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Ahead of Wall Street: Archive

Mark Vickery

Q2 Earnings Point Markets Forward: MSFT, GE, VFC & More

Q2 results continue to heat up at the end of this first full week of earnings season, with GE, State Street, Schlumberger and more reporting results before today's opening bell.

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Mark Vickery

Jobless Claims Hit 48-Year Lows, Plus Q2 Earnings

We see an almost shocking headline of just 207K new claims last week, down 8,000 from the previous week's 215K, even more from the consensus estimate 224K.

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Mark Vickery

Housing Starts/Permits Disappoint; MS, USB and ABT Beat

Morgan Stanley, U.S. Bank and Abbott all beat expectations, but new Housing Starts and Permits numbers were far below expectations.

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Mark Vickery

Goldman Beats in Blankfein's Final Quarter

Goldman Sachs (GS) CEO and Chairman Lloyd Blankfein announced his replacement this morning as the company he's run for the past 12 years easily beat earnings and revenue projections in its Q2 report.

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Mark Vickery

Q2 Earnings, Retail Sales & Empire State Beat: BAC, BLK & More

Both Bank of America (BAC) and BlackRock (BLK) outperformed expectations on both its top and bottom lines for Q2.

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Mark Vickery

Diving into Q2 Earnings Season: JPM, WFC, C and PNC

Q2 earnings season is finally upon us with this morning's influx of major Wall Street banks reporting results, including JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Citigroup (C) and Wells Fargo (WFC).

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Mark Vickery

Positive News for CPI, Jobless Claims and Delta (DAL)

CPI headline of +0.1% is a tick below expectations, but +0.2% when we strip out volatile food & energy costs.

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Mark Vickery

Dawn of a New Q2 Earnings Season

We???re still pretty quiet here on the Western front, awaiting the deluge of Q2 earnings results that begins with the spigot opening for big banks ??? JPMorgan (JPM), Citigroup (C) and Wells Fargo (WFC) among them.

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Mark Vickery

What's Sparking Market Futures? Big Q2 Results

There is a bright, shining beacon markets appear to be attracted to currently: Q2 earnings season.

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Mark Vickery

Stock Futures Up Amid Global Questions

It would seem there is some hopefulness that the NATO summit in Brussels will usher some agreement among participants about the burgeoning global trade war.

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Mark Vickery

June Jobs/Unemployment Both Up: 213K & 4.0%

Upward revisions to the past 2 months and growing labor force participation -- are we at the peak of the mountaintop?

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Mark Vickery

Jobs Data Misses, but Remains Strong

A total of 177K private-sector jobs for the month of June was below the 185K consensus estimate, but the upward revision to May's numbers more than made up the difference.

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Mark Vickery

Stock Indexes Rally into the Holiday

What, besides good feeling (and lower volume) going into Independence Day, could be responsible for this near-term rebound?

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Mark Vickery

Trade War Rhetoric Heats Up

We "celebrate" Independence Day week, not to mention the first trading day of the second half of the calendar year, re-stoking the fires of a global trade war.

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Mark Vickery

Deutsche Bank Fails Stress Test, Plus New Income/Spending Results

The domestic wing of Deutsche Bank (DB) was the only bank to fail the test, with the Fed citing ???widespread critical deficiencies??? in capital planning controls.

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Mark Vickery

Walgreens Stumbles onto Dow, Futures Down

We see negative sentiment for Walgreens based on news this morning that Amazon (AMZN) is buying its way into the retail pharma space.

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Mark Vickery

Recent Past Looks Great, but Looking Forward... ?

While we do see very healthy economic reads pretty much across the board both here at home and around the world, consumers expect a tougher row to hoe in future months.

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Mark Vickery

GE Leaves Dow, Trades Up 6.5%; Plus Housing News

General Electric is trading up higher than 6.5% in today's pre-market on new headlines that the long-beleaguered firm will be spinning off its healthcare business and exiting its position on oil & gas company Baker Hughes.

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Mark Vickery

Next Episode in U.S.-China Trade Tariffs: HOG & More

With targeted tariffs on American-made motorcycles, Milwaukee, WI-based Harley-Davidson (HOG) foresees costs from these tariffs amounting to $100 million a year.

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Mark Vickery

OPEC Decides to Increase Oil Production 600K bbl/d

OPEC has just reached a decision to increase output of oil barrels per day -- 1 million on the headline, but actually closer to 600K per day of "real" barrel output.

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Mark Vickery

Return to Earnings Island: MU, KR, DRI

As far as our corporate earnings calendars are concerned, this is the week each quarter that stands as an outlier ??? in between two big earnings seasons.

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Disney (DIS) Ups Bid for Fox (FOXA) Assets: $38 per Share

Reports are the offer would split the payout 50/50 between cash and stock. This outbids Comcast's (CMCSA) offer last week to pay $35 per share for Fox assets, all cash.

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Mark Vickery

Global Markets Internalize U.S./China Trade Friction

President Trump decided to impose fresh new tariffs on $200 billion worth of additional Chinese goods at 10%, sending global markets into a tailspin.

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Mark Vickery

Why Are Small-Caps Outperforming Large-Caps?

The contagion of global headwinds is much less likely to affect small-cap stocks, especially in the near-term.

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U.S. Economy in Peak Condition, but Here Come the Tariffs

We woke up this morning with futures down triple-digits from yesterday. The reason? The Chinese tariff feud is on.

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