Thursday, July 11, 2019

Friday Watch

Night Trading 
  • Asian equity indices are -.25% to +.25% on average.
  • Asia Ex-Japan Investment Grade CDS Index 63.75 +.5 basis point.
  • China Sovereign CDS 42.5 +2.0 basis points.
  • Bloomberg Emerging Markets Currency Index  67.73 -.01%.
  • S&P 500 futures +.22%.
  • NASDAQ 100 futures +.24%.

Earnings of Note 
Before the Open:
  • None of note
After the Close:
  • None of note
Economic Releases 
8:30 am EST
  • PPI Final Demand MoM for June is estimated unch. versus a +.1% gain in May.
  • PPI Ex Food and Energy MoM for June is estimated to rise +.2% versus a +.4% gain in May.
Upcoming Splits
  • None of note
Other Potential Market Movers
  • The China Trade Balance report and the Bloomberg July US Economic Survey could also impact trading today.
BOTTOM LINE: Asian indices are mostly higher, boosted by industrial and technology shares in the region. I expect US stocks to open mixed and to rally into the afternoon, finishing modestly higher. The Portfolio is 100% net long heading into the day.

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