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US Markets Anticipate State of the Union Address

By | February 5, 2019

President Donald Trump is due to give his State of the Union address tonight at 9pm ET. Futures rose slightly Tuesday morning as investors digested earnings data while many are eager to hear updates from the commander in chief on a number of topics.Read More

More Jobs Expected Despite Trade War & Shutdown

By | January 31, 2019

Despite the recent government shutdown, the trade war and the building perception of a pending recession by many analysts, the job market continues to push forward. Economists on Wall Street expect private sector payroll additions of 174,000 for January, while the ADP report shows a robust 213,000 new jobs for the private sector.Read More

US Markets Pulled Down by Earnings & Global Matters

By | January 17, 2019

US equity futures moved lower Thursday morning on earnings reports which could end a two-day climb for the major indices. The ongoing government shutdown and other global concerns are also important factors in the current market outlook.Read More

US Stocks Up on Temporary Trade Truce

By | December 3, 2018

US equity futures were up Monday morning on optimism regarding trade relations with China. Washington and Beijing agreed to a 90-day trade détente and China agreed to remove and reduce tariffs on American made cars.

Investors interpreted this news as positive Monday morning as all three major US indices pushed higher.Read More

Apple Leads Drop in Tech Stocks

By | November 20, 2018

US equity futures were down Tuesday morning fueled largely by a drop in technology-focused stocks such as Apple and the FANG group. Investors’ concerns over slowing demand of Apple’s iPhones have weighed heavily on the stock price which was down as much as 3.5% in premarket trading.Read More

Equities Lag Across the Globe

By | November 16, 2018

Nasdaq futures (NQ) were down over 1.5% Friday morning following a drop in European equity markets as British Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to uphold the Brexit deal with the European Union.Read More

Natural Gas Futures Soar 8% on Expected Heating Demand

By | November 5, 2018

Natural gas (NG) futures surged Monday morning to levels not seen since May 2017 as the market reacted positively to near term weather forecasts across northern US states.Read More

US Equities Up in Anticipation of Inflation Data

By | October 29, 2018

After a consumer spending rise in September, US stocks were up Monday morning ahead of the Fed’s inflation report. Gold futures fell slightly but remain within range of 3-month highs as bulls begin to test the waters again.Read More

Gold Rallies While Stocks Slump

By | October 23, 2018

Gold Futures are up Tuesday morning as a global stock selloff draws traders to seek safe haven investment vehicles. S&P 500 Futures fell to levels not seen since June as several factors pressured the US stock index.Read More

US Stocks Lower Ahead of Inflation Data

By | October 10, 2018

US Equity Index Futures (ES, NQ, YM) are down Wednesday morning on concerns of reduced global growth. Investors eagerly anticipate the US Labor Department’s Producer Price Index (PPI) report which is likely to report a September rise of 0.2%. This would follow August’s unexpected drop in a report closely watches as a measure of inflation.Read More