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Ahead of Wall Street: Archive

Mark Vickery

Q3 Earnings Stay (Mostly) Strong, Plus Housing Data

With new Housing Starts, Building Permits and Mortgage Application data, we continue to collect new Q3 earnings results, particularly from UAL, ABT and USB.

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Q3 Earnings Results Impress: GS, MS, UNH & More

Q3 earnings reports are hitting the tape fast and furious at this hour. We will take this opportunity to summarize a handful of them.

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Retail Sales Up but Tepid, Plus BAC Earnings

Weaker-than-expected Retail Sales numbers for September, with a headline of +0.1% growth, was well beneath the +0.7% analysts had been looking for.

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Q3 Earnings Reports to the Rescue: JPM, C, WFC

With big banks bringing forth their quarterly results, we no longer need concern ourselves with 3.2% on the 10-year t-bill.

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Until Further Notice, It's Profit-Taking

Economists tend to see current realities as deserving of higher rates, as they serve to absorb inflation from hitting the market too hard, too quickly.

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Hurricane Michael, PPI & Weak Mortgage Apps Grab Headlines

Should this storm strike with its current 145-mph winds, it will be the strongest hurricane to hit the Florida panhandle in recorded history.

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On Booking Profits and "Known Unknowns"

Ahead of today's market open, futures are once again down -- now for the fourth consecutive day.

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Chinese Markets Lose Billions Overnight, Plus Q3 Preview

Although explanations for a pullback in Chinese markets are immediate and plentiful, they are still worth keeping an eye on this week.

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Jobs 134K, Unemployment 3.7%: When "Bad News" Is Good

134K new jobs were created last month, far lower than the 160-190K analysts were expecting, while the Unemployment Rate fell to a 49-year low at 3.7%.

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Behold the Bulletproof Economy

If ADP's positive surprise is to be considered, we may see better-than-anticipated numbers. This would further the "bulletproof economy" narrative.

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ADP Reports Historic Jobs Growth Continues; Plus GM, HMC Deal

230K new jobs were created (non-government) in the month of September, way up from the 185K estimated by analysts.

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Markets Take a Break Before New Jobs Numbers

Tomorrow we get the ADP (ADP) private-sector payroll totals for the month of September, followed on Friday with the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) jobs numbers.

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New Quarter, New Positive Outlook -- Plus TSLA, GE

The Dow especially looks to be breathing a big sigh of relief, and sending the index up toward new all-time highs to kick off the new quarter.

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Musk Stays in Hot Water with SEC, PCE Mostly In-Line

Moments before the Tesla founder and the SEC were about to sign an agreement, he suddenly grew defiant at the last moment and refused to sign.

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Oasis of Economic Data, Plus BBBY Sells Off

Jobless Claims, Durable Goods orders, revised Q2 GDP and a new Trade Balance all fortify forward-looking market perspectives.

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Powell Speaks Today, Rate Hike Baked In

Interest rate hikes -- of which this will be the third so far in 2018 -- do not historically have much sway on the market.

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Instagram Co-Founders Leaving Facebook

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, whose Instagram company has provided the growth engine for Facebook of late, have chosen to leave the company.

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The Return of Merger Monday: CMCSA, SIRI, P & More

Two deals this morning allow us to bring back the term "Merger Monday" once again.

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How Much Longer for the Goldilocks Market?

Investors who've been around the block a few times tend to look for something around the corner that threatens to stick a pin in this ever-expanding balloon.

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Jobless Claims Lowest Since Butch & Sundance: 201K

Initial Jobless Claims reached a near-49-year low to 201K -- down another 3000 claims from the previous week's slightly upwardly revised 204K and 213K from the previous week.

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Econ Data Feeds Fed Meeting Next Week

New economic data crosses the tape. These findings will be of particular importance to Fed members who reconvene next week to decide on new interest rate policy.

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Are We Still Not Calling It a "Trade War"?

An additional 10% tariff is set to hit $200 billion of Chinese goods coming into the U.S. starting Monday, and $60 billion in U.S. goods will now be taxed coming into China.

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Return to Earnings Island: ORCL, FDX, GIS & MU

Between main earnings seasons, we see a few key leaders in their respective industries posting results this week.

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Retail Sales, Import Prices & Industrial Production Mixed

All of this will be grist for the mill when the Fed reconvenes next week to decide on interest rate policy.

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Jobless Claims Headed to Sub-200K

204K initial claims are the lowest since Elvis Presley was still fitting tight leather suits.

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