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Apple Today - 12/31/2015 NYE (AAPL)

seymour_greenz • December 31st 2015 09:50:20 AM

Good Morning,

NASDAQ Futures are down 12 with -11 Fair Value, Dow Futures are down 43 on this last day of 2015. Futures were in the green earlier and took a dip after 6am. There are a number of economic metrics due today, including jobless claims and natural gas inventory.

Asian markets closed mixed. China dropped 0.94%, Hong Kong gained 0.15% and Japan gained 0.27%. European markets ended in the red with Germany leading the decline, down 1.08%, France lost 0.86% and the UK dropped 0.51%.

Commodities are mixed this morning. Oil is currently down 0.82%, natural gas is up 6.50% and gold is down 0.15%. Unleaded gas is down 0.54%. Energy is down except natural gas, metals are down and meat is up. Coffee, corn and soybeans are down, wheat is up, cocoa and cotton are flat.

US jobless claims increased to their highest level since July while pending sales of US existing homes unexpectedly decrease.

AAPL had a disappointing selloff yesterday after Tuesday's impressive rally, losing much of the previous day's gains and dropping 1.31%. AAPL seemed to be holding on to the mid-108 area in pre-market and opened at 108.58 on moderate volume. Briefly touching 108.70, AAPL quickly spilled down to 107.5 within 30 minutes on moderate volume and reached a low of 107.18 less than a half-hour later on more moderate volume before bouncing back towards the upper-107 area on low volume and making an attempt at reclaiming 108 shortly after 11am. AAPL stalled in the upper-107 area for the rest of the afternoon and later struggled to hold 107.5 near the intra-day close, dropping 50 cents in the last hour. By the bell, AAPL lost 1.42 to close at 107.32. AAPL recovered 22 cents in after-hours to close at 107.54.

This morning in pre-market, AAPL picked up near 107.5 and peaked at 107.68 on low volume in conjunction with green Futures before selling off towards 107 on moderate volume as Futures worsened. AAPL is currently down 26 cents at 107.06.


Classic max-pain is 108. The market is closed tomorrow for the start of the new year. Have a happy and healthy day with your friends and family.


Oil weighs on 2015 market as S&P 500 clings to gain:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-stocks-idUSKBN0UD12J20151230

US jobless claims increase to highest level since July:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-31/jobless-claims-in-u-s-jump-to-highest-level-since-july

Pending sales of US existing homes unexpectedly decrease:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-30/pending-sales-of-u-s-existing-homes-unexpectedly-decrease

European shares to end 2015 with gains:
http://in.reuters.com/article/europe-stocks-idINL8N14K0GX20151231

Puerto Rico to default on $37 million payment tomorrow?
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-30/puerto-rico-to-default-on-debt-on-some-bond-payments-due-jan-1

US preparing missile sanctions against Iran:
http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/30/politics/iran-sanctions-ballistic-missiles/

Tips to avoid Uber surge pricing tonight:
http://time.com/money/4162133/avoid-uber-surge-pricing/

Catch up from yesterday:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/12/30/icahn-wins-bidding-war-for-pep-boys/n1CoKVRoEHuZjiR3Vagl0J/story.html

China Internet stocks in 2016:
http://www.barrons.com/articles/bigger-is-better-for-china-internet-stocks-in-2016-1451529218

Toys "R" Us closes iconic Times Square store... is Bezos to blame?
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/31/nyregion/days-after-christmas-toys-r-us-closes-in-times-square.html

Web attack knocks BBC websites offline:
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-35204915

Apple trounces Samsung in the UK in 2015:
http://www.digitalspy.com/tech/apple/news/a778469/apple-trounces-samsung-in-the-uk-as-iphones-dominate-the-bestsellers-list-for-2015/

iPhone 7 rumors:
http://www.computerworld.com/article/3018700/apple-ios/iphone-7-rumors-apple-waterproof-stripe-release-date-itbwcw.html

iPhone getting a new screen?
http://www.cnet.com/au/news/will-the-iphone-have-a-new-oled-screen/

Microsoft will inform users of state surveillance, account hacking:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-pledges-to-inform-users-of-state-surveillance-account-hacking/

Microsoft mulling Apple TV competitor, a slim Xbox One:
http://appleinsider.com/articles/15/12/30/microsoft-mulling-apple-tv-competitor-in-slimmed-down-xbox-one-report-says

Microsoft’s new Selfie app:
http://venturebeat.com/2015/12/30/microsofts-new-photo-app-lets-you-edit-your-selfies-like-a-professional/

Facebook must face shareholder class actions over IPO:
http://venturebeat.com/2015/12/30/facebook-must-face-shareholder-class-actions-over-ipo/

Oculus Rift including "Lucky's Tale" game:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2497252,00.asp

Debian Linux founder Ian Murdock dead at 42, cause unknown:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/debian-linux-founder-ian-murdock-dies-at-42-cause-unknown/

Tesla killer?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3379382/Faraday-Future-teases-Tesla-killer-Mysterious-Chinese-backed-firm-provides-glimpse-electric-car.html

Prepare for VR:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/predictions/technology/12053263/virtual-reality-technologies-in-2016.html

More on "Nadine":
http://www.forbes.com/sites/federicoguerrini/2015/12/31/rise-of-the-social-robots-ntu-singapore-unveils-nadine-the-chatty-receptionist/

Watch 6 decades of space junk engulf the Earth:
http://www.cnet.com/au/news/watch-six-decades-of-space-junk-engulf-the-earth-in-one-minute/

Space fuel:
http://thespacereporter.com/2015/12/fuel-needed-outer-solar-system-missions-produced-first-time-30-years/

Northern lights "NYE show" may be visible tonight:
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/national-international/Northern-Lights-Solar-Eruption-Might-Be-Visible-in-Bay-Area-363844011.html

The risk of home births:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/31/health/as-home-births-grow-in-us-a-new-study-examines-the-risks.html

E-cigarettes:
http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/31/health/where-we-stand-now-e-cigarettes/

Dog gets 3D printed legs:
http://nymag.com/thecut/2015/12/dog-gets-crazy-straws-for-legs.html

Can vitamin D fight multiple sclerosis?
http://www.webmd.com/multiple-sclerosis/news/20151230/could-high-dose-vitamin-d-help-fight-multiple-sclerosis

Is your baby hungry or sleepy? This app knows:
http://www.parentherald.com/articles/14661/20151231/baby-hungry-pain-sleepy-theres-app.htm


Today's Economic Calendar:
8:30 Initial Jobless Claims
9:45 Chicago PMI
9:45 Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index
10:30 EIA Natural Gas Inventory
1:00 PM Baker-Hughes Rig Count
4:30 PM Money Supply
4:30 PM Fed Balance Sheet

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