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Apple Today 1/10/2017 (AAPL)

seymour_greenz • January 10th 2017 10:25:57 AM

Good Morning,

S&P Futures are down 1 with -1 Fair Value, NASDAQ Futures are flat with -1 Fair Value and Dow Futures are down 19 on this busy January Tuesday. The Detroit auto show shines the spotlight on top automakers as they make announcements throughout the day while the British pound dropped sharply on concerns over post-Brexit Britain. Yahoo (YHOO) announced that CEO Marissa Mayer will step down from Yahoo's board of directors should the Verizon sale go through.

This morning's earnings calendar includes NFIB Small Business Optimism Index and Redbook Chain Store Sales before the bell, followed by Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and Wholesale Trade expected at 10am.

Futures were down in early morning and bottomed just after 1am, then bounced back to near flat territory, turning slightly green later in the morning and are neutral as we approach the open.

The big earnings winner was Barracuda Networks, Inc (CUDA), up nearly 10% while WD-40 Company (WDFC) didn't fare as well, down nearly 5.5%.

Asian markets ended mostly down. China went down 0.30%, Hong Kong gained 0.83% and Japan dropped 0.79%. European markets are mostly up. The UK is up 0.24%, Germany is up 0.11% and France is down 0.02%.

Commodities are mixed this morning. Oil is up 0.42%, natural gas is up 4.09% and gold is down 0.20%. Unleaded gas is up 0.97% and heating oil is up 0.27%. Metals are down except copper. Meats are mostly up. Cocoa, coffee and cotton are up while corn, wheat and soybeans are down.

US small-business optimism index surges by most since 1980. Non-OPEC delivers more than a quarter of promised cuts so far.

WD-40 Company (WDFC) reported Q1 results yesterday afternoon with a profit of 82 cents per share that missed expectations and is down nearly 5.5% in pre-market. On the other hand, Barracuda Networks, Inc (CUDA) announced Q3 results with adjusted earnings of 22 cents per share that beat expectations and is up nearly 10%.

Tomorrow morning before the open, SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU) is expected to report.

A leading bullish STX trade strategy is: When the 20 SMA is Below the 23 EMA AND the 29 day Smoothed Stochastics is Bullish, daily bars.

AAPL fired up like a rocket yesterday, ending up 0.92% on slightly lower than average volume. AAPL opened up at 117.94 to high volume and immediately set an intra-day low of 117.94 on high volume before skyrocketing up to 119 on huge volume and then fluttering around the 119-line in the morning on moderate volume leading up to set an intra-day high of 119.43 at 11:22am on moderate volume ahead of lunch. AAPL dipped back towards 119 during lunchtime on low volume and into the upper-118 area after 2pm on mild volume before bouncing back up near 119.30 just after 3:30pm on moderate volume and then back to 119 into the close on moderate volume. AAPL ended the day up $1.09 at 119 and gave up 9 cents in after-hours to 118.91.

This morning in pre-market, AAPL picked up with yesterday's after-hours and managed to set a pre-market high of 119.20 at 5:48am before slipping below 119 later in the morning. AAPL is currently down 10 cents at 118.89 as we approach the open.

Classic max-pain is 116.

US small-business optimism index surges by most since 1980:

Non-OPEC delivers more than a quarter of promised cuts so far:

Yahoo no more:

Japan's Takeda buys US cancer specialist Ariad for $5.2 billion:

iPhone turns 10:

Apple removes app that let you find your AirPods:

Microsoft unveils more Windows 10 Creators Update features:

Google Voice website is hinting at a big redesign:

7 unexpected places you will find Alexa this year:

Yahoo to change name to Altaba once Verizon buys brand and operations:

Snapchat sets up international headquarters in London:

The final word on CES 2017:

Fitbit acquires the Vector smart watch startup, as the wearable giant continues its roll-up

Verizon tells unlimited users averaging 200GB/month to switch or leave:

Uber to let loose loads of ride data:

Asteroid barely missed Earth when it flew by closer than the moon on Monday:

Was our moon formed from a bunch of moonlets mashed together?

A telescope in Chile will get an upgrade so it can look for planets around Alpha Centauri:

"Short-lived" methane could raise sea levels for another 800 years:

Global warming could see rise in toxic shellfish that can lead to memory loss and potentially kill:

Cost of raising one child hits $233,610:

1/3 of breast cancer patients treated unnecessarily, study says:

Weekend exercise alone has significant health benefits:

A rare disease and 16 surgeries, now he can see his fingers:

Today's Economic Calendar:
6:00 NFIB Small Business Optimism Index
8:55 Redbook Chain Store Sales
10:00 Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey
10:00 Wholesale Trade
1:00 PM Results of $24B, 3-Year Note Auction

Notable earnings this afternoon after the bell: LMNR, EXFO, CURN

And tomorrow before the open: MSM, STAF, *SVU*, TWODF, JSNSF

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