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Yesterday, 7:25 AM
- DJIA, S&P 500, and Nasdaq 100 (NASDAQ:QQQ) futures are all higher by 0.2%, as Europe rallies nearly another 1%, and Shanghai gained 1.4% overnight.
- The 10-year Treasury yield is down one basis point at 2.30% and gold is up $3 per ounce to $1,200.
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Mon, Nov. 24, 7:22 AM
- Stock index futures are all higher by about 0.25% as the short holiday week gets underway.
- Europe is up nearly 1%, though a flat U.K. is sitting out the rally, and Asia - in its first session since Friday's surprise rate cut in China - was broadly higher overnight.
- The 10-year Treasury yield is up two basis points to 2.33% and gold is down $3 per ounce to $1,195.
Fri, Nov. 21, 7:14 AM
- The PBOC cut interest rates overnight and Mario Draghi reiterated the ECB's pledge to boost the rate of inflation by expanding its asset-purchase program.
- U.S. stock index futures are all higher by 0.7%, Europe's up about 2%, and Shanghai gained 1.4% overnight.
- The 10-year Treasury yield is up one basis point to 2.35% and gold is ahead $5 per ounce to $1,196.
Thu, Nov. 20, 7:12 AM
- Major U.S. index futures are all lower by 0.4%, following Europe down after the flash PMI for November fell to a 16-month low.
- The leading decliner in Europe is Italy, off -2.1%. Asia was mixed overnight.
- The 10-year Treasury yield is lower by three basis points to 2.33% and gold is flat at $1,194 per ounce.
Wed, Nov. 19, 7:10 AM
- Minutes from the FOMC's last policy meeting - at which QE was ended - are due at 2 ET.
- Europe's moderately higher and Asia closed modestly lower overnight.
- The 10-year Treasury yield is down two basis points at 2.34% and gold is flat at $1,198 per ounce. WTI crude oil is also flat at $74.82 per barrel.
Mon, Nov. 17, 7:01 AM
- Major U.S. stock index futures are all lower by about 0.25%, with Japan unexpectedly falling into recession and the associated 3% overnight decline in the Nikkei making headline writers' jobs a little easier.
- Europe's posting modest losses at midday. Shanghai slipped 0.2% and Hong Kong 1.2% on the first day of their tie-up.
- The 10-year Treasury yield is down two basis points to 2.30% and gold is up $3 per ounce to $1,189.
Fri, Nov. 14, 7:08 AM
- Europe is moderately lower after the eurozone eked out somewhat better-than-expected GDP growth in Q3, and Asia was mixed overnight. Beginning Monday (Sunday evening here), the Hong Kong-Shanghai link starts up, giving global investors access to stocks traded on the mainland for the first time.
- The 10-year Treasury yield is up one basis point at 2.35% and gold is down $10 per ounce to $1,152. WTI crude oil is up a hair at $74.32 per barrel.
Thu, Nov. 13, 7:04 AM
- U.S. stock index futures are all higher by about 0.3% as oil continues at multi-year lows despite the Saudi oil minster brushing of chatter that there is a price war going on between OPEC producers.
- Europe's posting modest gains after yesterday's sizable losses, and the Nikkei's 1.1% advance led Asia overnight.
- The 10-year Treasury yield is up one basis point to 2.38% and gold is flat at $1,160 per ounce.
Wed, Nov. 12, 6:53 AM
- U.S. stock index futures are lower by 0.3% following a more significant decline in Europe, where the Stoxx 50 is down 1.2%.
- Asia was higher overnight, led by Shanghai's 1% gain.
- The 10-year Treasury yield is down two basis points to 2.34% and gold is up $1 per ounce to $1,163. WTI crude oil is off $1 per barrel to $77.25.
Tue, Nov. 11, 7:07 AM
- Major U.S. index futures are all ahead about 0.15% as earnings reports continue to roll in, but the pace begins to slow down.
- The big mover overnight was the Nikkei, up 2.1% as the government looks likely to delay next October's planned hike in the sales tax. Europe's posting moderate gains, with Italy's 1.1% advance the outlier to the upside.
- The 10-year Treasury yield is flat at 2.36% and gold is down $5 per ounce to $1,155.
Mon, Nov. 10, 7:13 AM
- Stock index futures are moderately higher, with the big news overnight being the scheduling of the start of the link-up between the Shanghai and Hong Kong stock exchanges starting in a week. The move will allow retail investors globally the ability to buy Shanghai-listed stocks for the first time. China closed higher by 2.3%.
- Europe's up modestly and Treasurys and gold are about flat from Friday.
Fri, Nov. 7, 7:09 AM
- The nonfarm payrolls report for October is due at 8:30 ET, and U.S. index futures are about flat as they await the print. Expectations are for a 231K gain in jobs and the unemployment rate holding steady at 5.9%.
- Europe's posting sizable losses for a 2nd day following the ECB's nonaction at its policy meeting yesterday. The heaviest loss today is in Spain (NYSEARCA:EWP) which is lower by 1.3%. Asia was mixed overnight.
- The 10-year Treasury yield is flat at 2.39%, as is gold at $1,144 per ounce.
Thu, Nov. 6, 7:15 AM
- Quarterly earnings reports, of course, continue to roll in and one of this morning's big movers on Q3 results is Tesla, up 4.9%.
- Europe's ahead modestly as it awaits the ECB decision at 7:45 ET, and Asia was mixed overnight.
- The 10-year Treasury yield is flat at 2.34%, as is gold at $1,442 per ounce.
Wed, Nov. 5, 7:01 AM
- S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) and DJIA (NYSEARCA:DIA) futures are ahead by 0.35% and Nasdaq 100 (NASDAQ:QQQ) by 0.5%, with the GOP's taking of the Senate last night as good of an excuse as any for the mild rally.
- A major rally in Europe (NYSEARCA:FEZ) is being led by Italy's (NYSEARCA:EWI) 1.8% gain, and Asia was mixed overnight.
- The 10-year Treasury yield is up one basis point at 2.35%, and gold continue to get beat mercilessly, down another 2.5% to $1,138 per ounce, its lowest price in more than four years.
- GLD -2.1% premarket
Tue, Nov. 4, 7:04 AM
- U.S. stock index futures are all lower by about 0.1% amid a gusher of quarterly earnings reports, but the biggest story may be the continuing fall in the price of oil, with WTI crude down another 2% this morning to $76.74 per barrel.
- Alongside the fall in crude are consumer tax breaks in the form of declines in gasoline and heating oil, with heating oil - as we enter the heating season - breaking through to its cheapest level since the winter of 2010.
- Europe is moderately lower, and the Nikkei - following Monday's vacation - resumed its moonshot overnight, gaining 2.7% on top of Friday's 4%+ advance.
- The 10-year Treasury yield is down one basis point to 2.33% and gold is up $2 per ounce to $1,172.
Tue, Nov. 4, 5:11 AM
- The midterm elections have proved to be a vote for the market regardless of which party comes out on top, shows data compiled from the Bank of Montreal.
- Since the end of WWII, the Oct. 31 to April 30 period has proved to be the strongest period for stocks, with an average 7.1% gain for the S&P 500. Midterm election years tend to see that performance get an extra boost, with stocks returning 16.3% over the same stretch.
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