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  • Dec. 19, 2014, 6:01 AM
    • World markets are ending their last full week of the year on a high, as Wall Street boasted its biggest two-day advance since late 2011 and European shares headed for their strongest week of the year.
    • The gains came amid the Fed's "patient" approach to raising interest rates and as investors began to see the advantages of lower oil and fuel costs that should ultimately help global growth.
    • Brent crude is above the key $60 mark, up 1.5% at $60.14 a barrel. WTI is also up 1.5% at $54.90.
    • U.S. futures are also pumping higher: Dow +0.4%, S&P +0.3%, Nasdaq +0.5%.
    • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, DIA, SH, SSO, SDS, VOO, PSQ, IVV, SPXU, UPRO, TQQQ, SPXL, RSP, QID, SQQQ, DOG, QLD, DXD, RWL, EPS, UDOW, SDOW, DDM, ONEQ, BXUB, QQEW, QQQE, SPLX, BXUC, SFLA, QQXT, SPUU
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  • Dec. 18, 2014, 7:12 AM
    • Dow and S&P 500 futures are up 1.1% and Nasdaq 100 futures are up 1.3% amid a strong global rally as oil gains another 2% to $58 per barrel.
    • Europe's up over 2% as the Swiss central bank - defending its CHF1.20 floor against the euro - introduces a negative deposit rate. The Nikkei gained 2.3% overnight, though Shanghai slipped marginally.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield is up four basis points to 2.18% and gold is up $13 per ounce to $1,206.
    • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, DIA, SH, SSO, SDS, VOO, PSQ, IVV, SPXU, UPRO, TQQQ, SPXL, RSP, QID, SQQQ, DOG, QLD, DXD, RWL, EPS, UDOW, SDOW, DDM, BXUB, QQEW, QQQE, SPLX, BXUC, SFLA, QQXT, SPUU
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  • Dec. 17, 2014, 2:18 PM
    • The Fed walks a fine line in its latest releases, making a rate hike in 2015 a near-certainty, but noting too-low inflation as making the pace of tightening slower than previously thought.
    • Stocks like the news, with the Dow (DIA +1.6%), S&P 500 (SPY +1.9%), and Nasdaq 100 (QQQ +1.6%) all popping to session highs.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield jumps nine basis points to 2.14%, and the dollar (UUP +0.4%) has given up some of its gains.
    • TLT -1%, TBT +2%
    • Ahead more than 3% ahead of the decision, WTI crude oil (NYSEARCA:USO) is now up 1.5% at $57.26. Gold (NYSEARCA:GLD) is up marginally following the news, now sitting at $1,200 per ounce.
    • Janet Yellen's press conference begins at 2:30 ET
    • Previously: "Patient" replaces "considerable time" in FOMC statement (Dec. 17, 2014)
    • Previously: Employment outlook improves, inflation outlook weakens in Fed projections (Dec. 17, 2014)
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  • Dec. 17, 2014, 7:18 AM
    • Will or won't the Fed remove the "considerable time" language from its policy statement today? What seemed like a slam dunk to remove the wording a few weeks ago isn't so much today after a crash in the price of oil and the resultant jittery stock market. The FOMC statement is set for 2 ET, followed by a Janet Yellen press conference.
    • U.S. stock index futures are higher in the area of 0.75% as oil renews its slide, down 1% to $55.38 per barre.
    • Europe's broadly lower and China was a winner again overnight in Asia.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield is up four basis points at 2.10% and gold gains $7 per ounce to $1,201.
    • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, DIA, SH, SSO, SDS, VOO, PSQ, IVV, SPXU, UPRO, TQQQ, SPXL, RSP, QID, SQQQ, DOG, QLD, DXD, RWL, EPS, UDOW, SDOW, DDM, BXUB, QQEW, QQQE, SPLX, BXUC, SFLA, QQXT, SPUU
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  • Dec. 16, 2014, 11:49 AM
    • Stocks have reversed opening losses to turn sharply higher, with the Dow (NYSEARCA:DIA) and S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) each ahead by more than 1%, and the Nasdaq (NASDAQ:QQQhigher by 0.7%. Alongside that turnaround is oil (NYSEARCA:USO), which plunged to a $53 handle earlier in the session, but is now ahead by 1.4% to $56.70.
    • Europe - which started in the green and than turned lower - turned around again to close on the highs, the Stoxx 50 (NYSEARCA:FEZ+2.4%, with Italy (NYSEARCA:EWI+3.2%, Germany (NYSEARCA:EWG+2.5%, France (NYSEARCA:EWQ+2.2%, Spain (NYSEARCA:EWP) +2.1%, U.K. (NYSEARCA:EWU+2.5%.
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  • Dec. 16, 2014, 7:17 AM
    • S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) and DJIA (NYSEARCA:DIA) futures are down 0.4% and the Nasdaq 100 (NASDAQ:QQQ) down 0.6% after Russia overnight jacked interest rates by 700 basis points in an attempt to save the ruble from disappearing. After a brief bounce to about 60 per dollar, it's plunged to 73. Crude oil is off another 3.5% and below $54 per barrel.
    • Early European gains have vanished, and the Nikkei fell 2% overnight (though Shanghai gained 2.3%).
    • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, DIA, SH, SSO, SDS, VOO, PSQ, IVV, SPXU, UPRO, TQQQ, SPXL, RSP, QID, SQQQ, DOG, QLD, DXD, RWL, EPS, UDOW, SDOW, DDM, BXUB, QQEW, QQQE, SPLX, BXUC, SFLA, QQXT, SPUU
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  • Dec. 15, 2014, 7:20 AM
    • U.S. stock index futures are all higher by about 0.7%, with oil's turn higher as good of an excuse as any. Crude had gone as low a $56 per barrel on Sunday evening, but is now green on the session at $58.28.
    • Europe's posting moderate gains after its worst week in more than three years, and Asia was mostly lower overnight as it reacted to Friday's tumble in the West.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield is higher by five basis points at 2.13% and gold is down $11 per ounce at $1,212.
    • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, DIA, SH, SSO, SDS, VOO, PSQ, IVV, SPXU, UPRO, TQQQ, SPXL, RSP, QID, SQQQ, DOG, QLD, DXD, RWL, EPS, UDOW, SDOW, DDM, BXUB, QQEW, QQQE, SPLX, BXUC, SFLA, QQXT, SPUU
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  • Dec. 12, 2014, 7:23 AM
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  • Dec. 11, 2014, 2:31 PM
    • Up about 2.5% earlier, the XLE is now ahead by just 0.3% as the front-month WTI crude oil contract dips all the way down to $59.89. USO -2.1%
    • The slide in energy has pulled the Dow (DIA +0.8%) about 100 points off of its high, and the S&P 500 (SPY +0.9%) by a similar amount in percentage terms.
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  • Dec. 11, 2014, 7:23 AM
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  • Dec. 9, 2014, 7:39 AM
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  • Dec. 8, 2014, 7:21 AM
    • Major U.S. stock index futures are all lower by about 0.3%, as oil continues its slide, WTI crude down by 2.4% to $64.26.
    • Europe's posting moderate losses, and China rallied another 2.8% overnight as that market enters the "bad news is good news" phase - terribly weak trade data has investors chattering about further monetary ease.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield is up one basis point at 2.32% and gold is up $5 per ounce to $1,195.
    • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, DIA, SH, SSO, SDS, VOO, PSQ, IVV, SPXU, UPRO, TQQQ, SPXL, RSP, QID, SQQQ, DOG, QLD, DXD, RWL, EPS, UDOW, SDOW, DDM, BXUB, QQEW, QQQE, SPLX, BXUC, SFLA, QQXT, SPUU
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  • Dec. 7, 2014, 10:20 AM
    • Patting itself on the back for ringing a bell at the top in 2000, Barron's looks at today's market and concludes, "This time is different." First up are valuations: The DJIA (NYSEARCA:DIA) sells for 15x next year's expected earnings vs. 18x then, the S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) at 17x vs. 30x, and the Nasdaq at 22x vs. 2000's 102x.
    • Secondly, as a group newly public tech names are actually making money as opposed to 2000 when they were burning through billions of dollars per quarter.
    • The biggest change in Silicon Valley since 2000, however, is entrepreneurs no longer need to take their babies' public to cash out and/or raise massive amounts of capital. And it's in the private market - where venture-capital firms have been joined by mutual and hedge funds - that valuations have become bubbly, with example #1 being Uber's funding round last week valuing it at $41B. That's higher than all but 31 companies on the Nasdaq, and stands against a $17B valuation just a few months back.
    • There are 60 private companies with valuations above $1B today, according to tech-IPO godfather Bill Hambrecht. "Those 60 companies would have been public in the '90s."
    • ETFs: QQQ, XLK, PSQ, TQQQ, QID, VGT, SQQQ, QLD, TECL, IYW, ROM, FTEC, TECS, RYT, QQEW, QTEC, IGM, QQQE, FXL, MTK, REW, QQXT
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  • Dec. 4, 2014, 6:52 AM
    • Major U.S. stock index futures are about flat ahead of the ECB policy decision due at 7:45 ET and Mario Draghi press conference at 8:30. No change in rates is expected, but investors will look for clues from Draghi about his progress on forging a consensus for QE. Europe is modestly higher.
    • The big action continues to be in China where the Shanghai Composite gained another 4.3% overnight as the PBOC rate cut and the opening of mainland stocks to the globe continue to unleash a powerful bull run.
    • The 10-year Treasury yield is flat at 2.30% and gold and oil are little-changed.
    • ETFs: SPY, QQQ, DIA, SH, SSO, SDS, VOO, PSQ, IVV, SPXU, UPRO, TQQQ, SPXL, RSP, QID, SQQQ, DOG, QLD, DXD, RWL, EPS, UDOW, SDOW, DDM, BXUB, QQEW, QQQE, SPLX, BXUC, SFLA, QQXT, SPUU
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  • Dec. 3, 2014, 7:17 AM
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