Economic Calendar & Watch List 5/1/2017

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Monday May 1, 2017


Economic Calendar & Watch List


Morning Notes

US Futures are pointing to a slightly higher open this morning as the government shut down will be avoided at least in the near term after a tentative agreement was reached with congress. European and Asian markets are closed today in observance of the Labor Day holiday.



The SPY drifted lower throughout Friday’s session, closing out on the lows. Support will lie at low of Friday’s range at $237.93, followed by $237.81, $237.41, $236.61, the recent pivot point at  $236.30, then the former descending resistance which also coincides with both the 20EMA and 50SMA at $236.10, providing a strong support level. Resistance will lie at the high of Friday’s range at $238.93, followed by $239.53, $239.57, and record highs at $240.32.


Small Cap Watch List

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**Others On Watch**


Economic Calendar

8:30 March personal spending expected +0.2%

8:30 March personal income expected +0.3%

8:30 March PCE deflator expected -0.2%

9:45 Revised Apr Markit manufacturing PMI

10:00 April ISM manufacturing index expected -0.7 to 56.5

10:00 March construction spending expected +0.4%


Notable Earnings Before Open
Cardinal Health (CAH) – EPS Est. $1.46
DISH Network (DISH) – EPS Est. $0.69
Diamond Offshore Drilling (DO) – EPS Est. $0.12
Loews Corp. (L) – EPS Est. $0.65


Notable Earnings After Close
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) – EPS Est. -$0.04

Tenet Healthcare (THC) – EPS Est. -$0.51

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