Stocks Climb on Strong Payrolls; Energy Markets Mixed

With a long weekend in North America approaching, US markets have been trying to stabilize. Yesterday the Dow and the S&P snapped losing streaks with gains of 0.5% and 0.3% respectively. The NASDAQ, however, fell another 0.2% and the small

Stocks Slide With Flash PMI Reports and Canadian Bank Earnings In Focus

Yesterday’s market selloff that saw US indices drop 1.9% to 2.5% has continued through overseas trading overnight and into this morning. Asia Pacific trading saw Tokyo and Sydney retreat 1.2% while Hong Kong fell 0.8%. In Europe today, the Dax

Stock Slide Continues as Investors Weigh Diverging Interest Rate Trends

Continuing on from the weak finish to last week, stock markets around the world are under pressure once again as the new trading week begins. Fears that the Fed could confirm its hawkishness at this week’s Jackson Hole Symposium has

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

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

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

European Rate Hike, Energy Selloff, Mixed Earnings Reports Move Markets

US index futures are essentially flat today with all three main contracts trading between -0.1% and +0.1%. European indices are also soft today with the Dax down 0.4% and the FTSE falling 0.2%. Italy is down 0.9% today as investors

Netflix Earnings and More Stagflation Signs

US index futures are down 0.2%-0.3% this morning, as stocks consolidate yesterday’s US index gains of 2.4%-3.1% amid another round of earnings and economic reports. Over in Europe this morning, bourses are also down with the Dax dropping 0.6% and