Thursday, December 19, 2019

Friday Watch

Night Trading 
  • Asian equity indices are -.25% to +.25% on average.
  • Asia Ex-Japan Investment Grade CDS Index 54.5 -.75 basis point.
  • China Sovereign CDS 32.5 +.25 basis point.
  • Bloomberg Emerging Markets Currency Index  66.34 -.01%.
  • FTSE 100 futures -.03%.
  • S&P 500 futures -.03%.
  • NASDAQ 100 futures -.02%.

Earnings of Note 
Before the Open:
  • (BB)/.02
  • (KMX)/1.15
  • (CCL)/.51
  • (WGO)/.59
After the Close:
  • None of note
Economic Releases 
10:00 am EST
  • Personal Income for Nov. is estimated to rise +.3% versus unch. in Oct.
  • Personal Spending for Nov. is estimated to rise +.4% versus a +.3% gain in Oct.
  • The PCE Core MoM for Nov. is estimated to rise +.1% versus a +.1% gain in Oct. 
11:00 am EST
  • Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Activity for Dec. is estimated at -3 versus -3 in Nov.
Upcoming Splits
  • None of note
Other Potential Market Movers
  • The UK GDP report and govt funding deadline could also impact trading today.
BOTTOM LINE: Asian indices are slightly lower, weighed down by consumer and industrial 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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