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Apple Today - 1/25/2016 (AAPL)

seymour_greenz • January 25th 2016 10:10:56 AM

Good Morning,

NASDAQ Futures are down 13 with -16 Fair Value, Dow Futures are down 51 to start off the last week of January 2016. Futures were slightly green early morning and worsened after 2am though off the 4am lows.

Asian markets closed up today. China gained 0.75%, Hong Kong was up 1.36% and Japan up 0.90%. European markets are down today. The UK is currently down 0.34%, Germany is down 0.36% and France is down 0.43%.

Commodities are mixed this morning. Oil is down 3.45%, natural gas is down 1.12% and gold is up 0.84%. Unleaded gas is down 1.28% and heating oil is down 2.04%. Metals are up. Meat is up. Cotton and wheat are up. Cocoa, coffee, corn, soybeans are down.

The price of oil is dropping again, putting pressure on Futures and European markets.

Earnings season really heats up this week. This afternoon after the bell, look for earnings from Crane (CR) and Rambus (RMBS). Tomorrow before the open, Coach (COH), DuPont (DD), Corning (GLW), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Janus Capital Group (JNS), Lockheed Martin (LMT), 3M (MMM), The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) and Sprint (S) are expected to report.


AAPL had a solid bounce of a week, ending up 3.58% with an "over the moon" day on Friday, up 5.32% on OPEX. AAPL started the short week out at 98 on Tuesday and dipped below 94 early Wednesday only to bounce back quickly to 98 before heading towards the 96-range on Thursday. Friday sparked a rally where AAPL gapped up 2 points on high volume, siezed 100 and kept going past 101, up a total of 5.12 to 101.42. AAPL continued to gain in after-hours, up 56 more cents to 101.98.

This morning in pre-market, AAPL opened up near where intra-day left off on Friday and gravitated towards 102 in the early morning before eventually descending towards 101 under the pressure of worsening Futures.AAPL is currently down 42 cents at 101.


Classic max-pain is 99.


Oil tumbles 3%:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets-idUSKCN0V2139

Russian economy shrinks most since 2009 as oil prices sink:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-25/russian-economy-shrinks-most-since-2009-as-oil-prices-plunge

Saudis to maintain spending, China diesel use falls:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-25/oil-swings-near-32-after-biggest-two-day-rally-in-seven-years

Johnson Controls and Tyco to merge and based in Ireland:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-tyco-m-a-johnson-controls-idUSKCN0V31E8

McMuffin boosts McDonald's sales:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-25/mcdonald-s-growth-surges-after-all-day-breakfast-boosts-sales
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/The-Bite/2016/0124/How-menu-changes-have-shifted-McDonald-s-fortunes

The Twitter exodus:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/3025919/internet/twitter-may-see-reshuffle-in-top-management-add-board-members.html

Apple's cute new little iPhone leaked again in new photo:
http://appleinsider.com/articles/16/01/25/apples-rumored-4-iphone-update-purportedly-leaked-again-in-new-photo

Alphabet closing the gap with Apple?
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/127194/20160125/alphabet-closes-the-gap-between-apple-could-soon-become-the-most-valuable-company-in-the-world.htm

Google to face UK grilling:
http://in.reuters.com/article/google-britain-taxation-idINKCN0V30TN

Facebook is building a 2nd European data center:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/facebook-is-building-a-second-european-data-center/

Samsung opening VR production studio in NY:
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2498343,00.asp

Hilton announces new affordable hotel brand, Tru:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/hotels/2016/01/25/hilton-tru-new-hotel-brand/79185810/

Daimler CEO says Apple, Google making progress on car:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-daimler-tech-talks-idUSKCN0V20BU

Watch a robot solve a Rubik's Cube in barely 1 second:
http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/robots/a19105/worlds-fastest-rubiks-cube-robot-one-second/

Skynet on the horizon:
http://news.discovery.com/tech/robotics/terminator-type-robots-would-be-mistake-scientists-160122.htm

Are floating bonsai trees a good idea?
http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/25/10825916/magnetic-floating-bonsai-trees-kickstarter

What are zebra stripes for?
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/zebra-stripes-are-not-for-camouflage-scientists-confirm-a6832201.html

What the humble Namib Desert beetle teaches us about frost prevention:
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0123/How-the-Namib-Desert-beetle-could-help-stop-frost-on-airplanes

More Venus Flytrap math:
http://www.livescience.com/53462-venus-flytraps-count.html

Of carbon pricing and climate change:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/25/opinion/carbon-pricing-and-climate-change.html

Documentary about NASA Challenger disaster airs tonight as 30th anniversary approaches:
http://www.space.com/31715-space-shuttle-challenger-disaster-documentary.html

East Coast blizzard from space:
http://www.cnet.com/news/the-crazy-east-coast-blizzard-looks-just-as-dramatic-from-space/

Global warming:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-temperatures-idUSKCN0V310E

Scientists get close to the Black Death’s inception:
http://www.beacontranscript.com/scientists-get-close-to-the-black-deaths-inception/4839/

Zika virus expected to spread:
http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/25/health/who-zika-virus-americas/

Thailand quarantines 32 on 2nd MERS case:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-mers-idUSKCN0V31HQ

The UK and Gates pledge to invest $4.3 billion to fight malaria:
http://www.newsweek.com/uk-and-bill-gates-pledge-43-billion-fight-malaria-419070

Childhood obesity described as "exploding nightmare":
http://www.voanews.com/content/mht-childhood-obesity-an-exploding-nightmare-who/3161449.html

Teen wakes from heart transplant surgery:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/teen-heart-transplant-surgery-video_us_56a5d152e4b0d8cc109a9226

More people under 50 getting colon cancer:
http://health.usnews.com/health-news/articles/2016-01-25/more-people-under-50-getting-colon-cancer-analysis-finds

The Fitbit report:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/heart-rate-failure-lawsuit-filed-against-fitbit-consumer-reports-offers-limited-test-results/


Today's Economic Calendar:
10:30 Dallas Fed Manufacturing Survey


Notable earnings after today's close: ASH, BBCN, BHLB, BOXC, BRO, BXS, CHFC, *CR*, CVTI, ELS, FCB, GGG, HTLF, JJSF, MBTF, PKG, RLI, *RMBS*, SANM, SFBS, STLD, SWFT, TESS, WIBC

And tomorrow before the open: ZION, AHGP, AKS, ARLP, ATI, AUDC, AVX, BPOP, *COH*, DD, DHR, DOV, FBC, FCX, FMER, GK, *GLW*, GWW, HAFC, IIVI, ISCA, *JNJ*, *JNS*, *LMT*, *MMM*, MNRO, NORD, PCH, *PG*, PH, PHG, PII, PLD, *S*, SIEGY, STBA, WAT

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