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

Pre-Thanksgiving Data Deluge and an Interest Rate Increase

Following another divergent day for US indices that saw the Dow rally 0.5% and the NASDAQ dive 0.5%, US index futures are down 0.2% to 0.3% this morning. It’s getaway day for the US Thanksgiving holiday weekend, one of the

Retailer Earnings and Flash PMI Numbers Share the Spotlight

With a day and a half to go before US markets slow down for the Thanksgiving holiday break, the pre-holiday flood of news has started. It’s already a big week for US retailers with Black Friday coming up and several

Indices Rebound as Investors Digest Technology and Retailer Earnings

Trying to bounce back from yesterday’s 0.2% to 0.6% declines for US indices, US index futures are up 0.1% to 0.5% this morning. Asia Pacific markets fell overnight, particularly the Hang Seng with a 1.3% drop, while European indices are

Big US Retailer Earnings Crush Street Estimates

The headline says it all today. Earnings season for US retailers has kicked off with three of the biggest chains hitting home runs with their latest results. Walmart crushed the street on EPS ($1.69 vs street $1.21) and same store