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Poor Jobs Report Set Stage For Positive Session

Look for a positive open Friday.  Very disappointing January jobs number and revisions sets futures somewhat volatile but continue to look like a very positive session.  Earnings/ guidance and jobs report is in focus for the start.   Friday, February 7, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stock Ramp Up- Bears Could Take A Chunk Of It Back

Look for a neutral open Thursday.  Jobless new claims and other data as well as ECB has stocks look flat to negative.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as economic data.   Thursday, February 6, 2014,  9:16  A.M. Eastern- updated 1:03 pm Eastern


Stocks Improve After Private Jobs Report

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  The all important jobs picture  -sign of economic health-  sent futures lower early this morning but have recovered.  Could see flat session Wednesday ahead of more earnings and jobs data tomorrow and Friday.  Earnings/ guidance and data is in focus for the start.   Wednesday, February 5, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Look To Recover Some Of Yesterdays Undoing

Look for a positive open for Tuesday.  Stocks took a big hit yesterday and for the past couple of weeks, now could see some positive-ness.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Tuesday, February 4, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Hope Dashed To Break Three Week S&P 500 Negative Run

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Global stock markets are negative helping pull down futures for Monday.   Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Stocks tumble Monday extending three week dive for the S&P 500.   Monday, February 3, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:04 pm Eastern


Seesaw battle over stocks, volatility rises

Look for a negative open Friday.  Up days followed by down days as the very steady climb of stocks last year gives way to increase in volatile trading.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as Yellen taking over the Fed.   Friday, January 31, 2014,  9:12  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Look Positive After Economic Data

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Pre market gets lift from GDP and jobless initial claims data.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as economic data.   Thursday, January 30, 2014,  9:12  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Set For Negative Session With Fed In Focus

Look for a negative open Wednesday.  Fed FOMC concludes two day meeting as markets await tapering information.  Ben Bernanke leaves Fed as Janet Yellen takes over.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as the Fed.   Wednesday, January 29, 2014,  9:11  A.M. Eastern


Stocks ramp up recovering some losses

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Fed FOMC meets today and tomorrow to determine any policy change.  Earnings/ guidance is also a focus for the start.   Tuesday, January 28, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


New Week Same Story, Stock Lower

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Volatility picks up as the share market being down one day, up the next, looking for that one thing that will send stocks convincingly one way or the other.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Monday.   Monday, January 27, 2014,  9:08  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:26 pm Eastern

Stocks Continue Downward Move With Futures Degrading

Look for a negative open Friday.  Yesterdays slide looks to continue at the start of business Friday.  Traders and investors take profits, sending stocks moderately lower.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Friday, January 24, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:26 am Eastern


More Sideways Movement Possible, Market Looking For Direction

Look for a negative open Thursday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as jobless initial claims data.   Thursday, January 23, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:25 am Eastern


Could See Flat Mixed Market Bouncing Along On Earnings And Data

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as economical data.   Wednesday, January 22, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

New Week But Short Week, Stocks Look Positive

Look for a positive open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as investors and traders had a long holiday weekend.  Asia Pacific and European stock markets did well past sessions helps U.S. open.   Tuesday, January 21, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Flat Ahead Of Long Holiday Weekend

Look for a neutral flat open Friday.  S&P 500 could turn positive after the open.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as housing data.  U.S. markets will be closed Monday for holiday.   Friday, January 17, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Markets Looking For Direction After Earnings And Economic Data

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday.  Earnings/ guidance and economical data is in focus for the start Thursday.  After two day stock run-up, markets look for direction from these record levels.   Thursday, January 16, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Data Points To More Gain In Stock Markets

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  World stock markets gain after U.S. rebound from Mondays sell off.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus, especially banks.  Some economical data is in focus as well, Wednesday, January 15, 2014.   Wednesday, January 15, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

Stocks Could Recover Some Of Yesterdays Loss

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Retail sales data for December and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Tuesday.  Short term forecast continues at caution.   Tuesday, January 14, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Flat While Market Looks For Direction

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Monday.  Disappointing Nonfarm jobs number but big drop in unemployment-rate has markets searching for direction.  Market wants to know if the Fed was early on tapering.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Monday- banks to report.   Monday, January 13, 2014,  9:09  A.M. Eastern


Big Jobs Disappointment Set Pre Market Reeling

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Futures jump ahead of the jobs data but since slipped to near zero but since has come back to indicated a possible positive start Friday.  A huge disappointment in the jobs number and a fall in the unemployment-rate has markets wondering what's next for the Fed tapering program.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well the jobs data.   Friday, January 10, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Improve Amid Claims And Retail Data

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Jobless initial claims and retail sales data help the pre market Thursday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start with Alcoa starting earnings season this afternoon.   Thursday, January 9, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Jobs Data Could Set The Markets Direction

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  ADP jobs report today, jobless new claims tomorrow, and Nonfarm December jobs report Friday could set direction for investors.  Earnings/ guidance gets underway tomorrow with Alcoa.   Wednesday, January 8, 2014,  9:10  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Look To Run Higher After Yellen And Data

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Yellen confirmed for Fed Chief.  Data helps move futures higher.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start with Alcoa on Thursday.   Tuesday, January 7, 2014,  9:16  A.M. Eastern


Earnings And Data To Drive Stocks This Week

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as Alcoa kicks off earnings season later in the week.  Jobs data this week will also be a focus.  Market staffing to be at full strength this week.   Monday, January 6, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Rebound Setting Up For Friday

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Could see an improvement over yesterdays selling with a positive end Friday.  Next week market staffing will be at full strength.  Earnings/ guidance gets underway next week with Alcoa.  Winter storm hits NYC with lots of snow and low temp.   Friday, January 3, 2014,  9:08  A.M. Eastern


Could See A Little Profit Taking To Start The New Year

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday.  New year same direction, most believe.  Stocks could continue the run higher.  After 2013 big stock run-up, could see traders and investors take a little off the table.  Earnings/ guidance starts next week and winter storm closing in on New York.   Thursday, January 2, 2014,  9:11  A.M. Eastern


Futures Improve Indicating A Probable Positive Session

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday, on this last regular session of 2013.  Wednesday markets will be closed to observe New Year's Day holiday.  Earnings/ guidance gets underway next week with Alcoa.   Tuesday, December 31, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Last Two Sessions Look To Be Steady

Look for a neutral open Monday.  Last two days look to be a steady neutral market, no real surprises expected.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for next week when Alcoa reports, getting fourth-quarter earnings underway.   Monday, December 30, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


More Positive Ness Seen For Stocks Through Rest Of Year

Look for a neutral open Friday.  Stocks could continue higher through the rest of the year- Santa rally intact.  Earnings/ guidance is ending with fresh reports starting up in two weeks.   Friday, December 27, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Slow Markets Seen As Holiday Continues For Many

Look for a neutral-to-positive open for Thursday.  Flat session possible as many traders and investors continue the holiday.  Markets will be back at full strength Monday.  Earnings/ guidance still has some minor focus for the start of business Thursday.   Thursday, December 26, 2013,  9:10  A.M. Eastern


Flat Market Seen Ahead Of Christmas

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Markets will close early today and be closed all day Wednesday for Christmas.  Markets will reopen normal on Thursday.  Earnings/ guidance does still have some focus for the start.   Tuesday, December 24, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


World Stock Markets Gain Monday

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Asia Pacific stock markets posted gains earlier this morning.  European stocks are positive midday as economic conditions improve in the U.S.  Earnings/ guidance still sees some focus for the start of Business, Monday December 23, 2013.  Most markets will be closed on Wednesday for the Christmas holiday.   Monday, December 23, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Hot GDP Shows Strength In The Economy

Look for a neutral open Friday.  Third estimate GDP shows economy grows by 4.1 percent in the third quarter.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Friday, December 20, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Day After Taper Announcement Stocks Look For Direction

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday.  Markets to look for direction after taper announcement Wednesday.  10bn less bond purchasing to begin in January with rate target steady for years to come.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Thursday, December 19, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Fed To Begin Tapering In January, Stocks Rally

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Fed FOMC ends two day meeting with a press conference this afternoon by Ben Bernanke.  No action but stronger verbiage in the rate statement can be expected.  Earnings/ guidance still in focus for the start.   Wednesday, December 18, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 2:44 pm Eastern

More Positive Ness Seen Ahead Of The Fed Meeting

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  The Federal Reserve FOMC begins a two day meeting to determine any action to interest rates and the bond purchasing 'stimulus' to the economy.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start of business.   Tuesday, December 17, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Rally Take Back Some Of Last Weeks Loss

Look for a positive open Monday.  Fed FOMC meets this week to review economic indicator targets for the eventual tapering of monthly bond purchases program.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Monday, December 16, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:59 pm Eastern


Could Get Reversal, Recover Some Of Weeks Loss

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Tapering decision by the FOMC next week is on markets agenda to continue to worry about.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start Friday, December 13, 2013.   Friday, December 13, 2013,  9:08  A.M. Eastern


Mixed Economic Data Saw Stocks Sink

Look for a neutral open Thursday.  Mixed data-points saw little change in stock futures.  Jobless initial claims -chart- soar helping sentiment over the FOMC tapering concerns.  The Short Term Forecast was downgraded to caution yesterday.  Earnings/ guidance still has a little focus for the start.   Thursday, December 12, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:50 pm Eastern


Taper Talk Takes Stocks Down Forces Forecast Change

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday.  Taper talk still has the markets focus.  Fed meets next week to determine next move, if any.  Some believe tapering will begin this month.  Some believe tapering will have no affect on the markets.  Earnings/ guidance still has a little focus for the start Wednesday, December 11, 2013.   Wednesday, December 11, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:50 pm Eastern


Investors Get Nervous Send Stocks Modestly Lower

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Tuesday.  European and Asia Pacific stock markets are lower Tuesday as taper talk builds.  Barometer models do not see tapering this month.  It is hard to believe the Fed would take a chance that the stock market wouldn't react strongly lower to the news of tapering and interrupt the economic recovery by the sudden fall of the stock market.   Tuesday, December 10, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:46 pm Eastern


Stocks Moderately Higher Looking For Direction

Look for a neutral open Monday that could turn positive after the start of business today.  Markets are looking for direction, specifically information on tapering.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Monday, December 9, 2013,  9:05  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:12 am Eastern


Stocks Set To Rally Friday Watch In Place

Look for a positive open Friday.  Will turn into an early rally.  Nonfarm payroll for November comes in somewhat strong, revisions slightly higher.  203,000 new jobs added to the economy with a moderately higher revision to past months, has stocks set to rally.  Forecast models are on watch for a direction change to see how this good news will really play-out over the next couple of sessions.   Friday, December 6, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Continue To Move Lower On Stronger Data

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday.  Stocks could trend lower while markets digest data.  GDP and jobless initial claims data has markets wondering about taper.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start, as well.   Thursday, December 5, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 8:43 pm Eastern


Investors Could Take More Profit As Markets Consolidate

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Wednesday.  S&P 500 topped out at 1800 as markets appear to consolidate.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Wednesday, December 4, 2013,  9:12  A.M. Eastern


Broader Market Drops Below 1800 To Consolidate

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Tuesday.  S&P 500 has topped 1800 for days, now look to pullback to consolidate.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Tuesday, December 3, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:28 pm Eastern


Stocks Give-up A Little Ground Monday

Look for a neutral open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Monday, December 2, 2013,  9:11  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:04 pm Eastern


Could See Flat Market In This Half Day Session

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Markets could be calm Friday as the focus is on retail black Friday.  Primary markets will close at 1:00p Eastern.   Friday, November 29, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


U.S. Markets Closed Thursday

Markets in the U.S. are closed for Thanksgiving.  Markets will reopen tomorrow, Friday, November 29, 2013, at normal time.  U.S. primary stock markets will close early at 1:00p Eastern Friday.   Thursday, November 28, 2013,  8:04  A.M. Eastern

Could Be Quiet Ahead And After Holiday

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  Travel, retail sales 'deals', and Thanksgiving 'market' holiday Thursday is in focus for the start, as well as, earnings/ guidance.  Jobless new claims and durable Goods orders also has investors attention.    Wednesday, November 27, 2013,  9:13  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Flat Ahead Of Holiday

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Housing data sees little affect over the pre market.  Short week with markets closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving.  Friday markets in the U.S. will close early.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Tuesday, November 26, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:00 am Eastern


New Week More Gain For Stocks Seen

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Models see more gain with some iffy moments.  Short week with holiday Thursday, half session Friday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as oil and gold prices.  Iranian U.S. deal being scrutinized.   Monday, November 25, 2013,  9:11  A.M. Eastern


Broader Market Gains For A Seventh Week In A Row Ahead Of Short Week

Look for a neutral open Friday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  There will be lots of data next week as U.S. markets close Thursday to observe Thanksgiving Day holiday.   Friday, November 22, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 10:28A, 11-23-13


Labor Market Claims Continue Elevated, Stocks Look Positive

Look for a neutral-to-positive open for Thursday.  Jobless initial claims data chart still shows tough jobs market.  Claims chart shows little improvement from partial Government shutdown.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as Yellen confirmation.   Thursday, November 21, 2013,  9:17  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Move Moderately Lower For Second Straight Session

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Retail sales and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Wednesday, November 20, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:41 pm Eastern

U.S. Stock Market Stair Step Lower

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Could turn negative after initial positive move.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Tuesday, November 19, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 10:26 pm Eastern

 


New Week, Stocks Setting Up For More Gain

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Monday, November 18, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

Dow And S&P 500 Continue Setting Records

Look for a neutral open Friday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Friday, November 15, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:55 pm Eastern

 

Stocks Angle Higher Amid Yellen Testimony Confirmation

Look for a neutral open Thursday.  Fed Chief nominee Yellen confirmation/ testimony today and jobless claims data as well as earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Thursday, November 14, 2013,  9:12  A.M. Eastern

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Stocks Start Negative But Bulls Push Market To Post A Gain

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Wednesday.  World stock markets lower Wednesday helping the U.S. stock market to open in negative territory.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Wednesday, November 13, 2013,  9:07  A.M. Eastern- updated 10:17 pm Eastern


U.S. Stock Market Slips Lower Tuesday

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Tuesday.  Markets look for the next big news item, until then, stocks could roam.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Tuesday.   Tuesday, November 12, 2013,  9:12  A.M. Eastern- updated 11-13-13, 9:01 am Eastern


U.S. Stock Market Continues Flat Looking For Direction

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Taper talk, the economy, and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as gas prices.   Monday, November 11, 2013,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 12:53 pm Eastern


Jobs Rose In October Stocks Look Lower On Headline

Look for a neutral open Friday.  Stock market could turn higher or lower on perceived jobs report.  Unlikely Fed will begin tapering in December when retail is expected to do well for the holidays.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as Twitter stock.   Friday, November 8, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Little Change In Labor Picture, More Gain Ahead For Stocks

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  New jobless unemployment claims saw a slight drop as expected by analysts.  Nonfarm payroll Friday expected to be mostly tame.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as Twitter starts trading on the secondary market today.   Thursday, November 7, 2013,  9:12  A.M. Eastern


Jobs Week And Stocks Setting Up For More Gain

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Belated jobs report this Friday with Jobless Initial Claims -Employment Situation Summery- set for Thursday.  Meager Nonfarm payroll report is expected to continue Fed on the tapering sidelines.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as Twitter IPO.   Wednesday, November 6, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Expect Some Profit Taking Ahead Of Jobs Data

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Tuesday.  Data and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Tuesday.   Tuesday, November 5, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern


Earnings And Data Key For More Gain In Stocks

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as economical data.  Fed on hold, end-of-year money filtering in, and improving economy spells more steady gain for the stock market.   Monday, November 4, 2013,  9:12  A.M. Eastern


More Gain Still Seen For Stock Markets

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Market Barometer S&P 500 models see more gain for the broader market.  Models also see gains for Asia Pacific and European stock markets.  A slow grind higher as markets ebb and flow.  Long Term forecast remains at caution as a correction is just a news item away.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Friday, November 1, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Data Still Supportive Of Further Gains

Look for a neutral open Thursday.  Stocks could turn somewhat negative after the start.  Jobless initial claims drop slightly, but chart still shows elevated claims.  Earnings/ guidance still is in focus.   Thursday, October 31, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Fed Day- Markets Assume No Change In Policy

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  ADP jobs report miss estimate.  More evidence Fed will most likely hold policy steady until 2014.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Wednesday, October 30, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Could See Stocks Meander Ahead Of Wednesdays Big Day

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  Big day tomorrow with GDP -third quarter estimate of production- and the Fed FOMC announcement of any modification to monetary policy.  No changes are expected but statement may give clue to how they see the recovery and any changes upcoming.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Tuesday, October 29, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Markets Look To Earnings, GDP, And The Fed This Week

Look for a neutral open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Markets are looking to earnings this evening and GDP and the Fed midweek.   Monday, October 28, 2013,  9:13  A.M. Eastern


Could See Flat Session Ahead Of A Busy Next Week

Look for a flat open Friday.  A busy next week with FOMC meeting Tuesday and Wednesday and GDP on Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Friday, October 25, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


More Jobs Data Ahead, Stocks Tread Unchanged

Look for a neutral open Thursday.  Pre market flat after initial claims report.  October jobs and GDP data ahead.  Models see markets flat ahead of data.  Earnings/ guidance still is in focus for the start.   Thursday, October 24, 2013,  9:21  A.M. Eastern


One Model Sees Stocks In A Short Term Top

Look for a negative open Wednesday.  One Market Barometer model sees a short term top if the S&P 500 index posts negative today.  Next couple of sessions could tell if profit taking is in order.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Wednesday, October 23, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

Delayed Data Increases Chance Of More Gain For Stocks

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Meager data continues to indicated Fed 'to stay on tapering sideline'.  Company 2014 budgets could change jobs picture.    Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Tuesday, October 22, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

New Week Sees Focus On Jobs And Earnings

Look for a neutral open Monday.  Jobs data and more earnings/ guidance in focus for the start Monday.   Monday, October 21, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern


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Boring- No Disasters, No Crisis To Handle, TGIF

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  With all disaster and crisis done for a while, markets can get back to economic data and earnings.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Friday, October 18, 2013,  9:16  A.M. Eastern


Drama Over, Back To Earnings And Data

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday.  Stocks could fluctuate looking for direction.  Data will become important again as will earnings/ guidance for the markets.   Thursday, October 17, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Gain On Perceived Deal To Avert Default

Look for a positive open Wednesday.  Markets remain positive on end to Government shutdown and averting default.  Earnings/ guidance has little focus for the start.   Wednesday, October 16, 2013,  9:19  A.M. Eastern


Reports Of Deal In Washington Would Defer Budget Conundrum To 2014

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  If deal passes Lawmakers, markets could get back to earnings/ guidance and economical data, also means shutdown would end.  Reports are that deal would defer impasse, give Washington more time to wrangle.   Tuesday, October 15, 2013,  9:11  A.M. Eastern


Markets Ready To React To Fiscal Budget Impasse

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Monday.  Stocks could sell off.  Getting close to the perceived Fiscal Cliff default day- Thursday- and markets could react very negatively depending on what Washington does in the next couple days.  Earnings/ guidance takes a backseat to the ongoing budget battle.   Monday, October 14, 2013,  9:12  A.M. Eastern


Government Set To kick The Debt Ceiling Default Into Next Month

Look for a neutral open Friday.  The Government conundrum continues with prospect of a short-lived deal that would put-off the debt ceiling default until the third week of November.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus with banks reporting.   Friday, October 11, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Positive Ness Amid Debt Ceiling Conundrum

Look for a positive open Thursday.  Traders and investors betting on an expansion/ lift to the debt ceiling before drop-dead date.  Government shutdown sees a big increase in jobless initial claims.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as testimony on debt ceiling by Jack Lew, Secretary of the Treasury.   Thursday, October 10, 2013,  9:16  A.M. Eastern


Traders Look To Yellen News To Reverse Stock Market Slump

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  Yellen nomination could put hold on stock market slump.  Alcoa earnings/ guidance pre market stock price lifts sentiment.  Debt ceiling deadline next week seen as headwind to stock prices.   Wednesday, October 9, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Earnings Underway With Alcoa & Debt Ceiling Deadlock Still In Play

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  S&P 500 futures flopping around could go either way after the open.  Alcoa reports today; see how they see the new quarter during earnings call.  Debt ceiling deadline and still no solid agreement.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Tuesday, October 8, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Debt Ceiling And Earnings Big Story This Week

Look for a negative open Monday.  Debt ceiling deadline/ default fast approaching.  Lawmakers must settle differences to avoid default.  Earnings start with Alcoa tomorrow.  Markets enter volatile season.   Monday, October 7, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern


Shutdown Affects Data Stocks Look For Positive Session

Look for a neutral open Friday.  Nonfarm payroll jobs report delayed over Government shutdown.  Data to be released at a future date.  More evidence that the Fed will keep monetary policy as is.  Shutdown and looming debt ceiling continues to affect economic recovery.  Earnings/ guidance starts next week.   Friday, October 4, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern


Stocks To Muddle Along Ahead Of Payroll Tomorrow

Look for a neutral open Thursday.  Debt ceiling default just two weeks away with the Government in turmoil over the budget and Obamacare.  Earnings/ guidance starts up next week.  Jobless new claims data is in slightly higher.   Thursday, October 3, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern


Selling Pressure Builds; Stock Market Volatility To Pick Up

Look for a negative open Wednesday.  Markets could swing on media news of Congress and the Administration debt ceiling talks.  October can see wide swings in stock prices; models indicate caution.  Earnings/ guidance starts next week that could add to volatility.   Wednesday, October 2, 2013,  9:12  A.M. Eastern


Congress Hot Topic: Government Partial Shutdown Begins, Debt Ceiling NextGovernment Partial Shutdown Now, Debt Ceiling Next

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  Markets not phased by actual shutdown.  Pre market indicates a mostly positive start.  Market sentiment will change closer we get to debt ceiling deadline.  Earnings/ guidance starts next week with Alcoa.   Tuesday, October 1, 2013,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:27a

Government Shutdown And Debt Ceiling Has World Markets In Imminent Turmoil

Look for a negative open Monday.  World markets react to shutdown and the debit ceiling default in just 2-1/2 weeks away.  Shutdown is important but markets could get very volatile as the deadline of October 17th gets closer when the U.S. could risk more downgrades and major embarrassment.  Data and earnings/ guidance is shelved for now until getting past the shutdown.   Monday, September 30, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Set To Give Back Yesterdays Meager Gain

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Friday.  Yesterdays gain could be rustled back as traders and investors continue to be bombarded by Fiscal Cliff and the debt ceiling talk.  Earnings/ guidance will become a major focus for third quarter results.   Friday, September 27, 2013,  9:12  A.M. Eastern


Investors Look To Try And Turn Stocks Around

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  With Fiscal Cliff- Debt Ceiling looming ahead, traders and investors try to turn stocks around for a slight gain Thursday.  Third quarter earnings/ guidance building with Alcoa in a couple weeks.   Thursday, September 26, 2013,  9:09  A.M. Eastern


Investors Gear Up For Obamacare, Fiscal Cliff, And Data

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  Investors eye deadline for Fiscal Cliff while anticipating the upcoming GDP and jobs reports.   Wednesday, September 25, 2013,  9:11  A.M. Eastern


With Fiscal Cliff Looming Stocks End Mixed

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  The Fiscal Cliff, tax increase and reduction of Government spending through sequestration, is near again and markets will have to deal with threats and counter threats this week.   Tuesday, September 24, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:28p

 

Buyers Could Be Sidelined Monday As Stocks Drift Lower

Look for a neutral open Monday.  Buyers could be waiting on data to determine next buy- selling could continue, attributed to attrition.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Monday, September 23, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Could See Slow Session Friday With Return Monday For More Gain

Look for a neutral open Friday.  Market is ready to wrap-up a third week of gain for the major averages.  Traders and investors will become very reactive to data as that's what the Fed is monitoring for the eventual start of tapering.   Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Friday, September 20, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Set For Another Positive Session On Taper Delay

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  The decision not to taper- the right decision- sees stocks continue to rise.  Jobless new claims data saw a modest recovery from the previous weeks data.  Earnings/ guidance still has a slight focus for the start.   Thursday, September 19, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


No Taper, Fed Extends Outlook Sees Weak Data, Stocks Surge

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  It's Fed day and the big question is, will QE3 tapering begin or will it be delayed.  Economical data supports a delay or a very very small tapering.  But the Fed may see a different picture that will be explained in just hours from now.  Markets to be calm until the word/ rumor gets out.   Wednesday, September 18, 2013,  9:07  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:13p


FOMC Starts Its Two Day Meeting, Stocks Positive

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  Fed starts its two day meeting ending tomorrow.  It's expected that some sort of tapering will be announced Wednesday even though economical data has been mostly weak.  Earnings/ guidance still has a slight focus for the start.   Tuesday, September 17, 2013,  9:11  A.M. Eastern


Futures Surge On Summers Withdrawal And Syria Relief

Look for a positive open Monday.  Larry Summers withdrawal from Federal Reserve's top spot leaves Yellen as most likely to succeed Ben Bernanke as Fed Chief- markets like Yellen as takeover of the Federal Reserve.  Calmer heads prevail over Syria help markets Monday.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Monday, September 16, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


S&P 500 Saw Flat But Positive Session Friday

Look for a neutral open Friday.  PPI, retail sales, and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Friday, September 13, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Anomaly In Jobless New Claims Data Sees Unfazed Market

Look for a neutral open Thursday.  Jobless initial claims data dropped in what Bloomberg News reports as an anomaly to be corrected in a future report- stock market pre market is unfazed by the data.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start.   Thursday, September 12, 2013,  9:18  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:20a


Stocks Look To Trade Mostly Flat Wednesday

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  With Syria intervention on hold, markets look to trade flat ahead of data and news.  Earnings/ guidance has some focus for the start.   Wednesday, September 11, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Ramp Up Following World Markets On Syria Relief

Look for a positive open for Tuesday.  U.S. backs off Syria air strike ops, considering other options, as Russia brokers some relief.  Global stock markets rally setting stage for positive U.S. session.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start of business today.   Tuesday, September 10, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Syria Still Has The Focus Along With Fed Chief

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  The administration continues efforts to get approval for Syria intervention.  Talks rise to who will replace Fed Chief Bernanke.  Oil price on the increase gets a second focus for traders Monday.  Earnings/ guidance still has a slight focus for the start, as well.   Monday, September 9, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Weak Jobs Report Indicates Fed To Stay Tapering

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  A good chance that the Fed will not begin tapering yet as jobs data indicates a weak labor market.  August jobs came in weak with weaker revisions for June and July.  Earnings/ guidance still has a slight focus for the start as does the oil and gold markets.   Friday, September 6, 2013,  9:15:00  A.M. Eastern


Jobs Data Little Affect Over Markets Thus Far

Look for a neutral open Thursday.  ADP and jobless new claims data had little affect over ore market session but reaction could come after the start of business today.  Payroll tomorrow could be the deciding factor for traders Friday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start, as well.   Thursday, September 5, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Buyers Ramp Stocks Higher Amid Stalled Syria Ops Ahead Of Jobs Data

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  A barrages of jobs data this week, with Nonfarm payroll set for Friday, is the main focus outside of Syria saber rattling.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Wednesday, September 4, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:42p


Stocks Reclaim Some Losses Tuesday

Look for a positive open Tuesday.  Syria air strikes on hold as global community evaluates.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Tuesday, September 3, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:27p


Could See Flat Session Ahead Of Long Weekend Holiday

Look for a neutral flat open Friday.  A flat session is setting up Friday as markets are preparing for holiday.  Market participants are exiting for Labor Day holiday.  Major markets will be closed Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as WTI oil prices.   Friday, August 30, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

Stocks Setup For Iffy Session On Syria & Oil Concerns

Look for a neutral open Thursday, could turn negative.  Syria is in focus for the start as does oil prices.  WTI oil prices dropped slightly off recent highs.  Economical data also has some focus as does Earnings/ guidance.   Thursday, August 29, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:27a


Stocks Set For Flat Session

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  Syria in conflict, as markets await U.S. intervention.  Oil prices and Syria are the main focus for markets Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance is also a focus for the start Wednesday.   Wednesday, August 28, 2013,  9:16  A.M. Eastern


World Markets Set Stage For U.S. Stock Market Selling

Look for a negative open Tuesday.  Asia Pacific and European stock markets are under pressure Tuesday setting the U.S. up for selling.  Fear over Syria and tapering is to much for traders and investors to handle.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Tuesday, August 27, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


New Week Same Look, Expect Neutral Market

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Stocks look for direction, could see a slight pullback.  GDP and jobs data on the horizon, could create volatility.  Earnings/ guidance is still a focus for the start.   Monday, August 26, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

Could See Neutral Session Baring Outages And News

Look for a neutral flat open Friday.  Tapering still a major focus for investors as markets await data.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Friday, August 23, 2013,  9:08  A.M. Eastern

Stocks Resume Track Higher After NASDAQ Catatonic State

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Jobless initial claims little changed, increased slightly last week- no immediate threat for the Fed tapering conundrum.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as the Fed minutes.   Thursday, August 22, 2013,  9:17  A.M. Eastern- corrected, updated 3:48p


Stocks Spike Then Head Lower After Minutes Show Tapering Data-Dependant

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Wednesday.  Fed FOMC July minutes is in focus for the start Wednesday.  Markets could get volatile depending on contents of the minutes.  Traders and investors will key on any tapering verbiage.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start.   Wednesday, August 21, 2013,  8:45  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:49p


Stocks Take A Little Back

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  U.S. stock market looks to possible take back a little from a three day negative streak.   Tuesday, August 20, 2013,  9:12  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:26p


Has The Stock Market Found A New Direction

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Stock go for three down days.  Tapering worries could keep the downside less riskier.   Monday, August 19, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:45p

Stocks Couldn't Hold Positive Ground Ending Second Week Draped In Red

Look for a neutral open Friday.  Friday could see a slightly higher session to end two weeks of negative ness.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Friday, August 16, 2013,  9:17  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:59p

Stocks To Go Negative On Fed Tapering Worry For September

Look for a negative open Thursday.  Traders and investors begin digging-in on increase worry over the Fed tapering bond purchases.  News media: Fed is now expected to begin tapering in September.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Thursday, August 15, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Flat Session Turns Negative On More Worry

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  Their is a chance of stocks turning slightly negative after the open.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as manufacturing [price] data and jobless initial claims data tomorrow that could shed more light on the labor market.   Wednesday, August 14, 2013,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:33p


Stocks Recover Some Losses

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  Slow session on tap could see more neutral action but stocks could eke out a gain Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Tuesday, August 13, 2013,  9:09  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:43p


More Tapering Talk Could Set Top For Stocks To Move Lower

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Monday.  As the media continues to pump in tapering news, investors and traders will get nervous and that could setup a top to the stock market.  Stocks go mixed Monday looking for direction.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start as is Japans GDP data.   Monday, August 12, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:45p


Stocks Go Negative To Post Loss For The Week

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Friday.  A tired stock market could see a slight loss for the week.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Friday, August 9, 2013,  9:10  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:53p

 

Going Into The Close Saw A Rebound For Stocks

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  After three days of negative market, stocks are set to recover some of the meager three-day loss.  Jobless new claims data little changed has little affect over stocks.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Thursday.   Thursday, August 8, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:43p


S&P 500 Posts Third Straight Loss

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Wednesday.  Could be looking at a turning point for stocks.  Short Term Forecast was changed to caution Monday afternoon.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Wednesday, August 7, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:43p


Forecast Models See Stocks Somewhat Top-heavy

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  The Short Term Forecast was downgraded to caution from positive yesterday afternoon.  Model data shows S&P 500 is top heavy and could fall/ correct from current level.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as trade balance data.   Tuesday, August 6, 2013,  9:10  A.M. Eastern


New Week, More Earnings And Data, Stocks Drift Mixed

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as media talk of who the next Fed Chief will be.  Asia Pacific and European stock markets are mixed Monday.  The afternoon model changed the Short Term Forecast to caution.   Monday, August 5, 2013,  9:15:00  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:43p


Somewhat Disappointing Jobs Report Should Be Good For Stocks

Look for a neutral open Friday.  Jobs report disappointed economists but should be good to keep stocks rising.  Although the market could be ready for a pullback, data continues to show the Fed on hold for the foreseeable future.   Friday, August 2, 2013,  9:18  A.M. Eastern- corrected 9:26a

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Stocks Set For Positive Session On Data And Global Markets

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  China manufacturing data and U.S. jobless claims set stocks up for positive session.  World markets help U.S. markets.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for Thursday.   Thursday, August 1, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

GDP Grew At A Lesser Pace Than Previous Recoveries, Good News For Stocks

Stocks open in positive territory Wednesday.  Production of Goods in the U.S. grew better than expected but is subject to revision lower next month, previous recoveries saw much better GDP numbers.  Traders could see this report as another reason that the Fed will tend to hold off tapering, keeping monetary policy, as is.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as GDP.   Wednesday, July 31, 2013,  9:39  A.M. Eastern

Stocks Mostly Positive Ahead Of Major Data Points

U.S. stock market got off to a positive start ahead of GDP and jobs data.  Overseas stock markets help put a positive spin on trading Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance was in focus for the start, as well.   Tuesday, July 30, 2013,  10:48  A.M. Eastern

GDP And Jobs Data On Deck Could Cause Volatility This Week

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Monday.  GDP report on Wednesday and the Jobs report/ data on Friday could setup a volatile week depending on how strong or weak the reports are.  For job data the revisions will be important.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Monday, July 29, 2013,  9:25  A.M. Eastern

Stocks Somewhat Stagnant Ahead Of Next Weeks GDP And Jobs Data

Look for a negative open Friday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  GDP and Jobs data next week.   Friday, July 26, 2013,  9:26 A.M. Eastern- updated 10:44a

Apple Upbeat Earnings Could Bring Buyers Back

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Back on track with earnings/ guidance Wednesday with upbeat reports could bring buyers back in force late in today's session.   Wednesday, July 24, 2013,  9:19  A.M. Eastern


Mixed Session Tuesday Ahead Of Data And More Earnings

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Asia Pacific and European stock markets see gains Tuesday.   Tuesday, July 23, 2013,  9:19  A.M. Eastern

Somewhat Neutral Session Seen For Mondays Market

Look for a neutral open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Neutral market seen for Monday as traders and investors sort out earnings miss.   Monday, July 22, 2013,  9:07  A.M. Eastern

World Stocks Lower Friday Held U.S. Stock Market At Neutral

Look for a neutral flat open Friday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as oil prices.  Google and other tech stocks lower Friday on earnings.  Stocks could consolidate near unchanged Friday.   Friday, July 19, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Bernanke Back On The Hill Stocks Set For Positive Session

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Fed Chief Ben Bernanke to continue testifying on the Hill on monetary policy.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start as is jobless initial claims data.   Thursday, July 18, 2013,  9:16  A.M. Eastern

Big Miss By Housing And Bernanke Testimony Set Stocks For Neutral Session

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Housing starts and permits miss estimates, good for stocks, not good for the economy;  Fed Chief testimony as well as earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Wednesday.   Wednesday, July 17, 2013,  9:21  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:44 pm Eastern

U.S. Stock Market Sees Neutral Mixed Session After Data

Stocks saw a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Inflation data and more earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Tuesday.   Tuesday, July 16, 2013,  9:47:00  A.M. Eastern

Earnings And Data To Drive Markets

Look for a neutral open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as economical data.  Bank earnings and guidance is key for traders and investors as is retail sales data.  The Fed is on hold for now so its data and earnings for markets to ponder.   Monday, July 15, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Look At Neutral Session Consolidate Weeks Of Gain

Look for a neutral flat open Friday.  Bernanke steadfast QE talk takes buyers off the sidelines.  Earnings/ guidance from banks is in focus for the start as well as CPI data.  Data little changes pre market.   Friday, July 12, 2013,  9:13  A.M. Eastern


Data And The Fed keep stocks moving higher

Look for a positive open Thursday.  Jobless initial claims somewhat elevated.  Elevated claims number help keep the QE sugar drip "IV" going.  Claims chart shows labor market [jobs] continues under pressure.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus as well.   Thursday, July 11, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 10:01p


Broader Market Goes Flat, Tech Gains On FOMC Minutes

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  Fed FOMC minutes and Fed talk today could cause volatility in markets.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as oil prices that are headed above $105.   Wednesday, July 10, 2013,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:53p


Another Positive Session- Short-Term Forecast Upgraded

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Alcoa got earnings season underway.  Good report shows traders that outlook may be brighter for the economy.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Tuesday, July 9, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:59p


Some Users Are Experiencing Outage

There are two know problems:  Some U.S. Internet users are unable to get to the site.  Intranet is not affected.  Publishing network is also having difficulty publishing and some data will be late.   Monday, July 8, 2013,  9:18  A.M. Eastern

New Week With Earnings In Focus

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as oil prices.  Traders and investors look to run stocks higher for a third week in a row.   Monday, July 8, 2013,  9:12  A.M. Eastern


Jobs Better Than Expected But Not Robust- Stocks Go For Positive Session

Look for a positive open Friday.  195,000 new Jobs were added in June, revision for May also higher.  A good jobs number but not a robust number set traders to buy stocks, sell bonds.  Whether stocks do well or sell the news is the question for today and Monday.  Earnings/ guidance will be in focus next week that could determine the next direction for stocks.   Friday, July 5, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:38p


Data Mostly As Expected, Stocks Set For Flat Session, Markets Close Early

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday.  Economic data came in mostly in line with expectations.  Stocks could perform much like yesterdays session, a somewhat flat close.  The focus will become jobs/ unemployment-rate data-release Friday.  Markets will close early today, 1:00p ET., for holiday.  Earnings/ guidance gets under way next week.   Wednesday, July 3, 2013,  9:09  A.M. Eastern


Flat Sessions Looked For Ahead Of Holiday And Payrolls Report Friday

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  Could get real slow ahead of Thursdays holiday and Fridays jobs report, barring major news or extreme data points.  Earnings/ guidance will become a real focus for the start next week when Alcoa kicks off earnings season.   Tuesday, July 2, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Shortened Week Could See Volatility Around Holiday Ahead Of Payroll

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Big week for data and earnings start.  Short trading week with Thursday a holiday and payroll unemployment report out Friday.  Earnings/ guidance will become a strong focus after the payroll report.   Monday, July 1, 2013,  9:12  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Consolidate Slightly Lower Friday After Three Day Rally

Look for a neutral open Friday.  Three day rally could see a flat session Friday ahead of shortened week; markets closed next Thursday.  Earnings/ guidance will be in focus next week as well.   Friday, June 28, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:51p


Data keeps Markets Happy- Stocks See Three In A Row

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Spending and income as well as jobless initial claims data keep stocks rolling.  Earnings/ guidance becoming a focus for next week as well as the all important payroll report.   Thursday, June 27, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:36p

Stocks Had Positive Session On GDP Revision

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Government says GDP for the first quarter was revised lower, sending the pre market higher.  Traders and investors look at bad economic news as good news for stocks.  Earnings/ guidance on deck for next week.   Wednesday, June 26, 2013,  9:16  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:42p

Market Improves Indicate A Swing Higher For Stocks

Look for a positive open Tuesday.  Even though pre market shows improvement, it's where stocks end the day that counts.  Models lean towards more negative ness- we'll see.  Earnings/ guidance on deck could add more volatility to markets.   Tuesday, June 25, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Dive Along With Global Markets, Close Well Off The Low

Look for a negative open Monday.  China's SSE Composite sold off over five-percent Monday, early, while the rest of the global markets saw selling as well.  Earnings/ guidance on deck could continue the volatility.   Monday, June 24, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:39p

 

Stocks Breakout Into Positive Territory, Tech Lagging

Look for a neutral possible positive open Friday.  Asia Pacific stock markets posted lower Friday while European stocks were positive but have moved off the highs in afternoon trade.   Friday, June 21, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:38p


More Selling Indicated On Fed Withdrawal Exit Plan

Look for a negative open Thursday.  Fed announces plan to begin tapering QE as early as months from now, ending as early as next year, with bumping the Fed funds rate [target] up if all goes to the Fed's forecast.  China continues to slow which gave global markets fits early today, helped along by the Fed exit plan announcement.   Thursday, June 20, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

Stocks Lower Wednesday On Economic Recovery Optimism

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday.  The Fed changed the release time of the rate statement, now set for 2:00p ET today with the Bernanke press conference time change to 2:30p ET.  The Fed is expected to make no change to policy but could change up the Verbiage surrounding policy tapering of QE.   Wednesday, June 19, 2013,  9:08  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:36p

Fed Week Could See More Wild Swings

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  Fed FOMC meets today and Wednesday.  No rate change is expected.  No change to monetary policy is expected although Bernanke could clarify committees position.   Tuesday, June 18, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Big Week For Markets With Fed On Deck

Look for a positive open Monday.  After perceived Bernanke bombshell of monetary tightening/ tapering of bond purchases by the markets, the Fed FOMC meets to determine what the next step will be for QE, if any.  Stocks could get even more volatile this week.  Short-term forecast remains at negative, for now.   Monday, June 17, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Trend Lower Looking For Direction Ahead Of The Fed

Look for a neutral open Friday.  Stocks could hang around unchanged looking for direction Friday.   Friday, June 14, 2013,  9:11  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:33p

Stocks Ramp Up Recovering Some Losses, Question Is, Can It Last

Look for a neutral open Thursday.  Jobless new claims and retail sales data saw a slight improvement in futures.  Japan's Nikkei 225 sold off by over six percent Thursday.  Market Barometer short-term forecast continues at negative.   Thursday, June 13, 2013,  9:11  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:38P

Stock Market Enters The Doldrums, Volatility Picks Up

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Volatility picks up as markets look for direction.  As summer gets underway, markets are expected to slow down.   Wednesday, June 12, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- UPDATED 1:01P


Stock Dive Tuesday Following Europe's Lead

Look for a negative open Tuesday.  Europe stock markets are under pressure as U.S. markets get ready for start of business Tuesday.  U.S. equities could spend the day well into negative territory.  The short-term forecast continues at negative.   Tuesday, June 11, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Bounce Around Unchanged, End Mixed, No Forecast Change

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Asia markets mixed while Europe mostly positive Monday.  Payroll jobs report could have changed markets direction.  Short-term forecast change is possible today.   Monday, June 10, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Positive Session Friday Seen On May's Jobs Report

Look for a positive open Friday.  Corporations added 175,000 new jobs in May, as expected by economists, but well off a robust recovery.  A robust recovery would have seen 200 to 250 or even 300,000 new jobs.  Traders like the meager jobs number, sending futures higher Friday.   Friday, June 7, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:29a

Jobless Claims Near Expectations Has Little Affect Over Markets

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday.  Initial jobless claims drop 11,000 to 346,000, last week, near expectations.  Futures improved overnight but have since drifted slightly lower indicating a neutral open.  Retail sales in focus for the start as well.   Thursday, June 6, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:27a


Stocks Dive On Concerns Over Fed Tightening

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Wednesday.  Chance of the stock market turning positive.  ADP reported 135,000 jobs added to the private sector.  Experts were expecting more like 170,000 new jobs.  On deck, jobless initial claims tomorrow and nonfarm payroll Friday.   Wednesday, June 5, 2013,  9:12  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:36p

One Model Has A Move Lower At The Post For The S&P 500

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  One Barometer forecast model has the S&P 500 moving lower today with a move higher on Wednesday.  Other Barometer forecast models indicate a mostly neutral session.  Earnings/ guidance for Q1 coming to a close.   Tuesday, June 4, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Rich Week Of Economical Data, Expecting To Improve

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  As economical data improves, over the next several months, traders at some point will switch strategy and begin selling on good data news, sending the stock market lower, anticipating Fed intervention.  Watch for the switch and a forecast change when that begins.  Earnings/ guidance still has a slight focus Monday.   Monday, June 3, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Data Set Traders Moody Sending Stocks Lower

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Friday.  Weak economical data could see some positive ness build later this afternoon.  Earnings/ guidance still has a minor focus.  After chasing the unchanged-line, most of the day, stocks gave up and moved lower.   Friday, May 31, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:52p


Stock Gain Amid Neutral Data

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday.  Chance of turning positive.  Second estimate of productivity (GDP) revised lower while jobless new claims inches higher.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Thursday, May 30, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:47p


Stocks Take Back Yesterdays Gains- Volatility Picking Up

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Wednesday.  U.S. Sock market could open negative and end somewhat neutral ahead of GDP first-quarter second-estimate, to be released tomorrow ahead of the open.  Earnings/ guidance has a slight focus for the start.   Wednesday, May 29, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:39p


Stocks Rally Recovering Some Of Last Weeks Losses

Look for a positive open Tuesday.  Lots of data for the market to ponder over the next couple weeks.  Jobs and productivity data will get the focus and earnings/ guidance still has a slight focus for the start.  Short week as Monday the U.S. markets were closed for holiday.   Tuesday, May 28, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:35p


Barometer Models Continue To Indicate Caution

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Friday.  Forecast models continue to indicate caution for the short and long-term.  We could be entering that part of the recovery where good economical news becomes bad for stocks.  Stocks could meander today and Tuesday ahead of jobs data Wednesday and Thursday, and Friday, June 7.  Monday is a U.S. holiday, markets will be closed.   Friday, May 24, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 6:04p


Welcome Back To The Real World

Look for a negative open Thursday.  This is where the stock market starts performing like a stock market normally does.  Good economical news becomes really bad for stocks because the better it gets, economically, the more likelihood that QE will be trimmed, at some point, and that is bad news for sugar junkies.  Likely to see a correction.   Thursday, May 23, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Markets Expect Steadfast QE By Bernanke Testimony

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Fed Chief Ben Bernanke on the Hill expected to stump monetary policy as he testifies today.  Earnings/ guidance, winding down, has little focus for the start Wednesday.   Wednesday, May 22, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Ramp Up Once Again Ahead Of More Fed Talk

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Pre market little changed as the markets await Federal Reserve talk on Tuesday and Bernanke on the Hill Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance slight focus for the start.  Stocks on another roll as more and more investors hit the buy button.   Tuesday, May 21, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern-  updated 3:36p

Stocks Up Down In-between Looking For Direction After Four Weeks Of Gain

Look for a neutral open Monday.  Stocks could go flat or turn negative early.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start as well as deal making by Yahoo.  Could turn out to be a slow neutral week for stocks.   Monday, May 20, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:37p


Stocks Continue To Advance Putting In Four Weeks Of Gain

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Earnings/ guidance still has a slight focus for the start Friday.  U.S. stock market, as did the global markets, continue to add to gains.  U.S. Major stock indexes put in four straight weeks of gain.   Friday, May 17, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 10:16a


Stocks On A Mission, Go Higher, After Slight Pullback

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday.  After the, now new normal, daily dip, stocks could continue higher.  Jobless initial claims and housing starts saw little pre market change.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Thursday, May 16, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:39p


Negative Manufacturing Data Has Little Affect Over Market

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  U.S. stocks could turn negative after big run-up Tuesday and past weeks.  PPI and Empire State data had little affect over futures.  Earnings/ guidance still has a slight focus for the start.   Wednesday, May 15, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 1:18p


Stocks Ramp Up Early Tuesday

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance has little focus, is winding down for the quarter.  Economical data light early in the week will pick up Wednesday and Thursday.   Tuesday, May 14, 2013,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 10:41a


Another Slow Grind Higher Expected After Consolidation

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Traders are chomping at the bit to get volatility back but it's expected to be somewhat slow this week although economical data does picks up.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus with a handful of reports due.   Monday, May 13, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Neutral Session Friday, Models See Consolidation Underway

Look for a neutral flat open Friday.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for markets Friday.  Could see a slow trading session.   Friday, May 10, 2013,  9:04  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:35p


Stocks Consolidate Thursday After Hefty Two-week Run-up

Look for a neutral possible negative open Thursday.  Jobless claims although improving still indicates a challenged labor market.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for Thursdays start..   Thursday, May 9, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:37p


Stocks Ramp Up Adding To Record Gains

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday, could turn negative.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Wednesday, May 8, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:36p


Stocks Are Up For Another Positive Session

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Stock market major indexes could turn mixed.  Light economic data this week could see trading trend sideways, consolidating past two weeks of gains.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus.   Tuesday, May 7, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 2:09p


Dow Hangs Close To Unchanged Broader Market Higher

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Could see a pullback or hesitation this week as the major indexes have ramped up in the past two weeks- NASDAQ up over 5 percent, the broader market nearly 4 percent.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Monday, May 6, 2013,  9:09  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:33p


Labor Market Picks Up Stocks Ramp Up To Positive Session

Look for a positive open Friday.  Nonfarm payroll jobs for April set stocks higher Friday as economic data continues to improve.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Friday, May 3, 2013,  9:06  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:33p

Jobless Claims Shrinking Set Positive Mood For Stocks

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  ECB rate cut set good mood for markets Thursday.  Jobless initial claims data redeem faith for improving labor market.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as Thursday.   Thursday, May 2, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Get Sold Off On Jobs Data, Look To Jobless Claims For Redemption

Look for a neutral open for Wednesday.  Fed FOMC meeting announcement and ADP jobs report as well as earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Wednesday.  First-part of three-part jobs data set sell-off in motion.   Wednesday, May 1, 2013,  9:11  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:40p


U.S. Equities Turn Mostly Positive Ahead Of Data And More Earnings

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as economical data.   Tuesday, April 30, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:38p


Busy Week, Stocks Set For More Gain

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Traders and investors await Jobs report: Wednesdays ADP report, Thursdays jobless claims report, and the all important Fridays payroll report.  Economical data and the Fed get first billing as does earnings/ guidance.   Monday, April 29, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Cautious Session After Light GDP Number

Look for a neutral flat open.  Could turn negative to mixed after the start.  Government reports first look at the First Quarter GDP was somewhat light- 2.5 percent.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start, as well.   Friday, April 26, 2013,  9:16  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:36p

Stocks Positive Session Thursday Dow Minimal Gain

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Jobless new claims data and chart indicate a tough jobs market, still.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Thursday, April 25, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:49p

Nowheresville- Broader Market Goes Flat Dow Minimal Loss

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday.  Could turn positive.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as yesterdays fake headline that took stocks down for a short period.   Wednesday, April 24, 2013,  9:17  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:19p


Stocks Rally On Despite Reports Of Fake Obama Headline

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Tuesday, April 23, 2013,  9:09  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:15p


Stocks Go Positive, Less Concerns, Helped By Tech And Housing Data

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Could turn slightly negative to mixed.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Monday, April 22, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:09p


U.S. Equity Market Could Take Back Some Lost Ground Friday

Look for a neutral open Friday.  Volatility could pick up as markets look for direction.  Stocks set for weekly loss.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start, as well.   Friday, April 19, 2013,  9:00  A.M. Eastern


Tech Earnings Take U.S. Stock Market Down

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday that could turn positive.  Jobless initial claims was little changed last week.  Claims chart continues to show a stubborn labor market.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start, as well.   Thursday, April 18, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:08p


Troubled Session In The Making

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Wednesday.  Bad vibes take buyers to the sidelines.  Day after the Boston explosions, a letter to Senator Wicker identified with a substance has markets worried that terrorism is back.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Wednesday, April 17, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Take Back Some Lost Ground

Look for a positive open Tuesday.  Traders and investors continue to buy the dips.  U.S. stocks are set to take back yesterdays losses.  Global markets are mixed Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as the Boston explosion aftermath.   Tuesday, April 16, 2013,  9:12  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:37p


Global Stock Markets Tank Monday On Economic Outlook Sets U.S. Up For Fall

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Monday.  Off the lows of the day, global stock markets fall on concerns of a slowing U.S. and China economies, indicative of global slowing.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Monday, April 15, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern


Negative Session Seen Friday After Big Up Week

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Friday.  Retail sales and other economical data as well as earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Friday.  Stocks ramp up this week with some disappointing data could see traders take a little profit Friday.   Friday, April 12, 2013,  9:07  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Ramp Up Add To Record Gains Ahead Of More Earnings

Look for a neutral flat open for Thursday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as jobless initial claims data;  42,000 less new claims reported last week;  chart continues to show a challenging labor market.   Thursday, April 11, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:34p


Positive Session Ahead Of Jobless Claims And Bank Earnings

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as jobless initial claims.  Jobless claims chart shows a troubled labor market, hopefully tomorrow's claims number will improve.   Wednesday, April 10, 2013,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:05p


Stocks Bounce Of Unchanged, Ramp Up- No News Is Good News

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Tuesday, April 9, 2013,  9:10  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:11p


Stocks Try For Positive After Negative Start Ahead Of Alcoa Earnings

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start with Alcoa kicking off earnings season this evening.   Monday, April 8, 2013,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:06p


Stock Plunge, Trend Up On Anemic Jobs Number

Look for a negative open Friday.  Could turn quickly into sell off.  Could be the catalyst for a pullback/ correction.  A mere 88,000 new jobs for March, was expecting a hopeful 200,000.  Revisions help, but no one wants to be the market at the open.   Friday, April 5, 2013,  9:01  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:06p


Stocks Hang Tough Near Unchanged Ahead Of Payroll Tomorrow

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday.  Could turn mixed to negative.  Stimulus news from Japan and Europe got offset by jobless new claims data this morning.  Data -claims chart- continues to show a very slow recovering labor market.  Earnings get underway next week with Alcoa that traders will key on to see how companies were doing last quarter.   Thursday, April 4, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:11p


Stocks Take Moderate Loss Wednesday After ADP Ahead Of More Jobs Data

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday.  ADP number slight disappointment.  Jobless initial claims Thursday and payroll unemployment report Friday.  Earnings/ guidance will get underway next week with Alcoa reporting.   Wednesday, April 3, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:40p


Stocks Takeoff Hope For Improving Jobs Market And Economy Help

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance begin anew with Alcoa soon.  Stocks ramp up again with more index records.  Jobs 'hope' and the economy get credit for continued stock market run-up.   Tuesday, April 2, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:07p


New Quarter To Test Dow And S&P 500 High Water Mark

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Dow and S&P 500 records to be tested.  Dell struggling to go private.  Cyprus little news on the European debt crisis.  Earnings/ guidance starts anew with Alcoa soon.   Monday, April 1, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


 

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