<strong>Retail Sales and Inflation Numbers Dominate The Headlines</strong>

Coming off of a mixed day for US markets where the Dow fell 1.1% and the NASDAQ finished up 0.2%, US index futures are up 0.1%-0.3% this morning. Overseas, the Nikkei popped 2.5% while the Hang Seng gained 0.5%. The

Retail Sales and Retailer Earnings In Focus

US index futures are down 0.2%-0.4% this morning giving back some of yesterday’s gains as investors digest a flurry or retail related announcements and political developments. European markets are under pressure this morning with the Dax down 1.0% amid rising

Stocks Pop On More Signs of Slowing Inflation

US index futures have rallied on another improved US inflation report, gaining 1.1% to 2.8% with the NASDAQ leading the charge upward. The US 10-year treasury yield has dropped back toward 3.8% and the US Dollar is backsliding again, losing

Bank Earnings and US Retail Sales In Focus

Coming off of yesterday’s big bullish reversal where US indices shrugged off early losses driven by bad news on the inflation front to finish with gains of 2.2%-2.8%, trading in US index futures has been choppy overnight and into this

Investors Digest US Retail Sales and Earnings News

US markets have been holding generally steady this morning. Dow futures are up 0.3%, clawing back most of yesterday’s 0.4% index loss, while NASDAQ futures are flat coming off a flat close for that index. Over in Europe, markets are

World Markets Bounce Back Amid Mixed Economic News

With a huge week of central bank meetings and hawkish surprises behind us and with Americans having had a long weekend to digest all the recent developments, world markets, many of which had become quite depressed and possibly oversold last

Stocks Rebound as the Fed and ECB Hold Meetings; Webinar Tomorrow

Fed decision day is finally here. A 0.5% hike remains the consensus expectation among investors but investors may look to the statement for hints on whether tightening could accelerate. The 10-year US treasury note yield has dropped back toward 3.35%

Canadian Bank and US Retailer Earnings Dominate Morning News

Building on yesterday’s gains of 0.6% to 1.5% for the main US indices, US index futures are up 0.2% to 0.6% this morning. Over in Europe, the FTSE is up 0.6% and the Dax is up 0.8%. In the wake

Target Gets Hammered as Retailer Results Miss The Mark

Yesterday’s US equity market gains of 1.3% to 2.8% are increasingly looking like another bear market relief rally with index futures steadily sliding overnight and then accelerating downward this morning on more disappointing results out of US retailers. Currently Dow

Stocks Climb as Investors Digest Mixed US Retail Numbers, China Reopening

Stocks and commodities soared overnight as investors warmed to reports that China is preparing to start easing COVID restrictions and reopen parts of its economy in June. The Hang Seng soared 3.2%, while copper climbed 1.8% and WTI crude oil