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GDP And Jobless Claims Slightly Worse, Traders Push The S&P 500 To New Record

Look for a neutral open Thursday.  Could turn mixed to negative.  GDP and jobless new claims data worse than expected.  Earnings/ guidance still has some focus for the start as well as Cyprus Europe problems.   Thursday, March 28, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:52p


Negative Market Turns Higher With S&P 500 In Range Of Record

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Wednesday.  Same business, uncertainty.  Traders and investors look for direction await data.  Asia Pacific stock markets ended mostly higher, European stocks are mostly negative.   Wednesday, March 27, 2013,  8:57  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:36p


Stocks Ramp UP On Data And Lack Of European News

Look for a neutral open Tuesday that could turn positive.  Housing data is in focus as well as earnings/ guidance for the start of business Tuesday.   Tuesday, March 26, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:09p


Cyprus Deal Turns Global Markets Negative

Look for a neutral open Monday.  Cyprus bailout authorized over the weekend as an agreement to dismembering Cyprus Popular Banks was sealed.  Dell continues in the news as does earnings/ guidance in focus for the start.  Stocks turn negative on uncertainty over what country will be next.   Monday, March 25, 2013,  9:10  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:12p


Positive Stock Market Ahead Of Cyprus Bailout Deadline

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as deadline for Cyprus bailout.   Friday, March 22, 2013,  9:10  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:24p


Jobless Claims Saw Slight Improvement and Cyprus Uncertainty Has Stocks Under Pressure

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday.  Fed concluded two-day meeting with no monetary policy change.  Jobless initial claims up slightly chart continues to show a slow improving jobs market.  earnings/ guidance is also a focus for the start as is Cyprus bailout.   Thursday, March 21, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:21p


Stocks Hold Moderate Gain, Cyprus Uncertainty Shelved, Fed Maintains Bond Program

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  Europe/ Cyprus bailout uncertainty is being overlooked for at least the start of business Wednesday.  Fed FOMC and earnings/ guidance is also a focus for the start.   Wednesday, March 20, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:21p


Stocks Try For Unchanged After Cyprus Rejects Tax Bill

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  Fed meeting on monetary policy is expected to result in little change from current policy.  Europe Cyprus tax crises continues with Cyprus banks still closed to customers.  Earnings/ guidance has a minor focus for today's start.   Tuesday, March 19, 2013,  8:39  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:23p


Cyprus Bailout Deposit Tax Woe Has World Markets In Turmoil

Look for a negative open Monday.  A tax on Savers in Cyprus sends global stock markets down as Europe debt woe is back in focus.  Stock around the world reel from Cyprus bank deposit tax news.   Monday, March 18, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:39p

S&P 500 Record Test Deferred Until Next Week

Look for a neutral flat open Friday.  Lots of economical data had little affect over the pre market.  Earnings/ guidance is also a focus for the start Friday.  It's possible for the S&P 500 to, intraday, push past the record close and then back off to end short of the closing record of October 2007.   Friday, March 15, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:27p


Stocks Ramp Higher, S&P 500 In Testing Range Of Record

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Like the slowly improving jobs market -claims chart- U.S. stock market could continue slowly inching along for a few more weeks.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well.   Thursday, March 14, 2013,  9:16  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:55p


Stocks Trend Close To Unchanged Wednesday

Look for a neutral open Wednesday; could turn mixed.  Retail sales and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Wednesday, March 13, 2013,  9:10  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:00p


U.S. Stock Market Finds Resistance Tuesday

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday; could turn slightly negative.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as President on the Hill today for budget talks.  Stocks find light resistance as the major indexes slip below unchanged.   Tuesday, March 12, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:07p


Dow Record While S&P 500 Inches Closer To 2007 Record

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  The S&P 500 is 14 points away from its 2007 closing high.  It could take two weeks to get there so we could see more upside for stocks for at least 14 more points.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start.   Monday, March 11, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:44p


A Good Jobs Number Saw Stocks Advance Friday

Look for a positive open Friday.  The economy added 236,000 jobs in February better than expected but with negative revisions.  A good report but more months, like this one, is needed to get a robust economy going.  See jobless chart, it shows near stagnate labor market.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start.  Stocks advance Friday on job creation but can it hold when tax cuts and sequestration is counted...   Friday, March 8, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:45p


Positive Stock Market Ahead Of Payroll And Bank Stress Results

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday; could turn positive to mixed.  Jobless new claims improves slightly.  Chart still indicates a very slow labor market recovery.  February nonfarm payroll report out tomorrow, a big data point.  Earnings/ guidance still has a focus for the start Thursday.   Thursday, March 7, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:19p


Is There A Rally In The Cards For Wednesday?

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Wednesday.  The urge is to add onto yesterdays rally and that may be a good idea but models indicate caution for the session Wednesday.  Jobs report today and Thursday with payroll report Friday could make markets volatile.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start Wednesday.   Wednesday, March 6, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Rally Dow Sets New Record Force Short Covering

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  ISM services data scheduled for release midmorning.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Tuesday, March 5, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:15p


General Budget Cuts Are In, Markets Could Deal With It Moderately

Look for a neutral flat open Monday; could turn slightly negative at the open.  Sequestration of general budget cuts has kicked in over the weekend as Congress continues to battle the Administration.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start Monday.   Monday, March 4, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:25a


Sequestration Is Focal Point As Markets Could Get Testy Over Gridlock

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Friday.  No deal, as of yet, with the budget cuts due to begin today.  The uncertainty of the Sequestration could keep markets on edge.  Stocks, globally, could see moderate pressure over the Government gridlock.  Earnings/ guidance is also a focus for the start.  The afternoon model run has changed the Short Term Forecast to caution.   Friday, March 1, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:31p


Sequestration, GDP, And Jobless Claims Cause Some Indecision As Stocks Sell Off At The Close

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday; could turn slightly negative.  Sequestration -Government general budget cuts-  GDP -increase 0.1% in Q4-, and jobless initial claims data saw little change in the pre market.  Earnings/ guidance is also a focus for the start Thursday.   Thursday, February 28, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:57p


Bernanke Back Stumping On The Hill, Markets Accommodative

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday.  With the Italian election concerns on the backburner, Bernanke is in focus on the Hill defending monetary policy.  Markets have been accommodative so far with prospect of continued inflow of money to the economy.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus Wednesday.   Wednesday, February 27, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Positive Session After Election Sell Off, Data Supports Positive Post

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  U.S. could see a positive start Tuesday after global markets and the U.S. sold off yesterday on Italian election uncertainty.  Housing price data could keep stocks positive for the session.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start Tuesday.   Tuesday, February 26, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:05p


Stocks Sink Monday On Italian Election Uncertainty

Look for a positive open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as Europe and U.S. debt issues.   Monday, February 25, 2013,  9:16  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:07p


U.S. Stock Market Recovers Some Losses

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  Buyers appear to be back as pre market indicates a positive start.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Friday.  U.S. stocks bounce back Friday recovering some of the loss from Wednesday and Thursdays market.   Friday, February 22, 2013,  9:12  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:35p


Global Markets Under Pressure, U.S. Follows Suit

Look for a neutral open Thursday, could turn negative.  Fed statement/ minutes, global markets under pressure, jobless initial claims, CPI, and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Thursday.   Thursday, February 21, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:19a


Wholesale Prices And Housing Data Had Stocks Flat, Fed Minutes Has Stocks Diving

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday.  PPI and housing data as well as earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Stocks dive on news that Fed is second guessing QE.   Wednesday, February 20, 2013,  9:16  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:10p


U.S. Stock Market Follows Europe Closes Near High

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday;  could turn positive.  U.S. stocks could start positive but slip negative after Europe markets closes.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Tuesday.   Tuesday, February 19, 2013,  9:11  A.M. Eastern- UPDATED 5:55p


Neutral Stock Market Ahead Of Long Holiday Weekend

Look for a neutral flat open Friday; could turn mixed.  G20 meeting in Russia, earnings/ guidance, M&A,  and Monday holiday is in focus for the start Friday.   Friday, February 15, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:08p


Europe Recession And Cisco Systems Hold Stocks Back

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday.  Europe recession gets worse; Cisco problems; stocks set for a downer session albeit moderate.  Earnings/ guidance is also in focus for the start Thursday as well as jobless initial claims data- chart.   Thursday, February 14, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


After State Of The Union And Data Stocks Go Mixed Wednesday

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday; could turn positive.  State of the Union address and GOP response, and earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as economical data.   Wednesday, February 13, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:29p


Stocks Mixed Ahead Of Earnings And State Of The Union

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as the State of the Union address.   Tuesday, February 12, 2013,  8:59  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:02p


Looking For More Gain This Week Starting With A Flat Monday

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as the Dell deal (Dell tries to go private) and most Asia Pacific markets are closed for the Lunar holiday.   Monday, February 11, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:28p


Flat Start Could End Positive To Eke Out A Small Gain For The Week

Look for a neutral flat open Friday.  A small gain today could continue the S&P 500 streak making it six positive weeks in a row.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Friday, February 8, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Stocks Try For Unchanged After Negative Session

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday;  could turn positive.  Jobless new claims little changed from previous week.  Stocks look to start Thursday flat.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as oil and gas prices.   Thursday, February 7, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:16p


To Keep This Rally Going We Need A Positive Outcome Today Or Else

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Wednesday.  Futures turn south indicating a probable negative start to Wednesday.  If the rally is to continue, stocks should show positive ness today, otherwise we could be getting ready for a pullback.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Wednesday, February 6, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- corrected 2- 9-2013 9:49a


Traders And Investors Recover Nearly All Of Monday's Loss

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Tuesday.  Marketeers look to recapture some of Monday's losses by bidding up stock prices at the open.  Important today on how the market closes.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start, as well.  Stocks were up Friday, down Monday, and back to positive Tuesday in a market continuing to be driven by the news.   Tuesday, February 5, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:54p


U.S. Stock Market Gives Back Some Gains

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Monday.  A nice five-week run for the S&P 500 could see a little profit taking this week.  The S&P 500 is up 7.66 percent for the five weeks as it gets close to a record high.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Monday, February 4, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated  10:53a


Rally Friday On Upbeat Jobs Report

Look for a positive open Friday.  Upbeat jobs revisions to November and December set stage for rally Friday.  Jobs created in January in line while unemployment rate ticked up to 7.9 percent.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start, as well.   Friday, February 1, 2013,  9:12  A.M. Eastern- updated 6:01p


Lots Of Data And Jittery Markets See Neutral Session

Look for a neutral open Thursday.  Jobless new claims and Personal income data saw little change to the pre market.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as January's jobs report ahead for markets to deal with.   Thursday, January 31, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 11:17a


Stocks Modestly Lower After GDP Shock And Fed

Look for a neutral-to-negative open for Wednesday.  GDP unexpectedly shrunk 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter 2012.  Being this is the first estimate, it will be revised next month.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as the Fed FOMC meeting today and tomorrow.   Wednesday, January 30, 2013,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 1/31/2013 11:19a


U.S. Stock Market Goes Mixed Ahead Of The Fed

Look for a neutral flat open Tuesday.  Fed FOMC meeting begins today will end Wednesday with a statement.  No press conference is scheduled for this meeting.  No change is expected in monetary policy.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as other economical data.   Tuesday, January 29, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 9:20p


Mixed Economical Data And Caterpillar Earnings Saw Mixed Flat Stock Market

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance -Caterpillar- and economical data -Durable Goods Orders- is in focus for the start.   Monday, January 28, 2013,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:15p


NASDAQ Normalized, Broader Market Sees A Gain Friday

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Friday.  If the NASDAQ can get back to normal, stocks in the broader market might see a nice gain.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Friday, January 25, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:46p


Apple Earnings Miss Could Hold Stocks Back

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Thursday;  could turn mixed.  Apple earnings miss slams NASDAQ pre market while Dow and S&P 500 pre market near flat could cause split market Thursday.  Jobless initial claims improves helps a little.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Thursday, January 24, 2013,  9:13  A.M. Eastern


Tech Could Lead Stocks Higher

Look for a neutral open;  could turn mixed at the start.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as well as House vote on debt ceiling.   Wednesday, January 23, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern


Broader Market Makes A Go Of It, NASDAQ Lags Ahead Of Tech Earnings

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  Could turn mixed.  Google and IBM earnings after the close could move markets Wednesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Tuesday, January 22, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:30P


Looking For Another Productive Session

Look for a neutral open Friday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Friday.   Friday, January 18, 2013,  9:04  A.M. Eastern


Rally In Play After Days Of Flat Stock Market

After days of looking for direction, stocks found the upside with economic data and earnings giving the signal to ramp-up.   Thursday, January 17, 2013,  3:30  P.M. Eastern

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Consolidation Appears To Be Continuing

Look for a neutral flat open Wednesday.  Could edge slightly lower, early on.  Tech stocks could lead the broader market higher later today.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Negative start turned in a very mild positive session with the Dow slightly lower.   Wednesday, January 16, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:15p

Lower Start Turned Mixed At The Post

Look for a neutral-to-negative open Tuesday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Tuesday, as well as, the debt ceiling that Congress needs to address, soon.   Tuesday, January 15, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 1/16/13, 5:50p


Neutral Flat Market Seen For Stocks

Look for a neutral open Monday.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Nearly a five-percent gain over the past two weeks could see a little more consolidation in the U.S. stock market.   Monday, January 14, 2013,  8:45  A.M. Eastern- updated 1/15/13, 10:50p


Flat Market As Stocks Consolidate

Look for a neutral flat open Friday.  Stocks could consolidate today after last weeks big run-up and this weeks gain.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.   Friday, January 11, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 1-14-13- 8:44a


Stocks Positive On Less Worry And Good Start To Earnings Season

Look for a neutral-to-positive open Thursday.  Global stock markets positive leading U.S. to positive start.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start as Alcoa gets the season off to a good start.  The afternoon model run has changed the Short Term Forecast to positive.   Thursday, January 10, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:04p


Alcoa Earnings Outlook Help Turn Stocks Around

Look for a neutral to positive open Wednesday.  Alcoa's earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start Wednesday.  Alcoa earnings help turn stocks around from a third day of loss.   Wednesday, January 9, 2013,  9:12  A.M. Eastern- updated 12:48p


Earnings Get Underway Today With Alcoa This Evening

Look for a neutral open Tuesday.  Stocks could turn mostly negative.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Negative session ahead of earnings this afternoon with Alcoa after the close.   Tuesday, January 8, 2013,  9:05  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:36p


Lower Session Monday, Profit Taking Ahead Of Alcoa Tomorrow

Look for a neutral flat open Monday.  Could turn negative.  Earnings/ guidance is in focus for the start.  Earnings season underway tomorrow with Alcoa after the close.   Monday, January 7, 2013,  9:03  A.M. Eastern- updated 3:57p


Data Kept Stocks Near Unchanged But Spiked Higher Late In The Session

Look for a neutral flat open Friday.  Anemic jobs report seen as ok but not near enough for a robust recovery.  Earnings/ guidance coming into focus as Alcoa kicks off earnings season next Tuesday.   Friday, January 4, 2013,  9:14  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:18p


Somewhat Tranquil Market After Yesterdays Big Rally Ahead Of Jobs

Look for a neutral flat open Thursday.  As the Fiscal Cliff wanes, Fed and jobs data will become the focus as will earnings season that gets underway next week.  Stock somewhat steady after big rally affected slightly by Fed minutes.  Stocks turn in a lower session as markets reposition for Fed and jobs.   Thursday, January 3, 2013,  9:13  A.M. Eastern- updated 4:11p


Fiscal Cliff Gets Done U.S. Turns In Big Rally

Look for a positive open Wednesday.  Pre market continues to improve.  Look for a rally at least for the day.  Earnings/ guidance is around the corner and jobs data is pending- could move markets.  Global stock markets rally over U.S. finally getting its act together passing budget accord.   Wednesday, January 2, 2013,  9:15  A.M. Eastern- updated 5:51p

 

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