Producer Prices, Options and Earnings Drive Pre-Holiday Trading

It’s options expiry day and the last trading day before a long weekend in North America. US index futures have come down in the last few minutes since US economic reports came out. Higher than expected US producer prices (0.9% vs street 0.6% and previous 1.0%) and lower than expected US housing starts (1.33M vs […]

Stocks Consolidate S&P 5000 as Earnings Season Continues

Coming off a big Friday where the S&P 500 gained 0.5% to close above 5000 for the first time ever, US index futures are flat, trading between -0.1% and +0.1%. In Europe, the Dax is up 0.3% while the FTSE is down 0.2%. Most Asia Pacific markets were closed for Lunar New Year holidays but […]