<strong>Stocks Struggle Despite Positive Economic and Earnings News</strong>

Despite positive economic and earnings news, stocks have been soft overnight and into this morning with US Index futures down 0.4%-0.5% so far today, along with the Dax and FTSE. Investors appear to be more interested in what two Fed

Commodities Bounce Back as Investors Await Payroll and Wage Reports

Building in yesterday’s moderate gains of about 0.3% for US large-cap indices (although the small cap Russell 2000 finished down 0.8%), world equity markets have been climbing overnight and into this morning. In Asia Pacific trading, the Nikkei gained 1.5%