Apple Today 12/05/2016 (AAPL)seymour_greenz December 5th 2016 11:20:00 AM
Welcome back. S&P Futures are up 7 with +8 Fair Value, NASDAQ Futures are up 18 with -17 Fair Value and Dow Futures are up 73 as yet another voting upset takes the world by storm, this time in the form of a closely-watched referendum in which a majority of Italians voted against the Prime Minister's constitutional reform plans.
The economic calendar has quite a few points to watch this morning, including US Consumer Spending, PMI Services, Labor market conditions and the ISM Non-Manufacturing Index. Fed appearances today include Dudley, Evans and Bullard later this afternoon.
Futures were down sharply in early morning, putting in lows by 2am and then managed a stunning reversal, peaking far into positive territory just before 4am and have since been deflating slowly, though still quite lime green as we approach the open.
Asian markets ended down. Hong Kong went down 0.26%, Japan dropped 0.82% and China led the decline, down 1.21%. European markets are up. The UK is up 0.11%, France is up 0.70%, and Germany is leading the advance, up 1.25%.
Commodities are mixed this morning. Oil is up 0.91%, natural gas is up 4.16% and gold is down 0.70%. Unleaded gas is up 0.11% and heating oil is up 0.48%. Metals are mixed, gold and silver are down while copper and platinum are up. Meats are down. Cotton, corn, wheat and soybeans are up while coffee and cocoa are down.
Stocks jump as Dow hits new all-time high. OPEC seeks cuts from nations pumping a 5th of the world's oil. Fed's Dudley says he favors tighter monetary policy over time.
This afternoon after the bell, look out for earnings from Hudson's Bay Co (HBAYF).
Tomorrow morning before the open, Toll Brothers Inc. (TOL), AutoZone, Inc (AZO), Barnes & Noble Inc (BKS), HD Supply (HDS), The Michaels Companies (MIK), Francesca's Holdings Corp. (FRAN) are expected to report.
A leading bearish AZO swing trade strategy is: When the 14 EMA is Below the 35 DEMA AND the 35 day Stochastics is Bullish, daily bars.
AAPL had a rough week, down 1.69% on low volume. On Monday, AAPL lured the mid-112 area before sinking down 0.20% on low volume. On Tuesday, AAPL compressed down to 110 and bounced back to 112, ending down 0.11% on low volume. On Wednesday, AAPL had a stormy day, dropping from 112 to mid-110, down 0.84% on above average volume. On Thursday, the AAPL bear stepped an icy paw out, dropping another 0.93% to 109 on higher than average volume. On Friday, AAPL swished through the 110 OPEX hoop and gained 34% on low volume. AAPL opened at 109.17 to high volume and quickly popped towards 110 on high volume, sharply reversed to set an intra-day low of 108.85 at 10:18am on moderate volume before bouncing back to the upper-109 area before lunch. AAPL remained in a relatively narrow range for the rest of the afternoon on low volume and ended the day up 41 cents at 109.86 and dropped 10 cents in after-hours to 109.76.
This morning in pre-market, AAPL opened higher with a mission to the mid-110 area in early morning and then subsiding towards the low-110 area later in the morning. AAPL is currently up 22 cents at 110.12 as we approach the open.
Classic max-pain is 111.
Stocks jump as Dow hits new all-time high:
OPEC seeks cuts from nations pumping a 5th of the world's oil:
Fed's Dudley says he favors tighter monetary policy over time:
Panasonic may buy ZKW to accelerate push into auto electronics:
Amazon launches a beta of Go, a cashier-free, app-based food shopping experience:
Apple reveals autonomous vehicle ambitions in letter to US regulators:
Google Pixel "Really Blue" model now available again via Google Store:
Did Galaxy Note 7 break basic engineering rules?
Microsoft takes aim at Amazon's Echo with Windows 10 HomeHub feature:
Microsoft believes 2016 is the year the Xbox One bounces back into the game:
European Mars mission funding approved even after test lander's crash:
Book a holiday on the moon for $10,000 as soon as 2026:
Dwarf planet Pluto could be home to life but not what you expect:
Google's satellite timelapses show the inconvenient truth about our planet:
Rock star physicists, mathematicians win $25 million in Breakthrough Prizes:
Pair of mummified legs may belong to Egyptian Queen Nefertari:
Pfizer blood cancer drug tops standard therapy for untreated patients:
Parkinson's disease may be linked to gut bacteria:
Kicking habit of smoking in 60s can still increase life expectancy:
Nestle creates tasty low-sugar chocolate to fight obesity:
Today's Economic Calendar:
8:30 Gallup US Consumer Spending Measure
8:30 Fed's Dudley: Macroeconomic Outlook
9:11 Fed's Evans speech
9:45 PMI Services Index
10:00 Labor market condition index
10:00 ISM Non-Manufacturing Index
12:30 PM TD Ameritrade IMX
2:05 PM Fed's Bullard: U.S. Monetary and Economic Policy
Notable earnings this afternoon after the bell: BOBE, KZ, *HBAYF*
And tomorrow before the open: BMO, *TOL*, PLAB, *AZO*, *BKS*, *HDS*, *MIK*, WOSCF, *FRAN*, CONN, TCLAF, BNED, IGNMF