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Ahead of Wall Street: Archive

Mark Vickery

U.S.-China Trade War Now Taking Prisoners?

We now see China granting an injunction against Apple (AAPL) on behalf of California-based Qualcomm (QCOM) due to patent issues.

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Non-Farm Payrolls 155K, Markets Swing into the Green

BLS data brought in fewer-than-expected jobs for November, but pre-market futures went positive upon the news.

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Salad of Econ Data for Healthy Markets: ADP, Claims & More

ADP private-sector payrolls, Jobless Claims, Productivity and a new Trade Deficit give us all some healthy things to chew on.

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Mark Vickery

On Remembrance & Cooling Off

We might look at today???s closed stock market as a cooling-off period as well as a remembrance of President Bush's legacy.

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Exhibiting Patience in the Face of Volatility

We'll stay "data dependent" for now, and that means exhibiting patience. Expect the Fed to do the same.

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Mark Vickery

Cease Fire in Trade War: Markets Go Green

Now that the acuteness of trade war anxiety has been alleviated, we could see a strong end to the calendar year of stock trading.

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Mark Vickery

Trump-Xi Meeting: Set Up for Success?

The mood of U.S. officials going into the dinner scheduled between Presidents Trump and Xi Saturday is quite positive.

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Mark Vickery

Income/Spending, Jobless Claims & the "Powell Effect"

Upwardly revised reads in Personal Income, Consumer Spending, Core Inflation and Jobless Claims hit the Thursday pre-market.

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Q3 GDP Stays 3.5% as Markets Await Powell Speech

At noon Eastern today, Fed Chair Jerome Powell will be speaking in New York regarding the state of the U.S. economy.

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Fed Vice Chair: December Hike Coming, but 2019 Up in the Air

Richard Clarida has a message for market participants, which is likely designed to be ruminated between now and when Fed Chair Jerome Powell gives his speech tomorrow.

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Holiday Shopping Brings Positive Market Sentiment

Healthy upward trends in holiday shopping for Black Friday, etc. demonstrated the consumer is still pulling his or her weight.

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Black Friday, Red Pre-Market

Lower oil prices are taking headlines this morning -- approaching $50 per barrel on WTI futures and sub-$60 per barrel on the Brent.

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Durable Goods Impacted by Airplane Deliveries

Durable Goods orders for October fell to -4.4%, well off the expected -2.6%. Jobless Claims ticked up slightly.

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Tech-Led Bloodbath Hurting Retail Stocks: TGT, BBY, KSS & More

Nobody's particularly happy about all the red ink this morning, but we are seeing some alleviation of the pressure to raise interest rates.

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Nissan (NSANY) Boss Arrested in Tokyo

Chairman Carlos Ghosn has been accused of "numerous and significant" acts of business misconduct.

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Has the Goldilocks Story Finally Ended?

We had Goldilocks living in our house for a good year or more -- perhaps it's time she moved on.

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Big Data: Jobless Claims, Import/Exports, Retail Sales, Plus WMT Q3 & More

We have plenty of grist for the mill in both economic data and Q3 earnings reports from the Retail sector.

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CPI In-Line at 0.3%, Plus Macy???s & Canada Goose Beat

With "Black Friday" circled on the calendars for a week from this Friday, earnings reports for major retailers continue to come out this morning.

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Indexes Try to Claw Back from Bloody Monday; Plus HD, TSN & More

After a rough Monday in the U.S. markets, we see some green across the board in today's pre-market, albeit relatively slight.

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Return of Merger Monday: ATHN, SAP & More

Two major buyouts dominate our morning headlines, and both have deep implications for their respective industries.

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PPI Jumps to 0.6%, Oil Prices Fall Again

PPI cranked up to +0.6% for the month of October ??? roughly double what analysts had been expecting, and the highest month-over-month increase in the last 6 years.

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Jobless Claims Steady at 214K, Plus Q4 Earnings: DHI, SBH & More

We still have a ways to go before we reach late-January highs for most stocks on the S&P 500, but if the relief rally successfully morphs into a holiday season buying spree for the markets, we may see a late-year surge now that the midterm elections are behind us.

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Relief Rally Post-Midterms, Plus Earnings: HUM, KORS & More

Market indexes are back in the green this morning, following a tight battle between Republicans and Democrats for control of Capitol Hill.

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Playing the Waiting Game; Plus MedTech, Pharma in Q3 Earnings

We won't get the final numbers until later, so until then we're just playing the waiting game.

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Q3 Earnings Soldier On Ahead of Election Day: L, DO, CNA & More

Although we've seen many of the marquee names in the market already report, the overall numbers of companies bringing quarterly figures releases keeps up a rapid pace.

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