PowerShares QQQ Trust ETF (QQQ) - NASDAQ
  • Thu, May 19, 10:12 AM
    • The Fed nearly went all-in yesterday, with FOMC minutes stopping just short of promising a June rate hike. The minutes are not an actual transcription of the policy meeting, but instead a negotiated and agreed upon summary of what took place. The line about "most participants" thinking it likely a June rate hike would be appropriate was not in there by accident.
    • If history is any guide, markets have a way bigger stack than the Fed, and a swoon in equity prices a la January could have the central bank backtracking. It should make for an interesting couple of weeks.
    • The Dow (NYSEARCA:DIA), S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY), and Nasdaq (NASDAQ:QQQ) are all lower by 0.9% in early action (though Dow component Wal-Mart is up 8.6%), and the 10-year Treasury yield is pulling back from its big jump yesterday - currently lower by 2 basis points to 1.83%. TLT +0.55%, TBT -1.1%
    • Fed Funds futures are pricing in a one-in-three chance of a June hike.
    | Thu, May 19, 10:12 AM | 52 Comments
  • Thu, May 19, 7:29 AM
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  • Wed, May 18, 2:11 PM
    • Turns out those hawkish Fed speakers yesterday were prepping markets for today's FOMC minutes, which show "most" on the committee as expecting the next rate hike to be in June.
    • To review: At the start of the week, short-term rate markets had been expecting less than a 5% chance of tighter policy in June.
    • Up 100 points earlier, the Dow (NYSEARCA:DIA) has turned negative, as has the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY). The Nasdaq (NASDAQ:QQQ) is holding onto a slim gain. Yield-starved financials (XLF, KRE, KBE) are holding onto very big gains.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield is up six basis points to 1.84%. TLT -1.1%
    | Wed, May 18, 2:11 PM | 40 Comments
  • Wed, May 18, 9:56 AM
    • Target is suffering its worst drop in nearly a decade after disappointing results and guidance. The stock's off 9.6%, and dragging down other retailers, including Dow (DIA -0.2%) component Wal-Mart, which is lower by 2.7%.
    • The worst-performing S&P 500 (SPY -0.1%) sector is the Consumer Staples (XLY -0.6%).
    • The Nasdaq (QQQ +0.2%) is unscathed.
    | Wed, May 18, 9:56 AM | 27 Comments
  • Mon, May 16, 2:54 PM
    • Oil skied another 3.3% today to $47.71 per barrel - it's highest close since early November. The move is leading a 1.7% advance in the XLE, which in turn is leading a 1.15% gain in the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY). The Nasdaq (NASDAQ:QQQ) is higher by 1.5%, led by Apple's 4% gain as Berkshire Hathaway discloses a near-$1B stake.
    | Mon, May 16, 2:54 PM | 6 Comments
  • Thu, May 12, 10:52 AM
    • Stocks give up early gains, led by a 2.2% decline in Apple to its lowest price in about two years. Unsurprisingly, it's the Nasdaq (QQQ -0.6%) off the most among the major averages.
    • Yesterday, a Nikkei report painted a bleak picture for Apple suppliers as the coming iPhone 7 may be a disappointment.
    | Thu, May 12, 10:52 AM | 9 Comments
  • Fri, May 6, 8:47 AM
    • U.S. stock index futures have about doubled losses since April's jobs report, with the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) and Nasdaq 100 (NASDAQ:QQQdown 0.55%, and DJIA (NYSEARCA:DIAdown 0.5%.
    • 160K jobs were added in April vs. expectations for 202K. The unemployment rate held steady at 5% as the labor force participation rate fell to 62.8% from 63%.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield is lower by 2.5 basis points to 1.72%. TLT +0.3%, TBT -0.6%.
    • The dollar (UUP, UDN) is all over the place - knee-jerking sharply lower as the numbers hit at 8:30, but now back to where it was prior to the report, down marginally on the session.
    • Previously: Jobs disappoint; UE rate steady thanks to dip in labor force participation (May 6)
    • Previously: April jobs numbers fall short (May 6)
    | Fri, May 6, 8:47 AM | 19 Comments
  • Thu, May 5, 7:12 AM
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  • Tue, May 3, 10:11 AM
    • The Dow (NYSEARCA:DIA), S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY), and Nasdaq (NASDAQ:QQQ) are all down 1% or more in the early going, with renewed global growth fears as good of an excuse as any. China overnight reported weaker-than-hoped manufacturing data, Australia surprised with a rate cut, and the EU was out with dour growth/inflation forecasts.
    • What's working today? Apple is higher by 0.4% after what sniffs of a panicky move by its CEO Tim Cook to appear on CNBC's Mad Money. via Jeff Matthews ... Scariest Sentence You'll Ever Hear Dept: "I think the long-term thesis is intact" on China. Home gamers will know Cook last appeared on the show a bit more than a year ago. Apple was a $130 stock then.
    • Money is flocking into government paper, with the U.S. 10-year Treasury yield lower by 8.5 basis points to 1.79%. TLT +1.5%, TBT -3%
    | Tue, May 3, 10:11 AM | 16 Comments
  • Tue, May 3, 7:24 AM
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  • Fri, Apr. 29, 2:48 PM
    • A getting nastier two-day slide has the S&P 500 (SPY -1%) back to where it started the month, though still up more than 2% for the year.
    • Meanwhile, the Nasdaq (QQQ -0.9%) is now lower by 4% on the month amid Apple's more than 15% decline. The Nasdaq has now turned modestly negative for 2016.
    | Fri, Apr. 29, 2:48 PM | 12 Comments
  • Thu, Apr. 28, 7:09 AM
    • Markets had been expecting the Bank of Japan to ease policy further - be it a deeper dive into negative rate territory and boosted asset purchases. When the bank did neither overnight, the Nikkei tumbled more than 3% and the yen soared by a similar amount.
    • The rest of Asia was little-changed, but Europe's down more than 1%, and Dow and S&P 500 futures are lower by 0.8%. Buoyed by a 10% gain in Facebook after its earnings last night, Nasdaq 100 futures are down 0.5%.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield is lower by 1.5 basis points to 1.84%, gold is up a couple of dollars per ounce, and oil is flat.
    • Alongside a rush of earnings reports, the government at 8:30 ET takes its first stab at Q1 GDP growth - it's expected to come in at 0.7% vs. 1.4% in Q4.
    • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, DIA, SH, SSO, VOO, SDS, IVV, SPXU, TQQQ, UPRO, PSQ, SPXL, RSP, SPXS, SQQQ, QID, DOG, QLD, DXD, UDOW, RWL, SDOW, VFINX, EPS, DDM, QQEW, BXUB, QQQE, SPLX, SFLA, BXUC, QQXT, SPUU, LLSP, UDPIX, OTPIX, RYARX
    | Thu, Apr. 28, 7:09 AM | 12 Comments
  • Wed, Apr. 27, 7:11 AM
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  • Tue, Apr. 26, 4:47 PM
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  • Wed, Apr. 13, 7:31 AM
    • It's all green across the globe, with Shanghai up 1.4%, Tokyo 2.8%, and Hong Kong 3.2%. Europe is ahead more than 2% at midday. Reason? Nothing in particular today, but once in awhile investors just need to be reminded that interest rates are below zero along sizable chunks of the yield curve in sizable parts of the developed world.
    • JPMorgan is higher by nearly 3% after kicking off Q1 reporting season for the banks with an earnings beat.
    • S&P 500 futures are higher by 0.55% and Nasdaq 100 by 0.7%.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield is up 1 basis point to 1.79%, gold is down 1.4% to $1,243 per ounce, and oil is down 1.7% to $41.45.
    • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, DIA, SH, SSO, VOO, SDS, IVV, SPXU, TQQQ, UPRO, PSQ, SPXL, RSP, SPXS, SQQQ, QID, DOG, QLD, DXD, UDOW, RWL, SDOW, VFINX, EPS, DDM, QQEW, BXUB, QQQE, SPLX, SFLA, BXUC, QQXT, SPUU, LLSP, UDPIX, OTPIX, RYARX
    | Wed, Apr. 13, 7:31 AM | 17 Comments
  • Fri, Apr. 8, 7:14 AM
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