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Apple Today - 1/08/2016 OPEX (AAPL)

seymour_greenz • January 8th 2016 10:08:57 AM

Good Morning,

Looking a little better today, NASDAQ Futures are up 50 with +42 Fair Value, Dow Futures are up 140 on this Friday OPEX. Futures were up further earlier this morning but are still considerably green.

Asian markets closed mostly up. China led with a 1.97% gain, Hong Kong ended up 0.59% and Japan declined 0.39%. European markets are also mostly up. The UK is currently up 0.56%, Germany is up 0.53% and France is down 0.28%.

Commodities are mostly up this morning. Oil is currently up 1.05%, natural gas is up 1.43% and gold is down 0.80%. Unleaded gas is up 0.45% and the rest of energy is up. Metals are down except for copper. Meat is down. Cocoa, coffee, cotton, corn, soybeans and wheat are all up.

US economy added 292k jobs in December and unemployment rate is 5%.

Barracuda Networks (CUDA) is down nearly 30% in pre-market after announcing weak Q4 guidance yesterday afternoon. Also reporting yesterday, Container Store Group (TCS) is down nearly 25%. On the other hand, Ruby Tuesday (RT) appears to be up in pre-market after announcing earnings yesterday.

AAPL had a "panicky" pre-market yesterday, opened well below 100 and burned it down all day, losing a stunning 4.22%. After the rough open, AAPL wobbled around 99 for the first half hour on relatively high volume, then make dash for 100, briefly peaking at 100.13 on high volume before dropping beck down to 99, 98 and eventually even losing 97, most of the time on quite heavy volume. It was looking like AAPL may hold 97 at the end of the day but at the last moment AAPL dropped to a new intra-day low and closed up 2 pennies from the intra-day low to close at 96.45. AAPL dropped even further, down 84 cents in after-hours to 95.61.

This morning in pre-market, AAPL opened higher in conjunction with Futures at 97.5 and has maintained that area for most of the morning aside from a brief dip below 97 to 96.65 at 6:48am and has been heading towards 98 as we approach the open with a peak of 98.21 at 8:34am. AAPL is currently up 1.65 at 98.1.

Classic max-pain is 102. Today is OPEX.

US economy added 292k jobs in December and unemployment rate is 5%:

US jobs market holds:

Keystone pipeline rejection:

1,200 Jobs at Alcoa lost to imports:

Gap shares tumble on Old Navy:

FedEx wins approval for TNT deal:

Apple shares open below $100 for first time since 2014:

Apple buys startup that reads your emotions:

Digital video to surpass TV by 2020?

Get ready for chat bots to hassle you to buy things:

CES 2016 gadgets:

Rollable TV, exoskeleton plus more from CES:

Google, Lenovo partner to build location-aware phone:

Drones are serious business:

Time to upgrade Windows 8:

More on Segwaybot:

Alienware announces Oculus Rift bundle and the 1st OLED gaming laptop:

Chevy's next-gen electric Bolt:

Mercedes pulls ahead of Audi:

Is this the web browser for security?

BlackBerry to launch at least 1 Android phone in 2016:

From 10 cents to $2 million:

New material can store and release heat from sunlight on demand:

Ride-share to Mars:

Kepler found longest-period planet yet:

Amateur astronomer located black hole with $20 telescope:

The mystery of the "real space balls":

Using diamonds, scientists squeeze hydrogen:

Dinosaur mating dance?

Scientists testing insects with tiny 3D glasses:

Welcome to the Anthropocene Age:

Humanity and the microbe:

Your "Neanderthal DNA" may fight disease and cause allergies:

Britain health chiefs say any alcohol is risky:

Can fitness DVDs lead to psychological issues?

Watch your salt:

Lawsuit claims Fitbit devices dangerously underestimate heart rate:

My UV Patch "sticker" measures UV exposure, relays to app:

Grandmother gives birth to own granddaughter:

Let's learn about deju vu, again?

Campbell Soup supports GMO labeling:

Today's Economic Calendar:
8:30 Non-farm payrolls
10:00 Wholesale Trade
11:30 Fed's Williams: Economic Outlook
1:00 PM Baker-Hughes Rig Count
1:00 PM Fed's Lacker: Economic Outlook
3:00 PM Consumer Credit

Notable earnings on Monday before the open: SHLM, WMS, APOL, CTBI

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