Apple Today - 12/29/2015 (AAPL)seymour_greenz December 29th 2015 09:50:09 AM
NASDAQ Futures are up 26 with +26 Fair Value, Dow Futures are up 95 as we approach the home stretch of 2015. Futures have been improving as we approach the open and there are a number of economic metrics expected on the calendar today.
Asian markets closed up. China ended up 0.85%, Japan gained 0.58% while Hong Kong was up 0.36%. European markets are rallying today with Germany currently leading the indexes, up 1.53%, France up 1.31% and the UK lagging behind but still up 0.40%.
Commodities are mostly up this morning. Oil is currently up 0.81%, natural gas is up 3.15% and gold is up 0.22%. Unleaded gas is down 0.27%, metals and cocoa are up, meat is mixed, and corn is down.
Among other economic data due in today, home prices in 20 US cities rose at a faster pace in October.
AAPL had a down day yesterday, dropping 1.12%. AAPL opened at 107.6, below Friday's close, peaked at 107.69 and then quickly dropped on moderate volume, reaching a low of 106.18 at 10:56am on moderate volume before bouncing back above 107 on low volume. AAPL held the low 107-area into mid-afternoon trading with two attempts to reclaim the mid-107 area that were swatted down. Just after 2:30pm, AAPL conceded the 107 and began another dip to 106.55 on very low volume, resulting in a higher volume pop back to the upper-106 area in the final 10 minutes of the close. AAPL closed the intra-day session down 1.21 to 106.82. After-hours looked promising with AAPL gravitating towards 107 but ended up only 1 cent to 106.83.
This morning in pre-market, AAPL opened up higher in in conjunction with Futures and reached 107.5. Later, AAPL dipped to 107.12 on low volume before bouncing back to 107.5 at 7:40am and then dipping again to 106.82 near 9am before bouncing again. AAPL is currently up 41 cents at 107.23.
Classic max-pain is 109.
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Today's Economic Calendar:
8:30 International trade in goods
8:55 Redbook Chain Store Sales
9:00 S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index
10:00 Consumer Confidence
10:00 State Street Investor Confidence Index
1:00 PM Results of $35B, 5-Year Note Auction