Thursday January 5, 2017
Economic Calendar & Watch List
US Futures are drifting lower this morning while European stocks trade slightly higher as weakness in the retail sector is weighing on markets after Macy’s (M) and Kohl’s (KSS) cut their forecast for 2017. Asian stocks closed mostly mixed.
The SPY held the pivot low it put in on the last trading day of 2016 and has managed to move back higher the last 2 days. Support will lie at the low of yesterday’s range at $225.62, followed by the recent support pivot at $224.89, then $223.88, $223.73, and $221.44. Resistance will lie at the high of yesterday’s range at $226.75, followed by $227.81, and all time highs at $228.34.
Small Cap Watch List
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**Others On Watch**
8:15 December ADP employment change expected +175
8:30 Weekly initial unemployment claims expected -5,000 to 260
9:45 Revised December Markit services PMI
10:00 December ISM non-manufacturing index expected -0.5 to 56.7
11:00 EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report
Notable Earnings Before Open
Constellation Brands (STZ) – EPS Est. $1.71
Monsanto (MON) – EPS Est. $0.01
Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) – EPS Est. $1.10
Notable Earnings After Close