Apple Today 4/10/2017 (AAPL)seymour_greenz April 10th 2017 11:42:50 AM
Welcome back. S&P Futures are up 2 with +2 Fair Value, NASDAQ Futures are up 3 with +6 Fair Value and Dow Futures are up 13 as we begin a short and hopefully sweet week on a relatively positive note - all things considered. Oil continues to rise towards $56 on Libyan field shutdown and Syria events. Techwise, the Labor Department accuses Google of underpaying women and Bitcoin is holding above the 1,200-line, seeing prices as high as 1,220 this morning.
This morning's Economic Calendar includes: Labor market condition index and PM TD Ameritrade IMX followed by Results of $24B, 3-Year Note Auction and a speech from Janet Yellen this afternoon.
Futures were up solidly in early morning, then withered into negative territory at 6am, putting in a bottom and bouncing shortly after and are again in the green as we approach the open.
Asian markets ended mixed. China dropped 0.52%, Hong Kong went down 0.02% and Japan gained 0.71%. European markets are down. The UK is down 0.05%, Germany is down 0.14% and France is leading the decline, down 0.48%.
Commodities are mixed this morning. Oil is up 1.17%, natural gas is up 0.52% and gold is down 0.60%. Unleaded gas is up 0.49% and heating oil is up 0.74%. Metals are down. Meats are mostly down. Cotton, corn, wheat and soybeans are up while cocoa and coffee are down.
Oil continues to rise towards $56 on Libyan field shutdown and Syria events.
Tomorrow morning before the open, Bank of the Ozarks (OZRK) is expected to report.
A leading Bearish UAL trade strategy is: When the 34-day Smoothed Stochastics is Bullish, daily bars.
AAPL had a recently rare weak week... ending down 0.22% on low volume. On Monday, AAPL floated on the mid-143 line, ending up 0.03% on low volume. On Tuesday, AAPL branched up to the upper-144 area, ending up 0.74% on low volume. On Wednesday, The AAPL mountain peaked at mid-145, ending down 0.52% on moderate volume. On Thursday, AAPL looked back down the tracks at 145 from 143, ending down 0.25% on lower than average volume.
On Friday, AAPL ended OPEX down 0.22% on very light volume. AAPL opened at 143.66 and quickly made a dash for 144, hitting an intra-day high of 144.18 at 9:38am on relatively strong volume before slipping sharply to the low-143 area on moderate volume. AAPL swiftly bounced back to green and recovered 144 by 10:40am on moderate volume. AAPL dipped again ahead of lunchtime on low volume and then touched 144 just before 1pm on low volume before slipping drastically to an intra-day low of 143.28 on low volume, stepping up the volume into the close. AAPL ended the day down 32 cents at 143.34 and gained 9 more cents in after-hours to 143.43.
This morning in pre-market, AAPL opened higher in conjunction with Futures and hit a pre-market high of 143.95 early before settling in the mid-143 area as Piper Jaffray maintained AAPL coverage with Overweight and a Target of $155. AAPL is currently up 19 cents at 143.53 as we approach the open.
Classic max-pain is 141.
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Today's Economic Calendar:
10:00 Labor market condition index
12:30 PM TD Ameritrade IMX
1:00 PM Results of $24B, 3-Year Note Auction
4:10 PM Janet Yellen speech
Notable earnings this afternoon after the bell: MTSC, SEAC, LAYN, SLP, STRM, OSN
And tomorrow before the open: CCNI, *OZRK*