10/01 The Dow’s dive took out this key chart level

Administrator - Wednesday, 1 October 2014 06:07

The Dow’s dive took out this key chart level
Blue-chip gauge breaks 50-day moving average

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NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Wednesday’s steep drop has resulted in the Dow Jones Industrial Average knifing through a level that many chart watchers track closely.
The Dow DJIA, -1.28% has undercut its 50-day moving average, and it is on pace to close under that level for the first time since mid-August.
The blue-chip index is in a way following the lead of the S&P 500 SPX, -1.21% and Nasdaq COMP, -1.50% Those other two indexes closed below their 50-day lines for the first time since August last week. And the small-cap Russell 2000 RUT, -1.66% in late September saw its 50-day average cross below the 200-day moving average, a technical formation known as a “death cross.” On Wednesday, the Russell hit “correction” territory, slipping more than 10% below its March closing high.

The S&P 500, Dow and Nasdaq on Wednesday are on track to finish at levels last seen in mid-August.


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Gold begins fourth quarter on a strong note
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold started the fourth quarter on a strong note Wednesday as investors dumped riskier assets like stocks for the safety of gold.
Gold for December GCZ4, +0.35% gained $3.90, or 0.3%, to settle $1,215.50 an ounce. December silver SIZ4, +0.98% rose 10 cents, or 0.6%, to $17.48 an ounce.


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Triple-digit drop for Dow as global worries hit stocks
U.S. stocks declined sharply on Wednesday, following the S&P 500’s seventh quarterly gain, as investors fretted global concerns and weighed a report on U.S. manufacturing in September.

“In the here and now, there are too many global-macro concerns for investors to have confidence,” said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities, listing worries about ISIS, Ukraine and Russia, the slowdown in China “and ebola, which is causing things like airline stocks to go down.”


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U.S. stocks skid; manufacturing slows down
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock investors continued their selling ways this week, pushing prices lower in early trading. Wednesday’s slide stemmed from upbeat employment and manufacturing data for September, which although points to positive momentum for the U.S. economy, continued to fuel worries that the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates sooner than later.

Private employers added 213,000 new jobs in September and many view the report as a proxy for the non-farm payrolls data due on Friday. Manufacturing in the U.S. is still expanding, albeit slightly slower. Both PMI and ISM indexes ticked down, however indicated growth.

The upbeat economic data should be a positive, but ironically, has markets fretting that they may need to retool their holdings.

The S&P 500 SPX, -0.50% fell 17 points, or 0.9%, to 1,955.21, with industrials and materials leading the losses. Nine of 10 main sectors are trading lower. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.78% dropped 157 points, or 0.9%, to 16,885.42. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.79% shed 50 points, or 1.1%, to 4,442.43.


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Private sector adds 213,000 jobs in September: ADP
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Private-sector hiring slightly picked up in September, as employers added 213,000 jobs, Automatic Data Processing Inc. reported Wednesday. Economists polled by Dow Jones Newswires had expected a September gain of 209,000, compared with an originally reported increase of 204,000 in August. On Wednesday ADP revised August’s gain to 202,000. Economists use ADP’s data to get a feeling for the U.S. Labor Department’s employment report, which will be released Friday and covers government jobs in addition to the private sector. Economists polled by MarketWatch expect the government’s report to show that nonfarm employment rose by 220,000 jobs in last month, compared with an August gain of 142,000 jobs.


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New quarter, same direction for gold prices
Platinum gets knocked down to a five-year low
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Gold on Wednesday started the fourth quarter where it ended to the third, and that’s in the dumps. The selling was even more pronounced in platinum, which pushed down to levels sot seen in five years.


U.S. stocks: Futures flatten ahead of ADP employment, ISM
MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures largely stuck to the flat line on Wednesday, ahead of a busy lineup of data that includes the latest on private-sector employment, readings on manufacturing, and car-sales numbers.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJZ4, +0.00%  inched up 5 points to 16,970, while those for the S&P 500 index SPZ4, -0.13%  added 0.2 point to 1,965.70. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 index NDZ4, -0.14%  slipped 2 points to 4,042.75.

Eyes on ADP, manufacturing: Data could provide some direction for traders. Heading up a busy data day, private-sector payrolls are due at at 8:15 a.m. Eastern Time from Automatic Data Processing. ADP is expected to report employers added 209,000 jobs in September. Economists will use this data to get a feel for Friday’s nonfarm-payrolls report, where expectations are for a gain of 220,000 jobs.

At 9:45 a.m. Eastern Time, research firm Markit will deliver its manufacturing index for September, followed at 10 a.m. by the Institute for Supply Management’s reading for the month. Economists aren’t expecting robust readings from either report.

Data on construction spending for August is scheduled for publication at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.


Private-sector jobs growth likely north of 200,000 for September
Private-sector employers likely kept hiring at a steady pace in September, according to a consensus forecast for data to be released Wednesday.MW-CV336_ADP093_MG_20140930153021Economists polled by Dow Jones Newswires expect Automatic Data Processing to report that private-sector employers added 209,000 jobs in September, up a hair from 204,000 in August. If that forecast is hit, September would be a sixth month of above-200,000 readings, a welcome trend after a surprisingly weak jobs report from the government for August.A vibrant labor market is key for a strengthening economy. Economists say that certain sectors, such as housing, won’t gear up until the employment environment delivers consistent and sustainable growth for jobs and wages.Economists use ADP’s data to get a feeling for the U.S. Labor Department’s employment report, which will be released Friday and covers government jobs in addition to the private sector. The chart shows estimates for monthly private-employment growth from ADP and BLS (for August ADP’s estimate was 70,000 jobs greater than the government’s). Economists polled by MarketWatch expect the government’s report to show that total nonfarm employment rose by 220,000 jobs in September, after adding just 142,000 positions in August.ADP will release its jobs data at 8:15 a.m. Eastern.


Here’s a part of the U.S. economy no one’s worrying about
The manufacturing industry is one part of the U.S. economy that’s generating virtually no worries. Auto sales have repeatedly set new postrecession highs and most industries are experiencing their fastest growth in several years despite lackluster performance in key export markets such as Europe.


At 9.45 a.m, the research firm Markit is likely to report that its manufacturing index remains in the high 50s range in September, a level that reflects strong growth. Just minutes later, a more closely followed survey by the Institute for Supply Management will probably show a similarly robust reading. The ISM index surged to a three-year high of 59% in August and probably won’t fall much, analysts say.Wall Street will also pay close attention to an employment gauge in the ISM report for a clue on whether U.S. job growth snapped back in September after a disappointing preliminary gain of 142,000 in August. The ISM employment index is a pretty good bellwether of what’s going on in the nation’s labor market.

Auto makers will also report car and truck sales throughout the day. Sales probably decelerated in September from an annual rate of 17.5 million in August, which marked an eight-year high. Economist predict sales slowed to a still-healthy 16.5 million annual rate last month. The industry keeps on trucking.

9/30 S&P 500 ends lower Tuesday, but gains for 7th straight quarter

Administrator - Tuesday, 30 September 2014 07:08

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After-hours buzz: EBay, Synacor, Yahoo & more

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals – The Canadian biotech that developed a promising drug to treat Ebola surged in after-hours trading after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of the disease had been diagnosed in the United States.

Read More:  Ebola stocks surge after first US case diagnosed

American Science & Engineering – The developer of X-ray inspection and other detection products fell in after-hours trading after it said it would cut its workforce by about 10 percent as it anticipates a net loss in the second quarter of fiscal 2015.

D.R. Horton – The builder edged lower after saying CEO Donald Tomnitz would retire, effective Wednesday, and be replaced by Chief Operating Officer David Auld.

EBay – The online-auction site extended gains in after-hours trading after saying it would split from PayPal, its payments unit, early in 2015.

Synacor – The supplier of cloud-based devices for cable and other companies rallied in after-hours trading on news it plans to cut 70 positions, about 20 percent of its workforce.

Yahoo – The search engine edged higher after saying it received $9.4 billion in net proceeds from the Alibaba IPO.


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S&P 500, Nasdaq extend quarterly win streak to seven
U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, with equities posting September losses and quarterly gains, as portfolio managers engaged in end-of-quarter positioning.

“There is some window dressing going on,” said Kim Forrest, senior equity analyst at Fort Pitt Capital.
“it’s the last day of the quarter, and professional investors are insuring that their portfolios are in attractive shape,” said Lawrence Creatura, portfolio manager at Federated Investors.

“It’s a time when players move their chess pieces around. The true finish line is Dec. 31, and investors are paring their portfolios for what they think is coming next,” Creatura said.
“Perhaps this is end-of-the-quarter influenced or maybe this ongoing correction is not over yet,” offered Elliot Spar, market strategist at Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., in afternoon commentary.


An already ugly September for commodities just got real
Surging dollar contributes to carnage in oil, gold, grains
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — September was already shaping up as a brutal month for most major commodites. For some markets, it just got a lot uglier.
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What’s slamming broad swaths of the commodities market? Everything from supply gluts to the dollar’s Samson-like strength of late.
More specifically, oil has been weighed down by a supply glut tied partly to growing U.S. shale production and waning global demand. Gold futures have slumped amid lackluster physical buying, while grain futures have been slipping due to bountiful crop.

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Gold retreats on firm dollar, down almost 6% in September
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold prices fell on Tuesday, closing out September almost 6% weaker, as the dollar continues to bang out gains that put it on track for its best quarter since the financial crisis.

Gold for December GCZ4, -0.75%  delivery shed $7.20 to settle at $1,211.60 an ounce. The 5.9% slide is the worst monthly drop since gold lost 12% in June. December silver SIZ4, -3.09%  rose 10 cents, or 0.6%, to $17.48 an ounce.

The dollar index DXY, +0.34% which measures the greenback’s strength against six rival currencies, climbed 0.4% to 85.93.


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U.S. benchmarks teeter on major support
Each major U.S. benchmark continues to vacillate at well-defined technical support.
The most widely-tracked area is increasingly familiar — the S&P’s 50-day moving average, currently 1,977 — and the S&P has thus far maintained support by the skin of its teeth.

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Consumers show more worry in September
Confidence index fall sharply on concerns about job market
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The disappointing jobs report for August took a toll on the psyche of Americans: the consumer confidence index fell sharply in September and posted its first decline in five months.
The U.S. consumer confidence index fell to 86.0 in September from a revised 93.4 in August, the nonprofit Conference Board said Tuesday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected the index to decline slightly, but not by as much as it did.
An index that looks at what consumers feel about the “present” state of the economy fell to 89.4 from 93.9. Another gauge that examines their outlook for the future slid to 83.7 from 93.1.
Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators at board, said the August employment report apparently led many Americans to think the economy is slowing even though a ream of more recent data suggest growth remains fairly strong.
“A less positive assessment of the current job market, most likely due to the recent softening in growth, was the sole reason for the decline in consumers’ assessment of present-day conditions,” Franco said.


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Eco Red Shield™ Building Finished Goods Inventory for Special Orders and Modular Factories

LTNC .105 solid News out Labor SMART, Inc. September Revenue Jumps 29.16% Year-over-Year
Year-to-Date Revenue Exceeds $18,000,000
HIRAM, GA / ACCESSWIRE / September 30, 2014 / Labor SMART, Inc. (LTNC) (the “Company”), a leader in providing on-demand blue collar staffing primarily in the southeastern United States, today announced record September revenues, continuing a long streak of year-over-year increases. The Company also announced that Year-to-Date revenue for 2014 has exceeded $18,000,000.


Ford, Walgreen report earnings Tuesday:

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Gold back to its losing ways as the dollar heads toward best quarter in years
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Gold prices got back into the losing column again on Tuesday, finding the prior session’s support to be fleeting as the dollar continues to bang out gains that put it on track for its best quarter since the financial crisis.


U.S. stocks: Futures up ahead of home prices, consumer confidence
Ford, Walgreen, DreamWorks among stocks to watch

MADRID (MarketWatch)—U.S. stock futures rose on Tuesday, as investors weighed up a fall in European inflation and looked ahead to U.S. updates on home prices and consumer confidence.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJZ4, -0.43%  rose 49 points to 17,029. Those for the S&P 500 index SPZ4, +0.32%  added 6.2 points to 1,975.70 and for the Nasdaq-100 index NDZ5, -0.24% futures were up 16 points, or 0.4%, to 4,051.50.

Major indexes finished with mild losses on Monday, recovering from an earlier rout, helped in part by a wave of mergers and acquisition news.

All gravy up to week’s end: Of Tuesday’s data, the S&P/Case-Shiller home-price index for July could get the most eyeballs. Due at 9 a.m. Eastern Time, economists expect annual price growth to hit an almost 2-year low. Also coming, consumer confidence for September at 10 a.m. Eastern.

Federal Reserve Gov. Jerome Powell remarks on a panel on ‘Government debt management at the zero lower bound’ at the Brookings Institution at 10:45 a.m. Eastern.

Stock futures rose after data showed eurozone inflation hit a five-year low in September, something that could add more pressure for the European Central Bank to do the market’s bidding and launch full-scale quantitative easing later this year. The ECB meets on Thursday, but economists widely expect the bank to keep policy on hold for now and instead provide details on its program for purchasing asset-backed securities, which was announced at the September meeting.

The Thursday meeting is one of the biggest events of the week for markets, and the other is Friday’s nonfarm payrolls, where markets want to see strong, but not too strong jobs growth.

Stocks to watch: Ford F, -0.07%  may see premarket pressure after cutting its full-year earnings outlook on expectations it will lose $1.2 billion in Europe this year.

Walgreen WAG, -0.96%  is due to report results ahead of Tuesday’s market open and projected to post fourth-quarter earnings of 74 cents a share, according to a consensus survey by FactSet.

Supervalu SVU, -1.83%  said late Monday it found more data-capturing malware at stores.See: After Hours

Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners CPRX, +0.34%  shares rallied 18% in late trade Monday after the biotech said a late-stage study showed its Firdapse treatment benefited sufferers of an autoimmune disorder that causes muscle weakness.

DreamWorks Animation DWA, -7.74%  fell 8% in late trading after a report of cooling acquisition talks between the animation studio and Japan’s SoftBank 9984, -1.51%

9/29 U.S. stocks recover from session lows

Administrator - Monday, 29 September 2014 07:29

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After-hours buzz: Cintas, Ford, Synnex & more

Synnex- Shares rallied after the computer hardware producer beat Wall Street forecasts as sales growth in its technology solutions sector came in stronger than expected.

Computer Sciences- The company’s shares continued to move higher after the bell. It spiked moments before the market close on media reports that it was mulling a leveraged buyout.

Ford – Shares tumbled further after hours, having ended the regular session down more than 7 percent, after CFO Bob Shanks said the company’s profit margins would come in at the low end of its previous guidance of between 8 percent and 10 percent. Shares were down more than 1 percent in extended trading.

Cintas- Shares added about 2 percent after the uniform maker reported adjusted first-quarter earnings of78cents per share on $1.1 billion in revenue, up modestly from a year ago and in line with Street estimates.

FedEx – The world’s largest express transportation provider said it plans to buy back up to 15 million shares, sending shares higher after the bell.

Tibco – Shares of the cloud software maker cooled after the bell, having closed more than 21 percent higher after it announced plans to sell itself to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for $4.3 billion.


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U.S. stocks recover from session lows
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — U.S. stocks recovered from early morning selling bout, but still finished lower on Monday, as investor confidence was hit by violent unrest in Hong Kong and a brief spike in the dollar.
Skittishness receded somewhat after better-than-expected consumer spending data, but investors kept to safe havens such as Treasurys , shunning riskier assets like stocks.

The S&P 500 SPX, -0.25%  closed down 5 points, or 0.3%, to 1,977.80, with energy and materials leading the losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.25%  dropped 41.93 points, or 0.3%, to 17,071.22. The Nasdaq Composite COMP, -0.14%  shed 6.34 points, or 0.1%, to 4,505.85.

Two big events to watch during the week: “For us, this week is about two things: ECB [European Central Bank] policy and nonfarm payrolls,” said Wouter Sturkenboom, a London-based investment strategist at Russell Investment, referring to Thursday’s ECB meeting and Friday’s payrolls. He said traders are expecting a robust payrolls growth number of around 215,000. “Anything that upsets that expectation will cause volatility, but that volatility could go either way.”


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S&P 500 whipsaws at major support,  nice recovery on the Dow!
The S&P 500 Index has staged three straight intraday whipsaws around major technical support.
The specific level rests at its 50-day moving average — currently S&P 1,977 — and this area remains the immediate bull-bear battleground.

Pending home sales fall 1% in August
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — A gauge of pending home sales fell 1% in August, pulling back from an 11-month high in July, the National Association of Realtors reported Monday. Signaling that upcoming closings of existing homes are likely to slow down, the index of pending home sales hit a seasonally adjusted 104.7 in August, compared with 105.8 in July. Last month’s drop is likely due to waning investor activity as the pool of cheap, distressed properties dries up. By region, August’s gauge of pending home sales fell 3% in the Northeast, 2.1% in the Midwest and 1.4% in the South. Meanwhile, the gauge rose 2.6% in the West. Rising mortgage rates and prices cut home sales this year, and August’s gauge of pending deals was down 2.2% from the year-earlier period. Existing-home sales for all of 2014 are expected to hit 4.94 million, below 2013’s final tally of 5.09 million, NAR forecast. Pending sales typically close within two months. An index reading of 100 equals 2001’s average contract activity level.


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Dow, Nasdaq down 1% in open
U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday after protests in Hong Kong rattled global markets, while investors looked ahead to a week of economic reports.
“It’s a familiar story of global usurping steady economic growth in the U.S,” Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities said. “On the way to Friday we’ve got a host of things that could move markets around.”


Also on bounce watch are Bottom Plays  .0015 &  .0006

 .10’s Acquisition News out~ Labor SMART, Inc. Acquires Kwik Jobs, Inc. Operating Assets


U.S. consumer spending jumps 0.5% in August
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – Consumer spending rebounded toward the end of the summer as Americans boosted outlays by 0.5% in August after no change in July, suggesting the economy continued to grow at a moderate pace in the third quarter. Consumers spent more on heavy-duty items such autos and less on nondurable goods like gasoline. Durable outlays leaped 1.8% and service spending also rose 0.5%. Spending on nondurables dropped 0.3%. Incomes increased 0.3% last month, as did disposable income, or money left over after taxes. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a seasonally adjusted 0.4% increase in spending and a 0.3% gain in income. Since spending rose faster than incomes, the amount of money individuals save fell to 5.4% from a 20-month high of 5.6% in July. Meanwhile, inflation as gauged by the PCE price index was flat in August, though the core rate excluding food and energy edged up 0.1%. Over the past year the PCE index has risen 1.5%, down from 1.6% in the prior month. Inflationary pressure has cooled off since the late spring, giving consumers a bit more money to spending in real terms. Inflation-adjusted spending also rose 0.5% in August, marking the biggest increase since a 0.6% gain in March. The increase in March was the strongest since the U.S. exited recession in mid-2009. In July, spending was revised up to unchanged from an initial reading of a 0.1% decline.


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Gold prices sneak higher ahead of busy week of economic data
Jobs report looms at the end of the week
LOS ANGELES (MarketWatch) — Gold bugs on Monday enjoyed a slight respite from all the declines, but they could be in for another rough week if the next batch of economic numbers, notably the jobs report at the end of the week, shows further improvement.

At last check, gold for December delivery GCZ4, +0.61%  was up $2.10 to $1,217.50 an ounce. December silver SIZ4, +0.39%  dipped 3 cents to $17.55 an ounce.


Dollar hits highest level in over 6 years
The dollar hit its highest level in over six years against the yen and a 22-month high against the euro on Monday as investors bought the greenback on expectations that the monetary policy stances of the U.S. and its peers will continue to drift apart.


U.S. stocks: Futures fall amid Hong Kong unrest, data jitters
DreamWorks, Yahoo, Janus could move ahead of the open

MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures were under pressure on Monday, on unrest in Hong Kong, an even-stronger dollar gains and expectations for strong jobs data later in the week.
Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJZ4, -0.58% fell 62 points, or 0.5%, to 16,954, while those for the S&P 500 SPZ4, -0.59% eased 7.1 points, or 0.4% to 1,968.80. Futures for the Nasdaq-100 index NDZ4, -0.40% dropped 15 points, or 0.4%, to 4,030.75.

Violent pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong over the weekend and on Monday forced some banks and businesses to close and hammered the Hang Seng Index HSI, -1.90% 1.9% lower. Meanwhile, the dollar hit its highest level in over six years on the view that the U.S. central bank and its global peers are headed in different directions on monetary policy.

Wouter Sturkenboom, London-based investment strategist at Russell Investment, said the related futures pullback is a bit bigger than he would have expected, and he expects it will likely reverse throughout the course of the day. U.S. stocks staged a rally on Friday, but closed the week in the red due to a big rout on Thursday. Read: Investors likely to focus on jobs data

The two big events this week: “For us, this week is about two things: ECB [European Central Bank] policy and nonfarm payrolls,” said Sturkenboom, referring to Thursday’s ECB meeting and Friday’s payrolls. He said traders are expecting a robust payrolls growth number of around 215,000. “Anything that upsets that expectation will cause volatility, but that volatility could go either way.” Read: Big rebound seen for U.S. jobs growth

As part of a full week for data, personal income and consumer-spending data for August will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Monday. Pending home sales for August are out at 10 a.m. Eastern.

Chicago Fed President Charles Evans will appear on CNBC at 8 a.m. Eastern, then give a speech on current economic conditions to the National Association for Business Economics meeting in Chicago at 9 a.m. Eastern. Evans will be a voting member of the Fed policy committee in 2015.

Stocks to watch: DreamWorks Animation SKG DWA, +20.75%  was jumping in premarket after The Hollywood Reporter said Japanese conglomerate SoftBank 9984, -1.18%  is looking to acquire the animation studio.

Athlon Energy Inc ATHL, +2.61%  was also moving higher on news Encana Corp. ECA, +0.86% ECA, +1.46%  will buy it for $5.93 billion in cash.

European Union regulators are expected to publish a report as soon as Monday showing tax practices granted to Apple Inc. AAPL, -1.17%  and Fiat SpA F, -0.19%  violated EU law, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing sources.

Late Friday, Yahoo! Inc. YHOO, +0.54%  Chief Executive Officer Marissa Mayer said the company is reviewing a letter from activist investor Starboard Value, urging it to combine with AOL Inc. AOL, +3.68%

Options contracts on shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. BABA, -0.29%  are expected to come available on Monday.

Cal-Main Foods Inc. CALM, -1.48%  is due to report results ahead of the market’s open.

Janus Capital Group Inc. JNS, -1.32%  could stay active after Pimco founder Bill Gross’s decision to join the firm. Pacific Investment Management Co. suffered around $10 billion in withdrawals following Gross’s exit Friday.

9/28 Big rebound seen for U.S. jobs growth

Administrator - Sunday, 28 September 2014 04:35

Economic Calendar:

Big rebound seen for U.S. jobs growth
Yet key to better economy hinges on faster increase in wages

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WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — One subpar jobs report is cause for pause. But two in a row is reason to worry.

Don’t worry, most economists say. They expect the U.S. to bounce back in September with a 200,000- plus net gain in jobs. And they predict the disappointing 142,000 preliminary increase in August will be revised markedly higher.

“August was definitely a blip,” said Ryan Sweet, a senior economist at Moody’s Analytics. “All signs point to much stronger job growth.”

The employment report for September, issued Friday, highlights a busy week on the economic calendar. In the runup to that report, Wall Street will also get a look at consumer spending, inflationary trends and auto sales — all of which are expected to underscore the bullish case.

Still, it pays to be cautious. The U.S. has experienced several spurts of growth since the recession ended in mid-2009, only to see growth flag, skeptics point out.

“The economy is like a .500 baseball team,” said chief economist Steve Blitz of ITG Investment Research, trotting out one of his favorite expressions about the U.S. recovery. “It’s streaky. It wins eight of 10, then loses eight of 10.”

Sun or shade?

These days the optimists far outnumber the pessimists. Hardly any economic indicators are flashing red, they say. The manufacturing sector is surging, business investment has picked up and the U.S. is experiencing its strongest pace of hiring since the recovery began five years ago.

As the number of Americans working rises and the nation’s 6.1% unemployment rate continues to drop, companies will have to boost wages to attract and maintain workers, they say. And that in turn will give consumers more money to spend.

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Bingo. The 3% economy is back after years of mediocre 2% growth.

Perhaps the most soothing sign is the fastest pace of business investment in several years — an 8.1% annualized increase in the second quarter and even faster rate toward the end of summer.

“The evidence continues to pile up that businesses have stepped up their pace of investment,” said Scott Anderson, chief economist of Bank of the West. “Our analysis shows there is a strong correlation between business investment spending and hiring.”

What’s lacking, even the optimists acknowledge, is a corresponding rise in the wages paid to workers. They’ve grown much more slowly, about 2% or so annually, than is usually the case after a recession. And most of what workers have gained has been eaten up by inflation.

Many economists predict wages will finally start to accelerate as the pool of surplus workers shrinks, but if they are wrong, the U.S. probably won’t return soon to its historic annual growth rate of 3.3%.

Blitz is among those who think such a scenario is premature. He points to several long-term trends that he asserts will hold the economy back.

First: The number of Americans preparing to spend less — Baby Boomers entering retirement — outnumber the number of younger people entering their prime spending years. That’ll keep a lid on consumer spending. And second: A more global economy gives companies the leeway to hire outside the U.S. if wages start to rise much faster at home.

“You are seeing a divergences between the national economy and the corporate economy,” he said. “Profits are soaring and you are getting growth, but not the growth in income you would anticipate.”

Perhaps more than anything else, the trajectory of wages is likely to determine whether the economy returns to historic growth levels — or sets a new and disturbing postrecession trend.


Investors likely to focus on jobs data
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Investors will pick through several economic reports this week, but attention is likely to focus on jobs numbers due on Friday.Stocks finished lower last week with a big selloff on Thursday that left many investors scrambling. On the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.99% declined 1%, the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.86% fell 1.4%, and the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +1.02% was down 1.5%.

Relatively quiet earnings until mid October

This week will be relatively quiet on the earnings front with a few companies reporting such as Cintas Corp. CTAS, +0.42% on Monday, Walgreen Co. WAG, -0.51% on Tuesday, and McCormick & Co. MKC, +0.41% and Constellation Brands Inc. STZ, -0.30% on Thursday.

Earnings won’t ramp up until mid-October, when the major banks report, but concern still remains that a rise in the dollar will undercut results from companies that have a significant international presence.

A stronger dollar is a symptom that international economic growth is slowing down, said Barclays strategist Jonathan Glionna in a recent note.

Glionna said the tech and industrial sectors are heavily exposed to international sales and that the energy and materials sectors are doubly exposed because commodity prices are linked to the dollar.

It remains to be seen whether a stronger dollar will cut into earnings this season. Nike Inc. NKE, +12.23% which reported Thursday, topped Wall Street estimates even though it has a large exposure to international sales.

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Stocks rebound: Dow caps fifth triple-digit day: U.S. stocks rose sharply on Friday, cutting losses for the week, after the government raised its estimate of economic growth in the second quarter and consumer sentiment rose in September.

“We’re rallying because we’re oversold on the week and because we’re wrapping up a quarter and a month, so there’s a lot of position squaring,” said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities.

Nike gained, a day after the athletic-apparel company reported first-quarter profit that beat expectations; BlackBerry rose after the Canadian smartphone maker posted a smaller quarterly loss and its CEO projected the tech company would double its software revenue next year; Janus Capital Group surged on news that Bill Gross is leaving Pacific Investment Management Co., the investment firm he co-founded, and would be joining Janus Capital.

“If the economy continues to gain additional momentum, any surprises we get to earnings would be to the upside,” said Bruce Bittles, chief investment strategist at RW Baird & Co.

Data from the Commerce Department had gross domestic product increasing at a revised 4.6 percent annualized rate, up from the prior estimate of 4.2 percent, and in line with expectations.

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan’s final read on consumer sentiment climbed to 84.6 in September from 82.5 the month before.


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Gold posts fourth weekly loss as dollar climbs: SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Gold prices fell Friday, marking a fourth week of retreat, as the dollar climbed on upbeat U.S. economic data, and as U.S. stocks traded higher after a sharp fall.  Gold December futures contract GCZ4, -0.56%  lost $6.50 to settle at $1,215.40 an ounce. The precious metal posted a weekly loss of 0.1%. December silver SIZ4, +0.58%  also declined 10 cents, or 0.6%, to $17.48 an ounce.

The dollar DXY, +0.57%  kept up its momentum as data showed the U.S. economy grew 4.6% in the second quarter, on an annual basis, matching the best performance since the recession ended in mid-2009. The dollar’s recent gains have dulled gold’s attraction.


2:52pm  coming off bottom $1.12 x $1.14 +15% next week could be fun!

1:55pm Undervalued Play  continues leg up from 52 week low, now .11 +13% plenty to go imo. Read all about it here:  …

1:48pm  .0094 Today! Remember this?  .0014 interesting News (cancel of R/S) could get back to .003+ levels now. Looking for entry

1:46pm Our  getting a bounce as well $1.10 hod +13% should open up & rip after $1.30 then get us back over $2.00+


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11:51am  .0088 +60% hod broke previous high looks like were going to .01++ if this keeps up

11:44am   stock been beaten up looks good here .88 -9.2% crazy this ran over $8.50 in March

11:02am  these .0006’s are a gift imo that wall will fall

10:58am Glad we kept it on Bottom Watch!  .0083 +50%

10:41am  .112 +15,5% hod

10:29am  another ut .109 + 12% READ UP on  here:

10:26am  pulling up after recent sell-off

10:22am  bids holding right around .10,  .0068 +23%,  still loading .0006,  .0014 bounce due to name a few.


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MADRID (MarketWatch) — Gold prices pared gains on Friday as the dollar climbed after upbeat U.S. economic data, and as U.S. stocks opened slightly higher after a sharp fall.
Gold was headed for its first weekly gain in four, but barely, as the December futures contract GCZ4, -0.60%  dropped close to $5 to trade at $1,217.20 an ounce. December silver SIZ4, +0.30%  rose 7 cents, or 0.4%, to $17.50 an ounce.


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U.S. stocks edge higher; Nike rallies: NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The U.S. stock market moved higher on Friday, as a rout during the previous session inspired buyers looking for bargains, but the main benchmarks are still set to finish the week lower, after a rough week for stocks.


9:57am  classic build a wall to load on the bid then wall gone….radar

9:53am Will continue to accumulate bottom play  .0006 x .0007 breaks .0007 should have a nice run imo

9:49am  .0071 hod +29%

9:40am .0007’s should fall watching for blocks

9:36am  2nd day runner .007 +27% on News:


U.S. second-quarter GDP growth revised up to 4.6% from 4.2%
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) – The U.S. economy grew at a 4.6% annual pace in the second quarter, matching the best performance since the recession ended in mid-2009. The increase in real gross domestic product was revised up from 4.2%, mainly because of higher exports and business investment, the Commerce Department said Friday. Americans also spent more on health care, but the gain was offset by lower spending on other services. Economists polled by MarketWatch had predicted GDP would be revised up to a seasonally adjusted 4.7%. Consumer spending, the main source of economic activity, was unchanged at 2.5% growth. The biggest gains came in business investment, a good sign for the economy in the months ahead. Spending on structures such as plants and office buildings was revised up to 12.6% from 9.4%, while spending on equipment was raised to 11.2% from 10.7%. The rise in exports was also raised to 11.1% from 10.1%, marking the biggest increase in three years. Yet the gain in business inventories was little changed at $84.8 billion, a high level that could induce companies to scale back a little in the third quarter and perhaps impinge on growth. Inflation as measured by the PCE index was unchanged at a 2.3% annual rate.


This stock selloff has everyone talking about ‘divergence’
Few see single catalyst as stocks see biggest fall in 2 months

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Strategists have few pat answers to explain the carnage across U.S. stocks on Thursday, but it’s clear that concerns over divergences within and between markets is taking a toll on investor sentiment.

“I think its’ a confluence of catalysts occurring,” said Adam Sarhan, chief executive of Sarhan Capital, in a phone interview.


U.S. stocks: Futures up ahead of GDP, sentiment figures
LONDON (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock futures edged up Friday, the moves coming ahead of a report on how well the world’s largest economy performed in the second quarter. Separate data on tap may show a pullback in consumer sentiment this month.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJZ4, +0.22% were up 31 points, or 0.2%, to 16,931, while those for the S&P 500 index SPZ4, +0.07% rose 2.50 points, or 0.1%, to 1,964.20. Nasdaq-100 index futures NDZ4, +0.04%  were up 10.50 points, or 0.3%, to 4,018.75.

Data: The third and final reading on U.S. gross domestic product — due at 8:30 a.m. Eastern from the Commerce Department — is likely to be raised to 4.7% from a prior estimate of 4.2%. That upwardly revision could come as mainly fresh data show consumers spent more on health care than previously estimated.

Inventories are a key figure to watch in the report as a gain would suggest companies maintained a healthy level of production into the early fall.

At 9:55 a.m. Eastern, the final print of University of Michigan consumer confidence may dip from a preliminary reading of 84.6. Economists polled by MarketWatch forecast a 84.3 reading.

Apple Inc. shares AAPL, +0.53%  will be in focus on Friday. They dropped nearly 4% on Thursday as the company tried to calm concerns about its new iPhone 6 Plus being susceptible to bending easily.

The drop in Apple’s shares contributed to all overall selloff on Wall Street on Thursday. Both the S&P 500 SPX, -1.62%  and Dow DJIA, -1.54%  suffered their biggest drops since July 31, and the Nasdaq Composite COMP, -1.94%  fell 1.9%. The benchmarks are each on track for weekly losses of at least 1.9%.

Stocks to watch: Finish Line FINL, -1.31%  is expected to report second-quarter earnings of 60 cents a share on revenue of $478.1 million, according to FactSet analysts.

Nike NKE, +6.80% shares jumped more than 5% late Thursday after the athletic apparel and gear maker posted better-than-expected quarterly earnings.

Chiquita Brands International CQB, -0.21%  and Fyffes PLC FQ3, -0.09% agreed to revised terms of a merger plan under which Chiquita would have a greater share of the combined company.

Chip maker Micron MU, +5.99%  saw its shares drive higher late Thursday after fourth-quarter results topped Wall Street’s projections.


Fastest U.S. growth since recession may have happened in second quarter


The U.S. probably grew even faster in the second quarter than previously reported, but it might not tell us much about how the economy is performing right now.

The government on Friday will unveil the third of three regular estimates of growth in the period of April to June. The gain in GDP is likely to be raised to 4.7% from a prior estimate of 4.2%, mainly because fresh data show that consumers spent much more on health care than initially estimated.

If so, that would mark the fastest spurt of growth since the recession ended in mid-2009. But U.S. growth in the first half of 2014 was just a little above 2% overall – little changed from the past few years.

What’s matters more is whether the economy stayed on a solid growth path in the third quarter, which ends in just a few days. Economists predict the U.S. expanded at a fairly health 3.2% clip. A 3%-plus gain is also forecast for the fourth quarter.

The key figure to watch in the GDP report is inventories. Another downward revision would bode well for the third quarter – it would suggest companies maintained a healthy level of production into the early fall.

Also on Friday, the consumer sentiment report for September is expected to dip slightly from a preliminary reading of 84.6.

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