are up […]

Traders Focus On Inflation Improvement Instead of a Weakening Economy

US index futures initially jumped up 0.3%-0.6% from flat this morning but have seen that whittled back to 0.2%-0.4% in the wake of today’s US economic reports. The US 10-year treasury note yield has dropped from near 4.45% toward 4.35%. Traders have primarily focused on slightly improved US consumer price data hoping that could be […]

Meme Stocks Party Like Its 2021

It’s not uncommon following a big bull run in the markets that has fully valued or over valued stocks, for some traders to set their sights on plays at the margins of the market. This year, it seems like traders have turned their sights back to the same plays they went for in 2021. Earlier […]

World Markets Pause Between Inflation Reports

The new trading week is off to a mixed start. US index futures are up 0.1% to 0.3%, while over in Europe, the FTSE and the Dax are both down about 0.2%. The Hang Seng rallied 0.8% overnight, while the rest of Asia Pacific trading was quiet. Over the weekend China released inflation data where […]

Canada Job Growth Accelerates

With US index futures up 0.2% to 0.4%, the Dax up 0.6%, the FTSE up 0.8%. it appears that US stocks are prepared to push forward and close out a positive week for equity markets on a bullish note. China-sensitive markets continue to climb on anticipation of a recovery in the Middle Kingdom’s economy. The […]

China Trade and Canada Earnings In The Spotlight

Following a mixed day of trading in US markets that saw the Dow rise 0.4% and the NASDAQ all 0.2%, US index futures are all down about 0.15% this morning. Over in Europe, the Dax is up 0.6%, and the FTSE is down 0.4%. China-sensitive markets responded favorably to better than expected Chinese exports (1.5% […]