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RegMed Daily, Pre-Open, 10/17/11, another higher opening anticipated

Good morning! Here’s what you … might need to know to start the day… To understand the gyrations in the RegMed universe’s market!  It might provide food for thought … and portfolio awareness.

 

I am … so sick of EU rumors and want to buy or sell on FACTS!  We need to reduce our (co-)dependence on EU markets and issues. I can’t rally about … nothing … or the potential of something (or anything)!

 

Stock futures rose Monday, 10/17/11. Futures on the Dow rose 46 points to 11,612 and those on the S&P’s 500 index gained 5.9 points to 1,225.10. NASDAQ 100 futures rose adding 13 points to 2,380.25. EU stock markets rose on Monday. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index gained 0.8% in morning trading. The index advanced nearly 3% last week, ending higher for a 3rd consecutive week. Asian stocks rose in Monday trading, helped by end-of-the-week gains for US shares and rising hopes for a resolution to the EU debt crisis.