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October 23, 2014
10:00 EDTBloomberg Link to hold a summit
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10:00 EDTU.S. flash Markit PMI manufacturing index fell 1.3 points to 56.2 in October
U.S. flash Markit PMI manufacturing index fell 1.3 points to 56.2 in October after slipping 0.4 points to 57.5 in September. August's 57.9 was a record high for this relatively new index. This is the slowest pace of growth since July. The employment index posted a "robust rate of job creation," according to the report, while new order growth and output both eased. Softer new business growth was the main negative influence on the headline index. And new export sales were the slowest since July. The U.S. report mostly bucked the trend of better than expected headlines from Japan, China, and Europe.
09:50 EDTEuro$ interest rate options: more put positioning
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09:48 EDTPMI Manufacturing Index Flash Level data reported
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09:48 EDTBloomberg Consumer Comfort Index Level data reported
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09:35 EDTSolid earnings lift market at open
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09:35 EDTFX Action: USD-CAD has been a bit squirrely
FX Action: USD-CAD has been a bit squirrely since the BoC announcement yesterday, though has managed to pick up ground this morning following its dip to 1.1208 lows, peaking near 1.1255. The BoC's statement did not materially change the Bank's outlook, and as a result, USD-CAD is back in the middle of its recent range. Firmer equities will put a top on the pairing for now, though oil prices remain in focus, and a move toward $80/bbl could see USD-CAD test the 1.1300 level.
09:25 EDTU.S. FHFA home price index rose 0.5% to 214.0 in August
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08:55 EDTU.S. equities tacked higher
U.S. equities tacked higher after a sluggish session overnight with mostly weaker global bourses, that shrugged off firmer PMIs in China, Japan and the Eurozone after the incidents in Ottawa and the White House. Initial jobless claims rebounded 17k to 283k, while there remains a hodge podge assortment of home price and LEI data due and the market had already taken its bullish cue from CAT earnings. The Dow is 125-points higher, S&P gained 14-points and NASDAQ 29-points firmer ahead of the open. This rally flew in the face of a 1.04% poorly explained plunge in the Shanghai comp and a 0.37% drop in Japan's Nikkei, while the Euro Stoxx 50 has recovered to 0.3% from negative territory. Among key earnings releases were Caterpillar, which rallied over 4% along with 2% gains on GM and Boston Scientific. CAT $1.72 EPS vs $1.36 estimates earnings were especially pertinent as U.S. multinationals were expected to be dented by the dollar's Q3 surge; moreover, CAT predicted an upturn in global economic growth in 2015, though some slowing due to reforms in China.
08:50 EDTFX Action: The dollar moved up a notch
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08:50 EDTThe 17k U.S. initial claims bounce to 283k
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08:45 EDTU.S. Chicago National Activity index surged to 0.47 in September
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08:45 EDTTreasury Action: yield nosed higher
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08:40 EDTU.S. initial jobless claims rose 17k to 283k in the week ended October 18
U.S. initial jobless claims rose 17k to 283k in the week ended October 18, after dropping 21k to 266k previously (revised from 264k). The claims data take on extra importance since they coincide with the BLS employment survey week. The 4-week moving average fell to 281 from 284k (revised from 283.5k). Continuing claims dropped 38k to 2,351k in the October 11 week, from 2,389k. The BLS said there were no unusual factors in the data, and the numbers continue to reflect a much improved job market.
08:40 EDTOil Action: NYMEX crude is at $81.07/bbl
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08:30 EDTU.S. initial jobless claims preview:
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07:50 EDTTreasury Market Outlook: Treasuries have edged lower
Treasury Market Outlook: Treasuries have edged lower, in tandem with modest declines in European sovereigns after some better than expected PMI readings. Indeed, the 10-year yield hit 2.25%. U.S. equity futures are rebounding after yesterday's declines on the improved manufacturing data. However, European bourses are mostly lower after disappointing earnings news and misses in U.K. retail sales and mortgage lending data. Asian equities tracked Wednesday's weakness on Wall Street. Of note, Japan's 3-month bill auction saw a negative yield for the first time ever. Today's calendar is full and includes the Markit PMI for October, initial jobless claims for the week ended October 18 (which coincides with the BLS employment survey), the August FHFA home price numbers, and September leading indicators. September new home sales are due Friday. There are a slew of earnings reports, including Caterpillar, Microsoft, Amazon, Eli Lilly, American Airlines, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Credit Suisse, Daimler, Deckers, Dr Pepper Snapple, Dunkin' Brands, Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, and Under Armour. The Treasury reopens $7 B in 30-year TIPS. The NY Fed will buy $1.35 B to $1.65 B in notes dated from July 31, 2020 through September 30, 2021. This should the penultimate buyback of QE3.
07:30 EDTMarket looking to rebound from yesterday’s sell-off
Stock futures are slightly higher in early trading, as the market will look to overcome fears sparked by a shooting at the Canadian parliament building yesterday. There are many earnings reports for investors to pore over today, along with a few economic reports which are scheduled to be released later in the day. Investors will be watching the weekly jobless claims data and natural gas storage change report for clues about the economy.
07:09 EDTGlobal Technology Community to hold a conference
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07:05 EDTFX Update: The dollar has traded mixed
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