Morning Call: Futures Flat, Eyes Shift to Earnings Season

Not much news overnight besides the usual Spanish yields rising and other rumblings out of Europe.  The China Debate continues and today starts Earnings season with Alcoa.  The Media loves to emphasize the importance of AA but we all know it’s a non event.  Futures are

NYSE:SPY April 10, 2012 9:44am

Morning Call: Market Enters Correction Mode!

Markets have been under pressure since Tuesday when the Fed released minutes stating that they would be less accommodative with monetary policy. It doesn’t help that Spanish yields are rising and European negative headlines are growing  louder. Last week I mentioned

NASDAQ:QQQ April 5, 2012 9:49am

Morning Call: Fed Fallout, Spain Worries Weigh on Futures

Yesterday was a tough one as many traders got abused as market was weak most the day and intensified to the downside after the Fed minutes, then rallied in the last hour.  That last hour rally probably got some guys out of their shorts and baited in

NYSE:SPY April 4, 2012 10:37am

Here’s Why the Bull Market is NOT Over…

It’s hard to argue with someone who just won’t see the facts for what they are. Over the weekend, I was talking to an acquaintance about the stock market. He said he didn’t believe we were in a bull market. “The stock market has doubled in

NASDAQ:QQQ March 23, 2012 9:33am

Morning Call: US Futures Weakening Into Open

European stocks rose early in their session, but have retreated a bit this morning. They were set for their first rise three days, but it appears persistent fears about the China growth are weighing on the market.  US stock futures are weakening late

NYSE:SPY March 21, 2012 10:35am

Morning Call: Look to Trade the Leaders in this Tape

Maybe there is a fat finger trade this morning,  as the S&P futures are down 7-9 handles. Yesterday, Bank of America had its first down day after 5 strong to the upside and already the street was blaming it on talk of a secondary.This makes me

NYSE:FAS March 20, 2012 9:42am

Morning Call: All Eyes on AAPL

Last week was a powerful one for the markets, as most sectors are in multiyear highs or approaching them. Transports played a bit of catch up as did the Russell and the energy complex.   Tech, home builders and banks lead the

NYSE:IYT March 19, 2012 10:42am

Morning Call: Apple (AAPL) Nears 600 in Pre-Market to Lead Futures Higher

US stock futures are higher Thursday morning ahead of a clutch of data including manufacturing activity and jobless claims. It has been a quiet morning as the big bond debate is taking place across the world. Everyone is trying to figure out the

NYSE:TBT March 15, 2012 10:38am

Morning Call: Can the Market Break Out to New Highs This Week?

Futures are slightly lower Monday morning, taking cues from overseas markets. A surprising China trade deficit and the wait for final approval of the Greek bailout have curtailed risk appetite slightly. Markets closed almost where they started last week, but

NASDAQ:QQQ March 12, 2012 11:06am

Morning Call: Market Looks to Recover From Worst Loss of 2012

Futures up this morning after the markets experienced their worst fall of 2012 on Tuesday. The Dow had yet to register a triple digit loss this year, and yesterday fell more than 200 points. Private bondholders have yet to agree to terms of a debt swap with

NYSE:GLD March 7, 2012 9:38am

Morning Call: Futures Fall Hard on Renewed Greece Concerns

US stock futures are down are 0.9% Tuesday, following through on yesterday's underlying weakness. The never-ending Greece saga is plaguing the market once again amid renewed concerns that the nation and its bondholders may not meet an

NASDAQ:QQQ March 6, 2012 9:08am

Morning Call: Futures Slip as China Slashes Symbolic Growth Target

US stock futures are lower Monday morning after China lowered its economic growth target. The symbolic 8% growth rate has been targeted for the past eight years in China, but over the weekend they lowered that rate to 7.5%. Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao said

NASDAQ:QQQ March 5, 2012 10:51am

Morning Call: European Growth Concerns Weigh on Futures

US stock futures point to a lower open after some soft news out of Europe raising some slow growth concerns. Yesterday’s action was impressive based on Wednesday’s distribution day as this market continues to be very resilient. Banks

ETF BASIC NEWS March 2, 2012 10:07am

Morning Call: Market, Gold Looking to Shake Off Leap Day Selling

Futures are bouncing a bit this morning after yesterday’s rare 2012 distribution day. When you get a “day to take notice” it is important to take note of the action over the next few sessions. Often they can lead to more weakness, but

NASDAQ:QQQ March 1, 2012 10:01am

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