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Bulls Fight Back, Push Correction Off for Another day
Today's financial recap and tomorrow's financial outlook.
Minyanville Staff    

US fighter jets dropped artillery on ISIS targets in Iraq soon after President Obama authorized military action.

However, the financial markets roared back to life on anticipation of progress in Ukraine, as news service Interfax reported that Russia ended its military exercises near the Ukraine border.

That drove a reversal in US stocks, and the S&P 500 finished up 1.2% on the day at 1931.59.

On a technical basis, the S&P drove solidly back above the 100-day moving average that has acted as a key support area over the past two years.

Additionally, the continued rally off Thursday's low of 1904.78 kept the market safely away from the 5% pullback level as measured from the 1991.39 all-time high, a sign of resilience on the bulls' part.

US Treasury yields creeped back up intraday following an early dip, and Russian equity ETFs like the Market Vector Russia ETF Trust (RSX) performed well.

We also saw a bounce in German DAX futures. German stocks have been under pressure as of late since the nation's economy has heavy exposure to Russia.

In earnings news, auto parts company Magna (MGA) rose 6.0% to $111.44 after reporting solid second-quarter earnings.

Chipmaker NVIDIA (NVDA) bounced 8.8% on its own impressive second-quarter report.

News Corp. (NWSA) slid 1.6% as it squeaked past Wall Street's revenue expectations, but missed on earnings.

On the economics front, second-quarter preliminary nonfarm productivity rose 2.5%, exceeding the 1.6% consensus. Unit labor costs rose 0.6%, under the 1.0% expected.

Wholesale inventories rose 0.3% in June, below the 0.7% economists were forecasting.

Tomorrow's Financial Outlook

In keeping with recent history, market activity near-term is likely to be impacted by geopolitical developments in Ukraine and the Middle East. Earnings season is largely over, and there are no major US economic data releases on Monday.

With US Treasuries and the US dollar having possibly topped out near-term, the stage may be set for a return to risk, assuming we don't walk into any surprising bad news on Monday.

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Bulls Fight Back, Push Correction Off for Another day
Today's financial recap and tomorrow's financial outlook.
Minyanville Staff    

US fighter jets dropped artillery on ISIS targets in Iraq soon after President Obama authorized military action.

However, the financial markets roared back to life on anticipation of progress in Ukraine, as news service Interfax reported that Russia ended its military exercises near the Ukraine border.

That drove a reversal in US stocks, and the S&P 500 finished up 1.2% on the day at 1931.59.

On a technical basis, the S&P drove solidly back above the 100-day moving average that has acted as a key support area over the past two years.

Additionally, the continued rally off Thursday's low of 1904.78 kept the market safely away from the 5% pullback level as measured from the 1991.39 all-time high, a sign of resilience on the bulls' part.

US Treasury yields creeped back up intraday following an early dip, and Russian equity ETFs like the Market Vector Russia ETF Trust (RSX) performed well.

We also saw a bounce in German DAX futures. German stocks have been under pressure as of late since the nation's economy has heavy exposure to Russia.

In earnings news, auto parts company Magna (MGA) rose 6.0% to $111.44 after reporting solid second-quarter earnings.

Chipmaker NVIDIA (NVDA) bounced 8.8% on its own impressive second-quarter report.

News Corp. (NWSA) slid 1.6% as it squeaked past Wall Street's revenue expectations, but missed on earnings.

On the economics front, second-quarter preliminary nonfarm productivity rose 2.5%, exceeding the 1.6% consensus. Unit labor costs rose 0.6%, under the 1.0% expected.

Wholesale inventories rose 0.3% in June, below the 0.7% economists were forecasting.

Tomorrow's Financial Outlook

In keeping with recent history, market activity near-term is likely to be impacted by geopolitical developments in Ukraine and the Middle East. Earnings season is largely over, and there are no major US economic data releases on Monday.

With US Treasuries and the US dollar having possibly topped out near-term, the stage may be set for a return to risk, assuming we don't walk into any surprising bad news on Monday.

Twitter: @Minyanville

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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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Bulls Fight Back, Push Correction Off for Another day
Today's financial recap and tomorrow's financial outlook.
Minyanville Staff    

US fighter jets dropped artillery on ISIS targets in Iraq soon after President Obama authorized military action.

However, the financial markets roared back to life on anticipation of progress in Ukraine, as news service Interfax reported that Russia ended its military exercises near the Ukraine border.

That drove a reversal in US stocks, and the S&P 500 finished up 1.2% on the day at 1931.59.

On a technical basis, the S&P drove solidly back above the 100-day moving average that has acted as a key support area over the past two years.

Additionally, the continued rally off Thursday's low of 1904.78 kept the market safely away from the 5% pullback level as measured from the 1991.39 all-time high, a sign of resilience on the bulls' part.

US Treasury yields creeped back up intraday following an early dip, and Russian equity ETFs like the Market Vector Russia ETF Trust (RSX) performed well.

We also saw a bounce in German DAX futures. German stocks have been under pressure as of late since the nation's economy has heavy exposure to Russia.

In earnings news, auto parts company Magna (MGA) rose 6.0% to $111.44 after reporting solid second-quarter earnings.

Chipmaker NVIDIA (NVDA) bounced 8.8% on its own impressive second-quarter report.

News Corp. (NWSA) slid 1.6% as it squeaked past Wall Street's revenue expectations, but missed on earnings.

On the economics front, second-quarter preliminary nonfarm productivity rose 2.5%, exceeding the 1.6% consensus. Unit labor costs rose 0.6%, under the 1.0% expected.

Wholesale inventories rose 0.3% in June, below the 0.7% economists were forecasting.

Tomorrow's Financial Outlook

In keeping with recent history, market activity near-term is likely to be impacted by geopolitical developments in Ukraine and the Middle East. Earnings season is largely over, and there are no major US economic data releases on Monday.

With US Treasuries and the US dollar having possibly topped out near-term, the stage may be set for a return to risk, assuming we don't walk into any surprising bad news on Monday.

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.
< Previous
  • 1
Next >
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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