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Apple Today 3/10/2017 OPEX (AAPL)

seymour_greenz • March 10th 2017 11:23:56 AM

Good Morning,

S&P Futures are up 10 with +11 Fair Value, NASDAQ Futures are up 18 with +19 Fair Value and Dow Futures are up 74 as we reach another March Friday OPEX and all eyes are pouring over the hot-off-the-presses February jobs report and its rate raising implications. One way or another, today may be Bitcoin's big day as investors are on the edges of their collective seats waiting for the pending SEC decision on a Bitcoin ETF that could help Bitcoin's quest for ubiquity. Oil bounced 0.6% on Friday to trade in the mid-49 area despite concerns that an OPEC production cut may not be enough to counteract excess market supply.

This morning's Economic Calendar includes: Non-farm payrolls followed by Baker-Hughes Rig Count and Treasury Budget this afternoon.

There are no clear-cut earnings winners however Vericel Corporation (VCEL) seems likely to take this spot on the open. On the other hand, VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY) is down over 0.5%.

Futures were up in early morning, peaked just after 4am and are off the highs as we approach the open.

Asian markets ended mostly up. China went down 0.12%, Hong Kong went up 0.29% and Japan gained 1.48%. European markets are up. Germany is up 0.57%, France is up 0.68% and the UK is leading the advance, up 0.74%.

Commodities are mixed this morning. Oil is down 1.33%, natural gas is up 1.01% and gold is down 0.42%. Unleaded gas is up 0.53% and heating oil is down 1.44%. Metals are mixed, gold and silver are down while copper and platinum are up. Meats are mixed. Cocoa and coffee are up while cotton, corn, wheat and soybeans are down.

Stocks rise as investors cheer robust jobs data showing 235,000 jobs added. Steady US job growth sets stage for Fed to raise interest rates. VW pleads guilty in US court in diesel emissions scandal.

VeriFone Systems, Inc. (PAY) reported a Q1 loss yesterday afternoon with adjusted earnings of 21 cents per share and is down over 0.5%

Vericel Corporation (VCEL) announced positive Q4 results this morning and has yet to react.

This afternoon after the bell, look out for earnings from Liquidmetal Technologies, Inc. (LQMT).

On Monday morning before the open, Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (TACO) is expected to report.

A leading Bullish BAC swing trade strategy is: When MACD experiences a Bullish crossover with settings of Fast 18, Slow 27 and Signal 7, daily bars.

AAPL bobbed on the mid-138 line yesterday, ending down 0.25% on very low volume. AAPL opened at 138.74 to high volume and got quite a sharp tug down to an intra-day low of 137.05 at 9:36am on heavy volume before bouncing back to the mid-138 area and setting an intra-day high of 138.76 at 11:20am ahead of the lunch bell on low volume. After lunch, AAPL dipped back below 138 on low volume and bounced back to the mid-138 area again on low volume. AAPL ended the day down 35 cents at 138.65 and gained 20 cents in after-hours to 138.85.

This morning in pre-market, AAPL opened higher in conjunction with Futures as news surfaced that AAPL short interest grew by 3.4 million shares. AAPL is currently up 58 cents at 139.26 as we approach the open.

Classic max-pain is 138. Today is OPEX. Have a good weekend with your friends and family.


Stocks rise as investors cheer robust jobs data showing 235,000 jobs added:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-stocks-idUSKBN16H1I8

Steady US job growth sets stage for Fed to raise interest rates:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/10/business/economy/february-unemployment-jobs-report.html

VW pleads guilty in US court in diesel emissions scandal:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-volkswagen-emissions-idUSKBN16H1W4?il=0

Back up your iPhone and iPad before upgrading to iOS 10.3:
http://www.zdnet.com/article/heres-why-you-must-back-up-your-iphone-and-ipad-before-upgrading-to-ios-10-3/

Facebook Messenger Day is the newest Snapchat clone:
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/facebook-messenger-day-how-to-use-the-newest-snapchat-clone/

Along with Snapchat clones, the Zuckerbergs also keep multiplying:
https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/09/mark-zuckerberg-and-priscilla-chan-are-expecting-another-baby-girl/

Twitter testing new profile features:
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/201003/20170310/twitter-testing-new-feature-that-can-warn-you-of-sensitive-content-in-your-profile.htm

Stephen Hawking calls for "world government" to stop robot uprising:
https://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0309/Stephen-Hawking-calls-for-world-government-to-stop-robot-uprising

Physicists have created an "impossible" state of matter that could power quantum computers:
https://qz.com/928609/physicists-have-created-an-impossible-state-of-matter-that-could-power-quantum-computers/

Harvard scientists theorize that fast radio bursts come from alien space travel:
http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/a25609/fast-radio-bursts-alien-space-travel/

Is that a planet or a Pan-fried ravioli?
http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/09/us/saturn-moon-pan-trnd/

Was last month's spring-like warmth a product of climate change?
http://www.salon.com/2017/03/10/februarys-warmth-brought-to-you-by-climate-change_partner/

Transport and agriculture sectors "should cut emissions":
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39220948

Scientists closer to creating a fully synthetic yeast genome:
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/09/518990577/scientists-closer-to-creating-a-fully-synthetic-yeast-genome

Raw milk cheese linked to two listeria deaths in US:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39229635

Strawberries and these other foods have the most pesticides:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/03/10/strawberries-and-these-other-foods-have-most-pesticides/98966374/

Cancer pill can keep leukemia patients alive for more than 10 years:
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/200977/20170309/cancer-pill-can-keep-leukemia-patients-alive-for-more-than-10-years.htm

World's heaviest woman "smiling again" after weight reduction surgery:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/10/health/worlds-heaviest-woman-surgery-success/

You can become a super memorizer:
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/03/08/518815297/maybe-you-too-could-become-a-super-memorizer

Want to live longer? Start by eating nuts and seeds:
http://www.techtimes.com/articles/201118/20170310/what-to-eat-to-live-longer-start-with-nuts-and-seeds.htm

Let's all try to be as kind as this toddler:
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/sheryl-blanksby-instagram-mother-video-son-comfort-four-month-old-terminal-cancer-comfort-william-a7622311.html


Today's Economic Calendar:
8:30 Non-farm payrolls
1:00 PM Baker-Hughes Rig Count
2:00 PM Treasury Budget


Notable earnings this afternoon after the bell: HNRG, *LQMT*

And on Monday before the open: LEJU, TTCNF, LCUT, NERV, ARLZ, *TACO*, PAR, HLTH, GNRT, ADAP

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