Soft commodities welcomed the New Year with new multi-year highs. Raw Sugar ICE futures for March delivery rallied to a 29-year high on Tuesday, and traded at an intraday high of 29.8 cents/lbs, its highest level since January 1981, as it has further extended its rally in a market in which prices rose 128% last year.
Stocks advanced Monday, with the Nasdaq closing at a new 15-month high, after upgrades on Alcoa and Intel and as the Senate health-care bill advanced.
What follows is a look at stocks in the S&P 500 displaying unusual volume in today's trading session.
Stocks advanced Monday following upgrades on Alcoa and Intel and as the Senate health-care bill advanced.
Stocks advanced Monday following upgrades on Alcoa and Intel and a big health-care deal. Plus, the dollar declined.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Monday, Dec. 21.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wall Street Monday, as we begin the first of two consecutive holiday-shortened trading weeks.
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Kraft’s third quarter profits beat Wall Street expectations, but the company posted weaker-than-expected revenue and cut its full-year sales forecast on Tuesday. Timothy Ramey, vice president and senior research analyst at D.A. Davidson & Co. shared his analysis on the firm’s earnings.
Stocks have given up all of yesterday’s strong gains now. The markets drifted lower into the early afternoon as the dollar flirted with its own session highs. Then, as the S&P 500 fell below its Wednesday close of 1,042 (which was a 3-week low), the markets took another move lower. A notable increase in volume of the S&P 500 SPDRs was also seen by traders as the S&P fell below this support level.
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Thursday's economic reports should paint a fairly current picture of the state of manufacturing, housing, and the consumer, all key pillars of the economy.
Traders are looking straight past quarter end to the September jobs report at the end of the week.
Wall Street will quickly shift its focus to corporate earnings news once the books are closed on the third quarter this week.
October could bring some rock and roll back to the stock market. "It's been a good run so far, so we should expect some kind of turbulence," said J.P. Morgan chief equities strategist Thomas Lee.
The challenge for markets Thursday will be whether weekly jobless claims and existing homes sales confirm the Fed's view that the economy and housing are getting better.
Key events and data to look out for on Thursday.