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05Feb2016 Market Close: US Markets Closed Down, DOW Off 212 Points, Spooz Off 1.9%, Crude Settles At 31, Markets At A Directional Cross Road

Written by Gary

US major averages moved off the 'triple' support in the last hour of trading, but the volume level just didn't build any confidence that Monday was going to be an up session. It appears we are going to have much of the same on Monday, sideways trading, as we witnessed in the late afternoon Friday session.

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05Feb2016 Market Update: Wall Street Falls Sharply After Opening, Tech Stocks In The Red, WTI Remains Steady At The Mid 31 Level

Written by Gary

US markets opened lower as expected and swiftly headed south after jobs growth slows, unemployment rate at eight-year low and appeared to keep alive the prospect of a Fed rate hike this year. Tech stocks sold off heavily and LinkedIn Corp's shares plunged as much as 43 percent this morning, wiping out nearly $11 billion of market value. Short-term indicators are neutral.

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05Feb2016 Pre-Market Commentary: Unusual Volatile Pre-Market Trading Sending Futures Sliding, Expect Markets To Open Lower

Written by Gary

U.S. stock future indexes fell this morning after data showed the American economy created fewer jobs than expected in January. Traders in interest rate markets have essentially priced out the chance of a rate hike in 2016 and the 10-year Treasury yield has fallen all the way to 1.85%. Gold is poised for its largest weekly gain in a month with a 3% jump for the week. The strength of the metal is attributed to a weaker U.S. dollar and fading expectations for U.S. rate hikes.

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04Feb2016 Market Close: US Markets Closed Fractionally Higher In An Unsettled Global Financial Rut, Investors Worried About Market Direction

Written by Gary

US markets closed up nicely with the DOW gaining 80 points in the green. The Spooz closed up 0.1% while the $NDX closed down 0.1%. Brent crude settled in the mid 34's, US dollar stops fall at support.

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04Feb2016 Market Update: Mr. Market Having Trouble Figuring Where He Should Be As WTI Crude Falls Almost Two Dollars

Written by Gary

US markets have prompted a new reality show, 'As The Markets Swings'. Today's averages opened lower, jumped into the green, slumped back into the red and now at the noon hour back into the green. WTI crude hit the mid 32's and quickly 'crashed' to the high 31's with the markets following closely. Even the traders are scratching their heads today.

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04Feb2016 Pre-Market Commentary: Futures Fractionally In The Red, Crude Slips And The US Dollar Is Headed South Looking For Support

Written by Gary

US stock future indexes are down, but seem to be seeking a new water-level and unsure where they should be at the opening. Crude slid fractionally, but is currently melting higher while in the low 32's and the US dollar is still loosing ground, currently in the mid 96's and falling. US markets are poised to open in the red and then climb into the green - but for how long is the question?

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03Feb2016 Market Close: US Markets Close Higher, WTI Crude Surges To Mid 32's, US Dollar Falls To Low 97's, Global Growth Remains A Big Concern

Written by Gary

U.S. averages turned higher in a mild volatile session today with the Dow rallying over one percentage point as energy shares jumped with crude prices and financial shares cut losses to trade flat. The US dollar fell against the euro today, as investors sold the greenback amid falling interest rates in the U.S. and continued nervousness about global growth. The small caps remained in the red, down a half percentage point.

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03Feb2016 Market Update: US Major Averages Slip, Small Cap Fall 1.5%, Crude Gains 5%, Short-Term Indicators Bearish

Written by Gary

U.S. major indexes slipped after opening in the green and turned negative today after this mornings financial reporting showed that the economy's service sector expanded at a slower-than-expected rate, to a near two-year low in January.

Oil rose 5 percent today after investors took advantage of a drop in the U.S. dollar, despite weekly data showing a large rise in U.S. inventory.

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03Feb2016 Pre-Market Commentary: US Futures Trending Up, Short-Term Indicators Bearish, Session Direction Unsure Complementing Investors Feelings

Written by Gary

Asian and European markets are down, but the US stock future indexes are showing some life in the pre-market arena. This one of those sessions where volatility and uncertainty could move the averages in either direction. The markets are expected to open fractionally higher.

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