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President And GOP: Deal Near; Stock Spike On Assurance

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Fiscal Cliff count down to deal or no deal as the cliffhanger continues.  Earnings/ guidance begin in a couple weeks that could move markets if Cliff doesn't.   Monday, December 31, 2012,  9:10  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:39p


Washington To Intensify Talks To Get Some Sort Of Deal

Look for a negative open Friday.  Talks to continue in Washington on the Fiscal Cliff issues.  A somewhat partial deal is expected by the deadline of midnight December 31st.  Earnings/ guidance starts in two weeks all eyes will be on company earnings guidance.   Friday, December 28, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Just Days Left For Washington To Get Something Done

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Fiscal Cliff still number one concern.  Lawmakers need to get the job done- only five days left.  Earnings/ guidance in a couple weeks is the next focus.  Afternoon model run changed the Short Term Forecast to caution.  Stocks spike higher, mid afternoon, on hope of a Fiscal Cliff deal soon.   Thursday, December 27, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- corrected 9:31p- updated 12-28-12- 10:15p


Santa Rally On Hold As Markets Still Waiting On Washington To Act

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  While most of America goes back to work today, most of Washington still on break.  Will a deal get done or will the drama continue for the week.  Earnings/ guidance will become a focus as earnings season is next up.   Wednesday, December 26, 2012,  9:16  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:18a


Christmas Eve Sees A Negative Market On A Shortened Session

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Monday.  Most of Washington took Christmas break while the U.S. is setting up for a ride over the Cliff.  It's hard to believe that the people you put in office can agree to take off but not keep the nation from the brink.  Earnings/ guidance season will quickly take the focus in a couple week as markets refocus on corporate America.   Monday, December 24, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:01a


U.S. Stock Market Sees Mild Loss On Cliffhanger

Look for a negative open Friday.  No deal in Washington sets the market up for a sell off.  News conference at 10:00 could make things worse.  Fiscal Cliff budget vote, tax measure plan B was canceled last night setting market futures lower.   Friday, December 21, 2012,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:35p


GDP Rose In Q-3, Jobless Claims Still Troubling, Stocks Post Gain

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday.  Fiscal Cliff still number one concern.  GDP rose more than expected in the third Quarter- good news.  Jobless new claims chart still show jobs problem.  ICE bids for NYSE and company.   Thursday, December 20, 2012,  9:10  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:08p


Fiscal Cliff Deal Inches Closer While Stocks Give Up Move Lower

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Fiscal Cliff tax deal gets vote today but remaining issues still up in the air.  Earnings/ guidance has a minor focus for the start.   Wednesday, December 19, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:19p


Stocks Ramp Up On Hope And Ahead Of Holiday

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Markets are somewhat happy on Imminent Fiscal Cliff deal and markets are looking forward to Christmas holiday trading and the Santa rally that follows.  Trading already beginning to slow.  The Barometer afternoon model run changed the short term forecast to positive.   Tuesday, December 18, 2012,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 2:45p


Positive Session As Fiscal Cliff Deal Nears

Look for a neutral-to-positive open for Monday.  Fiscal Cliff budget deal appears to be close.  Markets are hopeful.  Stocks ended virtually at session highs.  Markets are pricing in a deal either soon or in the near future.  Most likely this week as it will be difficult to take Christmas break with the economy nearing the Cliff.   Monday, December 17, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:17p


Stocks Move Lower On Economics And Fiscal Cliff Standstill

Look for a neutral flat open Friday.  Consumer price data and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as the old Fiscal Cliff.   Friday, December 14, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:16p


Stagnate Budget Talks Cause Wishy-washy Stock Market

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday.  Fed policy changes, Jobless initial claims, retail sales, and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Thursday.  Stocks go negative for the day on continued frustration with Fiscal Cliff drama from Washington.   Thursday, December 13, 2012,  9:16  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:54p


Stocks Hit The Unchanged Line End Mixed

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday.  Federal Reserve (FOMC) concludes monetary policy meeting today.  Fed is expected to announce more easing measures.  Fiscal Cliff continues as major focus for markets.  Earnings/ guidance is a minor focus for the start.  Fed keeps Fed Funds rate unchanged, Bernanke holds press conference.   Wednesday, December 12, 2012,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:13p


Stocks Ramp Up On Hope Of A 'Soon To Be' Deal On The Fiscal Cliff

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Fiscal Cliff and AIG in focus for the open Tuesday.  Midmorning the broader market was up 0.8 percent while tech saw a gain of over one-percent.   Tuesday, December 11, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern- updated 10:42a


Flat Action Seen For U.S. Awaiting The Fiscal Cliff

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  The Fiscal Cliff continues to be the major focus;  European problems also has some focus.  Earnings is a minor focus for the start Monday.  Flat session Monday as all eyes are on Washington for Fiscal Cliff news.   Monday, December 10, 2012,  9:10  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:48p


Blue Chips Move Higher As Markets Rethink Jobs Report, Refocus Back To The Fiscal Cliff

Look for a positive open Friday.  November saw a jump in jobs, 146,000, while the unemployment rate decreased to 7.7 percent.  Earnings/ guidance is also a small focus for the start.  Stocks start positive but give-up data for more fiscal cliff drama.   Friday, December 7, 2012,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:31p


Moderate Gain On Flat Data And No Fiscal Cliff Deal

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday.  Jobless initial claims improves slightly but still shows a troubled jobs recovery.  Fiscal cliff talks continue with no agreement in sight. Earnings/ guidance was also in focus for the open.   Thursday, December 6, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:03p


U.S. Stock Market Looking For Direction On Uncertainty Over The Fiscal Cliff

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday; could turn mixed.  Will Washington get it together long enough to pass some measures to avert tax hikes is what markets are continuing to focus on.  Afternoon model changed the forecast-bias back to neutral.   Wednesday, December 5, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- UPDATED 2:19p


Another Flat Market On Continued Fiscal Cliff Drama

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Fiscal cliff drama between political parties could cost Americans- lots.  Personal spending- the economy- is in jeopardy.   Tuesday, December 4, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 10:31a


U.S. Stock Market Starts The Week Lower On Stalemate

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Fiscal cliff and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as China and Greece news.  White House and Congress at odds over budget.   Monday, December 3, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 2:54p


Stocks Flat Ahead Of Weekend, Very Modest Gain Seen

Look for a neutral flat open Friday.  All about the fiscal cliff and end to November trading.  Earnings/ guidance is winding down as the focus continues to be budget.   Friday, November 30, 2012,  9:16  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:26p


GDP Advances, Jobless New Claims Stagnant, Stocks Positive On Cliff

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  GDP and initial jobless claims data is in focus for the open as well as earnings/ guidance.  The Barometer morning model run changed the short term forecast to caution.  Markets getting more positive on fiscal cliff.   Thursday, November 29, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 12:54p


U.S. Stock Market Opens Negative, Bottoms, Trends Higher

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Wednesday.  Fiscal cliff still is traders and investors focus.  European debt problems also catch the eye of the markets.  Global economic recovery and other major problems seem to keep markets cautious.   Wednesday, November 28, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:25a


U.S. Stocks Move Lower Tuesday; Tech Resistant

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Greece gets bailout, markets little changed on the news.  Housing prices and consumer confidence saw little change in futures.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start.   Tuesday, November 27, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:12p


Stocks Posting Mixed Monday: Fiscal Cliff And Greece Still Big Worry

Look for a negative open Monday.  Fiscal cliff and other troubles still major concern for the markets.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday also is in focus for Mondays open.  Earnings/ guidance is a distant focus for the start.   Monday, November 26, 2012,  8:38  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:58p


Short Session On Black Friday

Look for a positive open Friday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as it's Black Friday when retailers hopefully go black on their P&L- make a profit.  U.S. markets close early today.   Friday, November 23, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:48a


Flat Start But Equities Post Positive On This Holiday Shortened Week

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as initial jobless claims.  New claims drop from elevated revised number.  Data continues to show a stagnate jobs market- chart.  U.S. markets closed tomorrow for holiday will return Friday for half-day session.   Wednesday, November 21, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Flat Start Flat End Seen For Tuesday

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as housing data.  Shortened week with Thursday U.S. markets closed for holiday.   Tuesday, November 20, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Shortened Week For U.S. Saw A Positive Session Monday On Less Budget Uncertainty

Look for a positive open Monday.  Global stock markets turn mostly positive Monday leading the U.S. to a positive start.  Good news- one side of Washington is talking to the other side relieving some uncertainty for the fiscal cliff.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start.   Monday, November 19, 2012,  8:28a  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:47p


Stocks Bounce From Sell Fest Albeit A Small One

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Fiscal cliff is the major focus as well as earnings/ guidance for the start Friday.  Plus holiday week coming up that could flatten out the markets.   Friday, November 16, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:25p- corrected 10:38p


Unemployment Claims And Middle East Unrest Sets The Stage For More Negative Ness

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday.  Jobless initial claims jump and Mideast unrest set the stage for more uncertainty for markets to contend with, setting the stage for more negative equity action.  Earnings/ guidance is also is in focus for the start.  The afternoon model-run changed the forecast-bias to negative.   Thursday, November 15, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 2:52p


Cisco Systems Unable To Help Equity Market- Sell Off Continues

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Just like the Government, markets need leadership and in the past, Cisco and a handful of others use to be able to energies markets.  Cisco's earnings could light a fire under markets but the fiscal cliff could rain on that parade.   Wednesday, November 14, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:57p


More Selling And Volatility Could Be Next For Markets

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Tuesday.  Selling could continue and volatility could pick up as overnight markets becoming volatile.  Global markets are mostly showing red Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start.   Tuesday, November 13, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern


New Week Hopeful For Positive Saw Mixed End With Tuesday Looking Bleak

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  More of a positive look for this week is seen after last weeks big negative plunge.  Markets saw reaction to Obama win and setting sight on the fiscal cliff that looms.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Monday, November 12, 2012,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 10:33p

 

Broader Market Treads Water Recovering A Smidgen Of Two Days Of Loss

Look for a negative open Friday.  The immediate danger perceived by markets is the fiscal cliff.  Earnings/ guidance is still in focus.  Market Barometer short-term forecast remains at negative.   Friday, November 9, 2012,  9:06  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:30p


Stocks Continue Post Election Sell Off

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Traders and investors reeling from the post election sell off try to recover some of yesterdays loss.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.  Jobs market -chart- still problematic for economic recovery.   Thursday, November 8, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:58p


Stocks In Sell Off Mode After Obama Win

Look for a negative open Wednesday.  One down a gazillion to go.  Lots of problems for markets to deal with even after one uncertainty removed.  Earnings/ guidance still has a little focus Wednesday.   Wednesday, November 7, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 10:07a


U.S. Stock Market Makes A Positive Day On Election Day

Election day sees stocks rise in the U.S. with the Dow and the broader market up around 1/2 percent, tech lags but is positive.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start.   Tuesday, November 6, 2012,  9:51  A.M. Eastern- updated 2:52p


First Full Week After Sandy Ahead Of Election

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Presidential election uncertainty is in focus and will probably keep markets flat through Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start.   Monday, November 5, 2012,  9:08  A.M. Eastern

Spotty Network Server Outages Continue

Some users of Market Barometer may not be able to get to the site because of continuing network server problems related to Hurricane Sandy.  Temporary outage could continue...   Saturday, November 3, 2012,  2:35  P.M. Eastern

Jobs Better Than Expected, Unemployment Rate Up, Has Stocks Negative

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  171,000 new jobs added in October and unemployment-rate up to 7.9 percent.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start.   Friday, November 2, 2012,  9:09  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:37p


U.S. Stocks Rally Ahead Of Jobs Data And Elections

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday;  could turn positive.  Nonfarm payroll and the presidential election is in focus as well as earnings/ guidance.  Stocks rally early hold most of the mornings gain...   Thursday, November 1, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:49p


U.S. Stocks Mixed But Markets Are Opened For Business

Look for a positive open Wednesday.  Trading resumes Wednesday after a two day closure.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as closing the month.   Wednesday, October 31, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:46p

U.S. Stock Market Closed Monday And Tuesday For Hurricane Sandy, Will Reopen Wednesday

U.S. public stock markets are closed Monday, possible Tuesday, as Hurricane Sandy approaches the New York area.   Monday, October 29, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated- 10/30/2012- 4:19p


Stocks Go Mixed As Markets Look For Direction

Look for a neutral flat open Friday.  Overnight saw futures point to a nasty open.  Improving overnight conditions and a better than expected GDP now sees a flat open that could turn positive.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus.   Friday, October 26, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:53p


Stocks go flat, Models See Tough Stock Market Ahead

Look for a positive open Thursday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Jobless new claims little changed.  Models indicate last jump higher before possible pullback/ correction.   Thursday, October 25, 2012,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:04p


FOMC No Change, Stocks Move Lower, Short Term Negative Seen

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as Barometer models see a possible turning point.  The pre close model run changed the short term forecast to negative.   Wednesday, October 24, 2012,  9:12  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:21p


Earnings/ Outlook Shortfall Sends Stocks Lower Tuesday

Look for a negative open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as the final presidential debate.  Very negative session Tuesday could be a predictor of the future.   Tuesday, October 23, 2012,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:36p


Mostly Negative Session On Caterpillar Outlook Ahead Of Debate

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start;  Caterpillar revenue and outlook set the pre market back slightly Monday.  Flat end to a mostly negative session.  Last presidential debate tonight could determine tomorrows market.   Monday, October 22, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:57p


Tired Market May Be Getting Ready To Pullback- Correct

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Friday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Friday, October 19, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Jobless New Claims Put Damper On Market

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday.  Jobless data show that unemployment continues to be very disappointing, hurting the economic recover.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start.  Rally runs out of steam in the U.S. as disappointing jobs data send buyers to the sidelines.  Google slams tech stocks, helped negative sentiment Thursday.   Thursday, October 18, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 10/19/2012- 12:50a


Broader Market Advances While Tech Held The Dow Back

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as the second presidential debate.  Euro Area Spain also is in focus by markets.   Wednesday, October 17, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:56p


Stocks Rally For Second Day Could Be Last Leg Up Before Pullback

Look for a positive open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  This could be a last leg higher before pullback/ correction as S&P 500 retest resistance.  CEO Pandit and his COO leave Citi unexpectedly.  Day two of rally could see more upside, caution warranted.   Tuesday, October 16, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:51p


Markets Like To Be Contrary Now And Again Ramping Up Monday

Look for a positive open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  If the past 30 days is any clue to market action, you can expect Mondays close to be flat.  Traders hate market models taking stocks higher for the day.   Monday, October 15, 2012,  9:07  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:30p


More Flat Neutral Stock Market Action Expected

Look for a neutral flat open Friday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Stocks continue to tread water with the major indexes moving sideways for the past month.   Friday, October 12, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 10:51a


Rebound For Stocks, Hopefully EOD Will See A Gain

Look for a positive open Thursday.  Jobless new claims dropped 30,000 last week showing an improvement but needs follow-through to break jobless trend- chart of jobless claims.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as Spain.  Europe close sees U.S. indexes slip.   Thursday, October 11, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:33a


Jitters About Earnings, Europe, And Just Plain Uncertainty Has Stocks Negative Wednesday

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as Europe and uncertainty for just about everything from the elections to Iran nuke problem, to China GDP.   Wednesday, October 10, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Global Economic Downgrade And Continued European Troubles Has Stocks Selling Off

Look for a neutral mixed open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as the global economy was downgraded by the IMF.  Europe problems continue.  Alcoa to report earnings/ outlook after the close.   Tuesday, October 9, 2012,  9:04  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:23p


Stocks Setting Up For A Iffy Earnings Season With Alcoa Tomorrow

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as the global economy.   Monday, October 8, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:25p


Jobs As Expected, Unemployment-Rate Drops, Broader Market Back To Negative Territory

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Nonfarm payroll job creation of 114,000, for September, came in as expected by economists while the unemployment-rate dropped to 7.8 percent.  U.S. stocks are setting up for a positive open Friday.  As analysts dig into the report we could see another flat market Friday.  More importantly, earnings/ guidance will become the focus next week.   Friday, October 5, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 6:00p


Romney Does Well In Debate And ECB Actions Help Stocks

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Day after sees game-on for debates.  ECB held rates steady.  Jobless new claims continue to show tough jobs market.  Earnings/ guidance next week.   Thursday, October 4, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Flat Day After ADP And Spain News Ahead Of Debate

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday.  Mixed data and Europe news has markets flat ahead of the Obama Romney presidential debate.  Jobs data tomorrow and earnings/ guidance next week also is a focus for the start.   Wednesday, October 3, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:22p


European And U.S. Stocks Go Mixed After Good Start

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Unemployment and jobs report on deck while earnings/ guidance is next week with Alcoa on Tuesday.   Tuesday, October 2, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:17a


New Quarter: Broader Market Of Stocks Follow Global Markets Higher

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Nothing really new except that it's a new quarter and all eyes will focus on jobs report and earnings next week.  Stocks rally Monday following global markets higher.   Monday, October 1, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:23p


Stocks Lower Friday As Markets Reposition For New Quarter

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Friday.  Europe on-again off-again troubles set the tone for Friday along with markets repositioning for the fourth-quarter.  Earnings/ guidance last focus for Q2 as we set up for Alcoa October 9 kick off Q3 earnings.   Friday, September 28, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- corrected 9:17- updated 10:25p


Good News In Europe Offset Dicey Economic News

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Mixed data firms futures for a positive start Thursday.  Europe news offset economic data news with Europe markets all reporting positive.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus.   Thursday, September 27, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Greece And Spain Drive Global Markets Down, U.S. Sees Flat Trading

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday.  Could turn mixed.  Spain and Greece again in the news as protest scenes make headlines.  Earnings/ guidance still has some market focus.   Wednesday, September 26, 2012,  9:07  A.M. Eastern- updated 1:10p


Little To No News And Maybe Stocks Can Inch Up Today, Or Not

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Futures improve indicating a good start for stocks if news doesn't get in the way.  Earnings/ guidance still has a focus for the markets.  Europe and economic concerns reenter mindset....     Tuesday, September 25, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:55p


In Fighting In Europe Sets Market Tone For Monday

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Monday.  More turmoil in Europe on bailout funds set the global market tone for Monday.  Asia Pacific and Europe stock markets mostly lower set the U.S. up for a negative start.   Monday, September 24, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks End Mixed And Flat As UNCH Becomes The Norm

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Flat mixed near the unchanged-line becomes norm....   Friday, September 21, 2012,  8:57  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:48p


U.S. Stock Market Could Be Setting Up For Pullback

Look for a neutral-to-negative start Thursday.  Markets have the feel of a pullback or correction.  Jobless new claims data doesn't help.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus as well for the start of business.  Post open model changed the short term forecast to caution.   Thursday, September 20, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:58a


Stocks Got A Slow Start, Ran Up, Trended Of The Highs

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Japan's QE set global markets positive Wednesday leading the U.S. to a positive start.  Housing data and earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start.  Another slow but positive session as oil pulls at the markets.   Wednesday, September 19, 2012,  9:09  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:47p

Flat Market Seen Amid FedEx Economic Outlook

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as oil prices and the presidential election.  FedEx has lowered its outlook on a worsening economy.   Tuesday, September 18, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 10:36a


European Markets Under Pressure Translate To Negative U.S. Market

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Market Barometer models see rally continue with a pause or two.  Europe stock markets under pressure because of uncertainty about recovery and bailouts take U.S. stocks lower.   Monday, September 17, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern, updated 10:34a


Stocks Look To Continue Fed Rally

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Asia Pacific and European markets rally Friday setting the U.S. up to start out on the positive side.  Pre close model run changed the BLI, the short-term forecast, to positive.  Even though news of a credit downgrade has taken some of the momentum out of the rally, models see stocks higher in the short run.   Friday, September 14, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:51p


Fed To Stimulate The Economy With QE3, QE4, To The Nth Degree

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday.  The Fed concludes a two day meeting with an expected announcement of QE or a stimulus package during the noon hour.  Either way U.S. market could drop on the news.  Fed announces QE, twist extension, and accommodative rates to at least mid 2015....   Thursday, September 13, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- UPDATED 10:47p

Stocks Mostly Positive After Germany Ruling, Ahead Of The Fed

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Germany's high court rules against blocking Euro Area rescue fund.  Fed FOMC starts two day meeting where QE/ stimulus is expected tomorrow.   Wednesday, September 12, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:54a

Markets Churn While Waiting On Europe And The Fed

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Markets await a German court ruling on Euro Area bailout and the highly anticipated QE3/ stimulus from the Fed.  Both news events are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.  Meanwhile, markets could churn for the next two sessions.   Tuesday, September 11, 2012,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- corrected 1:05a, 9/12/2012

Back To Wait And See As Stocks Position For Bernanke

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Monday.  FOMC is central to where markets go from here.  We could see flat markets until Ben speaks.   Monday, September 10, 2012,  9:09  A.M. Eastern

Bad Jobs Data Nearly Guarantees QE3 Stimulus

Look for a neutral flat open Friday.  Real disappointment in jobs and revisions is likely the catalyst for QE3 or a stimulus package next week from the Fed.   Friday, September 7, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


U.S. Stocks Rally On Details Of The ECB Bond Program And Jobs Data

Look for a positive open Thursday.  ECB stimulus details being revealed has markets higher as has better than expected economic data...  Stocks rally Thursday on hope that the EU bond program can help troubled Eurozone countries out from their debt issues.  Also helping was the jobs data showing a better jobs picture for the economy, just in time for the DNC hoopla.   Thursday, September 6, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:56p


Stocks See Another Flat Session

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday.  Markets await word on stimulus and U.S. jobs report.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start.   Wednesday, September 5, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:11a

Markets Lazy, Futures Indicated Another Slow Flat Session, Or Not

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday;  markets get lazier after holiday; futures point to more laziness ahead of jobs data Thursday and Friday.   Tuesday, September 4, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 10:27a


U.S. Stocks ramp up while markets decipher Bernanke speech

Look for a positive open Friday.  Bernanke speech ahead as markets position for Economic stimulus hint.   Friday, August 31, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:39a


Negative For The U.S. And Global Markets Ahead Of Bernanke

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday.  More slow trading seen for Thursday with a pick up in volume towards the close.  Friday, when Fed Chief Bernanke speaks, markets could get very active.  Jobless new claims revised unchanged- still a depressed jobs market.  Stocks sell off Thursday ahead of what some think will be a clue to QE3/ stimulus Friday.  Major indexes hang slightly above support waiting on Bernanke.   Thursday, August 30, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:32p

Stock Market And Economy Anemic

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Could eke out a small gain today.  GDP revised slightly higher while jobless new claims tomorrow and Bernanke on Friday.  Market likely wont move much until Ben speaks.   Wednesday, August 29, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern

More Of The Same Until News Breaks

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Tuesday.  Until significant news breaks, markets could trend sideways -flat- until we get to Friday and Ben Bernanke's speech where it is expected that a hint, or two, on QE/ stimulus.   Tuesday, August 28, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern

Like Last Monday A Planned DNS Change This Afternoon

This afternoon some users of Market Barometer will experience a website outage for a short period while DNS services are upgraded.  The Americas will experience shorter outages while European and Asia Pac will experience longer outages.  Hopefully this will be the last outage for the changeover.   Monday, August 27, 2012,  12:19  P.M. Eastern

Could See Flat Markets Ahead Of Fed And Data

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Markets await hint from the Fed and President of the ECB on stimulus/ QE from Jackson Hole and markets await GDP data.  Earnings/ guidance is in retreat, most have filed earnings.   Monday, August 27, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Global stock markets turn higher Friday near the European close

Look for a neutral flat open Friday.  Absent market-moving news, stocks look to drift lower.  Earnings/ guidance is also a focus for the start.  European and U.S. stock markets turn higher into positive territory with Europe markets posting gains.   Friday, August 24, 2012,  9:12  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:52a


U.S. Stock Market May Be Running Out Of Steam

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday.  QE3/ stimulus is front and center in the media.  U.S. stock market may be on the verge of moving lower.  Key test could come after Europe markets close today.  A bounce into positive territory could indicate a move higher for the S&P 500.  The midday model run changed the short term forecast to caution.   Thursday, August 23, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 1:53p

Equity Market Testing Resistance/ Support Looking For Direction

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday; could turn negative.  Markets look for direction after hitting resistance.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Stocks move lower Wednesday after probing resistance yesterday.   Wednesday, August 22, 2012,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 12:31p


Pop Higher Turns Lower As Market Runs Out Of Steam

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as traders and investors eye market performance for move higher.   Tuesday, August 21, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:48p


Could See More Sideways Movement As Markets Await Central Banks To Act

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Could start mixed.  The wait continues as markets await central banks to stimulate the economies.  Earnings/ guidance is also a focus for the open.   Monday, August 20, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

DNS Services Upgrade This Week Could Cause Outage

DNS services will be moved to a new platform today and could cause an outage.  The move will occur at 1:00p PT, 4p ET Monday August 20, 2012.  If there is an outage in your area, you can go to the .mobi site for any emergency changes to the forecast of which we expect none today.  The Americas users could be less affected.  Europe and Asia Pac users could see more outages.   Monday, August 20, 2012,  8:44  A.M. Eastern


Can Yesterdays Ramp Up Continue Through Resistance

Look for a neutral flat open Friday;  could turn mixed.   The economy and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Friday, August 17, 2012,  9:10  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Break From Conundrum And Move Higher Led By Cisco

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday.  Jobless new claims data and Cisco (CSCO) earnings as well as other earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Thursday.   Thursday, August 16, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:31p


Another Flat Stock Day As Markets Await Direction

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday.  Consumer and manufacturing data as well as earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Global stock market are mostly negative.  One Market Barometer model sees downside risk increasing.   Wednesday, August 15, 2012,  9:12  A.M. Eastern- updated 12:19p


Stocks Headed Higher Tuesday But Got Shut Down At The End

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Traders take profit after stocks had a nice early advance.  Major indexes end flat.   Tuesday, August 14, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:40p


S&P 500 Up For Past Five Weeks Rested Monday

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Broader market of stocks up solid for past five week could see a rest period for equities.  Earnings/ guidance still is in focus.   Monday, August 13, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:34p


Stocks Lower Open Turned Positive At The Post Breaking From Global Markets

Look for a neutral-to-negative open for Friday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start and not much else.  The forecast "bug" is scheduled to be upgraded to the new bug tomorrow.   Friday, August 10, 2012,  9:10  A.M. Eastern- UPDATED 3:42p


Can The Positive Ness Continue- Look To Tech To Lead

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday.  It's quiet on the European front as Europe is on holiday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.  Jobless initial claims little changed last week.  Market Barometer new forecast "bug" is almost ready for production.   Thursday, August 9, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- corrected 9:21a


Stocks Look To Consolidate Probe Support

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  U.S. gets off to a slow start probing for direction...   Wednesday, August 8, 2012,  9:09  A.M. Eastern- updated 10:55a


Equities Gain Tuesday As Markets Refocus On Economics And Earnings

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Less bad news from Europe allows markets to refocus energies to the U.S. economy and earnings as well as upcoming M&A activity.  The late morning Barometer model run changed the short term forecast (BLI) to positive.   Tuesday, August 7, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:40p


Global Markets Positive As Is U.S. On Jobs Data

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Fridays jobs report touted as showing improving economy send global markets to rally.  See if anemic data can continue to inspire traders and investors this week.  Earnings/ guidance is also a focus for Monday as is Best Buy offer to go private.   Monday, August 6, 2012,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- corrected 9:17a


Stocks Rally Recovering Some Lost Ground Helped By Jobs Report

Look for a positive open Friday.  Mixed report saw unemployment-rate increase to 8.3 percent while 163,000 new jobs were added to the economy last month.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start.   Friday, August 3, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:36p


Stocks Resume Sell Off But Try To Overcome A Fed And ECB No Show

Look for a negative open Thursday.  A no show by the Fed and the ECB had the Dow futures wild swing from 100 plus to minus 100 indicating bad news for the start of business Thursday.  Fed and ECB deliver a reverse shock and awe to the markets that some say that U.S. stocks are overpriced for this point in time.  Stocks set to close with a loss- lets hope we don't get three strikes and you're out tomorrow....   Thursday, August 2, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:39p


Fed Does Nothing Takes A Wait And See

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Fed day.  Markets will take a wait and see on just what, if any, monetary policy change there is at the end of the FOMC meeting today.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.  Things appear to be 'not bad enough' for the Fed to take action, stocks little changed for now...   Wednesday, August 1, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 2:55p


FOMC Starts Two Day Meeting, U.S. Markets Cautious

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  FOMC meeting, ECB and China central banks are in focus for the start of business Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is also a focus.  NASDAQ flat, the broader market slightly lower, going into the close as traders and investors wait on the Fed.   Tuesday, July 31, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:31p


Markets Await Central Banks, U.S. Stocks Flat, Bias Upgraded

Look for a neutral flat open Monday;  could turn mixed.  Expectation is high that the central banks will coordinate quantitative easing at this weeks meeting or in September.  Earnings/ guidance is also a focus.  Models have changed the forecast-bias to neutral.   Monday, July 30, 2012,  9:04  A.M. Eastern- updated 12:06p


Somewhat Upbeat GDP Sees Market Push Higher, Forecast Reiterated

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Markets taken back a little with the latest data.  Now the question is will the Fed act at this meeting or not.  Earnings/ guidance is still in focus as well.  Rally continues on the back of already nice gains...   Friday, July 27, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 12:07p


Draghi Pledge To Support Euro Could Be Prelude To Coordinated Easing- Stocks Rally

Look for a positive open Thursday.  Rally to start the U.S. out Thursday on ECB Chief Draghi's pledge to support the Euro;  announcement in line with Bernanke comments and could be a prelude to global central banks easing next week at the Fed meeting.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start.  Stocks rally on ECB support of the Euro....   Thursday, July 26, 2012,  9:09  A.M. Eastern- updated 10:56a


Mixed Market With The Dow Higher NASDAQ And Broader Market Lower

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday;  will turn mixed.  Apple [AAPL] miss [earnings] sets the tone for the NASDAQ- down, while the broader market sees favorable bids, pushing futures higher for the start of business Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as Europe crisis and the U.S. economy.   Wednesday, July 25, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 10:29a


 

Worry Worry Worry- Uncertainty Over Everything Takes Stocks Down

Look for a neutral  flat open Tuesday;  could turn positive.  Spain bond yields, Greece worry over Euro exit, and Germany downgrade set the tone for the U.S. open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start.  Stocks take it on the chin, likely tomorrow too...   Tuesday, July 24, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:18a


Fear is back, again, on Spain and Euro systemic problems

Look for a negative open Monday.  Spain and the general turmoil in the Euro Area are back...  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start as well as the U.S. economic and deficit problems.  Euro Area news, Spain and Greece in particular, takes U.S. stocks for a ride Monday...    Monday, July 23, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:43p


Stocks Close Lower But Positioned For A Monday Good Start, Models Show

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Friday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Friday.  Tech earnings could keep the positive-ness going Friday after Europe markets close.  Europe markets under pressure with hours still left in their session.  Stocks consolidate Friday, ending near halfway of the three day rally, as markets look to be positioned for a Monday positive start.   Friday, July 20, 2012,  9:12  A.M. Eastern- updated 6:08p


Stocks All Over The Place Trying To Be Positive Despite Terrible Jobs Data

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Jobless -unemployment- new claims jumped last week indicating a still very stubborn jobs market- hope of jobs recovery dashed with latest read.  More evidence of a slow economy on the mend, gives equity market another reason for QE3- soon.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start.  Stocks meandering all over trying to stay positive but markets are unsure what to expect next.  Tech stock earnings help the broader market from the likes of IBM and Google.   Thursday, July 19, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:32p


Stocks Bounce From Negative Territory With Nearly All Bad News Priced In

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Wednesday.  Federal Reserve Chief Ben Bernanke to continue testifying on the economy.  Housing starts and permits data as well as earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Could stocks be ready to climb the wall of worry?  With nearly all the bad news already priced in, U.S. stocks could go higher for some period of time.   Wednesday, July 18, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:55a


Market Has A Quick Tantrum, No QE, Stocks Move Positive

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Fed Chief Bernanke testifies on the economy today;  traders hope for hint, or two, on easing/ stimulus.  CPI data this morning had little effect on markets.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus as well.   Tuesday, July 17, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:37p


New Week Same Problems; Global Growth Slowdown And Scuffle In Strait Of Hormuz

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as Fed watch for QE3 or stimulus;  retail sales data also has some focus.  Europe problems in the background for now.  Stocks lower Monday as U.S. waits for Europe's close.  Stocks continue lower Monday; buyers sidelined for now.  IMF warns of further slowdown...   Monday, July 16, 2012,  9:10  A.M. Eastern- updated 6:04p


Flat Open Turns To Rally As Bulls Regain Some Lost Ground

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Bank earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  A tame open turns into a rally early as momentum for the bulls returns.   Friday, July 13, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 10:45a


Triple Digit Loss For The Dow Turned Higher Trying For The Unchanged Line

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday.  Global slowdown fear and U.S. looking for stimulus;  earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.  Jobless initial claims data pleases but not enough to offset open losses.  The Dow Jones Industrials tried to close in positive territory, after triple digit loss, but fell short...   Thursday, July 12, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:36p


Traders Take A Wait And See With Fed Minutes

Look for a neutral open;  could turn mixed.  Fed minutes to be released today that might give clue to Fed monetary-policy next move.  Earnings/ guidance also is in focus for the start.  No QE3 or stimulus, according to Fed minutes, sends the stock market lower Wednesday...   Wednesday, July 11, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:38p


Stocks Try For Positive But Gave Up To Earrings Pressure

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Earnings season underway;  focus for the open continues to be Europe with an eye on earnings and deal making.  U.S. positive start turns lower ahead of Europe's close.  Stocks head for the lows anticipating flat earning season.   Tuesday, July 10, 2012,  9:12  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:38p


Stocks Drop Into Negative Territory As Traders Await Alcoa

Look for a neutral open Monday;  could turn mixed.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as Europe debt crisis.  Earnings underway tonight with Alcoa as markets get ready for positive or negative surprises.  Stocks continue in negative territory ahead of earnings where markets will get a sense of economic condition.   Monday, July 9, 2012,  9:01  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:35p


Jobs Report Sends The Dow To Triple Digit Loss

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Friday.  Jobs/ unemployment report and QE in focus for the open.  Earnings/ guidance next week and Europe debt crisis in the background for now.  Traders work off their economic frustrations by trimming positions...   Friday, July 6, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:46p


Market Hangs Tough On Surprise Jobs-Data And Rate-Cuts, Keeps Markets Uncertain

Look for a neutral flat open for Thursday;  S&P 500 could go either way;  models see higher after Europe close.  China and ECB rate cut and U.S. jobs data is in focus for the start as well as earnings season next week.  U.S. ends lower ahead of payroll unemployment report...   Thursday, July 5, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 6:00p


Stocks Climb Close At The High Ahead Of Midweek Holiday Break

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Short day  --market closes at 1:00p ET--  markets will also be closed Wednesday for holiday.  Earnings/ guidance next week as focus will also return to Europe.  Stocks pop higher after dip into negative territory.   Tuesday, July 3, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 1:32p


Contracting Factory Output Put Damper On Stocks Monday

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Short week with the stock market regular session closing at 1:00 pm ET Tuesday and all day Wednesday for the U.S. holiday Independence Day.  Could be slow week ahead of earnings/ guidance next week.  Data put skids on stocks Monday....   Monday, July 2, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:41p


U.S. Stock Market Rallies On EU Summit Progress

Look for a positive start Friday.  Global markets rally on EU ministers agreeing to use bailout reserves to fund directly to banks.  Today marks the end of the second quarter for markets, so window dressing can be expected.  Earnings/ guidance is around the corner as traders prepare for that and Q3.  Also focus on Obamacare and the next step for Government.   Friday, June 29, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern-updated 10:42a


Stocks Lower After Data and Ruling, Markets Look For EU Summit News

Look for a negative open Thursday.  Lots of stuff in focus:  EU summit;  Obamacare ruling;  GDP;  Jobless new claims.  Earnings/ guidance up coming with preannouncements on deck.   Thursday, June 28, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:06a


Stocks Ramp Up, Rally To The Close, Ahead Of Lots Of Uncertainty

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  Focus on GDP and the EU summit Thursday and earnings coming up week after next with Alcoa.  Stocks rally Wednesday ahead of data and summit...   Wednesday, June 27, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:36p


Stocks Advance After Europe's Close

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Stock prices can go either way at the start but slightly leaning to positive.  EU summit, where much of nothing is expected, starts Thursday and earnings/ guidance will become a focus after GDP and jobs data.   Tuesday, June 26, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 2:51p


Stocks Fall, Markets See Little Resolution From EU Summit

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Monday.  Europe crisis deepens while focus on U.S. economy with GDP and jobs data as well as end of quarter for markets to deal with.  Earnings/ guidance on deck for next week along with jobs unemployment report.   Monday, June 25, 2012,  9:09  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Pop Higher After Yesterdays Sellathon

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Pop higher seen at the open after bank downgrades;  next week could be a turning point for markets.  Earnings/ guidance will be in focus soon with preannouncements on deck.   Friday, June 22, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:08a


Stocks Under Lots Of Pressure From Data, Fed. And Now Banks

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday;  could turn mixed.  jobless new claims data in focus and Europe in the background.  Markets gearing up for earnings/ season around the corner.  Now the latest is bank downgrades expected after the close by Moody's.   Thursday, June 21, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:30p


Fed Extends Twist, Equities Try For Unchanged, No QE

Look for a neutral open Wednesday.  Fed concludes two day policy meeting with rate announcement around noon with a Bernanke press conference at 2:15.  No rate change expected but an extension of Operation Twist is expected.  Greece has said to have formed a Government.  Earnings/ guidance is on deck with preannouncements anticipated.   Wednesday, June 20, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:47p


Stocks Rally On Hope- Short Term Forecast Goes To Neutral

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Europe somewhat quiet while markets refocus on the Fed's two day meeting;  earnings/ guidance on deck.  Pre close model run changed the short term forecast (BLI) to neutral.   Tuesday, June 19, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:52p


For The Moment Europe News Is Quiet, Now It's Onto The Fed

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Monday.  Greek vote over and basically nothing new- Greece must form a government which has been the case all along.  Spain and Italy in focus as well.  The broader market is flat going into the close while tech sees gains ahead of Fed meeting.  Europe is somewhat quiet with the Greek election over as markets refocus to Spain and Italy after the Fed.   Monday, June 18, 2012,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:42p


Must Be Shorts Covering With This Amount Of Uncertainty Who Would Take A Long Position Ahead Of Greek Election

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Europe is in focus with markets positioning for whatever the outcome is for the election as well as other Euro Area news.  Could be a rough Monday after so much unknown this weekend with Greece deciding basically if they will stay the course or head for the exit.   Friday, June 15, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:36p


Doom And Gloom Turns Into Boom As Markets Spike On News

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  We got Spain and Cyprus downgrades;  Greece exit probability rising;  jobless claims inching back to 400,000;  U.S. economy slowing;  a stock market that some say more downside risk likely.  They say this is the time to buy?  Major news outlets report of coordinated bank support if...  It's unclear what the message really is and until it becomes more clear, U.S. markets return to more normal levels, but still in cautious rally mode.   Thursday, June 14, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:38p


Major Indexes Plunge In Afternoon Trade

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Wednesday.  Producer prices and retail sales data set the tone for the open;  futures fell from neutral on disappointing data.  Europe crisis also in focus.  With half-hour to go selling intensifies sending the averages to the lows of the session.   Wednesday, June 13, 2012,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:32p


 

Stocks Rally After Europe Close, Reclaiming Some Lost Ground

Look for a neutral-to-positive open for Tuesday.  Spain and Italy in focus for the start.  Volatility returns with stocks spiking higher, after Europe markets close, reclaiming some lost ground.   Tuesday, June 12, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:38p


U.S. Posts Negative End On Spain Bailout News

Look for a positive start Monday.  Reports that Euro Area ministers have agreed to a 100B Euro Spain bailout set global markets to rally Monday.  U.S. is setting up to follow suite.  Spain bailout not enough reason for buyers to stay the course.  Major indexes setting up for loss Monday.   Monday, June 11, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:37p


Stocks Maintain Modest Gain Going Into Uncertain Weekend

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Friday.  Unless major news hits, look for markets to shore up positions slightly to the negative side Friday.  Anything but negative.  With less than a half-hour to go, equities see a modest gain.  Nice gains Friday even though the weekend is filled with uncertainty.   Friday, June 8, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:37p


Oversold, China Rate-Cut, And Fed kick Markets Higher- Test To Come

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Janet Yellen rate accommodation statement and China's rate cut as well as U.S. jobless new claims data continues to inspire buyers to bid shares higher in the oversold stock market.  Traders keep eye on Europe crisis and upcoming Bernanke testimony.  Have had a nice two day rally.  What about Friday- can it continue.   Thursday, June 7, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:33p


Less Bad News And An Oversold Market Saw Stocks Rally

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Oversold stock market could see some positive ness if Europe doesn't intervene;  ECB keeps rates unchanged;  ECB announcement not totally pleasing to traders;  futures point to positive open but well off session high.  Stocks rally Wednesday on oversold condition.  Follow-through Thursday will be key to any comeback by equities.   Wednesday, June 6, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern-updated 5:40p


Models See Possible Base Building As Stocks Hold Positive Territory

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday;  could turn mixed to negative.  Markets around the globe are looking to central banks for QE.  Europe stocks mixed mid session while Asia Pacific ended positive.  Model data indicates possible base building for short term bounce.   Tuesday, June 5, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:38p-, corrected 11:58p


Sentiment Remains, Traders Trading On Europe/ U.S. Concerns, Looking For QE3

Look for a neutral-to-positive open; could turn mixed.  Europe crisis, the economy- jobs, and QE3 is in focus for the start as well as traders trying to guess stock market direction.  Stock prices bounce around as traders try to position for the unknown.   Monday, June 4, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:45p


U.S. Stocks Dive And Drift Probing For Bottom

Look for a negative start Friday.  Jobs data devastates traders and investors, sending markets in panic mode Friday.  The only good news for stocks is QE3, it is much closer now that U.S. economic growth is nearly at a standstill.  A controlled sell off with little fear going into the close Friday.   Friday, June 1, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:36p


Stocks Recover Most Of Session Losses But Unable To Hold Positive Ground

Look for a neutral mixed open for Thursday.  GDP, jobless new claims, and ADP report as well as earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start;  Greece, Spain, and Italy also has markets second focus for the start.  With unfriendly data and a Europe market in crisis mode, stocks reverse direction, head back to positive territory after the European markets closed Thursday.   Thursday, May 31, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern- UPDATED 5:52P


Stocks Succumb To Europe Debt Pressure, Again Sending Global Markets Down

Look for a negative start Wednesday.  Same problem as yesterday but markets focus turn onto Spain bond yields.  Facebook and Rim in the news with their problems getting worse.  Europe crisis pressures equity holders to sell.   Wednesday, May 30, 2012,  9:06  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:47p


Market Refocuses On Economics/ Earnings And QE3 Sending Stocks Higher Tuesday

Look for a positive start Tuesday.  GDP and jobs with an eye on Europe debt crisis- Spain- Greece.  U.S. markets try to refocus on economics which may be short-lived on this shortened week.  After a midday dip, stocks rebound sending the Dow index back to triple digits.  Refocus on QE3 said to have sent markets higher.   Tuesday, May 29, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:53p


Sellers Strike Again Sending Stocks Down Before Heading For The Exit

Look for a neutral flat open;  could turn mixed.  Greece possible exit from Euro continues to plague markets.  Long holiday weekend, much needed rest, will replace fear factor later this afternoon.  Broader market and tech end flat, Dow gives up little better than 1/2 percent.   Friday, May 25, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:51p


Equities Turnoff As Markets Setup For Long Holiday Weekend

Look for a neutral-to-positive start Thursday.  Europe Greece and jobless new claims & Durable Goods economic reports in focus for the start as well as the ongoing Facebook botched IPO.  With big data points pending and a long holiday weekend near, markets reposition.  Stocks huddle around unchanged trying for flat end.   Thursday, May 24, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:37p


Global Equity Markets Sell-Off While The U.S. Made A Comeback Ending Mixed

Look for a negative open Wednesday.  Greece- Greece- Greece- it's all about Greece and its exit probability.  Earnings season coming to a close but still have a trickle of reports.  Lawsuits and investigations over Facebook IPO gathers momentum.  The Forecast Bias was downgraded yesterday to negative leading the way for a Forecast change to negative.  Stocks try for a comeback after being down in triple digit territory.   Wednesday, May 23, 2012,  9:12  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:40p


Selling At The Close Ending One Day Rally; Models Downgrade Bias

Look for a neutral flat, possible mixed, open for Tuesday.  Retail earnings/ guidance and Facebook IPO is in focus for the start as well as Europe's Greece crisis.  Pre close model changed the Bias to negative.   Tuesday, May 22, 2012,  9:10  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:00p


A Positive Session After Three Weeks Of Losses

Look for a neutral flat open;  could turn mixed.  Europe and Facebook in focus for the start for Monday.  Three weeks of losses get turned around Monday- a day late for Facebook shares.  To bad Facebook didn't wait a day to IPO- retail investors get screwed again.   Monday, May 21, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 6:29p


Stocks Crater Friday, Facebook No Help, Adds To Weeks Of Losses

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Facebook IPO, Greece & Spain, and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Facebook (FB) priced at $38.00, scheduled to start trading on the NASDAQ at 11:00am ET.  Stocks off to a slow start hanging around the unchanged line- which is better than the past three weeks.  Facebook and maybe other orders are getting hung-up at the exchanges according to sources.   Friday, May 18, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:38p


Looking At Three Weeks Of Losses Unless Friday Sees Rally

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday;  could turn mixed.  Greece crisis, economic data, and Facebook IPO pricing is in focus for the start.  Unable to bid prices higher sees continued losses for stocks.  Correction might be here unless Facebook can energize that 900 million plus user base to bid prices higher.   Thursday, May 17, 2012,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 6:01p


No Rebound In The Cards Today As Stocks Once Again Drop

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Facebook IPO expected [excitement], housing starts [data], and so far less bad news from Greece and the Euro Area.  Earnings/ guidance in there somewhere.  Facebook or no Facebook, traders still don't feel good enough to bid prices higher.  Stock dip but traders don't hear the question- 'what is free money'- QE3.   Wednesday, May 16, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:26p


Equities Turn South As Thought Of Greece Leaving The Euro Take Buyers Offline

Look for a flat mixed open Tuesday.  Although futures have degraded slightly, a flat start to the positive side is seen for Tuesday.  Europe and JPMorgan still in focus with CPI, retail sales, and the Empire State index as a minor focus.  Earnings/ guidance out there somewhere still has some traders attention.   Tuesday, May 15, 2012,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:32P


Stock Sell-Off On Greece Euro-Area Uncertainty And JPMorgan Boo Boo

At least for the open, look for a negative start Monday.  Greece remaining in the Euro Area is being debated;  effect over the rest of the Euro Area is in question.  JPMorgan boo boo hotly debated- what new rules to expect.  Ditto for QE3.  Earnings/ guidance is a minor focus.  The Barometer afternoon model changed the short term forecast to negative.   Monday, May 14, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:37p


JPMorgan And Producer Prices Set Tone For Friday

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Friday.  JPMorgan $2 billion trading loss and producer price data set the tone for Fridays open;  Greece, Spain, and Italy continue to be a focus;  earnings/ guidance, if it matters, is winding down with excellent results for the quarter as most analysts see it.   Friday, May 11, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Try To Hold Positive Territory; Ending Flat Would Be A Victory, Of Sorts

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Greece, Spain, and Italy in focus Thursday.  Earnings/ guidance also is a focus for the start.  Bad news gone for the moment; stock prices drift lower.  A flat mixed end could be considered bullish- see what happens Friday.   Thursday, May 10, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:58p


Greece And Spain Focus Sends Stocks Lower

Look for a negative start Wednesday.  Uncertainty how Greece will get itself out of the current mess and how Greece problems will affect Spain's debt crisis has global markets selling-off Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance on the backburner as far as focus goes.  Just like yesterday, stocks ramp-up off the bottom trying to make it to the unchanged-line.   Wednesday, May 9, 2012,  9:09  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:44p


Trying For A Comeback, Stocks Trend Well Off The Bottom

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Tuesday.  Europe center stage as well as oil prices along with earnings/ guidance for the focus Tuesday.  Buyers are hesitant to bid shares up during the start of business Tuesday.  Buyers see some value bidding shares up.   Tuesday, May 8, 2012,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:43p


Europe News Taken In Stride, Stocks Ramp Up To The Unchanged-Line

Look for a neutral-to-negative open for Monday;  could turn positive after the start.  Europe and payroll in focus for Monday as well as earnings/ guidance.  U.S. stock market goes back to inching higher taking European news in stride.   Monday, May 7, 2012,  9:12  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:37p


Jobs Somewhat Disappoint, Revisions Upbeat

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Friday.  April jobs report and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Friday.  The major indexes continue to float just above session lows bouncing along the bottom.   Friday, May 4, 2012,  9:09.00.0  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:42p


 

Slight Pullback Ahead Of Payroll

Look for a neutral flat open for Thursday.  Jobless new claims data and Fridays payroll jobs report in focus as well as earnings/ guidance.  Stocks could pullback slightly Thursday ahead of nonfarm payroll/ unemployment report.  Stocks pullback Thursday as traders worry about what they might find in the jobs report tomorrow.   Thursday, May 3, 2012,  9:09  A.M. Eastern- update 3:35p


Stocks Make Comeback Trying For Positive Territory

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Wednesday.  ADP Jobs report and Fridays payroll in focus Wednesday as well as earnings/ guidance.  Tech tries to lead the broader market of stocks out of negative territory.   Wednesday, May 2, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:31p


Stocks Post A Fifth Positive Session Out Of Six

Look for a neutral flat open for Tuesday.  Europe and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as jobs data Friday;  stocks could trade flat ahead of what could be a volatile Friday.  Buyers light a fire under U.S. stocks on big ISM increase.  Not the best performance Tuesday but stocks get the job done posting a fifth positive session out of the past six.   Tuesday, May 1, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:54p


U.S. Stock Market Sees Moderate Loss On Spain Recession News

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Traders look for a fifth positive S&P 500 session.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Stocks take a moderate loss on Spain recession and economic data Monday.  S&P 500 breaks advance in April.   Monday, April 30, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern- update 5:55p

Stocks Positive For Fourth Consecutive Day

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Q1 GDP lower than expected;  futures dropped but bounced back indicating a mostly positive open.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus.  Stocks continue to advance disregarding some data, hoping for more stimulus.   Friday, April 27, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:30p


Stock Rally In The U.S. Shrugging Off Jobs Data.

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday.  Futures slip on jobless new claims data;  earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Stocks rally sending the Dow up triple digits.   Thursday, April 26, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:35p

U.S. Stocks Up On Apple Earnings Surprise

Look for a positive start Wednesday.  Apple earnings reverses negative sentiment for tech stocks sending futures higher Wednesday.  Durable goods report in focus as well.   Wednesday, April 25, 2012,  9:18  A.M. Eastern- updated 12:43p


Broader Market Of Stocks Move Higher, Tech Flat

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday;  could turn mixed.   Fed, home prices, Europe, China, and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Tuesday, April 24, 2012,  9:22  A.M. Eastern- updated 10:58a

New week jitters as Europe and China get refocused Monday

Look for a negative start Monday.  Euro Area worries and China concerns send global markets tumbling;  earnings/ guidance is on the backburner for the open.   Monday, April 23, 2012,  9:17  A.M. Eastern


Publishing Network Computers Were Down Thursday

Stocks ramp up early Friday only to degrade in afternoon trade.  Market Barometer publishing computers have intermittently been down, some site function have not been updated.  Models continue to run on different computers;  forecast was not affected.   Friday, April 20, 2012,  9:57  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:19p

Flat Mixed Market Europe Still Concerning

Look for a neutral mixed open for Thursday.  Europe debt crises -again- and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as jobless new claims data.   Thursday, April 19, 2012,  9:18  A.M. Eastern


IBM and Intel set tone for Wednesdays session

Look for a negative open for Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Wednesday, April 18, 2012,  9:06  A.M. Eastern

Another Grinding Session For Stocks As Earnings Season Continues

Look for a positive open for Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as housing data.   Tuesday, April 17, 2012,  9:10  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Mixed On Earnings And Data

Look for a positive open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as March retail sales.   Monday, April 16, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern

Stocks Trudge Along The Bottom

Stocks in the U.S. run negative Friday making two weeks in a row of losses.   3:41P

Good Earnings But Dicey China GDP News Has Stocks Lower

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Friday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as China GDP news.   Friday, April 13, 2012,  9:09  A.M. Eastern


Earnings Rally Continues With Google Next Then Banks

Near the high of the session with a half-hour to go, stocks continue higher on earnings parade.   Thursday, April 12, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

Flat Start Seen, Chance Of A Positive Session

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Data eased futures.  U.S. set for flat start, could end positive on earnings/ guidance;  Google on deck, could be indicator of economic condition (advertising).   Thursday, April 12, 2012,  9:09  A.M. Eastern

 

Will The Rally Hold Or Is Alcoa An Anomaly

Traders are wondering if anybody else out there can step-up and be counted like Alcoa, or is Alcoa's earning/ outlook a fluke;  Google's turn Thursday.   5:54p

Rally Back At Least For A Day

Look for a positive open Wednesday.  Alcoa earnings/ outlook has inspired markets for at least a day.  Stocks are expected to continue flat to down on the next bit of bad news or keep going flat to positive on fresh great earnings news.   Wednesday, April 11, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Big Sell Off Tuesday As Equities Dive On Economic Concerns

With Europe worries back on the front burner and a guarded earnings season getting underway tonight, stocks get taken down by over 1-1/2 percent....  3:42p

Traders To Trade On Earnings As Alcoa Kick Starts The Season

Look for a neutral flat open;  could turn mixed.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Tuesday, April 10, 2012,  9:06  A.M. Eastern

 

Little To Trade On Other Than Jobs

Traders have had their say on the jobs front as there is little else to trade on ahead of earnings. Stocks trend sideways well off the low but still heavy in red ink.   3:39p

Traders Get To React To Jobs Report

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Monday.  Traders finally get to react to a very disappointing payroll report Friday, when most markets were closed.  We'll see if it's as bad as it looks Monday when U.S. gets to trade the news.  Earnings/ guidance on deck as quarterly reports get going with Alcoa's report.   Monday, April 9, 2012,  9:08  A.M. Eastern

 

U.S. Bucking The Trend By Closing Mixed Ahead Of Holiday

Tech entrenched in positive territory, luring the broader market;  U.S. stock market closed Friday for holiday as markets anticipate a good payroll number;  Dow and S&P 500 lag the NASDAQ at the close.   3:38p

Global Markets Continue Under Selling Pressure

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday.  Selling begets selling, as global markets continue selling equities, pressure mounts for a pullback.   Thursday, April 5, 2012,  9:08  A.M. Eastern

 

Downer Of A Day, Pullback Tries To Get Foothold

U.S. equities continue global sell off but up slightly from session lows.  The BLI- short term forecast- was downgraded to neutral this afternoon.   3:31p

Global Market Sell Off About To Hit The U.S.

Look for a negative open and start Wednesday;  QE3 shelved set nasty taste in traders palate as global markets sell-off ahead of the U.S. open Wednesday.   ADP report does little for futures.  Earnings/ guidance next week with this week shortened on Friday holiday.  The afternoon model run changed the short term forecast (BLI) to neutral.   Wednesday, April 4, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 2:59p

 

Stocks Pullback Tuesday As Many Expect

The entire market is awaiting the pullback to get underway so that they might get better pricing.   3:36p

Another Potential Positive Session Seen For Tuesday

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday;  could turn mixed.  Models see Tuesday as ending in positive territory or near unchanged.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus as well as gas and oil prices.   Tuesday, April 3, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

The Equity Market Starts The New Quarter Out With Another Gain

Manufacturing data and momentum take stocks higher, continuing the rally.   3:35p

U.S. Stocks Set For Flat Open Monday

Look for a neutral flat open;  could turn mixed.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start, as well as M&A.   Monday, April 2, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Dow And S&P 500 Ramp-up To End Very Profitable Quarter For U.S. Stocks

NASDAQ lags Friday, but the DJIA and the S&P 500 end 1/2 percent higher, as the 2012 rally continues, staying the pullback, for now.   3:43p

Stocks Set To Make Comeback Averting Pullback For Now

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Last trade of the month and quarter;  markets are looking to earnings/ guidance coming in the next couple of weeks.   Friday, March 30, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern

 

Trying For The Unchanged Line

After two days in the dumps, stocks try to flatten out at the post.   3:35p

As Expected Economic Data Doesn't Help U.S. Stock Open

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday.  GDP and jobless new claims data, in line, doesn't help the stock market open Thursday.  Data from models suggest a rally today is the only hope to avert a pullback.  Market is overdue for a correction.   Thursday, March 29, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Some Say Pullback Is Here, Models Not Sure, Yet

Stocks are down and nearly everyone believes the pullback is here.  It's iffy at this point but a pullback is definitely overdue.  Tonight's model run should give us a clue or two.  Models indicate a pullback might be underway...   11:08p

Data Flattens Out Market Open

Look for a neutral flat open for Wednesday.  Durable goods data disappoints, somewhat, sending stock market open flat.   Wednesday, March 28, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Going For A Mixed Close On An Apparent Consolidating Session

Stocks appear to consolidate after big run up Monday;  could continue inching higher Wednesday.   3:48P

Flat Start Could Consolidate And End Flat

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Yesterdays rally and Bernanke QE3 news as well as earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Tuesday, March 27, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks Rally On Hope And Positioning For Quarters End

Stocks ramp up Monday on expectation of additional easing by the Fed;  Bernanke's jobs/ unemployment focus could lead to additional easing by the Fed.  Coming to the end of the first quarter where equity positions are adjusted and managers try to improve performance;  could lead to a higher market this week.   3:44p

Market Setting Up For Opening Rally

Look for a positive open Monday.  End of quarter positioning set the stage for positive start Monday.  Further boosting Futures was the Bernanke speech at the National Association for Business Economics -topic jobs- and hinting at QE3 direction.   Monday, March 26, 2012,  9:07  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks End Mostly Higher Trying To End Negative Sessions

Global markets been feeding off each other in cycle of negative ness.  U.S. tries to end global downturn with positive session Friday.  The afternoon pre close model changed the BLI (short term forecast) to positive.   3:44P

Global Downturn Continues, U.S. Flat Start Seen

Look for a neutral flat open Friday;  could turn mixed to positive.  Global stock markets continue lower as selling pressure continues over global economic concerns.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Friday, March 23, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern

 

U.S. Stocks Tried For Unchanged But Now Looking For Fresh Low

The major indexes tried to make it back to positive territory, but fell further, looking for the session low.   3:33p

U.S. Takes Its Cue From Europe- Negative Open

Look for a negative open Thursday.  China and Europe economic data continues to be the focus for the U.S. markets as well as earnings/ guidance.   Thursday, March 22, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Dow Inching Its Way Back To UNCH

NASDAQ takes off, ramping higher, followed by the S&P 500.  Meanwhile, the Dow index slowly makes its way back to the unchanged line.  Late day selling sees the indexes dive near the close, leading the way for a negative start Thursday.   4:18p

Where Now, Up Down Or Sideways

Look for a neutral flat open for Wednesday.  With Europe markets turning negative and a flat start seen for the U.S., traders and investors look for direction.   Wednesday, March 21, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Trying For A Comeback After Depressed Start

You would think the market was down for the count, like a boxer that wont give up, stocks creep back towards the unchanged line.   3:36p

U.S. Set To Follow Suit Tuesday, Opening Lower

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Tuesday.  Time to fret.  China raises energy prices and markets fear economic slowdown, enough to set markets defensive.  Bright side.  Earnings/ guidance becoming a focus as we near earnings season.  Some Market-Barometer services could be interrupted or slow because of server network problems.   Tuesday, March 20, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Another Positive Set For Stocks Monday Helped By Apple Shares

Did Apple inspire the market or is it inching along as usual.  Apple to distribute cash by dividend and buyback.   3:40p

Global Markets Mixed Monday, U.S. Set For Flat Open

Look for a neutral flat open Monday;  could turn mixed.  Little news Monday other than Apple set to start dividend and repurchase programs.  Earnings warnings on deck as we are getting closer to earnings season.   Monday, March 19, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

A Little Profit Taking Friday

Major indexes head south, at the close Friday, as traders add a little to cash.   3:33p

Day Is Setting Up For Flat Start Positive End

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  CPI and Goldman story in focus for the start.   Friday, March 16, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern

 

There's No Stopping This Market, Stock Rise Again

Is this a suckers rally?  Stocks continue to inch along and sooner or later the big money on the sidelines will come rushing in only to see a pullback, or not- conundrum.   3:40p

Stocks In The U.S. Look To Open Flat Thursday

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Jobless new claims and producer prices in focus as well as Goldman.   Thursday, March 15, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern

 

U.S. Stocks Rest Wednesday, Averages Go Flat

Stocks run-up Tuesday passing resistance, market looks for more...  Stress test and Goldman Sachs is focus for markets Wednesday.   5:48p

Day Of Rest Set For Equities

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday.  After Tuesday's rally and stress test results, markets look to trade flat, resting after big run up.   Wednesday, March 14, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Investors And Traders Pile-on, Sending Stocks Surging

FOMC kept rates unchanged, as was expected, says to keep rates accommodative through at least late 2014.  Traders and investors send stocks surging to the close.  Stress test results causes initial concerns after hours.   6:01p

Fed Day Sees U.S. Stocks Start Positive

Look for a neutral-to-positive start Tuesday.  Fed day;  no rate increase expected;  little change in monetary policy and statement expected.   Tuesday, March 13, 2012,  9:16  A.M. Eastern

 

New Week, Same Market

Who's complaining, other than traders.  It's an investors market.  Steady as she goes.  Good for investing, not so good for trading.  Traders, who like ups and downs, having a difficult time with this market.   3:36p

New Week Flat Start Seen

Look for a neutral flat open for Monday;  could turn negative.  Asia Pacific stock markets ended negative while Europe markets are mostly negative in their mid session.  Fed week with no changes expected.   Monday, March 12, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

ISDA Activated A Greece Default, Send Stocks Drifting Lower

ISDA EMEA Determination Committee activated restructuring credit even for Greece.  The ISDA release stated an auction will be held on the outstanding CDS.  Stocks were trending sideways but drifted lower on the news closing in positive territory but off highs of the session.   3:50p

Little Change To Pre Market, Stocks Set For Flat Open After Jobs

Look for a neutral to positive open for Friday.  Payrolls added 227,000 new jobs, unemployment 8.3 percent.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as xxxx.   Friday, March 9, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Greece Debt Deal Nears Closure Sending Equities Higher

Reports that the Greek debt deal is nearing an end with an adequate number of holders accepting.  Global markets rally while U.S. stocks climb higher with reservation.   3:41p

Positive Open Seen On Europe Markets And Data

Look for a positive open for Thursday.  Global markets continue the rally, inspiring the U.S. to ramp-up at the start of business today.  Jobless new claims was slightly higher, had little impact on open.   Thursday, March 8, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks Rally As Greece Nears Compliance And Upbeat Data

Day after the Dow plunges 200 plus points, stocks reverse and rally, as Greece nears compliance on its debt;  traders upbeat on ADP data look forward to jobless claims and payroll.   3:41p

Stocks Set For Rebound

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Better news from Europe and the ADP report, with the hope of a good jobs report Friday, set the stage for a rebound at the start Wednesday.  Asian and European markets positive Wednesday helps the U.S. open.   Wednesday, March 7, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks Dive On Growth Concerns And Greece Swap

Stocks dive Tuesday along with the global markets on global growth and Greece debt swap.    3:49P

U.S. Follows Suit Amid Global Downturn

Look for a negative start Tuesday.  Greece debt swap jitters and Iran Israel war concern on the increase as well as concerns over global growth.   Tuesday, March 6, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Dow And S&P 500 Try For UNCH, NASDAQ Deep In Red

China revision and U.S. factory orders set the tone for Monday, taking global markets into negative territory.   3:40p

New Week Old Problems

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Monday.  Greece debt swap in the news as well as U.S. jobs report and China revises GDP down causes global markets to trend in negative territory.   Monday, March 5, 2012,  9:10  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks Meander In Mixed Mode

Stocks hold close to UNCH Friday, going for the close, as markets close out February and get ready for new month.  March could see stocks continuing to march higher, after a slight pullback, as models see it.   3:35p

Another Flat Start Seen For Equities

Look for a neutral flat open Friday.  The market has put February in the history books, now looking forward to March and earnings preannouncements;  Friday could be a slow session while traders gear-up for next week.   Friday, March 2, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

The March Higher Continues

Good news all the way around Thursday from local to the Eurozone.  Equities continue the upward push with tech stocks leading, blue chips lagging.  Dow slips from 13,000 again but manages to close in positive territory, all the while, the NASDAQ adds 3/4 percent gain.   Thursday, March 1, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:26p

Headed For A Flat Open And Start Of New Trading Month

Look for a neutral flat open for Thursday.  Jobless new claims, consumer income & spending, and Europe is in focus for the start as well as oil prices edging up.   Thursday, March 1, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Dow Lost 13,000, NASDAQ Bounced Off 3,000, Stocks Decline

Stocks in the U.S. under slight pressure, Wednesday, with the Dow Jones index slipping below 13,000, while the NASDAQ bounced off 3,000.   Wednesday, February 29, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

GDP Pushes Higher In 2011; Stocks Set For Flat Open

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday.  GDP, ECB LTRO, end of month trading, and Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Wednesday, February 29, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:21a

 

Durable Goods Take Stocks South, Confidence Revives Buyers

Stocks ramp up after confidence data sending sellers to the sidelines.  Dow flirts with 13,000.   3:29p

Futures Take A Hit On Data Disappointment

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Economical data sets the market tone here and in Europe.  Durable goods orders disappointment sends futures lower in the U.S. and European markets into negative territory.   Tuesday, February 28, 2012,  9:12  A.M. Eastern

 

U.S. Stocks Continue To Inch Along

Dow tried 13,000, a non technical level, but backed off.  Good data and ease of Europe news continues to send the averages inching along.  Oil prices down but gas up as data indicates higher prices can be expected.   4:05p

Negative Open Seen For The U.S. On Europe Negative Ness

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Monday.  Europe and Asia markets lower Monday setting the stage for the U.S.  Global markets lower Monday as Europe concerns continue.  Oil prices lower Monday with gas prices continuing to climb.   Monday, February 27, 2012,  9:09  A.M. Eastern

 

Short Slow Week Ending Real Slow But With Gain

Shortened week sees a real slow Friday.  The broader market slightly higher with the blue chips struggling to reach unchanged.  Tech up near 1/4 percent.  May have been slow for stocks but oil prices surge this week.   5:57p

Positive Open Seen For Friday

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Market direction and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Friday, February 24, 2012,  9:12  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks Hold Gain But Short-Term Forecast Is Downgraded

U.S. stocks add to gains Thursday but models detect a growing chance that a pullback could be at hand.   3:44p

Looks Like An Up Start On An OK Jobs Report

Look for a neutral-to-mixed open for Thursday.  Jobless new claims data and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Models concerned with S&P 500 1360 level today.   Thursday, February 23, 2012,  9:06  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:27a

 

Greece Again Holds Markets Hostage

Even with a done deal, stocks can't break from worrying over how Greece will execute demands.  A key Market Barometer support level was compromised today with the S&P 500 closing below 1360.  Models will run later this evening to determine any changes to the forecast....   4:34p

Market Still Worry Over Greece Debt Load

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday.  Greece worrywarts still cant let it go, now the question is will Greece execute its measures.  Oil and gas probably is the greater threat at this point as prices continue to climb.  Earnings/ guidance is still a slight focus for the start.   Wednesday, February 22, 2012,  9:14  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks Give Back Gains Settle Near Unchanged

Dow hits 13,000, backs off into negative territory.  Oil prices surge, replacing Greece as next focus.  With Greece somewhat out of the picture, oil and gas fast becoming new focus.   5:52p

Greece Is A Done Deal- Again- U.S. Expects Positive Open

Look for a neutral-to-positive open for Tuesday.  Greece and Euro Land bosses agree on bailout.  Earnings/ guidance is also a focus for Tuesday.  Oil prices continue to move higher.   Tuesday, February 21, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks Advance Friday Ahead Of Long Weekend

If Shorts are still out there, they could cover in the last minutes of trade as any deal with Greece over the weekend or Monday could cause Shorts big trouble when Tuesday rolls around.   3:31p

Flat Start Seen For Stocks Ahead Of Long Weekend

Look for a neutral-to-positive open for Friday, could turn mixed.  Long weekend ahead as U.S. markets will be closed Monday for holiday.  Greece deal could be finally agreed upon and executed Monday.  Shorts will have to cover today or face a possible big problem Tuesday.  U.S. stocks could advance today.   Friday, February 17, 2012,  9:10  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks Rally On U.S. Data And, Of Course, Greece Crisis

Jobs data and housing starts as well as renewed talks to get Greece its bailout have stocks ramping up Thursday...   3:39p

Flat Start Seen For Thursday Stock Market

Look for a neutral open Thursday.  Could turn mixed.  Jobless new claims and housing data as well as earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Thursday.   Thursday, February 16, 2012,  9:07  A.M. Eastern

 

To Much News For The Markets To Handle, Buyers Fade

Lots of news to assimilate as traders fade from the buy side...   5:51p

U.S. Set To Open Positive On Better Vibes From Europe

Look for a neutral-to-positive open for Wednesday.  Reports that China to support Europe's economic problems boost sentiment Wednesday setting Europe's markets to positive trading and U.S. futures to a positive open.  Earnings/ guidance is also a focus for the start.   Wednesday, February 15, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Celebration Over, Greece Bailout Troubles Persist

Short-lived celebration;  Greece troubles continue as bailout measures vote by the Euro Area finance chiefs is canceled.  Stocks drop Tuesday giving back little of yesterdays gain as stocks scramble back to the unchanged line at the close.   4:03p

Flat Start Seen For U.S. Stocks Tuesday

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Tuesday.  With Greece finally out of focus, for the most part, markets can refocus on the economy and corporate earnings, maybe.   Tuesday, February 14, 2012,  9:12  A.M. Eastern

 

Global Markets Rally On Greece Deal

Greece approves forced measures and should be the end of the EU drama for at least a couple of days, maybe a week.  Oil surges closing above $100.   3:37p

Greece Approves All Measures Sending Futures Higher For The Open

Look for a positive open Monday.  Greece accepts all measures for the debt crisis sending global market higher Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is still in focus.  Oil prices higher to start the week off.   Monday, February 13, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

U.S. Stocks Pullback While Europe Continues To Be In Turmoil

Probably a much needed pullback that may be short-lived.  Stocks end down Friday after Greece deal fell through overnight.   3:40p

No Euro Area Deal Stocks Set For Pullback

Look for a negative open Friday.  Greece finally accepts measure but EU says not enough, back to drama.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Friday, February 10, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Another Positive Session Looking To Be Booked As Markets Await Greece Debt Deal Details

The broader market hovers above the unchanged line while tech continues its advance.   3:41P

Reports Of Greece Deal Has U.S. Set For Flat Open

Look for a neutral-to-positive open for Thursday.  Greece reported deal and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Thursday.   Thursday, February 9, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern

 

Tech And BAC Lead Stocks Higher With Cisco Systems On Deck

Stocks trading flat, inching higher with hope that Greece will give long-term relief and Cisco a short-term bounce.  Cisco Systems beat estimates and could inspire stocks higher Thursday like BofA did Wednesday.   6:05p

Flat Start Seen Wednesday On Greece Debt Hope

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday.  Greece and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Wednesday, February 8, 2012,  9:07  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks Make U-turn Out Of Negative Territory Grinding Higher

Stocks takeoff reversing direction Tuesday with better vibes from Greece and the Fed.   3:36p

Negative Start Seen For U.S. On Greece Delay

Look for a neutral-to-negative open for Tuesday.  Greece drama continues delaying talks causes global market negative ness.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start.   Tuesday, February 7, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern

 

Stock Market Holds Just Below Unchanged, Consolidating Recent Gains

After Fridays rally stocks hold close to the unchanged line consolidating.   3:32p

Down Start Seen For Stocks On Greece Worry

Look for a negative open Monday.  Greece drama continues as jobs payroll enthusiasm wanes.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start.   Monday, February 6, 2012,  9:10  A.M. Eastern

 

Stocks Rally On Bullish Jobs Report- BLI Back On Positive

Stocks rally Friday as traders bid shares higher on a very bullish jobs and unemployment report.  Afternoon model upgraded the short-term forecast back to positive.   3:30p

U.S. Stocks Set For Gains At The Start On Better Than Expected Jobs Data

Look for a positive open Friday.  nonfarm payroll data, better than expected, set futures ramping up;  models still see an S&P 500 possible problem that might get resolved today or Monday;  close in positive territory is critical today for the S&P 500.   Friday, February 3, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern

 

Broader Market Flat, Tech Still Outperforming, Ahead Of Jobs

Flat market to the close Thursday with traders somewhat satisfied with their positions ahead of the nonfarm payroll report Friday.   3:28p

Flat Start Seen After New Claims Data And Ahead Of Fridays Jobs

Look for a neutral flat open could turn mixed.  Jobs, jobs, jobs in focus as well as earnings/ guidance.  Facebook filing also talking point.   Thursday, February 2, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Data And Hope Send A Cautious Market Higher Tuesday

Stocks take after Europe's market and ramp-up on better vibes from Greece Eurozone talks and manufacturing data.   3:26p

Stocks Set To Ramp Up At The Open On New Month

Look for a positive open Wednesday.  Markets try to make environment cozy and warm for Facebook filing;  earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Wednesday, February 1, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern

 

U.S. Equities Look For A Mixed End To A Mostly Negative Session

U.S. stocks try for a positive end after being underwater most of the day, on this last trading day of January.   3:35p

U.S. Set For A Positive Start Tuesday

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as the European mess;  European stock markets are reporting positive.   Tuesday, January 31, 2012,  9:10  A.M. Eastern

 

Bad Day Turns Not So Bad As Stocks Make Their Way Back To Unchanged

Stocks got hammered early on Fitch Ratings downgrade but a healthy U.S. stock market shrugged off the bad news making its way back to UNCH.   3:37p

January Effect Honeymoon Is Over, It's Back To Reality For Markets

Look for a negative start Monday.  Back to reality as Eurozone debt crises mania is back for markets;  earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Monday, January 30, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern

 

GDP Bad News Flattens The Broader Market

GDP miss, according to expectations, sent global markets negative Friday with the U.S. broader market ending flat, tech unchanged, and the Dow, blue chips, lower by better than 1/2 percent.   4:32P

GDP Set Global Markets Negative

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Friday.  GDP and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Friday, January 27, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

A Day Of Rest Or  Beginning Of A Pullback

The market has had better excuses to pullback than New Housing Starts, so is Thursday a period of rest or pullback/ correction started- Friday may be telling.   3:35P

Could See Another Pop Higher Thursday

Look for a neutral-to-positive open for Thursday.  The Fed and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as jobless initial claims.   Thursday, January 26, 2012,  9:11  A.M. Eastern

 

Fed Extends Near Zero Rate, Introduces Key Measures, Stocks Respond

The Federal Reserve FOMC keeps the interest rate at near zero and extended the pledge to keep the fed funds rate target accommodative to late 2014.  The Fed press conference announcement and Q &A at 2:15p et.   3:45p

Earnings Has A Split Market For The Start Wednesday

Look for a neutral mixed open Wednesday.  Apple earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as the Fed FOMC meeting and 2:15p announcement.   Wednesday, January 25, 2012,  9:12  A.M. Eastern

 

No Direction For Markets Yet As Stocks Meander

Markets looking for direction, meander the unchanged line for days.  QE3, or lack of tomorrow, could stimulate traders in one direction or the other.   3:54p

Europe Back In Focus As Greece Restructuring Breaks Down

Look for a negative open Tuesday.  Time to get back into the global mix of things, as markets are refocusing on Europe debt issues, as headline chasing continues.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Tuesday, January 24, 2012,  9:13  A.M. Eastern

 

Share Market Flat Struggling At The Unchanged Line

Undetermined market ends flat and mixed ahead of the State of the Union and the Fed.   4:27p

Could be Decision Week For The Markets

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Decision time for the markets.  Cant go sideways or inch up forever.  Events this week could decide market direction.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as Europe's Greece debt talks.   Monday, January 23, 2012,  9:07  A.M. Eastern

 

Market Ends Week On Flat Note As IBM Rules The Dow

Stocks consolidate Friday while IBM keeps Dow index positive...  Long-term model looks for market direction...  Models continue to indicate short term positive.   6:12p

Decision Day For Traders Pullback Or Advance

Look for a neutral flat open for Friday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Does Google's miss indicate economic future.  will markets reset.   Friday, January 20, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Equities Hold Steady Ahead Of Key Earnings

U.S. equity market holds gain ahead of key earnings from Intel, IBM, and Google.    3:33p

Another Start Higher As Futures Point Up Led By Tech

Look for a neutral-to-positive open for Thursday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as jobless initial claims and consumer prices.   Thursday, January 19, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

At The High Of The Session Major Indexes Go For The Closes

Another low volume gain for stocks as the S&P 500 index busts through 1300.   3:29p

U.S. Equity Market Set For A Flat Start

Look for a neutral mixed open Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as the continuing drama in play in Europe.   Wednesday, January 18, 2012,  9:12  A.M. Eastern

 

Powerful Upward Move Tuesday Turns South

At the rate of decay, stocks will be lucky to hold positive ground.  U.S. stock market continues to hit resistance that could be powerful enough to trigger a sell off.   3:36P

Global Markets Positive-ness Sets Up U.S. For Positive Start

Look for a positive open Tuesday.  Global markets advance on China news ignoring Mondays downgrade.  U.S. starts positive after long holiday weekend.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Tuesday, January 17, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

S&P Downgrade Takes Stocks Down Ahead Of Long Weekend

Promised downgrade by S&P Ratings Services most likely will occur after the close of the regular session Friday...  S&P warned the Euro Area of mass downgrade if they didn't get their act together, it appears that will happen sometime after the bell today...  U.S. markets closed Monday.  Models see negative open for U.S. stock market Tuesday.   10:51p

Short Term U.S. Stocks Still Look Attractive

Look for a negative start Friday.  After the start Friday, stocks could pull back ahead of the long holiday weekend.  Monday U.S. markets will be closed for holiday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start, as well.   Friday, January 13, 2012,  9:07  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:35a

 

Economic Data And Europe Issues Aside, U.S. Stocks Continue 2012 Advance

Total opposite of last years headline chasing, stocks in the new year make steady advance higher, ignoring data and debt issues both here and in Europe.   3:38p

Flat Start Seen After Data And News

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday.  Jobless initial claims disappoints, retail sales disappoints, European news not real pleasant, all in all U.S. seen taking it in stride.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Thursday, January 12, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Late Day Push By The Industrials With Tech Shares Leading

Tech stocks continue to outperform leading the broader market higher after a days consolidation.  The Beige Book, released today, indicates a faster economic pace to the end to the 2011...   10:59p

U.S. Share Market Could Consolidate

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Wednesday.  U.S. stock market could consolidate gains for at least a quarter of today's session.  S&P 500 could pullback.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as traders still have an eye on the Euro Area debt troubles.   Wednesday, January 11, 2012,  9:15  A.M. Eastern

 

Broader Market And Tech Add To Gains But Well Off Session Highs

Major indexes all report positive but well off the days high.  Excellent start to the year, could soon translate into forecast change...   3:41p

U.S. Stocks Set To Advance Helped By Alcoa Outlook And Global Markets

Look for a positive start Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as global markets.   Tuesday, January 10, 2012,  9:04  A.M. Eastern

 

All Eyes On Alcoa Earnings And Outlook

Stocks sideways-trade, along the positive side, slightly higher as the market awaits Alcoa's earnings report but more importantly its forecast- outlook for the next quarter and year.   3:35P

Full Week Ahead With Alcoa To Start Earnings Season

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as everybody back to work as markets get ready for a busy year, hopefully a profitable one.   Monday, January 9, 2012,  9:08  A.M. Eastern

 

Tech Shares Pile On The Gains Ending Nice Start To 2012

Majority of gain from Tuesday's rally intact with tech stocks adding to a three year romp, broader market sees nice start to the new year.   3:47p

Stocks set for flat open

Look for a neutral flat open, could turn mixed.  Jobs and unemployment data is in focus for the start.   Friday, January 6, 2012,  9:19  A.M. Eastern

 

U.S. Stocks Reverses Morning Downturn Ramps Up

Looking like a negative session, stocks reverse direction ramp up with tech shares leading the boarder market into positive territory.  Dow struggles at the unchanged line.   3:37p

Iffy Open But Models Indicate Good Chance Of Positive End Thursday

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday.  ADP and initial jobless claims data as well as earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start...   Thursday, January 5, 2012,  9:06  A.M. Eastern

 

U.S. Stocks Try For Flat End After Negative Session

Stocks appear to consolidate after yesterdays run-up;  stocks try for flat end Wednesday after dip into negative territory.   3:39p

Negative Start Seen For Stocks Wednesday

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Wednesday.   Wednesday, January 4, 2012,  9:08  A.M. Eastern

 

Great Start To The New Year Albeit On Low Volume

Bear wheels are turning, wondering if this low volume surge in stocks will last past a couple of days.   3:30p

Futures Show Rally To Start 2012

Look for a positive start Tuesday.  Asia Pacific markets and most European markets in the green for the start of 2012.   Tuesday, January 3, 2012,  9:14  A.M. Eastern

 

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