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Daily Stock Market Forecast And Information For Thursday, April 17, 2014;  Forecast Overnight Preview, Sunday Night, For Mondays Open.

More Gain For Stocks This Shortened Week

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Mixed earnings and near expected jobless claims saw more gain for stocks this week according to models.  Markets in the U.S. will be closed Friday for holiday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start of business, April 17, 2014.   Thursday, April 17, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


More Gain For Stocks SeenAnother Push Higher For Stocks Seen

Look for a positive open Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as housing data.   Wednesday, April 16, 2014,  9:12  A.M. Eastern

Stock Market Modeling Analysis- Chalkboard   Stock Market Economics   WTI oil price  Unemployment new claims- chart   Short-Term Forecast For U.S. Stock Market Is Caution  Long-Term Forecast For U.S. Stock Market Is Caution  The economy added 192,000 new jobs  Unemployment rate 6.7 percent  GDP expands by 2.6 percent


Earnings And Data See A Positive Start

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Earnings beat and CPI data saw futures gain indicating a possible positive start for stocks Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance economical data is in focus for the start.   Tuesday, April 15, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Rebound After Retail Sales DataStocks To Rebound After Retail Sales Data

Look for a positive open Monday.  Retail sales data and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as oil prices.   Monday, April 14, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Friday Saw More Selling Of StocksMore Selling Seen For Stocks On Earnings And Just-cuz

Look for a negative open Friday.  JPMorgan earnings bolsters negative-ness in the market.  Stocks could continue yesterdays sell-off as markets could be setting up for Sell In May And Go Away syndrome.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Friday, April 11, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


New Unemployment Claims drop to 300,000; See ChartNew Unemployment Claims drop to 300,000

Look for a neutral open Thursday; slight chance stocks turn negative after the open.  Unemployment chart still shows a challenging environment for the labor market.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Thursday, April 10, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:27 am Eastern


Earnings And IPO's Set Stage For Markets

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as the IPO market.   Wednesday, April 9, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Iffy Week For MarketsIffy Week for stocks

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  The big picture; stocks are ripe and could fall further, now, and/or this summer, stocks could correct.  Earnings/ guidance starts with Alcoa this evening after the close.   Tuesday, April 8, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Earnings Start This Week As Stocks Slide

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Monday.  More tech selling overseas has futures lower Monday indicating a continued negative moving stock market.  Earnings/ guidance gets underway this week with Alcoa.   Monday, April 7, 2014,  9:13  A.M. Eastern


Jobs Miss Means Rates Still Accommodative

Look for a positive open Friday.  Nonfarm payroll jobs misses estimates but means rates to stay near zero for a bit longer, pleases markets.  Earnings/ guidance gets underway next week with Alcoa.   Friday, April 4, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Jobless Saw Increase In Unemployment, Payroll NextJobless Saw Increase In Unemployment, Payroll Is Next

Look for a neutral open Thursday.  Jobless new claims saw a slight increase -chart-, futures unchanged.  Payroll new jobs for March reports tomorrow, could affect trading.  Earnings/ guidance gets underway Tuesday with Alcoa reporting.   Thursday, April 3, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Jobs Data Saw More Gain For StocksJobs Week Sees More Gain For Stocks

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  ADP reports 191,000 new jobs added in march.  Jobless new claims data tomorrow and Nonfarm jobs report Friday.  Little change in market direction is expected.  Earnings/ guidance gets underway next week with Alcoa.   Wednesday, April 2, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Second Quarter Gets Underway With Earnings On Deck

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Great session Monday to end the quarter; stocks set for good start to second quarter.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus; earnings gets underway with Alcoa next Tuesday.   Tuesday, April 1, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Set For Positive Session On Last Day To Trade First Quarter

Look for a positive open Monday.  Stocks could move off highs in the afternoon session.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as xxxx.   Monday, March 31, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Set To Drift To End Week

Look for a neutral open Friday; stocks could move positive after the open.  Consumer spending data and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Friday.  Stocks could drift, ending slightly higher.  World stocks mostly higher.   Friday, March 28, 2014,  9:14  A.M. Eastern


Flat Start Could See Negative Session

Look for a neutral open Thursday; could turn negative after the open.  Jobless initial claims and GDP data had little affect over the pre market.  One Barometer model sees the S&P 500 under pressure today.   Thursday, March 27, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks End In Negative TerritoryStocks Trend Lower End In Negative Territory

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Durable Goods and consumer confidence data are in focus as well as less worry over Fed policy change and less concerns over Russia and Ukraine tensions.   Wednesday, March 26, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Recapture Some Losses

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Little in way of data for the open.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start Tuesday.   Tuesday, March 25, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3/26/14, 9:19 am Eastern


Stocks End Lower NASDAQ Takes Hit But Off The Low

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Russia Ukraine worries and Fed monetary policy still being watched by traders and investors.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus as does the IPO market.   Monday, March 24, 2014,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:08 pm Eastern


investors could continue buying equitiesStocks Could Continue Higher

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Big worries; Russia's annexation of Crimea; Fed policy kind of on the backburner; rates steady for the year give investors the opportunity to continue buying equities.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus.   Friday, March 21, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Pre Market Edges Lower

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday.  Markets worry over Fed policy send futures slightly lower.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Thursday, March 20, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Federal Reserve FOMC meeting:  boardroom meeting place;  pictureFed Day: Expect Little Change To Monetary Policy

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Yellen first FOMC meeting as Chair.  No rate or tapering change expected from the two day meeting.  Janet Yellen will hold press conference this afternoon.  Earnings/ guidance still has focus for the start Wednesday.   Wednesday, March 19, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


More Gain Seen Amid Crimea And Fed Meeting

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Russia Ukraine concerns continue to ease.  Fed FOMC meeting with Yellen at the helm and press conference tomorrow.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start as does housing data.   Tuesday, March 18, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Positive On Less Concern Over CrimeaStocks Set For Positive Session On Less Concern Over Crimea

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Crimea votes to join Russia over Ukraine with little that Western Nations can do other than saber rattling.  Earnings/ guidance still has a slight focus for the start.   Monday, March 17, 2014,  9:18  A.M. Eastern


Market Looks Stable After PPI And Ukraine News

Look for a neutral open Friday.  Stocks could turn negative after the start.  PPI data misses and Ukraine news continues to attract attention.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Friday, March 14, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Data Little Affect Over Markets

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Jobless claims and retail sales data improves the pre market slightly.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start of business, Thursday, March 13, 2014.   Thursday, March 13, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Lack Of Market Moving News See Stocks Faltering

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as bond prices and commodities.  World stock markets are negative Wednesday.   Wednesday, March 12, 2014,  9:12  A.M. Eastern


Stock Set For Flat Session

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as xxxx.   Tuesday, March 11, 2014,  9:02  A.M. Eastern


Asian And European Markets Influence U.S. Stocks

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Monday.  World stock markets mostly lower Monday get U.S. market off to an iffy start.  Ukraine Russia concern still on investors watch list.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start of business Monday.   Monday, March 10, 2014,  9:14  A.M. Eastern


Flat And Mixed SessionsNonfarm Payroll Report Jumps Futures

Look for a positive open Friday.  Government reported 175,000 new jobs for February better than expected but still very minimal.  Unemployment rose slightly.  Futures jump indicating a positive start.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Friday, March 7, 2014,  9:14  A.M. Eastern

Another Flat Session Ahead Of Payroll Tomorrow

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as Russia Ukraine concerns.  New unemployment claims drop by 26,000 last week.   Thursday, March 6, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:18 am Eastern

Jobs Week Could See Flat Market Wednesday

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  ADP today, jobless new claims tomorrow, and Nonfarm Friday.  Stocks possibly wont move much Wednesday on ADP report, as traders and investors await Nonfarm payroll and jobless claims.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Wednesday, March 5, 2014,  9:13  A.M. Eastern


Relief Rally In The Making As Uncertainty Eases

Look for a positive open Tuesday.  The Russia Ukraine crisis eases somewhat; even Russia's stocks recover after big sell off.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Tuesday, March 4, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Ukraine Major Negative Focus- Stocks Sell Off

Look for a negative open Monday.  World markets react to Russia intervention in Ukraine.  World stocks sell off.  Gold and energy prices higher on uncertainty in Ukraine.  Earnings/ guidance has a minor focus for the start.   Monday, March 3, 2014,  9:07  A.M. Eastern


GDP Has Little Affect Over Stocks

Look for a neutral flat open Friday; could turn slightly negative.  GDP comes in lighter than expected but saw little pre market change.  S&P 500 record close will be challenged.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start, as well.   Friday, February 28, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Move Higher Amid Yellen TestimonyMaybe Yellen Can Move Stocks

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday.  Janet Yellen to testify, today, on the Hill completing her canceled testimony.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Thursday.   Thursday, February 27, 2014,  9:16  A.M. Eastern


Little News To Trade On Could Spawn Flat Session

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Asia Pacific stocks posted positive, earlier this morning, while European stocks are generally lower.   Wednesday, February 26, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


World Stocks Under Pressure Could Influence U.S. Markets

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Tuesday, February 25, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


New Week And Hopeful For More Gain

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Monday, February 24, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Traders:  Stocks End Week MixedStocks End Week Mixed

Look for a neutral open Friday.  Global stock markets ramp up Friday, could encourage U.S. stocks to add to weekly gains.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Friday, February 21, 2014,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 2/23/14, 9:07 am Eastern

 


World Stock markets RallyStocks Ramp Up Continuing Climb Higher

Look for a neutral open Thursday.  Pre market indicates a start that could go either way.  World stock markets are lower Thursday could influence U.S. stocks lower as well.  Data and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Thursday, February 20, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 2/21/14- 8:56 am Eastern


World Stock Markets Struggle

Look for a neutral open in the U.S. Wednesday.  Asia Pacific stocks posted mixed results earlier this morning.  European stocks are slightly lower, mid afternoon Europe.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as PPI and housing data.   Wednesday, February 19, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


U.S. Set For Neutral Session

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Long holiday weekend, for the U.S., saw world stock markets mostly positive.  Futures slip slightly after data.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Tuesday, February 18, 2014,  9:10  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Look To Continue Higher Ahead Of Long Weekend

Look for a neutral open Friday.  Traders and investors could add to the weekly gain Friday to end a positive week.  U.S. markets will be closed Monday for holiday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start, as well.   Friday, February 14, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


World Stock Markets And Data Set Tone

Look for a negative open Thursday.  Jobless new claims and retail sales data as well as world stock markets set the U.S. up for a negative open Thursday.  Earnings/ guidance is also a focus for the start as well as another major winter storm hits the East Coast.  Comcast and Time Warner cable M&A gets lots of headlines.   Thursday, February 13, 2014,  9:13  A.M. Eastern-- updated 2/14/14, 9:05 am Eastern

World Stock Markets Ramp Up On Policy And Debt News

Look for a neutral open Wednesday for the U.S. stock market.  Janet Yellen testimony confirms Fed policy track- good news for stocks?  While the debt ceiling gets kicked into March 2015- good for stocks?  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as approaching winter storm-  good for energy traders.   Wednesday, February 12, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Yellen To Testify On Monetary Policy

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday;  could turn negative after the start.  Futures degrade slightly but still indicate a possible positive open.  Janet Yellen  -new Fed Chair-  to testify on Federal Reserve policy and take Q&A.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Tuesday, February 11, 2014,  9:14  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Setup For Neutral Session, Turns PositiveStocks Setting Up For Neutral Possibly Negative Session

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Monday, February 10, 2014,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Poor Jobs Report Set Stage For Positive Session

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


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

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


Stocks Improve After Private Jobs Report

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


Stocks Look To Recover Some Of Yesterdays Undoing

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


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

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


Seesaw battle over stocks, volatility rises

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


Stocks Look Positive After Economic Data

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


Stocks Set For Negative Session With Fed In Focus

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


Stocks ramp up recovering some losses

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


New Week Same Story, Stock Lower

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

Stocks Continue Downward Move With Futures Degrading

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


More Sideways Movement Possible, Market Looking For Direction

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


Could See Flat Mixed Market Bouncing Along On Earnings And Data

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

New Week But Short Week, Stocks Look Positive

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


Stocks Flat Ahead Of Long Holiday Weekend

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


Markets Looking For Direction After Earnings And Economic Data

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


Global World Stock Markets Post GainsData Points To More Gain In Stock Markets

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

Stocks Could Recover Some Of Yesterdays Loss

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


Stocks Flat While Market Looks For Direction

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


Big Jobs Disappointment Set Pre Market Reeling

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


Stocks Improve Amid Claims And Retail Data

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


Jobs Data Could Set The Markets Direction

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


Stocks Look To Run Higher After Yellen And Data

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


Earnings And Data To Drive Stocks This Week

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


Rebound Setting Up For Friday

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


Could See A Little Profit Taking To Start The New Year

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


Futures Improve Indicating A Probable Positive Session

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


Last Two Sessions Look To Be Steady

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


More Positive Ness Seen For Stocks Through Rest Of Year

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


Slow Markets Seen As Holiday Continues For Many

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


Flat Market Seen Ahead Of Christmas

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


World Stock Markets Gain Monday

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


Hot GDP Shows Strength In The Economy

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


Day After Taper Announcement Stocks Look For Direction

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


Federal Reserve FOMC meeting:  boardroom meeting place;  pictureFed To Begin Tapering In January, Stocks Rally

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

More Positive Ness Seen Ahead Of The Fed Meeting

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


Stocks Rally Take Back Some Of Last Weeks Loss

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


Could Get Reversal, Recover Some Of Weeks Loss

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


Mixed Economic Data Saw Stocks Sink

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


Taper Talk Takes Stocks Down Forces Forecast Change

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


Investors Get Nervous Send Stocks Modestly Lower

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


Stocks Moderately Higher Looking For Direction

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


Stocks Set To Rally Friday Watch In Place

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


Stocks Continue To Move Lower On Stronger Data

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


Investors Could Take More Profit As Markets Consolidate

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


Broader Market Drops Below 1800 To Consolidate

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


Stocks Give-up A Little Ground Monday

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


Could See Flat Market In This Half Day Session

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


U.S. Markets Closed Thursday

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

Could Be Quiet Ahead And After Holiday

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


Stocks Flat Ahead Of Holiday

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


New Week More Gain For Stocks Seen

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


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

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


Labor Market Claims Continue Elevated, Stocks Look Positive

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


Stocks Move Moderately Lower For Second Straight Session

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

U.S. Stock Market Stair Step Lower

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

 


New Week, Stocks Setting Up For More Gain

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

Dow And S&P 500 Continue Setting Records

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




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