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Friday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed..   Friday, December 29, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Unemployment insurance claims up slightly: Adjusted initial jobless insurance claims was 317,000, an increase of 1,000 from the previous week, the moving average is 315,750.   Thursday, December 28, 2006   12:09  P.M. Eastern

 

Thursday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open.   Thursday, December 28, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Tuesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Tuesday, December 26, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

U.S. Markets closed Monday: |  Markets are closed Monday for Christmas. Market are scheduled to open, normal schedule, Tuesday.   Monday, December 25, 2006   2:45  A.M. Eastern

 

Forecast bias changed: |  Midmorning Barometer model run changed the forecast-bias to NEUTRAL.  |   The forecast indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   Friday, December 22, 2006   12:56  P.M. Eastern

 

Friday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open.   Economical data continues to be focus for the start..   Friday, December 22, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Final estimates of GDP: GDP-  goods and services produced in the United States-  increased at an annual rate of 2-percent in the third quarter of 2006..  Thursday, December 21, 2006   9:45  A.M. Eastern

 

Thursday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open. Could turn mixed.   Economical data in focus for the start.   Thursday, December 21, 2006   9:16  A.M. Eastern- UPDATED 9:26 am ET

 

Stocks ended flat Wednesday: |  [no extract]  |   The DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ ended flat down by 0.1 percent.  |   The forecast indicates CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Wednesday, December 20, 2006   5:56  P.M. Eastern

 

Wednesday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open.   Wednesday, December 20, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Markets ends mixed on data: |  Stocks end Tuesdays session in mixed mode as investors and traders absorb the latest economical data that shows producers prices higher than economists had expected. The DJIA and S&P 500 closed up by 0.2 percent, the NASDAQ was lower on the day by 0.3 percent.  |   The Producer Price Index for finished goods rose 2.0 percent in November;  the index for finished goods, other than foods and energy (core PPI), rose 1.3 percent.   |   The forecast indicates CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Tuesday, December 19, 2006   5:48  P.M. Eastern

 

Producer prices rose higher than expected: Producer Price Index [PPI], less food and energy, rose 1.3 percent in November, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today....   Tuesday, December 19, 2006   2:18  P.M. Eastern

 

Tuesday stock market open: Look for a negative open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus for the start as well as economical data.   Tuesday, December 19, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Market slips Monday: |  No extract: The DJIA closed flat, the S&P 500 closed off by 0.3 percent, the NASDAQ hit the hardest with 0.9 percent loss.  |   The forecast indicates CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Monday, December 18, 2006   4:59  P.M. Eastern

 

Monday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Monday, December 18, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks continue higher Friday on inflation report: |  Stocks continue higher Friday on inflation news [Consumer Price Index] helped along by GE stock taking off. The DJIA closed up by 0.2 percent, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ up by 0.1 percent.  |   The forecast indicates CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Friday, December 15, 2006   5:45  P.M. Eastern

 

Inflation reading much lower than expected: Consumer Price Index (CPI) was unchanged in November, that followed declines of 0.5 percent in each of the preceding two months;  energy prices fell 0.2 percent in November;  the index for all items less food and energy (core CPI) was virtually unchanged.   Friday, December 15, 2006   11:04  A.M. Eastern

 

Friday stock market open: Look for a positive open.   CPI inflation data in focus for the start.   Friday, December 15, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern- corrected 9:37 am EST

 

Dow makes another record, broader market ramps higher: |  Stocks rally Thursday as oil prices spike higher on production-cut news and before CPI inflation data tomorrow. Jobless initial claims helped set the mood today with the DJIA advancing 0.8 percent, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ moved higher by 0.9 percent.  |   The forecast indicates CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Thursday, December 14, 2006   5:41  P.M. Eastern

 

Jobless claims drop more than expected: The U.S. Department of Labor reported today that unemployment initial insurance claims was 304,000, a decrease of 20,000 from the previous week  and the 4-week moving average was 327,250...  |   Stocks ramp higher Thursday morning as oil prices spike on OPEC production cut news, the major indices were higher by 1/2 percent....   Thursday, December 14, 2006   12:06  P.M. Eastern

 

Thursday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed.   Thursday, December 14, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks bounce around unchanged-line, close slightly higher: |  Stock indexes hardly move Wednesday as investors and traders await fresh inflation data Friday. Meanwhile, the indices hug the flat line all day with the DJIA, S&P 500, and the NASDAQ closing marginally higher.  |   The forecast indicates CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Wednesday, December 13, 2006   5:47  P.M. Eastern

 

Wednesday stock market open: Look for a positive open.   Fed FOMC still in focus for the start.   Wednesday, December 13, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Markets stumble on FOMC statement: |  U.S. stocks end in negative territory Tuesday-   off the lows-   with the Fed interest-rate target left unchanged as the rate-statement gave some [trading] pause, with other news of the day [Goldman Sacks - Best Buy - Nucor] holding investors and traders in limbo for the afternoon session. The DJIA and S&P 500 closed slightly off by 0.1 percent and the NASDAQ well off the market with a 1/2 percent loss.  |   The forecast indicates CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Tuesday, December 12, 2006   5:31  P.M. Eastern

 

Rates left unchanged at 5.25 percent: The FOMC keeps its target for the federal funds rate at 5.25 percent;  sighted economic growth as slowing partly reflecting a substantial cooling of the housing market... read the statement...  |   Major indices off the lows of the session but continue in negative territory in early afternoon trade.   Tuesday, December 12, 2006   3:03  P.M. Eastern

 

Tuesday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open.   The Fed interest-rate statement (this afternoon 2:15pm) in focus for the start.   Tuesday, December 12, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks end positive head of FOMC meeting: |  U.S. stocks major averages post gains Monday after bouncing-off of early morning lows, ahead of the Fed meeting where it is expected key interests rates will be left at 5.25 percent. Traders and investors do expect, or hope for, a hint to monetary policy change from the statement that accompanies the FOMC rate announcement- expected at 2:15 tomorrow afternoon. The Dow [DJIA], S&P 500 [S&P500], and the NASDAQ [NASDAQ] closed up by 0.2 percent.   |   The forecast indicates CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Monday, December 11, 2006   5:41  P.M. Eastern

 

Monday stock market open: Look for a neutral, possibly mixed open.   Earnings, the economy, and the Fed in focus for the start.   Monday, December 11, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Major market indexes post gains on jobs data: nonfarm jobs report and consumer sentiment set the stage for Fridays market with the open and start-of-trade negative but turning around midmorning, to end the day and week up in positive territory, with the DJIA and S&P 500 closing up by 0.2 percent, and the NASDAQ up by 0.4 percent.  |   The forecast indicates CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Friday, December 8, 2006   5:47  P.M. Eastern

 

New jobs up more than expected: Jobs created in U.S. companies rose by 132,000 in November, the unemployment rate slightly higher to 4.5 percent.   Friday, December 8, 2006   10:34  A.M. Eastern

 

Friday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.  nonfarm jobs report in focus for the start.   Friday, December 8, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Indexes drop ahead of Fridays data: |  Stocks move lower Thursday ahead of jobs report tomorrow that most expect to see a tame jobs-creation number, in the order of, less than 100,000 new jobs, with the employment rate slightly higher. Merck and Home Depot help the broader market lower [DJIA - S&P 500] with the NASDAQ selling off by 0.7 percent.  |   The forecast indicates CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias..   Thursday, December 7, 2006   5:47  P.M. Eastern

 

Weekly unemployment report drops: Unemployment jobless claims reverses previous weeks advance and decreases by same amount, 34,000;   the 4-week moving average is 328,750..   Thursday, December 7, 2006   10:49  A.M. Eastern

 

Thursday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Economical data in focus for the start.   Thursday, December 7, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Wednesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.    Wednesday, December 6, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks continue ramping higher on data: |  Stocks ramble higher Tuesday as investors and traders sight economical data as support for their recent buying. nonfarm payroll data coming up should provide plenty of volatility to the markets if the data, later in the week, comes up out of expectation. Meanwhile, the DJIA and S&P 500 closed up 0.4 percent, the NASDAQ was up by 0.2 percent.  |   The forecast indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias..   Tuesday, December 5, 2006   6:02  P.M. Eastern

 

Tuesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Economical data in focus for the start.   Tuesday, December 5, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks continue Fridays 'off the lows' rally: |  After a slow start Monday, investors and traders buy stocks and send the major averages higher with the DJIA closing up by 0.7 percent, the S&P 500 closed up by 0.9 percent, and the NASDAQ was up by 1.5 percent.  |   The forecast indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   Monday, December 4, 2006   5:46  P.M. Eastern

 

Monday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open;   could turn mixed.   Earnings and the economy in focus for the start.   Monday, December 4, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks end negative Friday, well off the low of the session: |  Investors and traders sell stocks Friday on a ISM report [Institute for Supply Management] that showed U.S. manufacturing contracting and not expanding as has been during the economic recovery. Although stocks got hit hard early on today, buyers did comeback late in the session to drive the major indexes well of the lows of the day to end with the DJIA off by 0.2 percent, the S&P 500 off by 0.3 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 0.8 percent.  |   The forecast indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   Friday, December 1, 2006   5:07  P.M. Eastern

 

Friday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-mixed open.   Friday, December 1, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Unemployment insurance initial claims jump: Last week the advance initial jobless claims was 357,000, an increase of 34,000;   the four week moving average is 325,000.   Thursday, November 30, 2006   12:45  P.M. Eastern

 

Thursday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed.   Economical data in focus for the start.   Thursday, November 30, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks rally back Wednesday on GDP report: |  Rally mode Wednesday on GDP data that shows faster growth than had been expected by experts- stock market rallies early in trade session. Stocks took off at the start of trade today regaining ground lost just a couple of days ago with the DJIA closing up by 0.7 percent, the S&P 500 closed up by 0.9 percent, and the NASDAQ was up by 0.8 percent.  |   The forecast indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   Wednesday, November 29, 2006   4:59  P.M. Eastern

 

GDP increased 2.2 percent, better than expected: Real Gross Domestic Product, the output of goods and services in the United States, increased at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the 3rd. quarter according to preliminary estimates released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis today.   Wednesday, November 29, 2006   10:58  A.M. Eastern

 

Wednesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Economical data in focus for the start.   Wednesday, November 29, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks rise despite data and Fed talk: |  A bounce back for equities Tuesday as investors and traders baulked at Durable Goods data and Fed chief Bernanke's inflationary talk. The DJIA was up slightly by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 was up by 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ, in-between, with a 0.3 percent rise.  |   The neutral forecast-bias, changed last Friday, indicates Barometer models showing a trading range possibly developing. As long as neutral persists in the forecast, stocks, in general, will seesaw from one day to the other. The forecast indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   Tuesday, November 28, 2006   5:48  P.M. Eastern

 

Tuesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Economical data in focus for the start.   Tuesday, November 28, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Sellers take control of U.S. stock market: |  Google, Wal-Mart, the Dollar, oil and gold prices, were sighted by traders and investors for today's losses in the equity market. An overvalued market needs few reasons to decline. Today's bad news reverses months of positive sentiment that took stocks lower with the DJIA losing 1.2 percent, the S&P 500 lost 1.3 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 2.2 percent.  |   The forecast-bias was downgraded Friday evening to neutral from positive. The forecast now reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   Monday, November 27, 2006   6:03  P.M. Eastern

 

Monday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open. Holiday retail sales and earnings/ outlook in focus for the start..   Monday, November 27, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks move lower on Dollars concerns: |  Stocks dive for cover in short session Friday on Dollar/ gold news on Black Friday- day after Thanksgiving when holiday shoppers hit the stores in mass. The DJIA and S&P 500 lost 0.4 percent, the NASDAQ lost 0.2 percent. Markets again will open Monday for a full normal session.  |   The forecast continues to read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias..   Friday, November 24, 2006   2:33  P.M. Eastern

 

Friday stock market open: Look for a negative open.   Holiday retail sales and Dollar concerns in focus for the start.   Friday, November 24, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

U.S. markets closed today: |  The markets are closed Thursday for Thanksgiving Day holiday. Markets will reopen tomorrow for a short session.   Thursday, November 23, 2006   8:58  A.M. Eastern

 

Light trade day going into Thanksgiving day holiday: NASDAQ continues to outperform with a 1/2-percent advance, while the DJIA and S&P were moderately higher Wednesday, the day before a U.S. holiday. Oil and mortgage rates moved lower with a smidgen of economical data to move investors on this shortened week. The DJIA was flat, the S&P 500 was up by 0.2 percent in with light trading volume.  |   The forecast continues to read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Wednesday, November 22, 2006   5:43  P.M. Eastern

 

Wednesday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open.   Earnings and the holiday in focus for the start.   Wednesday, November 22, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Equity market ends flat ahead of the Thursday-holiday: |  U.S. stock market slows down as investors and traders gear-up for the holiday Thursday and a shortened Friday. Stocks end near unchanged but in positive territory Tuesday, with the DJIA closing up 5-points to 12,316.54, the S&P 500 was up 0.2 percent, and the NASDAQ slightly higher by 0.1 percent.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Tuesday, November 21, 2006   5:05  P.M. Eastern

 

Tuesday stock market open:Look for a neutral flat, possibly, mixed open.   Tuesday, November 21, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Mondays market sees short week end mixed amid Mergers: |  As the holiday week gets underway, stocks in the U.S. equity markets end in mixed mode Monday amid heavy M&A activity [Real Estate - U.S. Trust - NASDAQ/ LSE]. The DJIA moved slightly lower by 0.2 percent, the NASDAQ was up on the day by 0.3 percent, and the S&P 500 closed near unchanged.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Monday, November 20, 2006   4:57  P.M. Eastern

 

Monday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus for the start as well as the economy.   Monday, November 20, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Another Dow record- how many is that?: |  Ditto- DJIA up onto another record, while the other majors ended flat-to-mixed Friday. Altria helped the Dow with its news as well as NYMEX got a share-lift today and Sony PlayStation 3 had its share of news coverage. The DJIA closed up by 0.3 percent, the S&P 500 was flat, the NASDAQ moved slightly lower by 0.1 percent.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Friday, November 17, 2006   5:51  P.M. Eastern

 

Friday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Economic data and the economy in-general, focus for the start.   Friday, November 17, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Oil slips as Dow makes another record: DJIA makes another record advancing nearly half-percent, while the other major indices tag along Thursday amid Fed President Moskow indicating policy firming [rate-hike] possibly in the future. Other economic news was mostly friendly [CPI inflation - unemployment claims].  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias going into tomorrows open.   Thursday, November 16, 2006   5:52  P.M. Eastern

 

Unemployment first time claims drop 2,000: Initial jobless claims came in at 308,000, a decrease of 2,000 claims from the previous week;   the 4-week was reported at 313,750.  |   Stocks meander the unchanged line, noon Eastern, with the Dow and S&P 500 up 0.3 percent, and the NASDAQ unchanged.   Thursday, November 16, 2006   12:11  P.M. Eastern

 

Consumer inflation seen as tame Thursday: Consumer price index core reading (CPI- less food and energy prices) increased by 0.1 percent in October, according to a Government report released this morning.   Thursday, November 16, 2006   10:58  A.M. Eastern

 

Thursday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Economical data in focus for the start.   Thursday, November 16, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

NASDAQ leads the broader market higher Wednesday: |  Stocks continue trending higher with little bad news to hold them back, as the Dow [DJIA] sets another record and the NASDAQ puts on a show, outperforming the other major market indexes. Traders and investors await fresh inflation data before making any additional bets on pushing stocks even higher.  |   The Barometer forecast continues to indicate caution with a positive spin (forecast bias) on the outlook-  Barometer models continue to look for real rally-mode conviction. The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias going into Thursday's market.   Wednesday, November 15, 2006   5:46  P.M. Eastern

 

Wednesday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open. Chance of turning mixed.   Fed minutes and tomorrows CPI in focus for the start.   Wednesday, November 15, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Investors run stocks up on data Tuesday: |  Investors and traders send the major averages higher, mid afternoon, on retail sales data, earnings/ outlook while the Government reported producers [PPI inflation report] in the U.S. slowed with prices falling more than expected in October, helping the idea to keep the Fed in pause mode, to not raise interest rates.  |   The DJIA closed up by 0.7 percent, the S&P 500 was up by 0.6 percent, and the NASDAQ closed higher by 1-percent.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Tuesday, November 14, 2006   5:58  P.M. Eastern

 

Producer Price Index- PPI-  slides in October: Manufacturing prices (PPI index), for finished goods produced in the United States, fell 1.6 percent;   the index, less food and energy, fell 0.9 percent in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  |   Stocks [major indexes] opened in positive territory Tuesday morning, but gave up early gains to move negative in midmorning trade Tuesday.   Tuesday, November 14, 2006   10:46  A.M. Eastern

 

Tuesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Economical data and earnings/ outlook in focus for the start.   Tuesday, November 14, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

NASDAQ ramps higher, broader market follows: |  Stock market advances Monday on hopes of upcoming tame inflation report [CPI - PPI] economic data. The DJIA rose 0.2 percent, the S&P 500 rose 0.3 percent, and then NASDAQ continues to outperform with a 0.7 percent gain.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Monday, November 13, 2006   5:58  P.M. Eastern

 

Monday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open.   Market looking for direction at the start.   Monday, November 13, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

NASDAQ outperforms broad market: |  NASDAQ [NASDAQ] surges higher while the Dow Jones Industrial Average [DJIA] and S&P 500 [S&P 500] eked out a small gain Friday.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Friday, November 10, 2006   5:50  P.M. Eastern

 

Friday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed.   Earnings/ outlook in focus for the start.   Friday, November 10, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Party change reverses stock market sentiment: |  Investors and traders appear to have midterm election blues as the stock market indices move lower Thursday amid general news [AIG earnings - Oil prices - Disney earnings/ outlook - trade deficit].  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Thursday, November 9, 2006   5:44  P.M. Eastern

 

Thursday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-mixed open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus for the start as well as midterm election results.   Thursday, November 9, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks continue three-day positive move amid midterm elections: |  Heavy tech NASDAQ ramps higher [up 0.4 percent], anticipating a good read from Cisco Systems earnings after the close, while the DJIA and S&P 500 end up slightly [up 0.2 percent] on continuing drama from the midterm elections; Petroleum oil/gas reserves report helps today's gains.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Wednesday, November 8, 2006   5:55  P.M. Eastern

 

Wednesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Midterm election in focus for the start.   Wednesday, November 8, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Gridlock worth nearly half-percent in the equity market Tuesday: |  Well of the highs of the day, the stock market major indices climbed into positive territory Tuesday amid midterm elections as investor bet on little change in Government when its all said and done. The Dow and NASDAQ indexes ended higher by 0.4 percent, the S&P 500 was up by 0.2 percent.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Tuesday, November 7, 2006   5:08  P.M. Eastern

 

Tuesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Midterm elections and earnings/ outlook in focus for the start.   Tuesday, November 7, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks up Monday as investors anticipate midterm elections: |  Stocks ramp higher Monday with the DJIA closing up by 1-percent, the S&P 500 closed up by 1.1 percent, and the NASDAQ was up by 1.5 percent.  |   The forecast read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Monday, November 6, 2006   5:49  P.M. Eastern

 

Monday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-mixed open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus for the start.   Monday, November 6, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Strong jobs data causes rate concern in the markets: nonfarm jobs creation report set marketeers back a notch Friday as the major indexes spiked-higher early, but slipped into negative territory for the day, with the DJIA off by 0.3 percent, the S&P 500 off by 0.2 percent, and the NASDAQ, off slightly by 0.1 percent.  |   The forecast read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Friday, November 3, 2006   5:04  P.M. Eastern

 

Huge employment revisions cause some concern: The unemployment rate declined to 4.4 percent in October, while the Government reports that nonfarm payroll employment grew by 92,000 new jobs in the same month. Huge revisions to September (148,000 jobs) and August (230,000 jobs) jobs data cause concern to marketeers that use this data as an immediate indication on how the economy is doing. In the past, this data-point had credibility to investors and traders, but these large revisions show the data, back then, was well off the mark, making it a concern for forecasting.  |   Stock market [futures] reacted somewhat positive as stocks [major indices] opened higher, but have since gone mixed.   Friday, November 3, 2006   11:29  A.M. Eastern

 

Friday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   nonfarm Jobs report in focus for the start.   Friday, November 3, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Economic data cap stocks in Thursdays trade: |  Off the lows of the session, the major indexes end flat ahead of payroll job creation data. October retail sales and economical data [productivity data - unemployment initial claims] gets investors attention Thursday, as evidence continues to point to a economic slowdown. The DJIA closed slightly off by 0.1 percent, S&P 500 and NASDAQ ended flat.  |   The forecast read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Thursday, November 2, 2006   5:06  P.M. Eastern

 

Unemployment initial insurance claims rise: The advance figure for adjusted initial jobless claims was 327,000, an increase of 18,000 from last week's revised figure.   Thursday, November 2, 2006   12:19  P.M. Eastern

 

Productivity slowdown in Q-3 helps stocks lower: Productivity, in the U. S., for the third-quarter, annual rates of growth were 0.1 percent in the business sector and unchanged in the nonfarm business sector, less than projected by economists. U.S. stocks move lower in morning trade Thursday helped along by other data point [October retail sales].   Thursday, November 2, 2006   10:48  A.M. Eastern

 

Thursday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Retail sales and economic data in focus for the start.   Thursday, November 2, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Buyers take cover and watch the indices sink: |  Buyers pull back Wednesday after economical data [ISM reported PMI at 51.2 - housing data] continues to show an economic slowdown in progress. With little to offset the selling, the major indexes move lower Wednesday with the DJIA lower by 0.4 percent, the S&P 500 was off by 0.7 percent, and the NASDAQ was well off the mark by 1.4 percent.  |   The forecast read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Wednesday, November 1, 2006   4:58  P.M. Eastern

 

Wednesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus for the open.   Wednesday, November 1, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks end flat on Halloween but up for the month: |  U.S. stock market ends Tuesday mixed with the S&P 500 flat amid economical data [Consumer confidence - Chicago PMI] while oil prices slip in trade today. The DJIA closed slightly off by less than 0.1 percent, the NASDAQ ended slightly higher by 0.1 percent, and the S&P 500 closed on the unchanged-line.  |   The forecast continues to read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Tuesday, October 31, 2006   5:04  P.M. Eastern

 

Tuesday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed.   Earnings/ outlook in focus for the open.   Tuesday, October 31, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

NASDAQ runs higher, broad market ends flat: |  Wal-Mart and Fed talk keeps the broader market on hold;   NASDAQ runs up more gains Monday. The DJIA and S&P 500 ended mixed and flat for the day while the NASDAQ gained another 0.6 percent.  |   The forecast continues to read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Monday, October 30, 2006   5:58  P.M. Eastern

 

Investor warning on hack attacks: The North American Securities Administrators Association [NASAA news release] issued a warning to investors to carefully monitor their online trading accounts against hackers. These attacks on online investing account have increased and have led to unauthorized trades worth millions in the U.S. and Canada.   Monday, October 30, 2006   1:20  P.M. Eastern

 

Monday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed.   Earnings/ outlook in focus for the open as well as Fed speak.   Monday, October 30, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Investors take profits after GDP data: |  GDP [U.S. productivity increased 1.6-percent for the second quarter] sets the tone Friday as investors and traders take profits and sell into-  what some are saying-  an overbought market. The DJIA lost 0.6 percent, the S&P 500 lost 0.9 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 1.2 percent.  |   The forecast continues to read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and is subject to change.   Friday, October 27, 2006   5:42  P.M. Eastern

 

GDP increased 1.6 percent in the third-quarter, less than expected: Real Gross Domestic Product, output of goods and services produced in the United States, increased at an annual rate of 1.6 percent in the third-quarter;  the increase was primarily reflected by positive contributions from exports, equipment and software, nonresidential structures, and state and local government spending, GDP was partly offset by negative contributions from residential fixed investment, and imports.   Friday, October 27, 2006   10:53  A.M. Eastern

 

Friday stock market open: Look for a negative open.   GDP data in focus for the open.   Friday, October 27, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Market ramps higher ahead of GDP: |  Investors and traders continue to send stocks higher the day after the Fed left rates on hold. Economic news [jobless unemployment data - durable goods data] and earnings/ outlook continues to attract attention [Microsoft - ExxonMobil - Morgan Stanley - Kellogg - US Air - TheStreet.com, and more] while marketers gear up for GDP data which most expect GDP to come in at, around, 2-percent. The DJIA ran up another record and closed up by 0.2 percent, the S&P 500 was higher by 1/2 percent, and the NASDAQ closed up by 1-percent.  |   The forecast continues to read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and is subject to change with tomorrows reaction to the Fed statement, if any..   Thursday, October 26, 2006   5:40  P.M. Eastern

 

Unemployment insurance claims increase: The advance figure for initial jobless claims was 308,000, an increase of 8,000. The 4-week moving average was reported at 305,250 by the U.S. Department of Labor.   Thursday, October 26, 2006   10:50  A.M. Eastern

 

Thursday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus for the open as well as the Fed rate statement.   Thursday, October 26, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Major stock indexes push up on Fed statement: |  Stocks reverse course in afternoon trade Wednesday as investors mull the Fed statement for clues to monetary policy chnage. Oil spiking higher on reserves news while home sales continues weak. GM, Altria, Imclone, Amazon, Boeing, and others in with earnings and outlook news today. The DJIA inches up with a 0.1 percent gain, the S&P 500 up with a 0.4 percent gain, and the NASDAQ up 1/2 percent on the day. The big reaction to the Feds statement could come tomorrow after strategists can re-look their position and determine allocation changes, if any.  |   The forecast continues to read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and is subject to change with tomorrows reaction to the Fed statement, if any.   Wednesday, October 25, 2006   5:06  P.M. Eastern

 

FOMC keeps rates at 5-1/4 percent: The Federal Open Market Committee keeps the Federal funds rate [target] at 5.25. The committee also issued a statement outlining monetary policy.   Wednesday, October 25, 2006   2:59  P.M. Eastern

 

Wednesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open. Chance of turning mixed.   Fed FOMC in focus for the open.   Wednesday, October 25, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Mixed day for the major stock averages: |  Dow Jones Industrial Average [DJIA] hits another record close Tuesday as the index ended up by 10.97 to 12,127.88. Major focus is the Fed and the language of the statement when the FOMC announces the rate-hike decision, which nearly everyone expects the pause to continue.  Today's market was influenced by earnings/ outlook [GM - Amazon - Lucent - Legg and more] that kept investors in mixed mode with the DJIA closing at another record up by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 was flat and the NASDAQ ended lower by 1/2 percent.  |   The forecast continues to read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and is subject to chnage with tomorrows reaction to the Fed statement, if any.   Tuesday, October 24, 2006   5:42  P.M. Eastern

 

Tuesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Fed and earnings/ outlook in focus for the open.   Tuesday, October 24, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Dow makes new record as investors get ready for the Fed: |  Dow [DJIA] runs up another record, takes the other major indices with it Monday as investors focus on earnings/ outlook [Wal*Mart - GM] while oil prices drop and Enron's Skilling gets 24 years. The DJIA closes up by 1-percent, S&P 500 and NASDAQ close up 0.6 percent.  |   The forecast continues to read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias..   Monday, October 23, 2006   5:35  P.M. Eastern

 

Monday stock market open:Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Fed watch in focus for the open.   Monday, October 23, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock market stalls in Friday trading session: |  Caterpillar earnings-outlook put the skids on marketers as the popular averages end Fridays session nearly unchanged, with the DJIA, above 12k mark, but lower by 0.1 percent, while the S&P 500 and NASDAQ ended up slightly by 0.1 percent.  |   The forecast continues to read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Friday, October 20, 2006   5:06  P.M. Eastern

 

Friday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-mixed open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus for the open as well as oil prices.   Friday, October 20, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Dow Industrials average index [DJIA] closes at 12,011.73: |  The Dow closes at record again while the other major indexes eke out a small gain. Earnings attributed to the positive gains today with the Dow and NASDAQ closing up 0.2 percent, and the S&P 500 up slightly by 0.1 percent.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and continues to be subject to upgrade.   Thursday, October 19, 2006   5:41  P.M. Eastern

 

Unemployment insurance claims drop: Initial jobless claims (unemployment insurance) last week was 299,000, a decrease of 10,000, making the 4-week moving average is 307,750.   Thursday, October 19, 2006   11:42  A.M. Eastern

 

Thursday stock market open: Look for a neutral open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus.   Thursday, October 19, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Dow spikes above 12,000 in early trade Wednesday morning: |  Dow [DJIA] moves above 12,000 only to retreat and close at another record on Wednesday, October 18, 2006. In the news today that influenced stock traders and investors was the inflation report that showed consumer price index up slightly last month and housing starts data as well as EBay, AMD, and JP Morgan earnings/ outlook. The DJIA closed up by 0.4 percent, the S&P 500 was up slightly by 0.1 percent, and the NASDAQ, well off the mark, with a loss of 0.3 percent.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and continues to be subject to upgrade.   Wednesday, October 18, 2006   5:35  P.M. Eastern

 

Core inflation CPI rose in September: The Consumer Price Index, CPI inflation data report, fell 0.5 percent in September;   the core CPI (X- food and energy) increased 0.2 percent, according to a Government report today.   Wednesday, October 18, 2006   11:14  A.M. Eastern

 

Wednesday stock market open: Look for a positive open.   Inflation data and earnings/ outlook in focus for the open.   Wednesday, October 18, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Inflation data has investors in a holding pattern: |  Investors pullback Tuesday amid an indication that inflation [producer prices, PPI] is picking up. Another dose of data tomorrow in the form of consumer inflation [CPI] may give traders and investors more incentive to take profits. Today, the DJIA declined 0.3 percent, the S&P 500 lost 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ moved lower by 0.8 percent.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and continues to be subject to upgrade.   Tuesday, October 17, 2006   5:04  P.M. Eastern

 

Core producer price up in September: The Producer Price Index (PPI) for finished goods fell 1.3 percent in September, seasonally adjusted, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor; prices for finished goods excluding food and energy, core PPI, climbed 0.6 percent in September.   Tuesday, October 17, 2006   10:59  A.M. Eastern

 

Tuesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Economical data and earnings/ outlook in focus.   Tuesday, October 17, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock market closing in on Dow 12,000: |  Stocks move modestly higher Monday ahead of inflation data, starting tomorrow with the Producer Price Index and Wednesday with the Consumer Prices Index. Dow [DJIA] is closing in on the 12,000 market, but today settled for a 20-point gain to close up by 0.2 percent, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ closing up by 0.3 percent.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and continues to be subject to upgrade.   Monday, October 16, 2006   6:03  P.M. Eastern

 

Monday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed. Earnings/ outlook in focus as well as inflation data.   Monday, October 16, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Dow continues setting records; forecast unchanged: |  Dow [DJIA] sets another record while the other major indices continue climbing, with the DJIA closing slightly higher by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 closed Friday higher by 0.2 percent, and the NASDAQ continues to outperform with a 1/2 percent gain.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and continues to be subject to upgrade.   Friday, October 13, 2006   4:45  P.M. Eastern

 

Friday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus.   Friday, October 13, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Another record for the Dow index: |  Stocks ramp higher Thursday as the Dow [DJIA] hits another record amid economical data [Beige Book - Unemployment claims data] and no bad news reported. The DJIA closes at 11,947.70, +95.57, a 0.8 percent increase, the S&P 500 was up by 1-percent, and the NASDAQ outperformed with a 1.6 percent increase.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and continues to be subject to upgrade.   Thursday, October 12, 2006   5:52  P.M. Eastern

 

Unemployment jobless claims increased by 4,000: Initial jobless claims for last week was 308,000, little changed from the previous weeks revised figure of 304,000, according to a Government report today.   Thursday, October 12, 2006   1:26  P.M. Eastern

 

Thursday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus.   Thursday, October 12, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks end flat as earnings season gets underway: |  Stock market struggles Wednesday after Alcoa earnings/ outlook yesterday and plane crash in New York Manhattan building today.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and continues to be subject to upgrade.   Wednesday, October 11, 2006   5:45  P.M. Eastern

 

Wednesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus.   Wednesday, October 11, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks eke out gain; Dow [DJIA] new record: |  The U.S. stock market was flat Tuesday as all eyes are on the start of third-quarter earnings season that gets underway with Alcoa this evening. The DJIA closed slightly higher by 0.1 percent, a new record, the S&P 500 closes up by 0.2 percent, the NASDAQ was up by 0.2 percent.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and continues to be subject to upgrade..   Tuesday, October 10, 2006   5:02  P.M. Eastern

 

Tuesday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed.   Earnings/ outlook in focus as well as N. Korea.   Tuesday, October 10, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

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10/9/2006 Monday- Columbus Day- observed holiday

Monday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   N. Korea nuclear test in focus.   Monday, October 9, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

NASDAQ ramps higher; broader market quashed by N. Korea nuke test: |  Today's stock buying all in the tech heavy exchange as N. Korea underground nuclear test, Monday local, puts the skid on trading around the world while here the Dow and S&P 500 ended Monday slightly higher by 0.1 percent, but the NASDAQ heavy tech index ended up by 1/2 percent.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and continues to be subject to upgrade..   Monday, October 9, 2006   5:46  P.M. Eastern  

 

10/7/2006 Weekend- Saturday- Sunday-

  

10/6/2006 Friday-

Friday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Jobs creation nonfarm report in focus.   Friday, October 6, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Employment payroll Jobs growth falls short in Septembers economy: American companies added 51,000, new jobs to the economy in September, well below estimates, while the unemployment rate moved lower to 4.6 percent. Job growth continued in health-care and financial sectors.   Friday, October 6, 2006   11:00  A.M. Eastern

 

U.S. stock market rests Friday: |  Stocks went lower Friday after several up days as investors and traders mull the nonfarm jobs data report. The DJIA fell slightly by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ fell by 0.3 percent.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and continues to be subject to upgrade.   Friday, October 6, 2006   5:40  P.M. Eastern  

 

10/5/2006 Thursday-

Thursday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open. Could turn mixed.   Earnings/ outlook in focus as well as retail sales data.   Thursday, October 5, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Jobless claims decrease by 17,000 last week: Seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims was 302,000, a decrease of 17,000 from the previous reporting period of 319,000. The four-week moving average is 313,500, reported today by the Department of Labor.  |   The major averages continue to be flat and mixed at times midday Thursday while price of oil continues moving up on OPEC cut report.   Thursday, October 5, 2006   12:50  P.M. Eastern

 

nonfarm payroll jobs report on tap: Stocks mainly positive going into the close ahead of the nonfarm payroll report. The employment nonfarm jobs report for September 2006 is scheduled to be released tomorrow, October 6, at 8:30 A.M. (EDT). This is a very important report and could cause volatility in bond and equity markets tomorrow.   Thursday, October 5, 2006   3:50  P.M. Eastern

 

Equity market closes up in advance of jobs data Friday: |  Retail sales and unemployment insurance initial claims data this morning set the tone for traders and investors Thursday as they drive stocks higher ahead of tomorrows nonfarm payroll jobs report due out at 8:30 am ET. The DJIA closed slightly higher by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 was up by 0.2 percent, and the NASDAQ ramped higher by 0.7 percent.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and continues to be subject to upgrade.   Thursday, October 5, 2006   5:03  P.M. Eastern  

 

10/4/2006 Wednesday-

Wednesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus as well as Fed speak.   Wednesday, October 4, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Midweek rally sees new territory amid iffy data : |  Stocks rally Wednesday, one-to-two percent, ignoring iffy economical data [ISM services data] and a Wal-Mart earnings/ outlook warning report. The DJIA closed higher by 1.1 percent, the S&P 500 was up by 1.2 percent, and the NASDAQ ramped higher by 2.1 percent.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and continues to be subject to upgrade.   Wednesday, October 4, 2006   10:38 P.M. Eastern  

 

10/3/2006 Tuesday-

Tuesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Tuesday, October 3, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Dow-DJIA climbs above record set in 2000: |  Dow is back above where it was over six-years ago while the S&P 500 continues to lags;   the question on traders and investors mind is where does the market go from here. Meanwhile, the DJIA closed up by 1/2 percent, the S&P 500 closed higher by 0.3 percent, and the NASDAQ up by 0.2 percent.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and continues to be subject to upgrade.   Tuesday, October 3, 2006   5:55 P.M. Eastern  

 

10/2/2006 Monday-

Monday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus as well as the economy.   Monday, October 2, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks meander, post lower on Monday: |  Slow day at the U.S. stock market on a holiday-   Yom Kippur-   amid economical data-   ISM manufacturing data-   the DJIA closed Monday off by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 off by 0.3 percent, and the NASDAQ off by 0.9 percent.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and continues to be subject to upgrade.   Monday, October 2, 2006   4:53  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/30/2006 Weekend, Saturday and Sunday-

  

 

9/29/2006 Friday-

Friday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open, could turn mixed.   End of quarter in focus.   Friday, September 29, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock market major indexes book 4-5 percent advance third-quarter: |  U.S. stocks end in negative territory Friday but higher by 4-to-5 percent for the third-quarter as a new terror tape emerged with fresh threats. With the Q-3 completed, investors and traders gear up for a sometimes volatile October. The DJIA and S&P 500  lost 0.3 percent Friday, while the NASDAQ lost 1/2 percent.   |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and continues to be subject to upgrade.   Friday, September 29, 2006   5:00  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/28/2006 Thursday-

Thursday stock market open: Look for a neutral, possibly mixed open. Economical data in focus.   Thursday, September 28, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Second-quarter GDP (final) revised down: Real Gross Domestic Product, the output of goods and services in the USA, increased at an annual rate of 2.6 percent in the second-quarter of 2006, down from 2.9 percent...   Thursday, September 28, 2006   12:28  P.M. Eastern

 

Unemployment claims decreased last week: Unemployment initial jobless claims, for last week, was 316,000, a decrease of 6,000 from the previous week, according to a report from the Government today...   Thursday, September 28, 2006   1:06  P.M. Eastern

 

Dow [DJIA] misses record, stocks move up: |  DJIA and NASDAQ close up by 0.3 percent, and the S&P 500 was up by 0.2 percent, while most the focus today was on GDP data and H-P. Traders and investors build the popular averages higher as the third-quarter ends tomorrow.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and continues to be subject to upgrade.   Thursday, September 28, 2006   4:52  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/27/2006 Wednesday-

Wednesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Economical data in focus.   Wednesday, September 27, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

GDP data could cause heavy trading tomorrow: |  Stock market continues flat, mid afternoon trade Wednesday, ahead of key economical data tomorrow. Heavy trading could be on tap Thursday as the Government will release final GDP numbers [data] for the second-quarter 2006. Meanwhile, the major indexes are holding within 0.2 percent of unchanged, in mixed mode.   Wednesday, September 27, 2006   3:39  P.M. Eastern

 

Market equities end flat as data looms: |  Stocks end Wednesday session flat as all eyes are on GDP economical report tomorrow. The DJIA closed up by 0.2 percent, the NASDAQ was slightly higher by 0.1 percent, and the S&P 500 closed flat.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and is subject to upgrade.   Wednesday, September 27, 2006   4:53  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/26/2006 Tuesday-

Tuesdays stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open, could turn mixed.   Economy and earnings/ outlook in focus.   Tuesday, September 26, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks ramp higher on economical data and end of quarter profit positioning by managers: |  Stock market continues rallying Tuesday amid economical data [consumer confidence] as stocks edge closer to where it was 5-to-6 years ago, while Enron's Fastow gets 6-years, less than the 10-year plea;  oil moves lower to near $61 bbl.  |   The forecast-bias changed yesterday evening to positive from neutral as the model data indicates a strengthening of fundamentals of the market, albeit for the end of quarter run that most likely will see new Dow highs. The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias and is subject to upgrade.   Tuesday, September 26, 2006   5:03  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/25/2006 Monday-

Monday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus.   Monday, September 25, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks move higher as end of third-quarter nears: |  Stock market ramps higher Monday amid housing starts data and as oil prices rebound, with the DJIA closing up by 0.6 percent, the S&P 500 was higher by 0.9 percent, and the NASDAQ outperformed with a 1.4 percent move higher.  |   The forecast, changed Friday, now reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   Monday, September 25, 2006   5:04  P.M. Eastern

 

Forecast-bias changed to positive: |  The evening model run indicates a change of the forecast bias from neutral to positive. The change means the forecast itself is now subject to upgrade. Forecast of CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias means the indices are nearly equally weighted with a propensity to advance.   Monday, September 25, 2006   10:45  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/23/2006 Weekend- Saturday- Sunday-

  

 

9/22/2006 Friday-

Friday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open. Could turn mixed.   Earnings/ outlook in focus as well as the economy..   Friday, September 22, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Forecast-bias downgraded on market performance: |  Mid afternoon model run changed the forecast-bias to NEUTRAL from positive on performance issues. Traders and investors are becoming more concerned that the economy-   consumer spending-   might slowdown enough to cause corporate America to under perform outlook, thus lowering guidance. The DJIA and S&P 500 are lower by 0.2 percent, and the NASDAQ is lower by 0.8 percent.   Friday, September 22, 2006   3:26  P.M. Eastern

 

Negative sentiment persists on Wall Street: |  Stocks continue Thursdays loss as investors had nothing positive to trade on Friday as the DJIA lost 0.2 percent, the S&P 500 lost 0.3 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 0.8 percent.  |   The afternoon model run changed the bias to neutral from positive, making the forecast now read CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   Friday, September 22, 2006   4:59  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/21/2006 Thursday-

Thursday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-mixed open.   Earnings/ outlook and the Fed in focus.   Thursday, September 21, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Major indexes show flat but slightly positive Thursday midmorning: |  Stocks rise moderately Thursday morning, hanging close to the unchanged-line the day after the Fed kept interest rates at 5-1/4 percent. The DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ are within 0.2 percent of the open prices.  |   The Government reported 318,000 initial jobless claims, up by 7,000, from the previous weeks data.   Thursday, September 21, 2006   11:16  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock market moves negative Thursday after Fed report: |  Stock market reverses direction the day after the Fed holds rates steady with the DJIA and the NASDAQ down by 0.7 percent, while the S&P 500 was down by 1/2 percent.  |   The Barometer forecast shows CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Thursday, September 21, 2006   4:50  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/20/2006 Wednesday-

Wednesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Fed watch in focus as well as earnings/ outlook.   Wednesday, September 20, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

U.S. stocks rally ahead of Fed FOMC decision: |  Major stock indexes are up over 1/2 percent, midday trade Wednesday, ahead of the FOMC announcement on interest rates. Traders and investors await the accompanying statement for clues to any change to monetary policy. Rate announcement is expected at 2:15 pm Eastern this afternoon.   Wednesday, September 20, 2006   12:36  P.M. Eastern

 

The Federal Reserve keeps interest rates unchanged: |  The FOMC today said it will leave the target for the Federal funds rate at 5-1/4 percent but added that some inflation risk remains. Jeffrey Lacker, committee member, preferred an increase of 25 basis points at the meeting.  |   Very little initial reaction by the equities market;  traders and investors study strategy for a later reaction.   Wednesday, September 20, 2006   3:10  P.M. Eastern

 

Traders and investors drive the stock market up Wednesday: |  Stocks put in a good day as the major indexes [Dow] are closing in on a 5-1/2 year-high;  a good day on part because the Fed didn't upset traders and investors as they drive the indexes to close the Dow-DJIA higher by 0.6 percent, the S&P 500 higher by 1/2 percent, and the NASDAQ higher by 1.4 percent.  |   The Barometer forecast shows CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   Wednesday, September 20, 2006   4:59  P.M. Eastern   updated 12:25 A.M., September 21, 2006  

 

9/19/2006 Tuesday-

Tuesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open. Federal Reserve in focus.   Tuesday, September 19, 2006   9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Core producer prices decline in August: The Producer Price Index, for finished goods, rose 0.1 percent in August;   the index for finished goods-  other than foods and energy (core PPI)-  decreased 0.4 percent in August, according to a Government report today.   Tuesday, September 19, 2006   10:44  A.M. Eastern

 

Equities end lower ahead of Fed day: |  Well of the lows of the day, the U.S. stock market ends Tuesday in the red, with the DJIA off by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 off by 0.2 percent, and the NASDAQ, lower by 0.6 percent.  |   The Barometer forecast shows CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias going into Fed day announcement.   Tuesday, September 19, 2006   4:57  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/18/2006 Monday-

Monday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Fed FOMC in focus.   Monday, September 18, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Flat stock market ahead of the Fed: |  Stocks meander Monday as all eyes are on the Fed FOMC meeting to find out what they are going to do- keep rates as is-  what will the fed say about future rates. Monday the DJIA closed slightly lower by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 closed slightly higher by 0.1 percent, and the NASDAQ closed flat.  |   The Barometer forecast shows CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias going into the FOMC meeting.   Monday, September 18, 2006   4:52  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/16/2006 Weekend- Saturday- Sunday-

  

 

9/15/2006 Friday-

Friday stock market open: Look for a positive open and start.   Economical data in focus.   Friday, September 15, 2006   9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Core CPI rose 0.2 percent in August: The index for petroleum based energy increased .4 percent and the index for energy services rose .2 percent. The index for all items less food and energy (core CPI) rose 0.2, according to the Labor Department...   Friday, September 15, 2006   5:03  P.M. Eastern

 

Equity market ends higher on inflation data: |  Stocks ended up on economic data [CPI] that investors hope is a sign that the Fed will continue to hold rates [Fed funds rate target] at their next meeting. The DJIA, S&P 500, and the NASDAQ closed up by 0.3 percent.  |   The Barometer forecast shows CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias going into the weekend.   Friday, September 15, 2006   9:45  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/14/2006 Thursday-

Thursdays stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Economical data in focus.   Thursday, September 14, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Mixed day Thursday: Stocks trend in flat fashion today, end mixed, with the DJIA and S&P 500 closing slightly off by 0.1 percent, with the NASDAQ closing slightly higher by 0.1 percent.  |   The Barometer forecast shows CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias going into tomorrows trade.   Thursday, September 14, 2006   5:39  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/13/2006 Wednesday-

Wednesday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed.   Earnings/ outlook in focus..   Wednesday, September 13, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Buyers raise markets again Wednesday: U.S. stocks and oil prices move higher Wednesday as it is getting harder to find negative news for equities. The DJIA was up again Wednesday by 0.4 percent, the S&P 500 up by 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ was up by 1/2 percent.  |   The pre close Barometer models ran and changed the forecast-bias to positive from neutral this afternoon, making the forecast now read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   |   Oil prices rebound Wednesday closing above $64 bbl.   Wednesday, September 13, 2006   5:07  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/12/2006 Tuesday-

Tuesdays stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus.   Tuesday, September 12, 2006   9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks ramp higher Tuesday: Stocks continue higher in last hour of trade Tuesday while oil prices continue sliding. With no negative news to upset traders and investors, stocks in general move up after resting yesterday with the DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ up near 1-percent with a little over half-hour to go....   Tuesday, September 12, 2006   3:38  P.M. Eastern

 

Stock market trends higher Tuesday: U.S. stocks rally Tuesday as traders and investors are back to work from a long summer vacation, buying and selling amid news that move markets. Positive carryover into the next couple of sessions is paramount to breaking out and moving higher, past resistance levels, higher, for the rest of the year;   yearend rally could start at any time;  but don't discount a sell off just yet, upcoming data and the Fed are the next hurdle-   The DJIA rose 0.9 percent, the S&P 500 rose 1-percent, and the NASDAQ rose 2-percent.  |   The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   Tuesday, September 12, 2006   10:53  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/11/2006- Monday- Patriot Day-

Monday's stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Monday, September 11, 2006   9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Indexes go flat at days end: Stocks go flat Monday on Patriot Day, while most of the focus is on events of 911. The indices near flat at the close Monday.   Monday, September 11, 2006   3:52  P.M. Eastern

 

Stocks eke out a slight gain on Patriot Day: Stocks meander Monday on the first full day back from summer vacation with most of the focus on 911 events.  |   The DJIA was flat on the day, the S&P 500 closed up by 0.1 percent, and the NASDAQ was up by 0.3 percent.  |   The forecast, changed yesterday, now indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   Monday, September 11, 2006   5:47  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/9/2006 Weekend- Saturday- Sunday-

  

 

9/8/2006 Friday-

Fridays stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Economic slowdown debate in focus today.   9/8/2006 Friday 9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks recover some lost territory Friday: |  Ignoring the negative and focusing on the good, investors move the popular averages higher Friday with the DJIA and NASDAQ closing up by 1/2 percent, and the S&P 500 up by 0.4 percent.  |   The forecast, changed yesterday, now indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   Friday, September 8, 2006  4:45  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/7/2006 Thursday-

Thursday's stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus.   9/7/2006 Thursday 9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks continue their losing ways Thursday midday: Stocks continue yesterdays losing streak as the popular indexes show mostly sideways movement, slightly off the lows of the morning. With little positive news to lift sentiment and stocks, investors and traders are content to hold the equity market in negative territory while awaiting direction. The DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ are lower in early afternoon trade Thursday but off the lows of the morning.  |   The Government reported unemployment initial claims dropped by 9,000 last week, larger than had been expected.   Thursday, September 7, 2006  1:44  P.M. Eastern

 

Equity investors face market conundrum |   Stocks continue sliding Thursday amid indicators that point to a slowing economy with continued inflation worries. With the perception that the economy is slowing and inflation worries persisting, investors are fearing that the Fed may have gone to far with rate-hikes and that the FOMC may step back in this month and raise rates further;   the conundrum has investors and traders doing more selling than buying. The DJIA lost 0.7 percent, the S&P 500 lost 1/2 percent, the NASDAQ lost 0.6 percent.  |   Unemployment report saw 9,000 less jobless initial claims last week...  |   The forecast, changed yesterday, now indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   Thursday, September 7, 2006  5:51  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/6/2006 Wednesday-

Wednesday stock market open: Look for a negative open.   Economical data in focus.   9/6/2006 Wednesday 9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks move lower Wednesday: Economical data [productivity report - Beige Book] has stocks moving lower. With less than half-hour to go, the DJIA s down by 0.6 percent, the S&P 500 off by 1 percent, and the NASDAQ is lower by 1.7 percent.   Wednesday, September 6, 2006  3:50  P.M. Eastern

 

Stocks move lower on data fear: U.S. stocks under pressure all day on data [Productivity report - ISM Services - Beige Book] that suggests the Fed may not be done [with rate hikes] if additional data comes in stronger than expected.  The major indexes stayed in negative territory all day Wednesday while traders and investors mull the data with hope that the Fed will continue offline with rate-hikes. The Dow (DJIA) lost 0.6 percent today, the S&P 500 lost 1 percent, and the NASDAQ underperformed with a loss of 1.7 percent.  |   Productivity change in the second-quarter was 1.6 percent in the nonfarm business sector, according to a Government report this morning...  |   The forecast, changed yesterday, now indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   Wednesday, September 6, 2006  5:48  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/5/2006 Tuesday-

Flat, possibly mixed open for Tuesday: Look for a neutral flat open.   9/5/2006 Tuesday 9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Market goes mixed in early afternoon trade: Investors and traders trend the market sideways as they await fresh economical data starting with productivity report tomorrow. The DJIA is slightly lower by 0.2 percent, the NASDAQ struggles to hold positive, while the S&P 500 is flat, mid afternoon Tuesday.  |   Barometer forecast models were [midday model run] indicating a good chance of a forecast upgrade to CAUTION, but since [mid afternoon model run] have soften somewhat. The forecasts is subject to change this afternoon..   Tuesday, September 5, 2006  2:10  P.M. Eastern

 

Forecast change to CAUTION: The afternoon Market Barometer model run indicates an upgrade to the forecast. The forecast is changing to CAUTION from NEGATIVE prior to the close of the session. More information on the upgrade to come..   Tuesday, September 5, 2006  3:25  P.M. Eastern  

 

9/2/2006 Weekend- Saturday- Sunday-

Markets closed: U.S. markets are closed for Labor Day holiday. Markets will reopen Tuesday normal scheduled time.   Monday, September 4, 2006  11:45  A.M. Eastern  

 

9/1/2006 Friday-

Friday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Jobs nonfarm payroll in focus.   9/1/2006 Friday 9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks ramp higher Friday on economical data: Stocks move higher Friday ahead of a long holiday weekend as investors and traders cheer data that shows the economy on track and the hope that data seen is good to hold the Feds interest rates [Fed funds target] at 5 1/4 percent.  The DJIA rose 0.7 percent, the S&P 500 went higher by 0.6 percent, and the NASDAQ moved up by 0.4 percent.  |   A slew of economical data led by the nonfarm jobs report that showed 128,000 new jobs added last month while the unemployment rate moved slightly lower to 4.7 percent. Also in economical news, ISM manufacturing index still shows an expansion in factories as consumer sentiment index rose-   all made for a happy Friday for buyers.  |   The forecast now indicates NEGATIVE with a positive forecast-bias.  |   U.S. markets will be closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday-   exchanges will reopen Tuesday regular time.   Friday, September 1, 2006  5:37  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/31/2006 Thursday-

Thursdays stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open.   Inflation data in focus.   8/31/2006 Thursday 9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks end another session flat: Stocks underwater almost all-day, briefly pop above but end slightly lower as all eyes are on the nonfarm payroll jobs report out tomorrow morning. The DJIA ended flat, the S&P 500 did the same, while the NASDAQ was lower by 0.1 percent.  |   The Government reported today that there were 2,000 less initial jobless claims filed last week...  |   Jobs [nonfarm payroll] data is due out tomorrow morning at 9:30 am EST and could move traders and investors- markets could get volatile.  |   The forecast now indicates NEGATIVE with a positive forecast-bias.   8/31/2006 Thursday  5:36  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/30/2006 Wednesday-

Wednesday's stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Economical data in focus.   8/30/2006 Wednesday 9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

NASDAQ ramps higher Wednesday: Dow and S&P 500 end Wednesday flat while the NASDAQ spikes higher amid a mostly expected GDP data reading this morning. The bias was upgraded, pre close, to positive as the NASDAQ was moving higher to close by 0.6 percent, the DJIA closed up by 0.1 percent, and the S&P 500 closed flat on the session.  |   Before the open this morning, the Government reported that GDP increased by 2.9 percent, annualized, [GDP chart] over the second-quarter, which was nearly inline with economists and analysts expectations-   market reaction was moot.  |   The forecast-bias was upgraded to positive on model data showing improved sentiment with buyers trying to get back into the market, even though it is on low volume and with a lot of investors still on vacation.   8/30/2006 Wednesday  6:17  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/29/2006 Tuesday-

Tuesday stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open.   8/29/2006 Tuesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks advance Tuesday ahead of GDP: Stock market continues is slow advance Tuesday ahead of GDP data tomorrow that may or may not turn-up the summer steam on equities. The DJIA and S&P 500 closed up by 0.2 percent, the NASDAQ ended higher by 1/2 percent.  |   The forecast continues to indicate NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/29/2006 Tuesday  4:40  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/28/2006 Monday-

Monday stock market open report: Look for a neutral flat open.   Economical data in focus.   8/28/2006 Monday  9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock market rebounds Monday ending last week flat moves: A slow but very positive day Monday as U.S. stocks move up while oil prices move lower as Ernesto appears to be moving away from oil platforms in the Gulf. The DJIA moves up by 0.6 percent, the S&P 500 higher by 1/2 percent, and the NASDAQ higher by 1 percent.  |   The forecast continues to indicate NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/28/2006 Monday  5:52  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/26/2006 Weekend- Saturday- Sunday-

  

 

8/25/2006 Friday-

Friday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Economical data in focus.   8/25/2006 Friday  9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Another slow day Friday sees flat end to stocks: Stocks closed flat Friday as investors and traders are not willing to commit ahead of next week. The DJIA closed lower by 0.2 percent, the S&P 500 closed slightly lower by 0.1 percent, and the NASDAQ ended higher by 0.2 percent. Most of Wall Street still on vacation with a major week ahead in the form of tropical storm Ernesto predicted to enter the Gulf  and major data, such as the PMI and nonfarm payroll jobs report, to name just two-   volume and volatility most likely will pick up.  |   The forecast continues to indicate NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/25/2006 Friday  9:54  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/24/2006 Thursday-

Positive open seen for Thursday: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus as well as home sales data.   8/24/2006 Thursday  9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Flat session on a slow summer day: Summertime blues slowdown sees stocks flat Thursday, a directionless market. Economical data continues to point to a slowdown in the economy with profit outlook dwindling. The U.S. stock market continues in a slowdown which will last until Labor day- a little over a week off. The DJIA and NASDAQ moved slightly higher today by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 was up by 0.2 percent.  |   Unemployment insurance jobless claims was reported at 313,000, a decrease of 1,000 from the previous week.  |   Oil, gold, and silver up in after-hours trade as geopolitical concerns continue.  |   The forecast continues to indicate NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/24/2006 Thursday  5:41  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/23/2006 Wednesday-

Wednesday's stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed.   Earnings/ outlook in focus as well as economical data.   8/23/2006 Wednesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Popular averages lose 1/2 percent in Wednesday's market: The stock market retreats Wednesday after a positive start that saw a quick turn lower after housing data suggests a slowing housing market, a slowing economy, and a slow spending consumer. The DJIA lost 0.4 percent, the S&P 500 lost 1/2 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 0.7 percent.  |   The forecast continues to indicate NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/23/2006 Wednesday  5:34  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/22/2006 Tuesday-

Tuesdays stock market open: Look for a neutral open. Could turn mixed.   Earnings/ outlook in focus.   8/22/2006 Tuesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock market ends mixed on a slow trade day: Stocks end in mixed mode Tuesday amid Fed talk and geopolitical events. The DJIA ends slightly lower by 0.1 percent, and the S&P 500 and NASDAQ slightly higher by 0.1 percent.  |   The forecast continues to indicate NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/22/2006 Tuesday  9:39  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/21/2006 Monday-

Monday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus.   8/21/2006 Monday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock market gets no conviction, ends lower Monday: |  [no summary extract]  |   The DJIA and S&P 500 ended Monday lower by 0.3 and 0.4 percent, respectively, while the NASDAQ slid by 0.8 percent.  |   The Market Memo was updated today with a change in verbiage- the outlook remains the same.  "Oil-gas-distillate prices, geopolitical events, a slowing housing sector...   will continue to play an important role for traders and investors".  |   the forecast continues to indicate NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.    8/21/2006 Monday  10:22  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/19/2006 Weekend- Saturday- Sunday-

  

 

8/18/2006 Friday-

Friday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus.   8/18/2006 Friday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

U.S. stock market sees gains: Stocks rose again Friday after spending time in negative territory, as investors and traders continue to discount bad news for the likely scenario that the Fed is done raising interest rates for the year. Oil rebounds and recovers some lost ground Friday, while gold ends the day with a slight loss. The Dow rose 0.4 percent, the S&P 500 rose 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ moved higher by 0.3 percent.  |   Preliminary data from the Barometer close model suggests a possible upgrade to the forecast-bias during Mondays session, meanwhile, there is a weekend between now and then so the forecast continues to indicate NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/18/2006 Friday  5:31  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/17/2006 Thursday-

Thursday's stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus.   8/17/2006 Thursday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Major indexes end positive Thursday: Stocks traveled both sides of unchanged Thursday looking for direction. The DJIA ended slightly higher by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 was up by 0.2 percent, and the NASDAQ ended higher by 0.4 percent.  |   Earnings [Dell - HP] and commodities [gold - silver - oil] lured investors and traders to move stock prices up and down but bulls won out and ended the session with an up tic.  |   unemployment jobless initial claims dropped last week by 10,000 according to a Government report.  |   the forecast continues to indicate NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/17/2006 Thursday  5:58  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/16/2006 Wednesday-

Wednesdays stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Consumer inflation[ CPI] in focus this morning.   8/16/2006 Wednesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock market rally- day two: With cash in hand, buyers continue sending stocks higher. In a continuation of yesterdays higher move, investors send the indexes up again, this time on consumer data, that gives hope the Fed might not raise rates in the next meeting, or, at all for the remainder of the year. The DJIA rose 0.9 percent, the S&P 500 rose 0.8 percent, and the NASDAQ, out performed, with a 1.6 percent move higher.  |   Consumer prices (CPI) ramp higher in July. The Government reported today that consumer prices rose by 0.4 percent in July with the core (less food and energy) prices rising only 0.2 percent which was less than most on Wall Street had expected.  |   Barometer models are close to indicating a change-   could come tomorrow, meantime, the forecast continues to indicate NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias. Tomorrow could be a pivotal day as the S&P 500 [chart] is close to resistance levels and any move, either way, could cement direction [of the market] for the remainder of the summer session.  8/16/2006 Wednesday  5:53  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/15/2006 Tuesday-

Sentiment positive for Tuesdays start: Look for a positive open and start.   PPI inflation indicator in focus as well as earnings/ outlook.   8/15/2006 Tuesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Buyers take control, move stock indexes higher in rally Tuesday: Stocks move decidedly positive Tuesday sparked by inflation data as buyers take the market higher by over 1-1/2 percent with the DJIA closing up by 1.2 percent, the S&P 500 was up by 1.4 percent, and the NASDAQ up by 2.2 percent.   |   Producer price-  the PPI report-   data released by the Government showed core prices [x- food and energy] fell unexpectedly which sparked the futures session this morning and carried over to the regular session Tuesday;   CPI data (consumer version of inflation indicator) tomorrow could reiterate the rally today OR spoil the momentum.  |   Earnings/ outlook  and economical data had positive effect today.  |     The forecast continues to indicate NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/15/2006 Tuesday  5:59  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/14/2006 Monday-

Mondays stock market open: Look for a positive open and start.   In focus for the open- Mideast conflict truce as well as earnings/ outlook.   8/14/2006 Monday  9:27  A.M. Eastern    updated 9:32 A.M.

 

U.S. stocks continue positive Monday afternoon: U.S. stocks continue in positive territory while oil prices move lower, all on less uncertainties. Model data doesn't indicate a forecast change at this time even if stocks, overall, do well today. The forecast-bias would be the first indicator to change if market conditions continue to be positive over the next couple of days. The major indexes are up in late afternoon trade but well off the highs of the session;   the last hour of trade is a good indicator on market sentiment.   8/14/2006 Monday  2:26  P.M. Eastern

 

Rally falls apart- investors eye inflation data: |  Rally fails Monday on still concerns over corporate America to make a profit and inflation, as traders and investors gear up for CPI data, with PPI tomorrow.  |   The major indexes ended well off the highs of the day with the DJIA and S&P 500 closing slightly higher by 0.1 percent, the NASDAQ closed higher by 0.6 percent.  |   The forecast continues to indicate NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/14/2006 Monday  5:53  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/12/2006 Saturday- Sunday- Weekend-

  

 

8/11/2006 Friday-

Friday's stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open. Could turn mixed.   Earnings/ outlook in focus as well as economical data.   8/11/2006 Friday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks move lower amid retail data: Stocks move lower Friday on continuing concerns over the economy as strong retail sales data came in above expectation;   the DJIA moved lower by 0.3 percent, the S&P 500 lower by 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ was lower by 0.7 percent.   Gold and silver lower on the day while oil prices move up.    |   The forecast continues to indicate NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/11/2006 Friday  5:40  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/10/2006 Thursday-

Thursday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Earnings/ outlook in focus as well as terror plot..   8/10/2006 Thursday 9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock indices rebound, end 1/2 percent higher: |  [no extract]   |   The DJIA closed up by 0.4 percent, the S&P 500 was up by 1/2 percent, the NASDAQ higher by 0.6 percent.   |   The forecast continues to indicate NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/10/2006 Thursday  5:15  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/9/2006 Wednesday-

Higher start seen Wednesday: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   |   Earnings/ outlook in focus as well as Fed statement.   8/9/2006 Wednesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Bulls give up to uncertainty: Wednesdays rally ends in the doldrums with the Dow off by 0.9 percent, the S&P 500 off by 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ flat.   |   The forecast will remain at NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/9/2006 Wednesday  9:53  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/8/2006 Tuesday-

Market near ready for Fed decision: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Market focus is rate-hike and statement.   8/8/2006 Tuesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Investors on Fed watch drive stocks sideways: Stocks trend sideways in positive territory Tuesday leading up to the big deal of the day;   rate-hike or no rate-hike is the question to be answered shortly. Investors will pay attention mostly to the statement that accompanies the announcement. The Fed is scheduled to announce their decision on rates at about 2:15 pm ET. Meanwhile, the major indexes hang just in positive territory by about 0.2 percent.  |   The Labor Department reported preliminary productivity data this morning and said both business and nonfarm business sectors changed 1.1 percent in the second-quarter 2006.   8/8/2006 Tuesday  2:00  P.M. Eastern

 

Market slips after rate hike pause: The FOMC today paused increasing rates to hold the Fed funds target at 5 1/4 percent. After spending the morning in positive territory, stocks spiked higher briefly after the Fed announcement, then slipped into negative territory where the major indices ended. The DJIA closed 0.4 percent lower, the S&P 500 lower by 0.3 percent, and the NASDAQ off by 0.6 percent.  |   Preliminary productivity data for the second-quarter, seasonally adjusted annual rates, was 1.1 for the business and nonfarm-business sectors, according to the Labor Department.  |   The forecast will remain at NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/8/2006 Tuesday  5:48 P.M. Eastern  

 

8/7/2006 Monday-

Weak open seen for stocks Monday: Look for a neutral-to-negative open. Slight chance of mixed start.  |   Market focus is oil prices and FOMC meeting tomorrow.   8/7/2006 Monday  9:28  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks trend lower midday Monday: U.S. stocks continue trending lower midday Monday as traders and investors await the Fed FOMC decision on rates- will they raise rates OR pause- not knowing has the markets nervous. Oil prices are being driven up by a BP oil pipeline shutdown.   |   The DJIA was off by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 was down by 0.1 percent, and the NASDAQ was lower by 0.4 percent.   8/7/2006 Monday  1:00  P.M. Eastern

 

Stocks mosey ahead of the Fed: Stocks trended under the unchanged-line all day as traders and investors gear-up for the Fed tomorrow-   will the Fed raise rates or hold pat. It will be important whether the Fed raises rates another 25 basis point, it will be more important to the statement that accompanies the rate announcement. The market could get extreme OR it could trend sideways until Wednesdays session. The forecast will remain as is until the models can  determine any change. The DJIA lost 0.2 percent, the S&P 500 lost 0.3 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 0.6 percent. The forecast will remain at NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/7/2006 Monday  5:56  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/5/2006 Saturday- Sunday- Weekend-

  

 

8/4/2006 Friday-

Stocks set to rally Friday: Look for a positive open and start.   Market focus is jobs payroll report and earnings/ outlook.   |   Models could upgrade the forecast-bias later this morning.   8/4/2006 Friday  9:25  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks moderately higher midday Friday: Stocks do OK, but not what you would think after such good data [jobs payroll]  this morning. There may be a delayed reaction later in the last hour of trade today, or, maybe Monday. The question is, what if the Fed raises rates Tuesday? Most everybody now is assuming the Fed FOMC will put a hold on the rate-hike cycle Tuesday- but what if they don't? Could spell trouble for stocks. Bernanke Fed isn't like the Greenspan Fed-   there is no history of how a monetary policy change looks in a Bernanke Fed. At midday, the major indices were higher by 0.3 percent.  |   The Government reported this morning that the unemployment rate rose to 4.8 percent in July;   also reported companies added 113,000 new jobs in the same period, mostly inline with expectations.   |   No definitive move by the models as of yet. Reaction to the jobs data is near mute according to the Barometer models, thus far.   8/4/2006 Friday  12:41  P.M. Eastern

 

Stocks reverse direction ahead of the Fed: Stocks reverse direction, trended lower to enter into negative territory midday Friday amid mostly expected jobs report that kind-of shows tame employment. It is becoming clearer that no one  knows a Bernanke-Fed and how they work, and it is entirely possible that the Fed could continue the rate-hike policy for at least another round. Unlike Greenspan-Fed, we haven't seen how this Fed FOMC will transition from one policy to another. Plus with the Mideast war escalating, investors may see it best to hold any major buying until next week when the Mideast and the Fed picture is clearer. The models do not indicate any forecast change prior to next week-   the last hour of trade today will be important.   8/4/2006 Friday  3:20  P.M. Eastern

 

Rally turns flat Friday: Rally dies early, but traders and investors pull themselves off the bottom to close slightly lower for the day. Marketers are ok with going neutral for the weekend to see how things play out before the Fed meets Tuesday. The DJIA ended flat, the S&P 500 ended slightly lower by 0.1 percent, the NASDAQ end off by 0.4 percent.  |   The forecast will remain at NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/4/2006 Friday  5:03  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/3/2006 Thursday-

Weak start for stocks Thursday: Look for a negative open.   Market focus is earnings/ outlook and await jobs data tomorrow.   8/3/2006 Thursday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Investors reluctant to push stocks one way or the other: All eyes on payroll nonfarm jobs report due out tomorrow morning before the open. Stocks moderate Thursday midday with the popular averages off the lows of the morning nearing the unchanged-line, with the DJIA slightly higher by 0.1 percent, while the S&P 500 and NASDAQ off slightly by 0.1 percent.   8/3/2006 Thursday  12:53  P.M. Eastern

 

Jobs-creation eve and markets see gains: Stocks ramp higher in anticipation of a jobs creation number [tomorrow Gov releases jobs data] that wont spook investors. Number expected by most is somewhere between 110,000 and 140,000 new jobs created by corporate America. Anything short of 100k or north of 150k could spell volatility in markets tomorrow. The jobs nonfarm report will be released at 8:30 AM ET. The Dow 30 ended higher by 0.4 percent, the NASDAQ ramped higher by 0.7 percent, and the S&P 500 lagged but went positive by 0.1 percent.   |   The Government released unemployment initial jobless claims that saw 14,000 new claims added last week.   |   Forecast models do not see a one or two day pop higher as being a definitive turnaround in the market, so, the forecast will maintain NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/3/2006 Thursday  5:36  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/2/2006 Wednesday-

Wednesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Market focus is earnings/ outlook and oil prices.   8/2/2006 Wednesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks advance Wednesday midday: The market, as measured by the major indexes, reverse direction to end two days of selling ahead of important economical data Friday. All eyes will be on the job creation report [nonfarm payroll] to see how Corporate America had done in creating new jobs. Most believe it should be around 150,000 new jobs. Meanwhile, midday today, the DJIA is up by 0.8 percent, the S&P 500 is up by 0.9 percent, and the NASDAQ is up by 1.2 percent.   8/2/2006 Wednesday  12:23  P.M. Eastern

 

U.S. stocks continue trending in positive territory: With positive company news [P&G - Time Warner - Cigna] and lack of inflationary data today, and continually watching the Mideast war out of one eye, sees the stock market ramp higher in early trade and trend in positive territory through the lunch-hour with the indices higher by 0.9 percent, aggregate average.  |   Oil continues trending higher, building on the mid $70 base range, with the prospect of moving higher.   8/2/2006 Wednesday  1:41  P.M. Eastern

 

U.S. stocks end higher with positive sentiment: Positive earnings news [P&G - Time Warner],  lack of real bad news, but watchful eye on the Mideast war, saw the stock market ramp higher today to end with substantial gains ahead of jobs payroll data Friday. Oil continues trending higher, building on a mid seventy base, with the prospect of moving higher.  |   The DJIA higher by 0.7 percent, the S&P 500 ended up by 0.6 percent, and the NASDAQ ended up by 0.8 percent.  |   The forecast remains NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/2/2006 Wednesday  4:58  P.M. Eastern  

 

8/1/2006 Tuesday-

Stock market set to start mixed: Look for a neutral-to-negative open;   mixed start seen.   Market focus is earnings/ outlook and inflation data. 8/1/2006 Tuesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock market set to start lower: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Market focus is earnings/ outlook and inflation data.   |   Model data never indicated a mixed start. Data did indicate a lower start for Tuesday.   8/1/2006 Tuesday  10:11  A.M. Eastern- editorial correction-

 

Stocks continue lower on rate-hike concern: Personal consumption index and ISM data gives concern, and now more and more are rethinking rate-hike process may not be over as a lot of traders and investors had thought. The market is now pricing in a much larger chance that the Fed FOMC will raise by another 25 basis points next week, especially if the jobs creation data comes in hotter than expected Friday. The DJIA and S&P 500 are off by 0.6 percent, and the NASDAQ well off the mark by 1.3 percent in midday trade Tuesday.   8/1/2006 Tuesday  12:53  P.M. Eastern

 

Pricing in rate-hike slows buyers: Just a couple of days ago, investors and traders had been pricing-in a halt to the Fed rate-hike monetary policy. But after some key data this morning and a suspicion that jobs data may come in stronger the expected Friday, it is totally possible for the Fed to raise rates again. Uncertainty is enemy number one with investors, and buyers are not willing to commit much until we get passed next week when the FOMC meets. The market popular averages where down by 1 percent in mid afternoon trade Tuesday.   8/1/2006 Tuesday  2:40  P.M. Eastern

 

Rate fear cools stocks Tuesday: The on-again, off-again rate hike concern becomes more pronounced the closer to jobs creation unemployment report we get. Stocks Tuesday continue to slid on the ever increasing probability that the Fed will continue hiking rate come next Tuesday. Today's uncertainty came amid fresh economical data that got traders and investors on edge early. The DJIA and S&P 500 lost another half-percent,  while the NASDAQ continues to underperforms with a loss of 1.4 percent.  |   The forecast remains NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   8/1/2006 Tuesday  5:33  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/31/2006 Monday-

Monday's stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open. Could turn mixed. Market focus is earnings/ outlook and economical data.   7/31/2006 Monday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Market popular averages start lower: Stocks trend sideways midmorning trade Monday as traders and investors wait on fresh economical data this week to get a better idea on where the economy is going;   jobs payroll data is due out Friday with lots of tidbits in-between. The DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ are just slightly lower.   7/31/2006 Monday  10:54  A.M. Eastern

 

Monday market averages sees red: Stock market continues trending mostly sideways just under the unchanged-line, Monday early afternoon, as the focus is economy, rates, and the Mideast that continues to distract investors and traders. The DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ indexes are off 0.3 percent in trade early afternoon Monday.   7/31/2006 Monday  1:48  P.M. Eastern

 

Stock market averages close slightly lower Monday: U.S. stocks [indices] end Monday lower to close July trading, as investors and traders prepare for August and more data, in the form of economical data [nonfarm payroll on Friday] and the FED FOMC meeting [Aug-08, next Tuesday] to decide on any change to monetary policy and interest rate-hikes. Fed speak today [Poole - Yellen] hint at another rate -hike, especially if data [inflation] continues strong [inflation worry].   |   Oil and gas prices move higher as oil appears to be building a base in the mid $70's, much like price-building bases in the $50's and $60's-  some think oil price will go near $100 bbl.   The DJIA lost 0.3 percent, the S&P 500 lost 0.2 percent, and the NASDAQ ended slightly lower by 0.1 percent.   |   The forecast remains NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   7/31/2006 Monday  5:49  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/29/2006 Saturday- Sunday- Weekend-

  

 

7/28/2006 Friday-

Friday's stock market open: Look for a positive open.   Market focus is earnings/ outlook and GDP data.   7/28/2006 Friday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks in rally mode Friday midday: GDP of 2.5 percent advance estimate by the Government shows possible slowdown of the economy which means investor's and traders hope that the Fed FOMC will suspend the rate-hike cycle next month. The major indices are up over one percent midday Friday.   7/28/2006 Friday  12:52  P.M. Eastern

 

Stocks continue to hold prices: Going into the last hour of trade Friday, stock major indexes continue to hold earlier gains on the assumption that the Fed FOMC will not raise rates next month. The major indexes continue to hold better than one percent.   7/28/2006 Friday  2:57  P.M. Eastern

 

Equities rally Friday on slow growth data: GDP report released by the Government this morning indicates a slowing economy by measure of the second-quarter. The advance data showed an increase of only 2.5 for Q-2, off the mark from previous readings [see GDP chart]. Data indicates a slowing economy, thus the hope by investors that the Fed will stop the rate-hike policy. Investors and traders jump on the buy side today to drive prices higher on the hope the Fed is done raising rates [Fed interest target]. With the Mideast situation factored in and no bad news today, buyers ran the indexes up to make adjustments/ gains for the end of the month coming up Monday.   |   The DJIA rose 1.1 percent, the S&P 500 rose 1.2 percent, and the NASDAQ ended higher by 1.9 percent. The market [S&P 500 index] is positioned close to an area that, if broken, could see higher prices/ market in the next several weeks.   |   The forecast remains NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   7/28/2006 Friday  5:16  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/27/2006 Thursday-

Look for a positive start Thursday: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Market focus is earnings and outlook.   7/27/2006 Thursday  9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock market indices rise Thursday morning: Stocks rebound Thursday morning inspired by earnings profit reports by ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, and Shell. ExxonMobil surpass $10 billion in profits in second-quarter amid oil prices ramping higher [$75 bbl]. The DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ are higher by 1/2 percent, aggregate average late Thursday morning.  |   Initial jobless claims was 298,000 last week, a decrease of 7,000 from the previous week...   7/27/2006 Thursday  12:07  P.M. Eastern

 

Major indices end negative after positive day: Oil companies led stocks higher Thursday but buyers ran out of positive momentum and saw the averages turn lower to end well into negative territory ahead of GDP data tomorrow. ExxonMobil - ConocoPhillips - Shell turn in stellar [earnings] performance to lead equities up for most of the day, stocks turn and trended lower in afternoon trade as investors and traders gear up for GDP data that could send stocks in either direction tomorrow, depending on the read;   oil continued higher today and closed near $75 bbl. The DJIA ended flat, the S&P 500 ended off by 0.4 percent, the NASDAQ ended lower by 0.8 percent.   |   The forecast remains NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   7/27/2006 Thursday  4:57  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/26/2006 Wednesday-

Stocks set for lower open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Market focus is earnings/ outlook.   7/26/2006 Wednesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks move lower Wednesday morning: Stock market popular averages trend lower Wednesday morning on earnings/ outlook form Amazon, GM, and Boeing. The DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ are off by 0.7 percent aggregate average.   7/26/2006 Wednesday  10:55  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock market rests Wednesday: Stock major indexes sea-saw all day to end the session slightly lower Wednesday on mixed news of a slowing inflation read from the Governments beige book report and from earnings/ forecast outlook from Amazon and Boeing. The NASDAQ ended lower by 0.2 percent, the DJIA and S&P 500 ended flat.   |   The forecast remains NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   7/26/2006 Wednesday  4:55  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/25/2006 Tuesday-

Tuesday's stock market open: Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed. Market focus is earnings/ outlook.   7/25/2006 Tuesday  9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Major averages move lower midmorning: |  Accounting for a brief spike this morning, the major indexes continue trending lower amid mixed earnings guidance and other news. No major catalyst Tuesday to get the indexes moving one way or the other, it's likely to be somewhat sideways moving [the indexes] leading up to GDP data release Friday.   |   Consumer confidence and existing home sales in the news cause a slight spike higher.   |   AT&T and Altria in the news underline some of the good earnings news this morning.   |   The major indexes are flat, slightly lower in trade late morning Tuesday.   7/25/2006 Tuesday  11:29  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks make a comeback in afternoon trade Tuesday: A late day spike in the averages sees investors a little less uncertain [earnings and economy] amid UPS warning [on 2Q and the economy] and mixed news from 3M, AT&T, DuPont, XTO, Altria, and U.S. Steel. Consumer confidence and existing home sales led in economic news. With Mideast worries continuing and GDP up in a few days, investors and traders bought stocks this afternoon, with the DJIA closing up by 1/2 percent, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ closed higher by 0.6 percent.   |   The forecast remains NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias. Any further positive trend could see the forecast-bias being upgraded.   7/25/2006 Tuesday  5:42  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/24/2006 Monday-

Monday's stock market open: Look for a positive open and start.   Market focus is earnings/ outlook and M&A activity.   7/24/2006 Monday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks rebound Monday on less uncertainties: Stocks rally Monday morning amid M&A activity [Bain Capital - HCA, AMD - ATI] and earnings/ outlook [Merck - Schering Plough] as investors and traders gear-up for GDP data that could be a market-mover later in the week.   |   The S&P 500 forecast chart shows investors and traders may be at a decision point as far as where the market goes from here, but for now, the major indexes are up well over 1 percent late morning trade Monday.   7/24/2006 Monday  11:24  A.M. Eastern

 

M&A Monday fuels stock market rally: |  Stocks rallied Monday on upbeat merger news and earnings-  less negative news and a tame weekend helped. Stocks took off after M&A activity news began Monday morning with the private deal to acquire HCA by Bain Capital [and others] and also the AMD - ATI deal announced today. Merck and Schering Plough earnings news helped investors and traders Monday to send stocks higher. With little bad news to spoil the mood, stocks continued higher and closed with a 1.8 percent aggregate-average;   the DJIA and S&P 500  rose 1.7 percent, while the NASDAQ rose 2.1 percent.   With GDP just around the corner and the S&P 500 positioned nearly midway in a trading range, investors and traders may opt to do little over the next couple of days, barring bad news.   |   The forecast remains NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   7/24/2006 Monday  5:42  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/22/2006 Saturday- Sunday- Weekend-

  

 

7/21/2006 Friday-

Mixed start seen for Friday: Look for a neutral-to-mixed open. Could stay mixed.  |   Market focus is earnings/ outlook and Mideast.   7/21/2006 Friday  9:28  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks remain under pressure: |  Bad news rules as no one is willing to step-up and buy or sell on a Friday with a major offensive in the Mideast getting underway. Investors and traders opt to hold the market as is for the weekend. There was good news [Google - Apple - Caterpillar] but the bad news [Mideast turmoil - Dell - Yahoo] wins out especially going into a weekend of uncertainty.   |   The DJIA lost 0.6 percent, the S&P 500 lost 0.7 percent, and the NASDAQ has nearly lost another full percent.   |   The forecast remains NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   7/21/2006 Friday  5:28  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/20/2006 Thursday-

Stocks set for flat open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open. Could turn mixed.  |  Market focus is earnings/ outlook and Bernanke.   7/20/2006 Thursday  9:28  A.M. Eastern

 

Buyers lost the edge- stocks fall Thursday: Volatility hits the stock market as stocks fall back giving up gained ground from yesterdays mega rally. The Federal Reserve released the June 28-29 FOMC meeting minutes that shows committee members are uncertain over the rate-hike policy "Consumer price inflation remained elevated in April and May, reflecting sharp rises in energy prices and more rapid increases in core prices"The DJIA lost 0.8 percent, the S&P 500 lost 0.9 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 2 percent.   |   Unemployment initial jobless claims filed last week saw a decrease of 30,000 from the previous week, according to a Government report.   |   The forecast remains NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   7/20/2006 Thursday  5:01  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/19/2006 Wednesday-

Wednesday U.S. stock market open:Look for a neutral-to-positive open. Could turn mixed.  |   Market focus is earnings/ outlook and CPI data.   7/19/2006 Wednesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Big rally Wednesday will test buyers conviction Thursday: Stocks rallied Wednesday on, basically, nothing new, other than there were no huge disappointments today;  tomorrow will be a good test of sentiment;  can buyers follow-through over the next few trade-days? Barometer models were not really impressed with today's market-   but-   if this is a turnaround, then we will see follow-through.   Intel reported mostly inline earnings but more importantly, a not so good earnings outlook for the remainder of the year-   so that could be very negative tomorrow. The DJIA was up by 2 percent, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ added 1.9 percent.   No change to the forecast at his time;   a one or two day rally is not sufficient to promote  a direction change.   The forecast reads NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.  |   The Government reported today consumer prices that indicates inflation could still be a threat, the core CPI came in higher than expected at 0.3 percent for June.   7/19/2006 Wednesday  5:49  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/18/2006 Tuesday-

Tuesday stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   Market focus is earnings/ outlook, inflation, and Mideast conflict.   7/18/2006 Tuesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock market ends in neutral ahead of CPI: |  Stocks end with gains Tuesday after spending most of the day in negative territory amid a report that showed producer prices increasing faster than economists had expected;  core price ( excludes food and energy groups) rose as expected. Oil prices relent Tuesday to the mid $70 range on the ever changing Mideast developments.  |   Tomorrow investors will get a better idea if the Fed will suspend the rate-hikes when we get a read on consumer prices for last month. If the CPI data comes in higher or lower than the Street expects, more volatility can be expected. Also Bernanke will be talking tomorrow and may give investors and traders a hint to monetary policy change- but most don't count on him saying anything new past what already has been published.  |    The forecast reads NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   7/18/2006 Tuesday  5:34  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/17/2006 Monday-

Monday's stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-mixed open.   Market focus is earnings/ outlook and uncertainty.   7/17/2006 Monday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

U.S. stock markets ends flat Monday ahead of key data: |  Stocks went flat Monday hugging the unchanged line almost all day. Investors and traders will get their first fresh look at inflation tomorrow and Wednesday with the release of PPI and CPI inflation numbers.  |   The conflict in the Middle East continues to hold buyers back with the DJIA rising only slightly by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 lost slightly by 0.1 percent, and the NASDAQ ended nearly unchanged for the day;  Citigroup was also in the news today, not helping matters.  |  The forecast reads NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   7/17/2006 Monday  5:02  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/15/2006 Saturday- Sunday- Weekend-

  

 

7/14/2006 Friday-

Neutral open seen for Friday: Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed.   Market focus is Mideast turmoil and earnings-outlook.   7/14/2006 Friday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Uncertainty grips investors: |  Day three sees a continuation of negative sentiment over many fronts-  Mideast turmoil, oil surging higher [closed over $77. bbl], earnings/ outlook from reporting companies.   |   A mixed bag of earnings [EMC - GE] and economical news [retail sales] had little effect in today's outcome. Next week traders and investors get fresh inflation data [PPI - CPI] that could add fuel to the fire.   |   The DJIA was down by 1 percent,  S&P 500 lost 1/2 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 0.8 percent.   |   The forecast reads NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   7/14/2006 Friday  4:57  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/13/2006 Thursday-

Thursday stock market open: Look for a negative open and start.   Market focus is Mideast turmoil and oil price-spike;   also earnings and outlook.   7/13/2006 Thursday  9:27  A.M. Eastern updated 12:30 P.M.

 

Turmoil continues to take stocks south: |  Turmoil in the Middle East [Lebanon - Syria] and Iran - N. Korea tension continues to take its toll on investors and traders as selling stocks continues while oil prices spike to near $77. bbl Thursday.  |  In economic news, jobless initial claims increase by 19,000 as Intel reports to cut as many as 1,000 managerial jobs.  |  The DOW ends lower by 1.5 percent, the S&P 500 was lower by 1.3 percent, and the NASDAQ was off by 1.7 percent.  |  The forecast now reads NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   7/13/2006 Thursday  4:56  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/12/2006 Wednesday-

Wednesday's stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open. Could turn mixed.   Market focus will be second-quarter earnings and outlook..   7/12/2006 Wednesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks dump on more uncertainty: No turnaround for stocks today as geopolitical and earnings-outlook concerns gave investors and traders reasons to sell. There was no turnaround in the last hour of trade Wednesday like yesterday's market. Stocks stair-step down all day to end near the lows of the session.   Geopolitical concerns over Iran and Syria gave traders that uneasy feeling as oil prices, directly affected, spiked on mid east turmoil. Oil settled near $75. bbl Wednesday on disruption/ inventory concerns.   Earnings season is underway with the anticipation that reporting companies may give a dismal forecast outlook which gave investors and traders an uneasiness about the short term.   Trade deficit was about the only economical reports issued today as investors sent the DJIA and S&P 500 down by 1.1 percent, the NASDAQ was down by 1.8 percent.   The forecast now reads NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   7/12/2006 Wednesday  5:35  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/11/2006 Tuesday-

Tuesday's stock market open: Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   Market focus is earnings and outlook.   7/11/2006 Tuesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern updated 9:27 A.M.

 

Stocks turnaround despite earnings/ outlook: Stocks make a comeback from deep in negative territory Tuesday. Stock market major indexes recover in last hour of trade Tuesday to end positive despite earnings outlook from companies.   Earnings season is underway with Alcoa and Lucent leading. In the news Tuesday Lucent - Alcatel, Alcoa, Home Depot, and Pepsi get second-quarter reporting underway as investors eye the outlook statements of companies; earnings already are factored into the market.   The DJIA ends up by 0.3 percent, the S&P 500 ended higher by 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ ended higher by 0.6 percent.   The forecast now reads NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias. Model data indicated a struggling market place of equities and the metrics indicated a higher probability that stocks will continue lower despite today's reversal- but, some metrics do show a slight chance of a meaningful turnaround- dependent on earnings and forecast/outlook statement from reporting companies.   7/11/2006 Tuesday  5:32  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/10/2006 Monday-

Monday stock market open: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   7/10/2006 Monday  9:27  A.M. Eastern updated 9:27 A.M.

 

DJIA - S&P 500 flat;  NASDAQ fell .6: Stock market indexes close Monday in mixed fashion with the NASDAQ tech heavy index sliding on earnings/outlook.   EMC, GM, Alcoa were earnings investors eyed as earning season gets underway with some seeing a dim future ahead for profits;  oil moved lower after hitting $75 bbl. The DJIA moved slightly higher by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 was up by 0.2 percent and the NASDAQ fell over 1/2 percent.   The forecast shows NEGATIVE with a positive forecast-bias.   7/10/2006 Monday  5:55  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/8/2006 Saturday- Sunday- Weekend-

  

 

7/7/2006 Friday-

Friday stock market open: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   7/7/2006 Friday  9:27  A.M. Eastern updated 9:27 A.M.

 

Stocks dive on concern, lots of them: With the economy in question, wages spiking, and Iran - N. Korea uncertainties,  investors and traders do what they normally do in this situation of uncertainty- sell. Jobs data shows less than expected new jobs created last month but a spike in wages and that adds up to more potential rate-hikes by the FOMC that may not have been priced into the market. Not to mention mounting tension with Iran and N. Korea.   The DJIA and NASDAQ lost 1.2 percent, the S&P 500 lost 0.7 percent.   The forecast shows NEGATIVE with a positive forecast-bias.   7/7/2006 Friday  4:59  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/6/2006 Thursday-

Thursday stock market open: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open. Could turn mixed.   7/6/2006 Thursday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks in neutral awaiting jobs report: Dow ends higher on favorable tobacco ruling,  S&P 500 - NASDAQ ended flat, in neutral, as investors and traders await nonfarm payroll jobs data tomorrow morning;   direction of the market could be determined depending on the report and the number of jobs created in June.   What had the market flat today was the anticipation of the jobs data tomorrow and mixed reports from ISM, retails sales, jobless claims, and GM.   The forecast shows NEGATIVE with a positive forecast-bias.    7/6/2006 Thursday  5:44  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/5/2006 Wednesday-

Lower open seen for Wednesday: |  Look for a negative open.   7/5/2006 Wednesday  9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks trend lower in Wednesdays trade: Stock market stays underwater Wednesday amid lots of news for investors and traders to mull over. Factory orders were reported up 0.7 percent as durables were lower by 0.2 percent in May;  the price of oil today rebounds and is now trading above $75. bbl [chart].   North Korea news and Ken Lay death was the other major market news Wednesday.    Today's negative move breaks a 4-day mostly positive run as the DJIA and S&P 500 lost 0.7 percent and the NASDAQ lost 1.7 percent. The forecast now shows NEGATIVE with a positive forecast-bias.   7/5/2006 Wednesday  5:33  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/4/2006 Tuesday- Independence Day holiday-

Markets closed Tuesday: |  U.S. market closed for Independence Day holiday. Market will reopen Wednesday normal schedule.   7/4/2006 Tuesday  10:54  A.M. Eastern  

 

7/3/2006 Monday-

Monday's open- shortened week: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   7/3/2006 Monday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Short session sees stocks gain: Investors end a short session Monday higher by nearly 1 percent. The U.S. stock market closed early today in honor of Independence Day holiday tomorrow, when the markets will be closed; trading will resume Wednesday scheduled times. The DJIA ended higher by 0.7 percent, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ ended higher by 0.8 percent. The forecast now shows NEGATIVE with a positive forecast-bias.   7/3/2006 Monday  2:40  P.M. Eastern  

 

7/1/2006 Saturday- Sunday- Weekend-

 

6/30/2006 Friday-

Positive open seen for Friday: |  Look for a positive open.   6/30/2006 Friday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock market major indexes end lower Friday: Investors lost momentum from yesterday's rally as the major indices move slightly lower to end trade for June and the second-quarter;  next big day could be later next week when the nonfarm payroll jobs data is released;  could be a market mover.   The DJIA lost 0.4 percent, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ ended fractionally lower.   The forecast now shows NEGATIVE with a positive forecast-bias.   6/30/2006 Friday  5:39  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/29/2006 Thursday-

Stocks set to move higher:Look for a positive open and start..   6/29/2006 Thursday  9:25  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks trend higher ahead of the Fed: Sellers take leave Thursday ahead of the rate-hike this afternoon when all eye are on the statement that accompanies the expected 25 basis points Fed fund rate increase; indexes show a .0.7 percent gain at midday.   6/29/2006 Thursday  12:13  P.M. Eastern

 

Stocks rally on Fed day: Stocks rally more than 2 percent Thursday amid the Fed FOMC raising rates, and GDP data that shows productivity ramped-up in the first-quarter. The key here is, can positive sentiment hold out, OR is this a one or two day event to book fund profits and get positioned for the third-quarter; time will tell, next week, when earnings season gets underway. The mid afternoon Barometer model run moved the forecast-bias to positive indicating the possibility that the forecast could change if the positive advances continue.   On Fed day, the DJIA and S&P 500 rose by 2 percent, the NASDAQ rose 3 percent.   The forecast now shows NEGATIVE with a positive forecast-bias.   6/29/2006 Thursday  4:59  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/28/2006 Wednesday-

Stocks look good-to-go Wednesday morning: Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   6/28/2006 Wednesday  9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock market ends higher Wednesday: Traders and investors took a flat negative day and turned it into a very positive move higher ahead of the Feds expected rate hike tomorrow, when the markets future could be decided, depending on any hints the Fed may give.   Meanwhile, today the DJIA ended up by 1/2 percent, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ ended up by 0.6 percent.   The forecast continues to show NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   6/28/2006 Wednesday  4:52  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/27/2006 Tuesday-

Tuesday's open: Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed to lower.   6/27/2006 Tuesday  9:28  A.M. Eastern

 

Off morning for stocks Tuesday: Stocks move lower midday Tuesday ahead of the Fed tomorrow and Thursday as investors and traders get nervous, not knowing what the FOMC will say in the accompanying rate-hike statement. The DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ move well into negative territory.   6/27/2006 Tuesday  12:35  P.M. Eastern

 

Stocks dive on fear factor: Investors sell the stock market amid a heighten M&A activity and economical data, while the market holds its collective breath for rate-day, when rates are expected to rise, and more importantly, find out if the hike-cycle continues or not. The DJIA and S&P 500 lost 1 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 1.6 percent.   The forecast continues to show NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.  6/27/2006 Tuesday  5:53  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/26/2006  Monday-

Fed week Monday's open: Look for a neutral-to-positive open. Could turn mixed.   6/26/2006 Monday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks edge higher ahead of the Fed: DJIA and S&P 500 indexes continue to hold close to neutral, while the NASDAQ holds near 1/2 percent gain, all ahead of the Fed's FOMC meeting set for Wednesday and Thursday, when it is expected that the Fed will raise interest rates.   6/26/2006 Monday  12:02   P.M. Eastern

 

Market advances 1/2 percent ahead of FOMC: Investors buy stocks Monday with the expectation that interest rates will increase later in the week when the Fed meets. The FOMC is expected to raise rates but the market will eye the accompanying statement issued alongside the rate-hike for any clue to when the Fed will stop the hike process.   In economical data, new home sales [up in May] was about the only data for investors to mull.   The DJIA and S&P 500 was up by 1/2 percent, the NASDAQ was up by 0.6 percent.    The forecast continues to show NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   6/26/2006 Monday  4:55  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/24/2006 Saturday- Sunday- Weekend-

  

 

6/23/2006 Friday-

Could see mixed start Friday: |  Look for a neutral open.   6/23/2006 Friday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

A meandering flat day Friday: Stocks meander on both sides of unchanged and settle-out flat as traders and investors go into the weekend ahead of the Federal Reserve FOMC meeting set for the coming week, where it is widely expected that the Fed will raise interest rates [Fed funds target] by 25 basis points. Factory order data and little other news drive the major indexes to slightly lower close with the DJIA down by 0.3 percent, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ ending slightly lower by 0.1 percent. The forecast continues to show NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   6/23/2006 Friday  5:32  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/22/2006 Thursday-

Thursday's open: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   6/22/2006 Thursday  9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Quiet so far in the markets: U.S. equities modestly lower in midday trade Thursday ahead of the Fed's FOMC rate-hike meeting next week when virtually all believe a 1/4 point hike in Fed funds interest will occur. Investors and traders will be eying the statement for any hints of change in the Feds monetary policy. Meanwhile today, stock market major indexes continue short of unchanged.   6/22/2006 Thursday  12:05  P.M. Eastern

 

Sixth negative day out of past 10: | Equities market major indexes end in the red once again on Thursday as investors and traders are very concerned over Fed monetary policy and just how far the FOMC will take the rate-hikes. Rates are expected to increased next week but it is the thereafter that the investment community is jittery about. Meanwhile in Thursday market, the DJIA and S&P 500 lost 1/2 percent, while the NASDAQ lost nearly 1 percent. Mortgage rates and jobless initial claims reports was about the only economical data for investors mull.   The forecast continues to show NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   6/22/2006 Thursday  5:22  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/21/2006 Wednesday-

Wednesday's open seen as flat: |  Look for a neutral flat open.   6/21/2006 Wednesday  9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks rally on Wednesday: Stocks come roaring back in a Wednesday rally with little in way of news to account for the move higher. Earning reports from FedEx and Morgan Stanley was about the only news [market moving news] of the day. With the Fed [FOMC meeting] just around the corner, a more mild session would have been expected. The DJIA and S&P 500 rose 1 percent, the NASDAQ was higher by 1.6 percent. The forecast continues to show NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   6/21/2006 Wednesday  4:58  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/20/2006 Tuesday-

Tuesday's market open: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open. Could turn mixed.   6/20/2006 Tuesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Major indices move off highs of the morning: Stock indexes degrade in early trade on Tuesday amid a somewhat strong report showing housing starts increased by 5 percent in May. DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ tuned mostly flat and mixed.   6/20/2006 Tuesday  10:28  A.M. Eastern

 

Markets may not move much ahead of the Fed: |  After the morning buying that sent the indices to the high of midday, investors lost interest and selling took the market lower as the major equity indexes trended down over the course of the afternoon to end near neutral for the session. The DJIA did manage a 0.3 percent gain, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ ended slightly lower. Housing-starts report, this morning, got the markets [positive] attention but some [analyst] see the 5 percent gain in May of housing starts as an anomaly;  investor and traders appear to be waiting on the FOMC meeting next week before making any major changes.   The forecast continues to show NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   6/20/2006 Tuesday  5:25  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/19/2006 Monday-

Higher open seen for Monday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   6/19/2006 Monday  9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks meander Monday: U.S. stocks meander just under the unchanged-line as a lack of economical data and positive Fed speak has investors selling once again moving towards the close Monday.   6/19/2006 Monday  12:58  P.M. Eastern- updated

 

Another weak trade day Monday: Stocks meander the unchanged-line most of the day Monday, but sellers overwhelm and take the popular averages lower by 3/4 percent. Little economical data and no positive Fed speak had traders and investors concerned over the economy and continuation of rate-hikes. For the past 10 sessions, 6 have been negative, 2 positive, and 2 neutral. The DJIA lost 0.7 percent, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ lost 0.9 percent.   The forecast continues to show NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   6/19/2006 Monday  5:33  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/17/2006 Saturday- Sunday- Weekend-

  

 

6/16/2006 Friday-

Lower open seen for Friday: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   6/16/2006 Friday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

NASDAQ - S&P 500 move lower: [no extract] The DJIA ended flat Friday, while the S&P 500 lost 0.4 percent, the NASDAQ lost 0.7 percent.   The forecast continues to show NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   6/16/2006 Friday  4:29  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/15/2006 Thursday-

Positive start seen Thursday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   6/15/2006 Thursday  9:25  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks rise in late morning trade: The rise in stock prices early Thursday morning gets carried over from yesterdays late reversal that saw the major market indices close near session highs.   6/15/2006 Thursday  11:04  A.M. Eastern

 

Rally on Wall Street Thursday: The U.S. stock market rallies over 2-percent [aggregate] Thursday reversing weeks of negative action as buyers comeback and run the major indexes higher. Investors react to Fed Chief Bernanke-talk on inflation today; drives stocks higher. The DJIA went higher by 1.8 percent, the S&P 500 was up by 2.1 percent, and the NASDAQ shot up by 2.8 percent.   First time initial jobless claims drops unexpectedly last week; suggests economy may be OK.   The forecast continues to show NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   6/15/2006 Thursday  4:58  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/14/2006 Wednesday-

Weak start seen Wednesday: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   6/14/2006 Wednesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks reverse direction late Wednesday: The market major indexes rebounded late Wednesday to close with gains and end near session highs. Buyers ran out of steam mid session and the indexes trended lower until the last hour of trade, when they came back to close the indices near session highs. The DJIA closed with a 1 percent gain, the S&P 500 closed with a 1/2 percent gain, and the NASDAQ was up by 0.7 percent.   The Governments inflation report [CPI] showed core consumer prices [x-food and energy] were up by a more than expected 0.3 percent in May, causing little reaction by investors and traders.   The forecast continues to show NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   6/14/2006 Wednesday  5:35  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/13/2006 Tuesday-

Flat, possibly mixed open for Tuesday: |  Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed.   6/13/2006 Tuesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks flat midmorning Tuesday: Stock major indexes bounce around the unchanged-line as trader and investor await inflation data tomorrow. The CPI report could decide market direction for weeks to come depending on how the inflation data is interpreted by investors and analysts.   6/13/2006 Tuesday  10:48  A.M. Eastern

 

Selling continues for stocks, gold, and oil: Stocks, gold, and oil move lower as cash is gathered for a rebound coming to a market near you. With several days of very negative sentiment under foot, stocks are ripe for a rebound if only for a short move higher, especially if the inflation data [CPI] tomorrow is within parameters. But the forecast will remain NEGATIVE until support can be brought back and built upon.   The DJIA lost 0.8 percent, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ lost 1 percent in today's selling.   The rollercoaster ride continues as the forecast reads NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.      6/13/2006 Tuesday  4:57  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/12/2006 Monday-

Flat open seen for Monday: |  Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed.   6/12/2006 Monday  9:25  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks go flat Monday in early trade: Stocks meander the unchanged line as traders and investors await fresh inflation data this week.   6/12/2006 Monday  10:35  A.M. Eastern

 

Negative sentiment continues with a down day: U.S. stocks continue lower as traders and investors await fresh inflation data, with the PPI tomorrow and the all important CPI [Consumer Price Index} on Wednesday. The Fed [FOMC] has said they will fight inflation while there's a threat, and the CPI data is the 'point of data' that gauges inflation. You can expect continued market volatility based on the data and any Fed speak that occurs.   Today, the DJIA was down by 0.9 percent, the S&P 500 was down by 1.3 percent, and the NASDAQ by 2.1 percent.   The rollercoaster ride continues as the forecast reads NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   6/12/2006 Monday  4:56  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/10/2006 Saturday- Sunday- Weekend-

  

 

6/9/2006 Friday-

Mixed open SEEN for Friday: |  Look for a neutral-to-mixed open.   6/9/2006 Friday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

NASDAQ jumps to early lead: |  DJIA and S&P 500 indices flirt with unchanged and at this hour is positive, while the NASDAQ jumps into positive territory early and continues trending on the upside midmorning session Friday.   6/9/2006 Friday  10:37  A.M. Eastern

 

The ride lower continues on Wall Street: U.S. stocks continue trending lower with the major indices adding an additional 1/2 percent to the loss column. The DJIA lost 0.4 percent, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ lost 1/2 percent.   Investors and traders look into next week for key inflation data [PPI - CPI] for direction.   The rollercoaster ride continues as the forecast reads NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   6/9/2006 Friday  5:07  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/8/2006 Thursday-

Weak open seen for Thursday: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open..   6/8/2006 Thursday  9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Selling continues Thursday morning: |  Stocks continue moving lower, midday Thursday, as investors confidence in the economy, earnings, and inflation continue to worsen.   6/8/2006 Thursday  11:44  A.M. Eastern

 

Rollercoaster ride Thursday: Stocks run down, up, sideways Thursday as the major indices ended near the starting point, a rollercoaster of sorts.   Al-zarqawi killed by U.S. air strike overnight did little for investors or traders.   In economical news, the initial jobless claims report showed a larger decline than expected but it too had little effect in trading today.   The forecast-bias was changed in early afternoon as the models metrics go back to a neutral position.   The DJIA and S&P 500 ended slightly higher by 0.1 percent, the NASDAQ ended lower by 0.3 percent.   The forecast now reads NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   6/8/2006 Thursday  5:49  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/7/2006 Wednesday-

Flat open seen for Wednesday: |  Look for a neutral, possibly mixed open..   6/7/2006 Wednesday  9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Positive day turns ugly: Positive sentiment is out the door, as the stock market major indexes turn-tail and dive to close well into negative territory, after posting midday substantial gains.   Midday Barometer model run upgraded the forecast-bias to positive while the close models indicate a chance that the bias upgrade could get reversed during the evening run.   The DJIA lost 0.7 percent, the S&P 500 lost 0.6 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 1/2 percent.  The forecast reads NEGATIVE with a positive forecast-bias. The forecast-bias is subject reversal.   6/7/2006 Wednesday  4:58  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/6/2006 Tuesday-

Tuesday's open: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open. Could turn mixed.   6/6/2006 Tuesday  9:25  A.M. Eastern

 

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Major stock market indexes mixed: |  Stocks open modestly Tuesday, turn mixed in midmorning trade, as investors eye market direction in the inflation-aftermath of yesterday.   6/6/2006 Tuesday  10:35  A.M. Eastern

 

Late day recovery still sees a loss: Stocks dive, once again, but recover some lost territory by the close of trade Tuesday. Continued fear of inflation, the economy, and earnings continues to see negative sentiment among equity investors.   The DJIA ended down by 0.4 percent, the NASDAQ lost 0.3 percent, and the S&P 500 ended flat.   The forecast reads NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias. Selling was countered by buyers in the last hour of the session to limit today's losses-  watch to see if this can carry over to Wednesdays market.   6/6/2006 Tuesday  4:53  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/5/2006 Monday-

A lower open seen Monday: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   6/5/2006 Monday  9:25  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks move south: Stocks resume the negative sentiment from last week with the indices well into negative territory in early trade Monday.   6/5/2006 Monday  10:36  A.M. Eastern

 

Indexes drop 1-2 percent on fear: Stocks drop on continued inflation fear helped along by Fed Chief Bernanke saying  rate-hike policy continuation depended on CPI inflation data.   Oil-gold spike on Iran heavy talk over the weekend.   The DJIA and S&P 500 lost 1.8 percent, the NASDAQ lost 2.2 percent.   The forecast reads NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   6/5/2006 Monday  4:55  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/3/2006 Weekend- Saturday- Sunday-

  

 

6/2/2006 Friday-

Payroll jobs data sets the tone Friday: Look for a neutral-to-positive open. NASDAQ set to rally at the start.    6/2/2006 Friday  9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Mixed end for Friday: Stocks end the day mixed on jobs payroll data that came in less than most had expected; unemployment rate moved lower to 4.6 percent.   The DJIA ended slightly off by 0.1 percent, the S&P500 was flat on the day, but the NASDAQ ended higher by 0.2 percent.   The forecast reads NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   6/2/2006 Friday  5:25  P.M. Eastern  

 

6/1/2006 Thursday-

Mixed open possible Thursday: |  Look for a neutral flat open..   6/1/2006 Thursday  9:25  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks open flat but positive: |  A mostly neutral start for stocks as investors and traders eye economical data [jobless claims, productivity, retail sales].   6/1/2006 Thursday  10:59  A.M. Eastern

 

Investors run-up stocks in advance of payrolls data: Has sentiment turned around? Today's upside move of stocks says maybe, but, tomorrow's payroll jobs report could seal the markets short-term fate. Most analysts are expecting between 100,000 and 200,00 new jobs to have been created in May. Investors and traders will jump on anything that is unexpected.   Today's advance was amid initial jobless claims data, productivity,  and retail sales reports.   The Barometer forecast-bias was changed back to neutral by the midday models.   The DJIA was up by 0.8 percent, the S&P 500 was higher by 1.2 percent, and the NASDAQ was up by 1.9 percent.   The forecast now reads NEGATIVE with a neutral forecast-bias.   6/1/2006 Thursday  5:36  P.M. Eastern  

 

5/31/2006 Wednesday-

Stronger start for Wednesday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open. Could turn mixed.   5/31/2006 Wednesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks make comeback in early trade Wednesday: Major indexes show positive in early trade on Wednesday morning.   5/31/2006 Wednesday  10:07  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks recover some of yesterday losses: Last trade day of May sees an advance that recovers some of yesterdays losses. Investors spike the indices in the last hour of trade after a positive start, that saw the market trend lower off midmorning highs.   The Federal Reserve FOMC released the minutes from the May 10th. rate meeting. Investors continue to worry that more rate-hikes are on the Feds agenda.   The DJIA and NASDAQ closed with a 0.7 percent gain, while the S&P 500 was higher by 0.8 percent.   The forecast continues to read NEGATIVE with a negative forecast-bias.   5/31/2006 Wednesday  5:48  P.M. Eastern  

 

5/30/2006 Tuesday-

Lower open seen Tuesday: |  Look for a negative open.   5/30/2006 Tuesday  9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock market sold off Tuesday: Major stock indexes trend lower all day Tuesday to end nearly 2 percent lower.   Oil moves up while consumer confidence moved down.   President Bush appoints Paulson to replace Snow for Treasury Secretary.   The DJIA and S&P 500 lost 1.6 percent, the NASDAQ, 2 percent.   The forecast, changed last Tuesday evening, continues to reads NEGATIVE with a negative forecast-bias.   5/30/2006 Tuesday  5:46  P.M. Eastern  

 

5/27/2006 Saturday- Sunday- Monday- Memorial Day holiday weekend-

Markets closed: |  U.S. markets closed to observe Memorial Day. Markets will open tomorrow normal schedule.   5/29/2006 Monday  11:37  A.M. Eastern  

 

5/26/2006 Friday-

Positive open for Friday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   5/26/2006 Friday  9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock market up midday Friday: Stocks climb midday Friday with the DJIA up 1/2 percent, S&P 500 and NASDAQ up by 0.3 percent.   5/26/2006 Friday  12:39  P.M. Eastern

 

Stocks continue Thursday's positive sentiment: Investors buy the market higher--  day two--  with the popular averages posting a 0.6 percent gain Friday.   Inflation worries not on traders minds today with personal spending and income up according to a Government report.   Investors and traders take a long weekend holiday with the markets being close Monday to observe Memorial Day.   The forecast, changed Tuesday evening, continues to reads NEGATIVE with a negative forecast-bias.   5/26/2006 Friday  5:32  P.M. Eastern  

 

5/25/2006 Thursday-

Higher start seen for Thursday: |  Look for a positive open and start.   5/25/2006 Thursday  9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks rebound Thursday: |  Dow up 94 -  NASDAQ 29, in a relief rally that has seen nonstop negative action for sometime. The major indexes trended higher Thursday in a expected reversal as some saw the market in a oversold condition. The key to today's positive performance is what happens tomorrow and next week;  can this positive one-day momentum continue.   Economical data inspires investors with a strong GDP reading and a mostly expected jobless claims report, both reports released this morning by the Government.   Enron execs Lay and Skilling were convicted of conspiracy and fraud today in Houston.    The DJIA rose 0.8 percent, the S&P 500 rose 1.1 percent, and the NASDAQ rose 1.3 percent.   The forecast, changed Tuesday evening, reads NEGATIVE with a negative forecast-bias.   5/25/2006 Thursday  5:39  P.M. Eastern  

 

5/24/2006 Wednesday-

Flat start seen Wednesday: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   5/24/2006 Wednesday  9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Midday weakness: Stock market indexes meander the unchanged-line Wednesday morning amid mixed economical data released as traders and investors sort-out the good from the bad.   The Market-Barometer.com forecast was changed last evening to NEGATIVE while model data continues to indicate further weakness in the major indices.   5/24/2006 Wednesday  1:13  P.M. Eastern

 

Stocks ink out green for the day: The major indexes bounce around the unchanged-line Wednesday to end in neutral but positive territory.   Investors assimilate mixed economical data [home sales - durable goods - oil reserves report] and end the session a bit higher.   The forecast was changed last evening to NEGATIVE as the models see a traditional summer slowdown ahead.   The DJIA and S&P 500 ended higher by 0.2 percent, the NASDAQ ended up by 1/2 percent.   The forecast, changed last evening, reads NEGATIVE with a negative forecast-bias.   5/24/2006 Wednesday  5:54  P.M. Eastern  

 

5/23/2006 Tuesday-

Positive start seen for Tuesday: |  Look for a positive open.   5/23/2006 Tuesday  9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks rebound Tuesday morning: Stocks takeoff early Tuesday and continue in positive territory midmorning. The Barometer forecast models are close to indicating a forecast change but are dependent on market data and at midmorning, the model indicators have stabilized just short of thresholds.   5/23/2006 Tuesday  11:16  A.M. Eastern

 

Not a good day for the bulls: |  Stocks give-up in the last hour of trade Tuesday to end well into negative territory.   There are some very important levels coming up for the S&P 500 that could determine market direction over the summer months.   Forecast model metrics are very close to thresholds and we could see a forecast downgrade soon.   The DJIA lost 0.2 percent, the S&P 500 lost 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 0.7 percent;  NASDAQ dropped well over 1.5 percent today from high to low.   The forecast reads CAUTION with a negative forecast-bias;  the forecast is subject to change.   5/23/2006 Tuesday  4:54  A.M. Eastern

 

Forecast has changed to NEGATIVE: |  Market media alert: The Market-Barometer forecast has changed to NEGATIVE. Model data indicates further weakness is likely over the forecast period. At this time, the forecast period could be as long as the next several months, possibly into fall.   5/23/2006 Tuesday  9:52  P.M. Eastern updated 2308  

 

5/22/2006 Monday-

Stocks look lower at the open: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   5/22/2006 Monday  9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Major averages lower in midmorning session: |  U.S. equities open lower Monday continuing last weeks negative performance.   5/22/2006 Monday  10:52  A.M. Eastern

 

Another down day on Wall Street: U.S. stock market major indexes meander and end lower as investors and traders continue to fear more rate-hikes. The averages made a run to the unchanged-line in the last hour of trade but sellers took over to drive stocks down for the session.   Midday forecast model run indicated close call to forecast change. Data from the models were near the threshold for the downgrade of the forecast. Any further weakness of the market could cause a downgrade to negative.   The DJIA lost 0.2 percent, the S&P 500 lost 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ continues to under perform with a 1 percent loss.   The forecast reads CAUTION with a negative forecast-bias;  the forecast is subject to change in Tuesday's market.   5/22/2006 Monday  5:48  P.M. Eastern  

 

5/20/2006 Saturday- Sunday- weekend-

  

 

5/19/2006 Friday-

Friday's market looks positive for the start: |  Look for a positive open and start.   5/19/2006 Friday 9:25  A.M. Eastern

 

A positive day finally: Buyers come back Friday and send stocks a little higher. Stock market averages end higher Friday but down for the week as the selling comes to an end, for at least one day.   Oil - gold - silver  all down on the session.   The DJIA was slightly higher by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 rose by 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ was up by 0.6 percent.  The forecast NOW reads CAUTION with a negative forecast-bias.   5/19/2006 Friday 5:21  P.M. Eastern  

 

5/18/2006 Thursday-

Open seen as positive for Thursday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   5/18/2006 Thursday 9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Positive rebound from sell-off: |  Stock market equities are tame in late morning trade Thursday with the popular averages holding positive territory.   5/18/2006 Thursday 11:34  A.M. Eastern

 

Sell-off continues Thursday: Investors sell the stock market Thursday in a continuation of Wednesday's sell-off. Last hour of trade today saw buyers leave to let selling take over on continuing fear of rate-hikes.    Fed speak takes its toll on investor/trader sentiment. Bernanke and Lacker of the Federal Reserve both made comments today of which Lacker's comment on yesterday's CPI data as much as told investors and traders that the rate-hike cycle will continue as long as data suggests inflation.   Jobless initial claims shot up by 42,000 last week in a Government report today.   The DJIA, S&P 500, and the NASDAQ lost 0.7 percent.   The forecast NOW reads CAUTION with a negative forecast-bias;  the forecast is subject to downgrade in Fridays session.   5/18/2006 Thursday 4:53  P.M. Eastern  

 

5/17/2006 Wednesday-

Bad start seen for Wednesday: |  Look for a negative open. Could turn into a sell off.   5/17/2006 Wednesday 9:25  A.M. Eastern

 

Inflation fear sees sell-off Wednesday: U.S. stock market major averages dive over 1.5 percent Wednesday. Unlike the PPI, the CPI gave investors and traders an unwelcome surprise today sending fear into buyers; stock equities plunge more than 1.5 percent.   Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation data put fear into buyers. This mornings inflation data, released by the Government, indicates inflation could become more of a problem, causing the Fed to continue raising interest rates.   The DJIA lost 1.9 percent, the S&P 500 lost 1.7 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 1.5 percent.   The forecast reads CAUTION with a negative forecast-bias.   5/17/2006 Wednesday 4:49  P.M. Eastern  

 

5/16/2006 Tuesday-

Flat open seen for Tuesday: |  Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed.   5/16/2006 Tuesday 9:27  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock indices go negative Tuesday morning: Stocks turn negative late morning Tuesday as traders and investors await CPI data tomorrow;  PPI data today shows little increase in [core- x food energy] producer prices.   5/16/2006 Tuesday 11:48  A.M. Eastern

 

U.S. stocks end short in Tuesday's trade: Stocks hee-haw all day as investors and traders assimilate Wal-Mart, Home Depot, housing starts and the producers prices data. Earnings from high profile companies and economical data guide investors with consumer price (CPI) data looming for release tomorrow morning.   The market major indexes posted mixed results most of the day with the popular averages moving negative in the afternoon. The DJIA ended slightly lower by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 was off by 0.2 percent, and the NASDAQ continues to under perform with a 0.4 percent loss.   The forecast reads CAUTION with a negative forecast-bias.   5/16/2006 Tuesday 5:39  P.M. Eastern  

 

5/15/2006 Monday-

Lower open seen for Monday: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   5/15/2006 Monday 9:23  A.M. Eastern

 

Mixed market Monday morning: Stocks open in negative mode but turn up in mixed midmorning trade, while gold and oil prices turned lower in the early going.   5/15/2006 Monday 11:02  A.M. Eastern

 

Monday's equity market ends mixed: The popular averages ended Monday's trade mixed as traders and investors await PPI and CPI data. The PPI data comes out before the open tomorrow and CPI is scheduled for Wednesday. Remember the Fed is now data dependant and the stock market could get very volatile depending on the data.  Oil drops below $70 bbl as profit taking continues.   The DJIA closes up by 0.4 percent, the S&P 500 was up by 0.3 percent, but the NASDAQ went lower by 0.2 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a negative forecast-bias. 5/15/2006 Monday 5:04  P.M. Eastern  

 

5/13/2006 Saturday- Sunday- Weekend-

  

 

5/12/2006 Friday-

Weak start seen for Friday: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open..   5/12/2006 Friday 9:24  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks continue negative Friday morning: U.S. stocks continue yesterdays move lower with the NASDAQ leading, as investors and traders are concerned, mainly, over inflation;  gold and oil prices also contribute to concerns. The latest economical data such as consumer sentiment and the U.S. deficit is having little effect.   5/12/2006 Friday 10:44  A.M. Eastern

 

Selling continues-  indices move lower: Inflation rate-hike worries continue for investors. The federal reserve pretty much said rate-hikes would pause if economical data indicates. Data in the next month will be very important to traders and investors- the markets could get volatile.  Midday Barometer model-run set the bias to negative as conditions in the stock market continue to degrade.  And consumer sentiment and the trade deficit catch traders eyes. The DJIA lost 1 percent, the S&P 500 lost 1.1 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 1.3 percent. The forecast now reads CAUTION with a negative forecast-bias. The forecast is subject to further downgrade next week, most likely in the latter part of the week if sentiment doesn't turnaround.   5/12/2006 Friday 11:41  P.M. Eastern  

 

5/11/2006 Thursday-

Neutral start seen for Thursday: |  Look for a neutral flat open.   5/11/06 Thursday 9:26  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock indexes move lower midmorning Thursday: U.S. stock market starts in negative territory, the day after the Fed raises key interest rates, while gold and oil prices continue to advance in Thursdays midmorning trade.   5/11/06 Thursday 10:58  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks get sold down Thursday: Investors react to FOMC statement. The Fed raised rates yesterday to 5 percent, but said they could raise again depending on economical data.

Investors eye economical data. First time initial claims dropped by 1,000 last week as retail sales uninspired traders.

Gold and oil prices move up. Oil prices continue higher after retesting the 60's while gold prices continue up past $720.

The DJIA lost 1.2 percent, the S&P 500 lost 1.3 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 2.1 percent.

The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   5/11/06 Thursday 5:25  P.M. Eastern  

 

5/10/2006 Wednesday-

Fed day sees weak open: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   5/10/06 Wednesday 9:22  AM Eastern

 

Dow and S&P 500 end flat- NASDAQ slides: |  The Federal Reserve FOMC raised the Fed funds rate [target] by 25 basis points, making the rate 5 percent with the outlook of holding 5 percent unless economical data forces another hike.

Investors and traders will adjust holdings based on future economical data releases;  they will be watching and trading on data that suggests a slowing economy as apposed to an accelerating economy- data will be key for the next several months.

The DJIA ended flat, the S&P 500 ended lower by 0.2 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 0.8 percent. For now, the forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias. Investor and traders are likely to react [in Thursday's trade] after they have had time to digest the Fed statement-  could get volatile tomorrow.   5/10/06 Wednesday 5:39  P.M. Eastern  

 

5/9/2006 Tuesday-

Another flat open on tap: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative flat open. Could turn mixed.   5/9/06 Tuesday 9:27 am Eastern

 

Stock market major indexes mixed: As investors and traders await the FOMC, the major indices continue flat and mixed for the most part on Tuesday.   5/9/06 Tuesday 11:52 am Eastern

 

Mixed results ahead of the Fed: Mixed day for equities as investors and traders eye gold and oil prices, while Dell puts out an earnings warning;  everybody is on hold-  more or less-  for the Fed tomorrow, when they are expected to raise the interest rate target by 25 basis points. Investors and traders will parse the accompanying statement to see if there are clues to any future monetary policy change. On Tuesday the DJIA rose 1/2 percent, the S&P 500 was flat, and the NASDAQ lost 0.3 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast bias.   5/9/06 Tuesday 5:27 pm Eastern  

 

5/8/2006 Monday-

Flat open seen for Monday: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative flat open.   5/8/06 Monday 9:26 am Eastern

 

Flat start to the week: |  Stock market major indices turn negative late morning Monday ahead of Federal Reserve FOMC meeting.   5/8/06 Monday 11:33 am Eastern

 

Flat market ahead of FOMC: Investors opt to wait on the Federal Reserve FOMC meeting and see if there will be a change in monetary policy, or at least, a change in verbiage to hint at the end of the rate-hike cycle. With little other news, stocks kind of meandered all day to end the session flat. The DJIA and NASDAQ ended Monday slightly higher by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 slightly lower by 0.1 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast bias.   5/8/06 Monday 4:51 pm Eastern  

 

5/6/2006 Saturday- Sunday- Weekend-

  

 

5/5/2006 Friday-

Higher start seen for Friday: |  Look for a positive open and start..   5/5/06 Friday 9:26 am Eastern

 

Equities ramp up Friday morning on data: |  Stocks ramp higher Friday morning on news that jobs growth in the U.S. economy grew at 138,000 new jobs-  generally, analysts were expecting a higher number. Investor see the somewhat low number as helping the Fed to hold interest rate-hikes. The Fed could change monetary policy at its next meeting.   5/5/06 Friday 11:00 am Eastern

 

Rally around jobs: Jobs payroll data inspires rally that saw a 1 percent aggregate rise in the major averages. The Barometer forecast-bias was upgraded to NEUTRAL during the midday model run;  the forecast now reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast bias. The upgrade denotes better times, possibly, ahead-  CAUTION should be taken until the market can score additional positive sessions. Today, the DJIA rose 1.2 percent, the S&P 500 rose 1 percent, and the NASDAQ rose 0.8 percent.   5/5/06 Friday 5:21 pm Eastern  

 

5/4/2006 Thursday-

Flat open seen for Thursday: |  Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed.   5/4/06 Thursday 9:23 am Eastern

 

Stocks up in morning trade Thursday: Stocks move higher Thursday as investors mull the latest economical data and earnings.   5/4/06 Thursday 11:26 am Eastern

 

Stocks end in the green Thursday: Dow and S&P 500 close up, but well off the highs of the day;  NASDAQ gains nearly 1 percent. Investors weigh earnings data and economical reports [first time jobless claims - productivity and cost reports] The DJIA and S&P 500 close up by 0.3 percent, the NASDAQ outperforms with a 0.9 percent gain on the day. The forecast continues to read CAUTION with a negative forecast-bias.   5/4/06 Thursday 4:48 pm Eastern  

 

5/3/2006 Wednesday-

Mixed start possible: |  Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed.   5/3/06 Wednesday 9:23 am Eastern

 

Stocks end midweek session lower: Stocks/ oil/ gas end Wednesday lower amid fresh economical data, earnings, and oil reserves inventory report. The DJIA moved slightly lower by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 was off by 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 0.3 percent. The forecast continues to read CAUTION with a negative forecast-bias.   5/3/06 Wednesday 4:46 pm Eastern  

 

5/2/2006 Tuesday-

Positive start seen for Tuesday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   5/2/06 Tuesday 9:27 am Eastern

 

Positive start for Tuesday: Stocks open up in positive territory Tuesday with the indices trending just above the unchanged-line.   5/2/06 Tuesday 10:31 am Eastern

 

Stocks end with positive momentum Tuesday: DJIA and S&P 500 move sharply higher;  NASDAQ positive, but underperforms. Stocks gain back yesterdays loss, and then some, to end with positive momentum. The DJIA and S&P 500 end with a 0.6 percent gain, the NASDAQ ended higher by 0.2 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a negative forecast-bias.   5/2/06 Tuesday 4:59 pm Eastern  

 

5/1/2006 Monday-

Higher start seen for Monday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   5/1/06 Monday 9:23 am Eastern

 

Monday starts in positive mode: Stocks rise Monday morning with the major indices trending in positive territory.   5/1/06 Monday 12:00 pm Eastern

 

Stocks lost ground Monday: Stocks performed very positive most of the day but in afternoon trade stocks moved decisively lower to end well below the unchanged line. The DJIA lost 0.2 percent, the S&P 500 lost 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 0.8 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a negative forecast-bias.   5/1/06 Monday 5:06 pm Eastern  

 

4/29/2006 Saturday- Sunday- Weekend-

  

 

4/28/2006 Friday-

Weak start seen for Friday: |  Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed.   4/28/06 Friday 9:26 am Eastern

 

Mixed day for stocks: U.S. stock market ends mixed Friday amid Microsoft earnings/outlook and GDP data. The DJIA was off slightly by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 was up slightly by 0.1 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 1 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a negative forecast-bias.   4/28/06 Friday 4:52 pm Eastern  

 

4/27/2006 Thursday-

Weak start seen today: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   4/27/06 Thursday 9:27a Eastern

 

Weak start for equities Thursday: Stocks open lower on earnings but turn up midmorning amid Fed Chief testimony.   4/27/06 Thursday 11:13a Eastern

 

Major averages put in positive performance: Torn between earnings and rate-hike news, stocks meander positive territory most of the day after getting off to a negative start. The DJIA and S&P 500 rose 0.3 percent, with the NASDAQ gaining 1/2 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a negative forecast-bias.   4/27/06 Thursday 4:52p Eastern  

 

4/26/2006 Wednesday-

Another flat open seen Wednesday: |  Look for a neutral, possibly mixed open.   4/26/06 Wednesday 9:27a Eastern

 

Stocks end in positive territory: |  [no summary extract] The DJIA rose 0.6 percent, the S&P 500 rose 0.3 percent, and the NASDAQ moved up by 0.1 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a negative forecast-bias.   4/26/06 Wednesday 4:50p Eastern  

 

4/25/2006 Tuesday-

Flat open seen for Tuesday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open. Could turn mixed..   4/25/06 Tuesday 9:27a Eastern

 

Stocks open flat, turn south: Major indices enjoyed an early positive start but moves into negative territory midmorning Tuesday.   4/25/06 Tuesday 10:48a Eastern

 

Inflation concerns hit investors: Stocks move lower Tuesday on investor concerns over inflation;  oil and gas continue in the news causing long-term concerns;  the Market-Barometer forecast-bias was downgraded to negative midday;  The DJIA and S&P 500 lost 1/2 percent, while the NASDAQ ended slightly off by 0.1 percent; The forecast reads CAUTION with a negative forecast-bias.  4/25/06 Tuesday 4:56p Eastern  

 

4/24/2006 Monday-

Weak start seen Monday: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   4/24/06 Monday 9:27a Eastern

 

Stocks open the week, weak: U.S. stocks open in negative territory, trending mostly just-under the unchanged line, midmorning trade Monday.   4/24/06 Monday 11:14a Eastern

 

Averages end under water Monday: | [no summary] The DJIA ended slightly lower by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 ended off by 0.2 percent, and the NASDAQ moved lower by 0.4 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   4/24/06 Monday 4:56p Eastern  

 

4/22/2006 Saturday- Sunday- Weekend-

   

 

4/21/2006 Friday-

Friday's open seen higher: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   4/21/06 Friday 9:25a Eastern

 

Broad market flat, NASDAQ down: NASDAQ selling amid Google and Dell news, but DJIA and S&P 500 ended nearly unchanged Friday while oil and gas prices continue higher. The NASDAQ lost 0.8 percent, the DJIA and S&P 500 ended flat. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   4/21/06 Friday 4:52p Eastern  

 

4/20/2006 Thursday-

Flat start seen for today: |  Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed.   4/20/06 Thursday 9:26a Eastern

 

Stocks mixed Thursday morning: Stocks start Thursday's session in mixed mode;  Gas prices continue higher. Oil prices move slightly lower;  Jobless claims decrease last week by 10,000 according to a Government report.   4/20/06 Thursday 11:31a Eastern

 

Stocks indexes end mixed Thursday: Stocks start Thursday's session mixed;  Thursday's session ends with the Dow and NASDAQ moving in opposite directions- S&P 500 ends flat.  Gas and oil prices continue moving higher. Jobless claims decrease last week by 10,000. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   4/20/06 Thursday 4:55p Eastern  

 

4/19/2006 Wednesday-

Wednesday's open: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open. Could turn mixed.   4/19/06 Wednesday 9:24a Eastern

 

Equities reverse direction: Stocks turnaround Wednesday late morning;  Consumer prices rise inflation;  Government report oil fuel reserves inventory data.   4/19/06 Wednesday 11:17a Eastern

 

Positive day, NASDAQ ramps higher: Tech heavy NASDAQ puts-in an outperforming session that adds to yesterdays rally. Dow and S&P 500 move slightly higher amid inflation report this morning and a continuing ramp-up of oil prices. The DJIA rose 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 rose 0.2 percent, and the NASDAQ continues to rally with a 0.6 percent gain on the day. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   4/19/06 Wednesday 4:48p Eastern  

 

4/18/2006 Tuesday-

Higher start seen for Tuesday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   4-18-06 Tuesday 9:27a Eastern

 

Stocks rise Tuesday morning: Stock indices rose Tuesday morning after the Government reported core producer prices (less food and energy) rose 0.1 percent. Equities, at midmorning, continue higher as investors wait on more inflation data.   4-18-06 Tuesday 11:34a Eastern

 

Stock market rallies Tuesday: Market rally sees major indices close with nearly 2 percent gain, in aggregate. Several reports today rally investors to drive stocks higher. Among the data reported was inflation, Fed FOMC minutes, amid record oil prices. The DJIA close up by 1.8 percent, the S&P 500 was higher by 1.7 percent, and the NASDAQ closed 2 percent higher. The forecast, changed yesterday, reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   4-18-06 Tuesday 4:55p Eastern  

 

4/17/2006 Monday-

Flat start seen for Monday: |  Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed..   4-17-06 Monday 9:26a Eastern

 

Flat but positive Monday morning: Stocks go positive early on Monday while investors mull earnings, interest rates, and oil prices.   4-17-06 Monday 10:34a Eastern

 

Weak day turns negative: Stock market equities try for a positive day but investors continue to worry over interest rates - gold - gas prices. The DJIA and NASDAQ lost 0.6 percent today, the S&P 500 moved lower by 0.3 percent. The Barometer forecast-bias was downgraded during the midday model run and now stands at neutral with the forecast reading CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   4-17-06 Monday 4:49p Eastern

4/14/2006 Friday- Good Friday holiday weekend-

Markets closed: |  U.S. markets are closed for the Good Friday holiday. Markets to reopen Monday, normal scheduled time.   4-14-06 Friday 9:45a Eastern  

 

4/13/2006 Thursday-

Lower open seen for Thursday: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open. Chance of turning mixed.   4-13-06 Thursday 9:27a Eastern

 

Dow and S&P 500 up, NASDAQ in rally mode: Market action Thursday is positive midday after a negative open and start amid positive economical data.   4-13-06 Thursday 11:10a Eastern

 

Positive results ahead of Good Friday: Dow and S&P 500 hee-haw all day while NASDAQ puts in healthy performance amid initial jobless claims report this morning. The DJIA and S&P 500 close slightly higher by 0.1 percent the NASDAQ closed higher by 1/2 percent. U.S. market closed Friday for Good Friday holiday.  The Market-Barometer stock market forecast continues to read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   4-13-06 Thursday 4:38p Eastern  

 

4/12/2006 Wednesday-

Flat open for Wednesday: |  Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed.   4-12-06 Wednesday 9:27a Eastern

 

Stocks flat Wednesday morning: Stock indexes meander Wednesday while trading continues flat.   4-12-06 Wednesday 11:02a Eastern

 

Stocks rise on Wednesday: Major market averages end the day in positive territory with the DJIA higher by 0.4 percent, the S&P 500 was slightly higher by 0.1 percent, and the NASDAQ was up by 0.2 percent. The Market-Barometer stock market forecast continues to read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   4-12-06 Wednesday 4:52p Eastern  

 

4/11/2006 Tuesday-

Mostly positive open seen Tuesday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open. Indices could turn mixed.   4-11-06 Tuesday 9:23a Eastern

 

Indexes turn south midmorning Tuesday: Stock market popular averages open positive and turn negative midmorning Tuesday amid the start of earnings season and Alcoa's release.   4-11-06 Tuesday 10:58a Eastern

 

U.S. equity popular indexes end negative: Stocks trend in negative territory Tuesday after a brief stay above the unchanged-line. The DJIA lost 1/2 percent, the S&P 500 lost 0.8 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 1 percent. The forecast continues to read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   4-11-06 Tuesday 4:55p Eastern  

 

4/10/2006 Monday-

Flat start seen for Monday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open. Chance of turning mixed.   4-10-06 Monday 9:24a Eastern

 

Stock indices positive late morning trade: Stocks open positive, turn mixed, and in late morning trade, the Dow and S&P 500 move higher with the NASDAQ index turning green.   4-10-06 Monday 11:41a Eastern

 

Flat end to Monday: Stock market major indexes end Monday flat ahead of Alcoa and the start of first-quarter earnings. The DJIA closed up 0.2 percent, the S&P 500 closed slightly higher by 0.1 percent, and the NASDAQ ended lower by 0.3 percent. The forecast continues to read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   4-10-06 Monday 4:47p Eastern  

 

4/8/2006 Weekend-

  

 

4/7/2006 Friday-

Higher start seen for Friday: |  Look for a positive open.   4-7-06 Friday 9:23a Eastern

 

Stocks move lower Friday morning: Investors and traders take issue with the latest economical data;  payroll and unemployment report;  market popular averages move lower late morning trade after a weak but positive start.   4-7-06 Friday 11:22a Eastern

 

Stocks take a hit Friday: Stocks get sold off Friday amid March's payrolls and unemployment data;  the DJIA and NASDAQ moved lower by 0.9 percent, the S&P 500 was off by 1 percent. The forecast continues to read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   4-7-06 Friday 4:44p Eastern  

 

4/6/2006 Thursday-

Flat start seen Thursday: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   4-6-06 Thursday 9:25a Eastern

 

Stock major averages start flat: Stocks open lower Thursday amid jobless claims data and retail sales report, as gold prices continue higher, Thursday morning early trade.   4-6-06 Thursday 10:59a Eastern

 

Stocks end flat Thursday: Stocks end slightly lower Thursday on economical reports and gold price. The Dow and S&P 500 ended off by 0.2 percent, the NASDAQ was slightly off by 0.1 percent. The forecast continues to read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias;  forecast is subject to upgrade.   4-6-06 Thursday 5:00p Eastern  

 

4/5/2006 Wednesday-

Slow start seen for Wednesday: |  Look for a neutral, flat, open.   4-5-06 Wednesday 9:26a Eastern

 

Stock up Wednesday morning: Stock market moves higher in midmorning trade session Wednesday as investors and traders await the Governments oil reserve inventory report.   4-5-06 Wednesday 10:37a Eastern

 

Two-day positive rise in the majors: Stocks maintain gains Wednesday for a two-day positive market, with the DJIA moving higher by 0.3 percent, the S&P 500 rising 0.4 percent, and the star of the day NASDAQ, rising 0.6 percent;  tech helped along by Apple's good sentiment. The forecast continues to reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias;  the forecast is subject to upgrade.   4-5-06 Wednesday 4:40p Eastern  

 

4/4/2006 Tuesday-

Flat positive start seen: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   4-4-06 Tuesday 9:26a Eastern

 

Stock indexes show positive momentum: Stock market averages continue in positive territory Tuesday midmorning while investors await important economical data.   4-4-06 Tuesday 10:56a Eastern

 

Stocks hold gain: Equity market hold gains in Tuesday's session unlike yesterdays rally that faltered. The DJIA rose by 1/2 percent, the S&P 500 rose by 0.6 percent, and the NASDAQ rose by 0.4 percent. The forecast continues to reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.  4-4-06 Tuesday 5:02p Eastern  

 

4/3/2006 Monday-

Stocks set for a strong start Monday: |  Look for a positive open and start.   4-3-06 Monday 9:23a Eastern

 

Stocks rally Monday morning: U.S. stocks rally Monday amid mostly good news;  Major indices move up over 1/2 percent.   4-3-06 Monday 10:47a Eastern

 

Rally falls apart: Stock market rally falls apart Monday with the NASDAQ ending in negative territory. The DJIA ended up 0.3 percent, the S&P 500 ended up by 0.2 percent, while the NASDAQ ended lower with a loss of 0.1 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   4-3-06 Monday 4:45p Eastern  

 

4/1/2006 Weekend-

  

 

3/31/2006 Friday-

Mostly positive open seen Friday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   3-31-06 Friday 9:26a Eastern

 

Stocks end down but up for Q1: U.S. stock market ends the quarter higher but the day lower with the DJIA and S&P 500 closing off by 0.4 percent, the NASDAQ flat. The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   3-31-06 Friday 4:51p Eastern  

 

3/30/2006 Thursday-

Flat open seen Thursday: |  Look for a neutral, flat open. Could turn mixed.   3-30-06 Thursday 9:24a Eastern

 

Stocks open positive but trend lower: U.S. stocks, Thursday, trended lower giving up some of yesterdays gains at midday, amid GDP data and jobless claims report.   3-30-06 Thursday 2:37p Eastern

 

Mixed results on Wall Street Thursday: Stocks start the day in positive mode but  trended lower most of the day with the NASDAQ pulling out a gain as the major indices end in neutral amid GDP and jobless data. The DJIA ended lower by 0.6 percent, the S&P 500 was off by 0.2 percent, but the NASDAQ ended slightly higher by 0.1 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   3-30-06 Thursday 4:55p Eastern  

 

3/29/2006 Wednesday-

Higher open seen Wednesday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   3-29-06 Wednesday 9:23a Eastern

 

Stocks open higher Wednesday: Day after the Fed raises target rates [Fed funds to 4.75 percent] investors nibble at offerings.   3-29-06 Wednesday 10:50a Eastern

 

Stocks rebound Wednesday: Stocks rebound from the FOMC-statement selling of yesterday, to close up nearly one percent aggregate;  headline news reads 'market at 5-year high';  what that means, we are back to where we were 5-years ago, nearly. Investors and traders see lots of work ahead-  to get ahead. Meanwhile, the DJIA closed up by 0.6 percent, the S&P 500 closed up by 3/4 percent, and the NASDAQ outperformed with a 1.5 percent gain on the day. The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   3-29-06 Wednesday 4:58p Eastern  

 

3/28/2006 Tuesday- Fed FOMC day-

Another flat open Tuesday: |  Look for a neutral, flat open..   3-28-06 Tuesday 9:24a Eastern

 

Another flat start Tuesday: The major indices continue in flat mode as traders and investors wait on the FOMC rate hike this afternoon.   3-28-06 Tuesday 10:52a Eastern

 

Flat trading- no more: Flat trading was broken Tuesday as investors and traders voted negative on the Fed statement that suggests there are more rate-hikes to come. The DJIA lost 0.9 percent, the S&P 500 moved lower by 0.6 percent, and the NASDAQ was off by 1/2 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias;  the forecast bias is subject to downgrade.  3-28-06 Tuesday 4:48p Eastern  

 

3/27/2006 Monday-

Flat open seen for Monday: |  Look for a neutral, flat open.   3-27-06 Monday 9:27a Eastern

 

Dow and S&P off, NASDAQ up: Stocks continue to trade in mixed form midmorning Monday ahead of FOMC rate-hike Tuesday.   3-27-06 Monday 10:55a Eastern

 

Stocks flat Monday ahead of FOMC: Stocks trade flat Monday as traders and investors wait to see if the FOMC will change monetary policy tomorrow;  rate-hike of 25 basis points is expected tomorrow afternoon. The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.  3-27-06 Monday 5:00p Eastern  

 

3/25/2006 Weekend-

  

 

3/24/2006 Friday-

Mixed start possible for Friday: |  Look for a neutral-to-mixed open.   3-24-06 Friday 9:27a Eastern

 

Market opens in mixed mode: Equities turn positive in early trade after mixed open Friday.   3-24-06 Friday 10:39a Eastern.

 

Stocks end Friday slightly higher: |  [no extract] The DJIA and S&P 500 closed Friday slightly higher by 0.1 percent, the NASDAQ was up by 0.6 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   3-24-06 Friday 6:44p Eastern  

 

3/23/2006 Thursday-

Lower open seen Thursday: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open. Chance of turning mixed.   3-23-06 Thursday 9:25a Eastern

 

Major indices in the red Thursday morning: |  Stocks opened in negative territory and continue to trend lower in late morning trade Thursday.   3-23-06 Thursday 11:23a Eastern

 

Off day on Wall Street: U.S. stocks end Thursday slightly lower with the DJIA off by 0.4 percent, the S&P 500 lower by 0.3 percent, and the NASDAQ slightly lower by 0.1 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   3-23-06 Thursday 4:50p Eastern  

 

3/22/2006 Wednesday-

Flat open seen for Wednesday: |  Look for a neutral, possibly, mixed open.   3-22-06 Wednesday 9:24a Eastern

 

Market starts out mixed: |  Stocks start Wednesday mixed as traders and investors sort-out mixed news.   3-22-06 Wednesday 11:05a Eastern

 

Stocks reversed yesterdays sentiment: Unlike yesterdays performance, stocks on Wednesday close higher amid GM and other headline news. The DJIA closed up by 0.7 percent, the S&P 500 ended higher by 0.6 percent, and the NASDAQ moved up by 0.4 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   3-22-06 Wednesday 5:02p Eastern  

 

3/21/2006 Tuesday-

Flat start possible Tuesday: |  Look for a neutral, possibly mixed open..   3-21-06 Tuesday 9:30a Eastern

 

Mixed market Tuesday morning: |  The major indexes continue Tuesday in mixed fashion as traders and investors assimilate the latest inflation data and Fed speak.   3-21-06 Tuesday 11:08a Eastern

 

U.S. stock market moves lower Tuesday: |  [no extract summery] The DJIA closed down by 0.4 percent, the S&P 500 was lower by 0.6 percent, and the NASDAQ was off by 0.9 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   3-21-06 Tuesday 5:55p Eastern  

 

3/20/2006 Monday-

Flat open seen Monday: |  Look for a flat-to-mixed open.   3-20-06 Monday 9:26a Eastern

 

Flat day midday Monday: |  Stocks continue to hold close to the unchanged-line midday Monday as traders and investors are on hold for Fed Chief speech later this evening.   3-20-06 Monday 12:30p Eastern

 

The wait is on for Fed speak: |  Major indexes were range-bound Monday and end flat while investors and traders wait on the Fed to speak about monetary policy later this evening. Meanwhile, stocks end near the unchanged-line with the DJIA losing 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 losing 0.2 percent, but the NASDAQ ended up by 0.3 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   3-20-06 Monday 4:47p Eastern  

 

3/18/2006 Weekend-

  

 

3/17/2006 Friday-

Flat open seen Friday: |  Look for a neutral, probably mixed open.   3-17-06 Friday 9:27a Eastern

 

Stocks start mixed Friday: |  Stock indices hang close to unchanged Friday morning in options session.   3-17-06 Friday 10:44a Eastern

 

Stock indices show slight gain: Major averages end Friday's session positive with positive momentum for next week. The DJIA and S&P 500 ended Friday up by 0.2 percent, the NASDAQ was higher by 0.3 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   3-17-06 Friday 4:48p Eastern  

 

3/16/2006 Thursday-

Positive open seen Thursday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   3-16-06 Thursday 9:26a Eastern

 

Stocks continue ramp higher: |  Traders and investors continue the rally Thursday on an upbeat inflation report released earlier this morning.   3-16-06 Thursday 11:29a Eastern

 

Mixed results Thursday: Thursday sees a mixed market with tech issues [index] moving lower, while the other indexes moved up amid a good inflation report from the Government this morning. The DJIA rose by 0.4 percent, the S&P 500 was up by 0.2 percent, but the NASDAQ took a hit with a loss of 1/2 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   3-16-06 Thursday 5:36p Eastern  

 

3/15/2006 Wednesday-

Weak open seen for Wednesday: |  Look for a flat, possibly mixed open..   3-15-06 Wednesday 9:27a Eastern

 

Stocks open and continue in flat mode: |  Stock major indexes continue flat in midmorning trade Wednesday after yesterday's big run-up-  could see consolidation today.   3-15-06 Wednesday 10:54 Eastern

 

Two day rally intact: |  [no extract] The DJIA closed up by 1/2 percent, the S&P 500 was up by 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ higher by 0.7 percent. The forecast-bias was changed by the pre-close model to positive making the forecast now read CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   3-15-06 Wednesday 5:17p Eastern  

 

3/14/2006 Tuesday-

Weak open seen for Tuesday: |  Look for a neutral, flat open.   3-14-06 Tuesday 9:27a Eastern

 

Stocks move higher Tuesday morning: |  Investors and trader moved the popular averages higher in early trade Tuesday.   3-14-06 Tuesday 10:51a Eastern

 

Stocks rally Tuesday: S&P and NASDAQ gain more than 1 percent as investors decide to buy market equities. The DJIA closed higher by 0.7 percent, the S&P 500 closed up by 1 percent, and the NASDAQ out performed with a 1.3 percent gain. The forecast indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   3-14-06 Tuesday 4:49p Eastern  

 

3/13/2006 Monday-

Positive open for stocks Monday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   3-13-06 Monday 9:27a Eastern

Market continues higher midmorning: |  Stocks open higher Monday after nice upside move on Friday.   3-13-06 Monday 10:49a Eastern

Flat close for Monday: U.S. stocks end near flat Monday on continued fear of rate-hike by the Fed amid M&A activity, while the price of oil finds support. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ closed slightly higher by 0.2 percent, the DJIA close flat. The forecast indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias   3-13-06 Monday 5:01p Eastern  

 

3/11/2006 Weekend-

  

 

3/10/2006 Friday-

Mixed start possible Friday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open. Could turn mixed.   3-10-06 Friday 9:26a Eastern

 

Rally around jobs report: |  Markets, Friday, sees major indexes gaining at midday amid U.S. payroll report that showed 243,000 new jobs added in February and unemployment rate at 4.8 percent.   3-10-06 Friday 11:39a Eastern

 

Rally on jobs data: Stocks close Friday with a nice rally amid payroll data and little other news. The DJIA led the pack with a 1 percent gain, the S&P 500 rose by 0.7 percent, the NASDAQ was up by 0.6 percent. The forecast indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.    3-10-06 Friday 4:44p Eastern  

 

3/9/2006 Thursday-

Mixed open possible Thursday: |  Look for DJIA and S&P 500 to open flat. NASDAQ positive open and start, seen.   3-9-06 Thursday 9:26a Eastern

 

Mixed flat open Thursday: |  Stocks started out near flat Thursday morning-  the major indices move well into positive territory, midmorning, amid little economical data-  jobless initial claims grew by 8,000 last week.   3-9-06 Thursday 11:07a Eastern

 

Stocks lost ground Thursday: Major indices trend lower Thursday ahead of the all important payroll report tomorrow. The DJIA moved lower by 0.3 percent, the S&P 500 was off by 1/2 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 0.8 percent. The forecast indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   3-9-06 Thursday 4:55p Eastern  

 

3/8/2006 Wednesday-

Weak start seen for Wednesday: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   3-8-06 Wednesday 9:27a Eastern

 

Weak market Wednesday: |  Equities under slight pressure Wednesday midday, amid Google news and continued rate fears.   3-8-06 Wednesday 11:47a Eastern

 

Market makes a comeback Wednesday: Stocks spend considerable time in negative territory Wednesday amid Google news and rate-hike fears but pull positive in afternoon trade to end with gains. The DJIA and S&P 500 rose 0.2 percent, the NASDAQ ended flat. The forecast indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   3-8-06 Wednesday 5:00p Eastern  

 

3/7/2006 Tuesday-

Lower open seen Tuesday: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   3-7-06 Tuesday 9:27a Eastern

 

Mixed market Tuesday midmorning: |  Stocks open lower turn mixed in midmorning trade Tuesday.   3-7-06 Tuesday 10:31a Eastern

 

Tuesday ends with mixed results: |  Stocks were negative most of the day, end mixed with NASDAQ hit the worse by tech outlook news. The DJIA ended up by 0.2 percent, the S&P 500 was down by 0.2 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 0.8 percent. The forecast indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   3-7-06 Tuesday 4:57p Eastern  

 

3/6/2006 Monday-

Mixed open seen Monday: |  Look for a neutral-to-mixed open..   3-6-06 Monday 9:26a Eastern

 

Stocks open mixed Monday move slightly lower: |  U.S. investors eye merger news and move stocks lower in early trade.   3-6-06 Monday 10:24a Eastern

 

Stocks go south amid merger news: |  Stocks struggle Monday and close well into negative territory with the DJIA loosing 0.6 percent;  the S&P 500 and NASDAQ lost 0.7 percent. The forecast-bias was downgraded to neutral making the forecast now indicate CAUTION with a neutral bias.   3-6-06 Monday 5:06p Eastern  

 

3/4/2006 Weekend-

  

 

3/3/2006 Friday-

Negative day on tap Friday: |  Look for a negative open and start.   3-3-06 Friday 9:27a Eastern

 

Stocks open Friday lower: |  Stocks open down Friday, it is expected to be mostly negative day with the major averages holding slightly under unchanged to the close.   3-3-06 Friday 10:17a Eastern

 

Stocks lower on the day: |  Battle between buyers and sellers continue with the equity market ending Friday slightly negative. The S&P 500 ended slightly lower by 0.2 percent, the NASDAQ ended off by 0.4 percent, the DJIA was flat. The Barometer forecast continues to suggests CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   3-3-06 Friday 4:57p Eastern  

 

3/2/2006 Thursday-

Lower start seen for Thursday: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   3-2-06 Thursday 9:24a Eastern

 

Sea saw battle continues Thursday: |  The major averages moved lower at the start, as buyers and sellers battle back and forth. In midmorning trade, stock averages were well into negative territory.   3-2-06 Thursday 10:49a Eastern

 

U.S. stock averages record a loss: Stocks end Thursday slightly lower with the DJIA showing a loss of 0.3 percent, the S&P 500 and NASDAQ lost 0.2 percent. The Barometer forecast continues to suggests CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   3-2-06 Thursday 4:51p Eastern  

 

3/1/2006 Wednesday-

Mostly positive start seen: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   3-1-06 Wednesday 9:27a Eastern

 

Stocks get off to positive start: |  Buyers are back sending the averages higher in early trade session Wednesday.   3-1-06 Wednesday 10:16a Eastern

 

U.S. stock market makes comeback: DJIA and S&P 500 reclaim half of yesterday's loss-  NASDAQ recovers and then some. The DJIA rose by 0.6 percent, the S&P 500 was up by 0.8 percent, and the NASDAQ outperformed with a 1.5 percent gain. The Barometer forecast continues to suggests CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias;  the forecast is subject to upgrade.   3-1-06 Wednesday 4:54p Eastern  

 

2/28/2006 Tuesday-

Stocks set for lower start: |  Look for a negative open.   2-28-06 Tuesday 9:24a Eastern

 

Major indices open lower Tuesday: |  Stocks start Tuesday in negative territory on poor GDP results. U.S. Stock market major indexes continue to trend lower in midmorning trade.   2-28-06 Tuesday 10:38a Eastern

 

Stocks slip on data: |  Buyers were held up, while selling  today was vogue-  GDP data released this morning showed the U.S. economy grew only at 1.6 percent last quarter. The DJIA and S&P 500 lost 1 percent, while the NASDAQ lost 1.1 percent. The Barometer forecast continues to suggests CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   2-28-06 Tuesday 4:53p Eastern  

 

2/27/2006 Monday-

Positive start seen for Monday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open and start.   2-27-06 Monday 9:24a Easter

 

U.S. stocks open with gains Monday: |  U.S. Stock equity market opens Monday higher with buyers in control.   2-27-06 Monday 10:29a Easter

 

U.S. major indexes move up Monday: Stocks rise Monday with the DJIA gaining 0.3 percent, the S&P 500 moving higher by 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ outperforming with a 0.9 percent gain. The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   2-27-06 Monday 4:52p Eastern  

 

2/25/2006 Weekend-

  

 

2/24/2006 Friday-

Flat start seen for Friday: |  Look for a neutral-to-mixed open..   2-24-06 Friday 9:27a Eastern

 

Major indexes end Friday flat: Stocks end flat and mixed with the DJIA ending slightly down by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 was slightly up by 0.1 percent, and the NASDAQ tech-heavy index ended higher by 0.3 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.  2-24-06 Friday 4:45p Eastern  

 

2/23/2006 Thursday-

Flat start seen for Thursday: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open. Could turn mixed.   2-23-06 Thursday 9:27a Eastern

 

Stocks open lower Thursday: |  In midmorning trade, stocks continue trending lower amid the latest economical data.   2-23-06 Thursday 10:25a Eastern

 

Thursday's close was lower: [no extract] The DJIA lost 0.6 percent, the S&P 500 was lower by 0.4 percent, the NASDAQ was off by 0.2 percent. The forecast now reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   2-23-06 Thursday 4:59p Eastern  

 

2/22/2006 Wednesday-

Weak start seen Wednesday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open. Could turn lower or mixed..   2-22-06 Wednesday 9:27a Eastern

 

Stocks trend higher midday Wednesday: |  Stocks opened flat and turned higher midmorning Wednesday on tame inflation data.   2-22-06 Wednesday 11:34a Eastern

 

Stocks and bias move up: |  Buyers move stocks higher [on economical data] Wednesday with the major indexes moving up by over 1/2 percent. The afternoon Barometer model-run triggered a forecast-bias change to positive. The DJIA rose by 0.6 percent, the S&P 500 rose buy 3/4 percent, and the NASDAQ rose by 0.9 percent. The forecast now reads CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   2-22-06 Wednesday 5:01p Eastern  

 

2/21/2006 Tuesday-

Stocks set to open flat: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open. Could turn mixed.   2-21-06 Tuesday 9:27a Easter

 

Market major averages turn lower: |  Stocks drop in midmorning trade with NASDAQ tech issues leading.   2-21-06 Tuesday 10:38a Eastern

 

Stocks move lower Tuesday: Oil prices and Fed minutes put a lid on buying Tuesday, as the DJIA closed lower by 0.4 percent, the S&P 500 was lower by 0.3 percent, and the NASDAQ lead the negative day with a 0.9 percent loss. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias, forecast is subject to upgrade in Tuesdays market.   2-21-06 Tuesday 4:46p Eastern  

 

2/18/2006 Weekend-

Markets closed Monday: |  U.S. markets closed for Washington's birthday, observed holiday.   2-20-06 Monday 9:31a Eastern  

 

2/17/2006 Friday-

Flat start seen for Friday: |  Look for a neutral, flat open. Could turn mixed.   2-17-06 Friday 9:28a Eastern

 

Friday early trade sees equities lower: |  Stocks move lower after several days of positive moves higher. It will be important today what happens in the last hour of trade.   2-17-06 Friday 10:24a Eastern

 

Off day, stocks consolidate: DJIA and S&P 500 end slightly off-  NASDAQ ends well off the market. The DJIA ends slightly lower by 0.1 percent, the S&P 500 was off by 0.2 percent, the NASDAQ fell by 1/2 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias, forecast is subject to upgrade in Tuesdays market.   2-17-06 Friday 4:51p Eastern  

 

2/16/2006 Thursday-

Start for Thursday look higher: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   2-16-06 Thursday 9:27a Eastern

 

Stocks open flat Thursday: |  The major indexes continue to hold close to the unchanged-line Thursday morning.   2-16-06 Thursday 10:55a Eastern

 

Day three sees additional gains: More positive sentiment among investors sees the major indexes rise for a three-day rally. The DJIA rose 0.6 percent, the S&P 500 rose by 0.7 percent, and the NASDAQ outperformed with a 0.8 percent gain on the day. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   2-16-06 Thursday 4:51p Eastern  

 

2/15/2006 Wednesday-

Indexes set to trend flattish at the start: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open. Could turn mixed.   2-15-06 Wednesday 9:27a Eastern

 

Stocks turn positive in early trade: The popular indices start Wednesday slightly lower but turn up in early trade Wednesday.   2-15-06 Wednesday 10:27a Eastern

 

Another up day: U.S. stocks end Wednesday in positive territory with the DJIA closing higher by 0.3 percent, the S&P 500 by 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ by 0.6 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   2-15-06 Wednesday 4:59p Eastern  

 

2/14/2006 Tuesday- Valentine's Day-

Flat but positive start seen Tuesday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open..   2-14-06 Tuesday 9:26a Eastern

 

Stocks move higher Tuesday morning: |  A rebound from yesterday has the major indexes slightly higher in early trade Tuesday.   2-14-06 Tuesday 10:48a Eastern

 

Stocks ramp higher Tuesday: |  Stock market major indexes rally greater than 1 percent in Tuesday's session, lifting the forecast-bias to neutral [early afternoon] where it had been oscillating between negative and neutral for the past couple of days. The DJIA rose 1.3 percent, with the S&P 500 and NASDAQ rising by 1 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   2-14-06 Tuesday 4:49p Eastern  

 

2/13/2006 Monday-

Weak start seen for Monday: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open..   2-13-06 Monday 9:24a Eastern

 

U.S. stocks get off to a lower start: |  Major market averages move lower in early trade Monday. DJIA and S&P 500 just under unchanged while the NASDAQ moves much lower.   2-13-06 Monday 10:41a Eastern

 

Stocks end in negative territory Monday: |  Stocks remain in negative territory Monday as the DJIA and S&P 500 ended negative but off the low of the session;  investors continue to pressure the NASDAQ. The afternoon model run triggered a bias change to negative from neutral. The DJIA and S&P 500 lost 0.2 and 0.3 percent respectively;  NASDAQ lost 1 percent. The forecast now read CAUTION with a negative forecast-bias.   2-13-06 Monday 4.52p Eastern  

 

2/11/2006 Weekend-

  

 

2/10/2006 Friday-

Weak start seen for Friday: |  Look for a neutral flat open. Could trend negative.   2-10-06 Friday 9:27a Eastern

 

U.S. stock market opens flat Friday: |  Stocks start the day flat, moving slightly lower in early trade Friday.   2-10-06 Friday 10:25a Eastern

 

Popular averages move up Friday: Stock averages reverse direction and move positive in afternoon trade Friday with the DJIA, S&P 500, and NASDAQ closing higher by 0.3 percent. The forecast indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   2-10-06 Friday 4:45p Eastern  

 

2/9/2006 Thursday-

Stocks set to open flat: |  Look for a neutral flat open. Could turn mixed.   2-9-06 Thursday 9:24a Eastern

 

Stocks move up in midmorning trade Thursday: Stocks continue yesterdays positive momentum and move higher after a slight pause at the open.  2-9-06 Thursday 10:44a Eastern

 

Thursday ends mixed: |  NASDAQ and S&P 500 end slightly off;  DJIA continues in positive territory, albeit, giving back most of the session gains. The DJIA eked out a 0.2 percent gain, the S&P 500 had a slight loss of 0.2 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 1/2 percent. The forecast indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   2-9-06 Thursday 5:03p Eastern  

 

2/8/2006 Wednesday-

Higher open seen for Wednesday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open..   2-8-06 Wednesday 9:27a Eastern

 

Higher open seen for the indexes Wednesday: Stocks open higher Wednesday after days of mostly negative sentiment. Cisco helps tech stocks move up.   2-8-06 Wednesday 10:20a Eastern

 

Stocks reverse direction Wednesday: Stocks reverse yesterday's [negative] direction and closes higher on good news from companies like Cisco Systems. The forecast-bias was auto changed by the afternoon model run and now reads neutral;  the forecast now indicates CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias. The DJIA and NASDAQ closed with 1 percent gains, while the S&P 500 close higher by 0.9 percent.   2-8-06 Wednesday 4:56p Eastern  

 

2/7/2006 Tuesday-

Weak start for Tuesday seen: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open..   2-7-06 Tuesday 9:27a Eastern

 

U.S. stocks get off to a mixed and flat session Tuesday: Stocks continue to trend lower Tuesday midmorning amid GM and Toll Brothers news.   2-7-06 Tuesday 10:59a Eastern

 

Stocks drop in Tuesday's session: |  Stocks continue moving lower Tuesday as the Barometer models ran and set the forecast-bias to NEGATIVE in mid afternoon trade. The DJIA moved lower today buy 1/2 percent, the S&P 500 was off by 0.8 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 0.6 percent. The forecast now reads CAUTION with a negative forecast-bias.   2-7-06 Tuesday 5:07p Eastern  

 

2/6/2006 Monday-

Slow start seen for Monday: |  Look for a flat neutral open-  could turn mixed.   2-6-06 Monday 9:27a Eastern

 

Weak start for stocks Monday: Stocks get off to a weak mixed start Monday and turn lower with NASDAQ leading the other major indexes lower.   2-6-06 Monday 10:38a Eastern

 

Stocks go dormant Monday: |  The major indexes end Monday mixed and flat as investors look for direction. The DJIA and S&P 500 end flat;  NASDAQ ends slightly off by 0.2 percent. The forecast continues to show CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   2-6-06 Monday 4:45p Eastern  

 

2/4/2006 Weekend-

  

 

2/3/2006 Friday-

Lower start seen on payroll data: |  Look for a negative open.   2-3-06 Friday 9:26a Eastern

 

Market gets off to a negative start: Investors unhappy with jobs payroll data thus far- afternoon trade is important today.   2-3-06 Friday 10:42a Eastern

 

Weary day Friday: |  Investors worry over inflation and rate-hikes;  buyers once again are sidelined. The DJIA and S&P500 lost 1/2 percent Friday, and the NASDAQ lost 0.8 percent. The forecast continues to indicate CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   2-3-06 Friday 4:54p Eastern  

 

2/2/2006 Thursday-

Weak start seen Thursday: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative open.   2-2-06 Thursday 9:27a Eastern

 

Weak start Thursday: Stocks move lower in Thursday early trade ahead of Friday's payroll jobs data.   2-2-06 Thursday 10:31a Eastern

 

Negative day- buyers sidelined: |  Buyers hold to the sidelines Thursday as the wait is on for jobs data tomorrow. Depending on how strong the data is, is how the reaction by marketers will be- a lot of jobs added last month could cause another imbalance with sellers in control. The DJIA and S&P500 lost 0.9 percent, the NASDAQ lost 1.3 percent. The forecast continues to show CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.  2-2-06 Thursday 4:39p Eastern  

 

2/1/2006 Wednesday-

Weak open seen Wednesday: |  Look for a neutral open, could turn mixed.   2-1-06 Wednesday 9:27a Eastern

 

Blue chips move up in Wednesday's market: |  Big Dow stocks move higher Wednesday while the broader market hovers atop the unchanged line. The DJIA rose 0.8 percent, the S&P500 and NASDAQ rose 0.2 percent. The forecast continues to show CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   2-1-06 Wednesday 4:47p Eastern  

 

1/31/2006 Tuesday-

Another slow start seen for stocks: |  Look for a flat-  neutral-  open. Could turn mixed.   1-31-06 Tuesday 9:27a Eastern

 

Stock market averages move lower Tuesday: |  Stocks trend under unchanged Tuesday as investors prepare for Greenspan FOMC rate-hike this afternoon.   1-31-06 Tuesday 10:52a Eastern

 

Down day as Fed hints at policy change: |  Investors meander the major market averages Tuesday as the indices end lower. Greenspan's exit from the FOMC is punctuated by a the accompanying statement today that hints at the rate-cycle coming to and end soon- maybe as early as the next meeting-  investors are likely to react to this in Wednesdays session. Meanwhile, the DJIA ended lower by 0.3 percent, the S&P500 lost 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ ended flat. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias. Forecast is subject to upgrade.   1-31-06 Tuesday 4:42p Eastern  

 

1/30/2006 Monday-

Slow start seen for Monday: |  Look for a flat, neutral open. Could turn mixed.   1-30-06 Monday 9:24a Eastern

 

Stocks end flat ahead of the FOMC: |  Stocks meander Monday as investors opt to wait for Tuesday's Federal Reserve FOMC meeting and the expected rate-hike. The DJIA moved slightly lower by 0.1 percent, the S&P500 and NASDAQ moved slightly higher by 0.1 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias. Forecast is subject to upgrade.   1-30-06 Monday 4:54p Eastern  

 

1/28/2006 Weekend-

  

 

1/27/2006 Friday-

Cautious start seen for Friday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open. Could turn mixed-to-negative.   1-27-06 Friday 9:26a Eastern

 

Market ramps higher on GDP number: |  Stocks takeoff Friday after investors see GDP growth (advance data) of 1.1 percent as good...   1-27-06 Friday 10:47a Eastern

 

Stocks ramp higher day-2 of rally: |  GDP data and earnings send stocks higher Friday with the DJIA and NASDAQ gaining 0.9 percent, while the S&P500 rose 0.8 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias. Forecast is subject to upgrade.  1-27-06 Friday 4:46p Eastern  

 

1/26/2006 Thursday-

Higher start seen for Thursday: |  Look for a positive open and start.   1-26-06 Thursday 9:28a Eastern

 

Stocks trend higher Thursday morning: U.S. stocks get off to a very positive start on Thursday, since though, the popular averages have moved lower, off the highs of early trade, but still in positive territory.   1-26-06 Thursday 10:52a Eastern

 

Stocks move higher Thursday: |  Stock market breaks out of the negative-flat cycle of the past several days and moves convincingly higher Thursday with the DJIA moving up by 0.9 percent, the S&P500 moving up by 0.7 percent, and the NASDAQ outperformed with a 1 percent move up. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   1-26-06 Thursday 4:44p Eastern  

 

1/25/2006 Wednesday-

Higher open seen for Wednesday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   1-25-06 Wednesday 9:27a Eastern

 

Stocks move Higher in early trade Wednesday: |  Averages open in positive territory Wednesday as traders await inventory/reserves data from the Government.   1-25-06 Wednesday 10:24a Eastern

 

Flat session Wednesday: |  Stocks meander Wednesday after a great start. No damage done as the major indexes end Wednesday flat, with the S&P500 and NASDAQ ending lower by 0.2 percent, and the Dow (DJIA) ending flat. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   1-25-06 Wednesday 4:55p Eastern   

 

1/24/2006 Tuesday-

Stocks set for higher open Tuesday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   1-24-06 Tuesday 9:25a Eastern

 

U.S. stocks move higher Tuesday morning: U.S. equities ramp higher Tuesday morning on earnings and outlook statements from reporting companies.   1-24-06 Tuesday 10:32a Eastern

 

Stocks end higher Tuesday: |  Stocks rise modestly Tuesday with the DJIA and S&P500 showing a 0.2 rise, and the NASDAQ [outperforming] advancing with a 0.8 percent rise. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   1-24-06 Tuesday 5:52p Eastern  

 

1/23/2006 Monday-

Flat start possible for Monday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open. Could turn mixed and flat.   1-23-06 Monday 9:27a Eastern

 

Flat but positive start for Monday: Stocks open higher Monday after last weeks sell-off. The forecast continues to indicate caution.   1-23-06 Monday 10:19a Eastern

 

Stocks end flat Monday: Stocks end Monday session as they started-  flat-  but in positive territory. The DJIA and S&P500 closed slightly higher by 0.2 percent, the NASDAQ ended flat. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   1-23-06 Monday 4:50p Eastern   [back]

 

1/21/2006 Weekend-

 

  

 

1/20/2006 Friday-

Flat start seen for Friday: |  Look for a neutral, flat open. Could turn mixed.   1-20-06 Friday 9:24a Eastern

 

Stocks open weak: Popular averages move slightly lower Friday as the forecast continues to show CAUTION.   1-20-06 Friday 10:18a Eastern

 

Stocks get hammered on earnings: |  Sell-off Friday on earnings-guidance [not to mention oil and terrorism concerns] from giants GE and Citigroup. The DJIA lost 2 percent, the S&P500 lost 1.8 percent, and the NASDAQ lost 2.4 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   1-20-06 Friday 4:44p Eastern  

 

1/19/2006 Thursday-

Higher start seen for Thursday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   1-19-06 Thursday 9:25a Eastern

 

U.S. stocks move higher in early trade Thursday:|  After two-day slump, stocks move up in Thursday's session.   1-19-06 Thursday 10:32a Eastern

 

Stocks rise in the U.S. equity market Thursday: Two days of negative market broke today with the turnaround in investor sentiment as the major indexes put in an advance with the DJIA rising 0.2 percent, the S&P500 rising 0.6 percent, while the NASDAQ rose 1 percent. The forecast reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   1-19-06 Thursday 4:45p Eastern  

 

1/18/2006 Wednesday-

Move lower seen for Wednesday morning: |  Look for a negative start..   1-18-06 Wednesday 9:27a Eastern

 

U.S. stocks move lower Wednesday morning: Stocks get off on the wrong foot Wednesday morning but have since trended higher off the lows of early trade. The pre market model run triggered the bias to neutral causing more caution in the early session.   1-18-06 Wednesday 10:54a Eastern

 

Stocks move lower;  bias moves to neutral: |  [no summary extract] DJIA and S&P500 closed lower by 0.4 percent, the NASDAQ lost 1 percent today. The forecast-bias was downgraded at the pre market model run;  the forecast now reads CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   1-18-06 Wednesday 9:21p Eastern  

 

1/17/2006 Tuesday-

Negative start seen for Tuesday: |  Look for a negative open.   1-17-06 Tuesday 9:26a Eastern

 

Negative start for U.S. stock market Tuesday: Investors trade stocks lower Tuesday morning as the major indexes fall.   1-17-06 Tuesday 10:03a Eastern

 

Negative day for the stock market: Stocks move lower Tuesday while oil prices move up-  earnings data this evening could set the tone for tomorrow's trade. The DJIA and NASDAQ declined by 0.6 percent, the S&P500 declined by 0.4 percent. The forecast indicates CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias.   1-17-06 Tuesday 4:48p Eastern  

 

1/14/2006 Weekend-

Markets closed Monday: U.S. markets are closed Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Markets will open for normal sessions on Tuesday.   1-16-06 Monday 10:51a Eastern  

 

1/13/2006 Friday-

Slow start seen for Friday: |  Look for a flat neutral open. Could turn mixed.   1-13-06 Friday 9:26a Eastern

 

Slow start Friday: Stocks get off to a positive start and meander the unchanged-line in midmorning trade.   1-13-06 Friday 10:52a Eastern

 

Investors go to long weekend with Y-T-D gains: Stocks meander the day to end near unchanged as investor go to the long weekend holiday satisfied. The DJIA closed slightly lower, nearly unchanged, the S&P500 and NASDAQ ended slightly higher. The forecast indicates CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias. Forecast is subject to upgrade.   1-13-06 Friday 4:53 Eastern  

 

1/12/2006 Thursday-

Thursdays open seen near flat: |  Look for a neutral-to-negative, possibly mixed open.   1-12-06 Thursday 9:24a Eastern

 

Averages open lower Thursdays: Major stock market averages opened in negative territory, continuing to trend just under the unchanged-line Thursday midmorning.   1-12-06 Thursday 11:03a Eastern

 

First major move lower for 2006: First move lower of the major indexes for 2006. A probable consolidation point for stocks-  forecast data continues to look good. The DJIA closed lower by 0.7 percent, the S&P500 and NASDAQ closed off by 0.6 percent. The forecast indicates CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias. Forecast is subject to upgrade.   1-12-06 Thursday 4:46p Eastern  

 

1/11/2006 Wednesday-

Slow/flat open seen for Wednesday: |  Look for a neutral-to-positive open.   1-11-06 Wednesday 9:24a Eastern

 

Indexes advance and continue 2006 positive sentiment: Stocks continue trekking higher with little new. The DJIA lagged but closed up by 0.3 percent, the S&P500 moved higher by 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ, again, outperformed and closed higher by 1/2 percent. The forecast indicates CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias. Forecast is subject to upgrade.   1-11-06 Wednesday 4:45p Eastern  

 

1/10/2006 Tuesday-

Lower open seen for Tuesday: |  Look for a negative open.   1-10-06 Tuesday 9:27a Eastern

 

Stocks open lower on Tuesday: |  Stocks opened in negative territory on Tuesday after super start to 2006;  market is due for a consolidation pause.   1-10-06 Tuesday 10:24a Eastern

 

Day of rest: |  Stocks rest Tuesday after nice start to 2006-  see what happens Wednesday-  the major indexes ended mixed in a near flat session, with the DJIA and S&P500 closing just under unchanged, while the NASDAQ ended slightly higher by 0.1 percent. The forecast indicates CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias. Forecast is subject to upgrade.   1-10-06 Tuesday 4:45p Eastern  

 

1/9/2006 Monday-

Flat open seen Monday: |  Look for a neutral, flat open. Could start mixed.   1-9-06 Monday 9:27a Eastern

 

Stocks open flat Monday: The major indexes opened mixed and in early trade continue to hold close to unchanged.   1-9-06 Monday 10:17a Eastern

 

DJIA passes 11,000 on Monday: Stocks continue trekking higher on Monday with the Dow closing above 11,000. The DJIA closed up by 1/2 percent, the S&P500 was up by 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ closed higher by 0.6 percent. The forecast indicates CAUTION with a positive forecast-bias. Forecast is subject to upgrade.   1-9-06 Monday 4:53p Eastern  

 

1/7/2006 Weekend-

  

 

1/6/2006 Friday-

Higher start seen for Friday: |  Look for a positive open and start..   1-6-06 Friday 9:24a Eastern

 

Market starts on a positive note Friday: Good start Friday as the employment data jumps the indices at the open.   1-6-06 Friday 10:37a Eastern

 

U.S. stock market rally continues: U.S. stock market rallies Friday on jobs data, that, if you take November and December into consideration, comes in-line with expectations. Investors will look at all data [economical] that effect the decision by the Fed to end the rate-hike cycle. If data comes in in-line (or better), investors will see that as helping the Fed to decide soon to quite interest hikes...

The DJIA rose by 0.7 percent, the S&P500 was up by 0.9 percent, and the NASDAQ, of course, outperformed with a 1.3 percent gain. The forecast indicates CAUTION but now this a positive forecast-bias;  the bias was changed during the midday model run.   1-6-06 Friday 5:01p Eastern  

 

1/5/2006 Thursday-

Flat open seen for Thursday: |  Look for a neutral-to-mixed open.   1-5-06 Thursday 9:26a Eastern

 

Market opened mixed Thursday: Stock indexes continue flat midmorning as investors digest geopolitical news.   1-5-06 Thursday 11:40a Eastern

 

NASDAQ continues to rally: With jobs data on deck-  tomorrow-  the DJIA and S&P500 ended flat while the NASDAQ continued to rally for day-3. The DJIA and S&P500 ended in positive territory but flat;  the NASDAQ ended higher by 0.6 percent.  The forecast continues to indicate CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   1-5-06 Thursday 5:03p Eastern  

 

1/4/2006 Wednesday-

Flat open seen for Wednesday: |  Look for a neutral, flat open.   1-4-06 Wednesday 9:26a Eastern

 

Market opened flat Wednesday: |  Stocks move positive in early session.   1-4-06 Wednesday 10:09a Eastern

 

Another positive move higher: Stocks turn in another positive performance Wednesday [DJIA lags slightly], day after the Fed hints at extinguishing the rate-hike cycle in the near future. The DJIA rose 0.3 percent, the S&P500 up by 0.4 percent, and the NASDAQ-  again-  outperformed with a 0.9 percent move higher. The forecast continues to indicate CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   1-4-06 Wednesday 4:57p Eastern  

 

1-3-2006 Tuesday-

New Year, new market: |  Look for a positive open and start.   1-3-06 Tuesday 9:24a Eastern

 

U.S. equities rally on Fed statement: Investors rally around Fed minutes that hint to the end of the FOMC rate-hike cycle soon. Market was flat until minutes released, then buyers drove the indices higher to close with 1-plus percent gains. The DJIA closed up by 1.2 percent, the NASDAQ outperformed with a 1.7 percent gain, and the S&P500 higher by 1.6 percent. The forecast continues to indicate CAUTION with a neutral forecast-bias.   1-3-06 Tuesday 4:42p Eastern       Archives are slow loading

 

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