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Weak Energy Stocks Lead Market Lower
Today's financial recap and tomorrow's financial outlook.
Minyanville Staff    

Russia's President Putin asked his country's parliament to rescind the approval they gave him on March 1 to use force in Ukraine. Overnight, Pro-Russian rebels in the Ukraine agreed to a one-week ceasefire proposed by the government while all sides negotiated for a peaceful resolution. Russian equity markets were the best performers today. Iraq tensions continued to permeate through global markets. The Dubai Financial Market Index (DMFGI) is down 21.2% this month having fallen 6.68% today.

Bank of England Governor Carney said in a testimony to the UK Treasury that there is still a fair amount of slack in the English economy and real wage growth has been slower than he expected. Accordingly, he did not walk back his comments from June 12 when he said the bank is likely to begin hiking rates before the market expects. Instead he reiterated that policy normalization will occur at a gradual and limited pace, and the final rate will be materially lower than in prior cycles.

Energy stocks, particularly exploration and production stocks, were very weak today after showing signs of technical exhaustion yesterday. The subsector finished -4.00% in today's session. The energy sector of the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) was the clear worst performer in the index today, down 1.98%. The broader market caught up to the energy weakness as the day went on, retracing all of the gains achieved after the home-sales data in the morning and then falling even further. The S&P 500 finished down 0.64% and achieved a very rare technical feat. On a daily basis, the index made a new high, forming an outside up bar, only to negate the pattern entirely and leave an outside down day. The implication is that further downside is in the cards because the index's upside is fully exhausted.

New-home sales rose 18.6% month-on-month in May to a 504,000 annualized rate. Economists had expected 439,000. The homebuilder durables sector was the top performing section of the S&P 500 today up 0.33%, but most of those gains were given back later in the day as the index fell. Conference Board's consumer confidence index for June rose to 85.2, ahead of the 83.5 expected. The index is now at its highest level since January 2008.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) soared 41.12% today after reporting positive trial results for its cystic fibrosis treatment regimen. However, the broader biotech universe was mixed today.

Tomorrow's Financial Outlook

The final estimate of first-quarter US GDP will be released tomorrow morning. Because of revisions to April's net exports and a poor government report on services growth, economists have lowered their estimates to -1.8% quarterly annualized growth. The prior government estimates were 0.1% and -1.0%. The other major report scheduled for tomorrow is May durable goods orders; it is expected to show no top-line growth from the month prior. Capital goods orders, which are more relevant to economic growth, are expected to rise 0.5% after excluding defense and large airplane orders.

There are no major economic reports scheduled overnight that could influence futures markets.

Five notable US companies are scheduled to report earnings tomorrow: General Mills (NYSE:GIS), Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS), Apollo Education (NASDAQ:APO), Monsanto (NYSE:MON), and Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY).

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Weak Energy Stocks Lead Market Lower
Today's financial recap and tomorrow's financial outlook.
Minyanville Staff    

Russia's President Putin asked his country's parliament to rescind the approval they gave him on March 1 to use force in Ukraine. Overnight, Pro-Russian rebels in the Ukraine agreed to a one-week ceasefire proposed by the government while all sides negotiated for a peaceful resolution. Russian equity markets were the best performers today. Iraq tensions continued to permeate through global markets. The Dubai Financial Market Index (DMFGI) is down 21.2% this month having fallen 6.68% today.

Bank of England Governor Carney said in a testimony to the UK Treasury that there is still a fair amount of slack in the English economy and real wage growth has been slower than he expected. Accordingly, he did not walk back his comments from June 12 when he said the bank is likely to begin hiking rates before the market expects. Instead he reiterated that policy normalization will occur at a gradual and limited pace, and the final rate will be materially lower than in prior cycles.

Energy stocks, particularly exploration and production stocks, were very weak today after showing signs of technical exhaustion yesterday. The subsector finished -4.00% in today's session. The energy sector of the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) was the clear worst performer in the index today, down 1.98%. The broader market caught up to the energy weakness as the day went on, retracing all of the gains achieved after the home-sales data in the morning and then falling even further. The S&P 500 finished down 0.64% and achieved a very rare technical feat. On a daily basis, the index made a new high, forming an outside up bar, only to negate the pattern entirely and leave an outside down day. The implication is that further downside is in the cards because the index's upside is fully exhausted.

New-home sales rose 18.6% month-on-month in May to a 504,000 annualized rate. Economists had expected 439,000. The homebuilder durables sector was the top performing section of the S&P 500 today up 0.33%, but most of those gains were given back later in the day as the index fell. Conference Board's consumer confidence index for June rose to 85.2, ahead of the 83.5 expected. The index is now at its highest level since January 2008.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) soared 41.12% today after reporting positive trial results for its cystic fibrosis treatment regimen. However, the broader biotech universe was mixed today.

Tomorrow's Financial Outlook

The final estimate of first-quarter US GDP will be released tomorrow morning. Because of revisions to April's net exports and a poor government report on services growth, economists have lowered their estimates to -1.8% quarterly annualized growth. The prior government estimates were 0.1% and -1.0%. The other major report scheduled for tomorrow is May durable goods orders; it is expected to show no top-line growth from the month prior. Capital goods orders, which are more relevant to economic growth, are expected to rise 0.5% after excluding defense and large airplane orders.

There are no major economic reports scheduled overnight that could influence futures markets.

Five notable US companies are scheduled to report earnings tomorrow: General Mills (NYSE:GIS), Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS), Apollo Education (NASDAQ:APO), Monsanto (NYSE:MON), and Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY).

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The information on this website solely reflects the analysis of or opinion about the performance of securities and financial markets by the writers whose articles appear on the site. The views expressed by the writers are not necessarily the views of Minyanville Media, Inc. or members of its management. Nothing contained on the website is intended to constitute a recommendation or advice addressed to an individual investor or category of investors to purchase, sell or hold any security, or to take any action with respect to the prospective movement of the securities markets or to solicit the purchase or sale of any security. Any investment decisions must be made by the reader either individually or in consultation with his or her investment professional. Minyanville writers and staff may trade or hold positions in securities that are discussed in articles appearing on the website. Writers of articles are required to disclose whether they have a position in any stock or fund discussed in an article, but are not permitted to disclose the size or direction of the position. Nothing on this website is intended to solicit business of any kind for a writer's business or fund. Minyanville management and staff as well as contributing writers will not respond to emails or other communications requesting investment advice.

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Weak Energy Stocks Lead Market Lower
Today's financial recap and tomorrow's financial outlook.
Minyanville Staff    

Russia's President Putin asked his country's parliament to rescind the approval they gave him on March 1 to use force in Ukraine. Overnight, Pro-Russian rebels in the Ukraine agreed to a one-week ceasefire proposed by the government while all sides negotiated for a peaceful resolution. Russian equity markets were the best performers today. Iraq tensions continued to permeate through global markets. The Dubai Financial Market Index (DMFGI) is down 21.2% this month having fallen 6.68% today.

Bank of England Governor Carney said in a testimony to the UK Treasury that there is still a fair amount of slack in the English economy and real wage growth has been slower than he expected. Accordingly, he did not walk back his comments from June 12 when he said the bank is likely to begin hiking rates before the market expects. Instead he reiterated that policy normalization will occur at a gradual and limited pace, and the final rate will be materially lower than in prior cycles.

Energy stocks, particularly exploration and production stocks, were very weak today after showing signs of technical exhaustion yesterday. The subsector finished -4.00% in today's session. The energy sector of the S&P 500 (INDEXSP:.INX) was the clear worst performer in the index today, down 1.98%. The broader market caught up to the energy weakness as the day went on, retracing all of the gains achieved after the home-sales data in the morning and then falling even further. The S&P 500 finished down 0.64% and achieved a very rare technical feat. On a daily basis, the index made a new high, forming an outside up bar, only to negate the pattern entirely and leave an outside down day. The implication is that further downside is in the cards because the index's upside is fully exhausted.

New-home sales rose 18.6% month-on-month in May to a 504,000 annualized rate. Economists had expected 439,000. The homebuilder durables sector was the top performing section of the S&P 500 today up 0.33%, but most of those gains were given back later in the day as the index fell. Conference Board's consumer confidence index for June rose to 85.2, ahead of the 83.5 expected. The index is now at its highest level since January 2008.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:VRTX) soared 41.12% today after reporting positive trial results for its cystic fibrosis treatment regimen. However, the broader biotech universe was mixed today.

Tomorrow's Financial Outlook

The final estimate of first-quarter US GDP will be released tomorrow morning. Because of revisions to April's net exports and a poor government report on services growth, economists have lowered their estimates to -1.8% quarterly annualized growth. The prior government estimates were 0.1% and -1.0%. The other major report scheduled for tomorrow is May durable goods orders; it is expected to show no top-line growth from the month prior. Capital goods orders, which are more relevant to economic growth, are expected to rise 0.5% after excluding defense and large airplane orders.

There are no major economic reports scheduled overnight that could influence futures markets.

Five notable US companies are scheduled to report earnings tomorrow: General Mills (NYSE:GIS), Barnes & Noble (NYSE:BKS), Apollo Education (NASDAQ:APO), Monsanto (NYSE:MON), and Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY).

Twitter: @Minyanville

Follow the markets all day every day with a FREE 14 day trial to Buzz & Banter. Over 30 professional traders share their ideas in real-time. Learn more.
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No positions in stocks mentioned.

The information on this website solely reflects the analysis of or opinion about the performance of securities and financial markets by the writers whose articles appear on the site. The views expressed by the writers are not necessarily the views of Minyanville Media, Inc. or members of its management. Nothing contained on the website is intended to constitute a recommendation or advice addressed to an individual investor or category of investors to purchase, sell or hold any security, or to take any action with respect to the prospective movement of the securities markets or to solicit the purchase or sale of any security. Any investment decisions must be made by the reader either individually or in consultation with his or her investment professional. Minyanville writers and staff may trade or hold positions in securities that are discussed in articles appearing on the website. Writers of articles are required to disclose whether they have a position in any stock or fund discussed in an article, but are not permitted to disclose the size or direction of the position. Nothing on this website is intended to solicit business of any kind for a writer's business or fund. Minyanville management and staff as well as contributing writers will not respond to emails or other communications requesting investment advice.

Copyright 2011 Minyanville Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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