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December 10, 2017 The Week Ahead

The market continue to spring higher as we approach the end of the year. All eyes will be on the FOMC this week as they are set to announce a potential interest rate hike. However, it’s their forecast that investors will be paying attention to closely.

Trading volumes should slow down in the next coming weeks. That said, traders may still find some opportunities in low-float stocks.

In addition, Bitcoin futures are set to start trading this Sunday.

The “fear index” closed at 9.60 on Friday, as it now sits near the 52-week lows.


Source: TradingView

Here are how some of the most traded ETFs performed over the week: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) +0.40%, iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) -1.05%, SPDR Dow Jones Industrials Average ETF (DIA) +0.48%, and PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) +0.14%

Here is how some futures/commodity related ETF’s performed over the week: United States Oil Fund (USO) -1.54%, iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) +0.11%, SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) -2.56%

Below you’ll find what is else is on the schedule for the week:

Economic Releases:
12 Dec 2017- PPI 8:30 AM ET
13 Dec 2017- CPI 8:30 AM ET; EIA Petroleum Status Report 10:30 AM ET; FOMC Announcement 2:00 PM ET
14 Dec 2017- Jobless Claims 8:30 AM ET; Retail Sales 8:30 AM ET
15 Dec 2017- Industrial Production 9:15 AM ET

Key Earnings:
11 Dec 2017- KMG
12 Dec 2017- CASY, PAY, ARWR
13 Dec 2017- OPTT, PIR
14 Dec 2017- ADBE, COST, JBL, ORCL, SAFM

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December 3, 2017 The Week Ahead

The market continues to grind higher, despite seeing a spike in volatility on Friday. A fake news report from an ABC News Anchor claiming that Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn was ready to testify against President Trump. The story was later retracted days later.

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The SPY traded in a range between 260.76 and 265.31 on Friday. However, it only closed down 0.21%.

The next political headline that could be a catalyst is the tax bill, as its been passed by the Senate.

The “fear index” closed at 11.4 on Friday; and as high as 14.5 during the time the ABC news story was breaking.

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Source: TradingView

Here are how some of the most traded ETFs performed over the week: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) +1.57%, iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) +1.37%, SPDR Dow Jones Industrials Average ETF (DIA) +2.96%, and PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) -1.13%

Here is how some futures/commodity related ETF’s performed over the week: United States Oil Fund (USO) -1.02%, iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) -0.20%, SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) -0.60%

Below you’ll find what is else is on the schedule for the week:

Economic Releases:
5 Dec 2017- International Trade 8:30 AM ET
6 Dec 2017- EIA Petroleum Status Report 10:30 AM ET
7 Dec 2017- Jobless Claims 8:30 AM ET
8 Dec 2017- Employment Situation 8:30 AM ET

Key Earnings:
4 Dec 2017- ASNA, COUP
5 Dec 2017- AZO, BMO, FRAN, HDS, JILL, TOL, IDT, OXM, PLAY, POWL, RH, VEEV
6 Dec 2017- AEO, FRED, HRB, VRA, AVGO, KEYS, SEAC, VRNT, OLLI
7 Dec 2017- CIEN, DVMT, EYE, MCC, MTN, VNCE, FNSR, UNFI

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November 26, 2017 The Week Ahead

The markets continue to slowly grind higher as it appears they have completely dislocated from the news. In addition, cryptocurrencies like BitCoin are garnering so much attention that they are overshadowing the lack of volatility we are seeing in the market.

The “fear index” closed at 9.65 on Friday; and according to the chart it printed 8.60 on a flash down that day.

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Source: TradingView

Here are how some of the most traded ETFs performed over the week: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) +0.68%, iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) +2.15%, SPDR Dow Jones Industrials Average ETF (DIA) +0.24%, and PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) +1.11%

Here is how some futures/commodity related ETF’s performed over the week: United States Oil Fund (USO) +6.55%, iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) +1.09%, SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) +0.75%

Below you’ll find what is else is on the schedule for the week:

Economic Releases:
27 Nov 2017- New Home Sales 10:00 AM ET
28 Nov 2017- International Trade In Goods 8:30 AM ET
29 Nov 2017- GDP 8:30 AM ET; EIA Petroleum Status Report 10:30 AM ET
30 Nov 2017- Jobless Claims 8:30 AM ET; Personal Income and Outlays 8:30 AM ET
1 Dec 2017- ISM Manufacturing Index 10:00 AM ET

Key Earnings:
27 Nov 2017- THO
28 Nov 2017- NOMD, NUAN, ADSK
29 Nov 2017- TIF, BOX, DSGX, JACK, LZB, SNPS, WDAY
30 Nov 2017- BKS, KR, MIK, PERY, TD, AMBA, ULTA, VMW, YEXT, ZUMZ

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November 20, 2017 The Week Ahead

The markets were able to rally after seeing some volatility over the week. It appears that were fears in the junk bond markets as well as doubt on if the new tax plan would pass the house. Those fears have not worn off, and the markets are back to their slow grind up.

We are entering a shortened week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. For the most part, earnings are light and expect trading volumes to drop as well.

The “fear index” closed at 11.43 on Friday; after trading above 14 earlier in the week.

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Source: TradingView

Here are how some of the most traded ETFs performed over the week: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) -0.01%, iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) +1.99%, SPDR Dow Jones Industrials Average ETF (DIA) -0.22%, and PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) -0.03%

Here is how some futures/commodity related ETF’s performed over the week: United States Oil Fund (USO) -0.88%, iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) 1.59%, SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) +0.00%

Below you’ll find what is else is on the schedule for the week:

Economic Releases:
21 Nov 2017- Existing Home Sales 10:00 AM ET

22 Nov 2017- Durable Goods Orders 8:30 AM ET; EIA Petroleum Status Report 10:30 AM ET

24 Nov 2017- PMI Composite Flash 9:450 AM ET

Key Earnings:
20 Nov 2017- A, ENTA, INTU, PANW, URBN

21 Nov 2017- ADI, BURL, CHS, CPB, CTRN, DLTR, DY, EV, LOW, MOV, SIG, CRM, GES, GME, HPE, HPQ

22 Nov 2017- DE, ROVI

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November 12, 2017 The Week Ahead

The markets cooled off this week, but are still close to all-time high levels. One thing traders will be paying attention to is earnings coming out of retailers; the upcoming federal tax plan, as well as the latest in the Brexit talks over in Europe.

Some earnings stocks worth watching for the upcoming week include: The Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Gap Stores.

The “fear index” closed at 11.29 on Friday; as we’re starting to slowly see volatility creep back into the market.

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Source: TradingView

Here are how some of the most traded ETFs performed over the week: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) -0.14%, iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) -1.37%, SPDR Dow Jones Industrials Average ETF (DIA) -0.32%, and PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) +.27%

Here is how some futures/commodity related ETF’s performed over the week: United States Oil Fund (USO) +2.15%, iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) -1.23%, SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) +0.42%

Below you’ll find what is else is on the schedule for the week:

Economic Releases:
14 Nov 2017- PPI-FD 8:30 AM ET

15 Nov 2017- Consumer Price Index 8:30 AM ET; Retail Sales 8:30 AM ET; EIA Petroleum Status Report 10:30 AM ET

16 Nov 2017- Jobless Claims 8:30 AM ET; Philly Fed Survey 8:30 AM ET; Industrial Production 9:15 AM ET

17 Nov 2017- Housing Starts 8:30 AM ET

Key Earnings:
13 Nov 2017- AIMT, GEVO, STRP, IZEA, XRAY, DHT, FENG, JD, BETR, WUBA, TSN, GLOB

14 Nov 2017- REXX, EVOK, LNG, JKS, DKS, YRD, AAP, YY, HD, KOOL, SSYS

15 Nov 2017- SMRT, NTES, PLCE, TGT, NTAP, CSCO, SBH, HI, MTOR, PGR, SPLS, LB, PERY, JASO

16 Nov 2017- MANU, SPLK, QIWI, GPS, ROST, BBY, VIAB, WSM, BERY, AMAT, WMT, SJM, BONT, POST

17 Nov 2017- SFUN, HIBB, ANF, FL, BKE, LXFT

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November 5, 2017 The Week Ahead

Nearly all major indices closed the week higher except for the Russell 2000. Earnings thus far have been good enough. Shares of Apple rose nearly 6% on the week, Alibaba +4.01%, and Starbucks +2.10%, three earnings names that did not disappoint.

Some earnings stocks worth watching for the upcoming week include: CVS, Mylan, Priceline, Macy’s, and Disney.

The “fear index” closed at 9.14 on Friday; as it is now hovering around the 52-week lows of 8.84.

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Source: TradingView

Here are how some of the most traded ETFs performed over the week: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) +0.29%, iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) -0.79%, SPDR Dow Jones Industrials Average ETF (DIA) +0.43%, and PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) +1.34%

Here is how some futures/commodity related ETF’s performed over the week: United States Oil Fund (USO) +3.14%, iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) +1.95%, SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) -0.23%

Below you’ll find what is else is on the schedule for the week:

Economic Releases:
8 Nov 2017- EIA Petroleum Status Report 10:30 AM ET

9 Nov 2017- Jobless Claims 8:30 AM ET

10 Nov 2017- Consumer Sentiment 10:00 AM ET; Treasury Budget 2:00 PM ET

Key Earnings:
6 Nov 2017- AFI, BAH, CAH, CVS, KORS, MYL, ONDK, TRUE, SYY, CAR, ETSY, GDDY, PCLN, SWKS, THC, TRIP, WTW, ZAYO

7 Nov 2017- CBOE, COH, CROX, EMR, EXPD, MNK, SEAS, VIRT, VRX, ZBRA, BUFF, DVA, EXTR, G, LC, MAR, SNAP, TTWO, ZNGA

8 Nov 2017- CABO, CARS, HUM, MGM, REGN, ROK, SEE, WEN, CSOD, CTL, FOXA, IMPV, INFN, SQ, SRCL, TROX, TWLO

9 Nov 2017- AZN, DHI, HIMX, IPXL, JCI, KSS, M, PRGO, QVCA, TIME, HTZ, DIS, JWN, NVDA,

10 Nov 2017- MT

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October 29, 2017 The Week Ahead

Nearly all major indices closed the week higher as earnings thus far have been decent. During the week, Amazon, Alphabet and Microsoft all hit all-time highs, as all three impressed the street with its quarterly results.

Some earnings worth watching for the week include: Facebook, Apple, Starbucks, Mastercard, and Alibaba.

The “fear index” closed at 9.80 on Friday; however, it did trade as high as 13 during the week. Outside of earnings, traders will be paying attention to the FOMC, and whether or not they will raise the key interest rate or keep it where it currently is.

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Source: TradingView

Here are how some of the most traded ETFs performed over the week: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) +0.23%, iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) -0.13%, SPDR Dow Jones Industrials Average ETF (DIA) +0.45%, and PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) +1.70%

Here is how some futures/commodity related ETF’s performed over the week: United States Oil Fund (USO) +3.93%, iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) -0.60%, SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) -0.58%

Below you’ll find what is else is on the schedule for the week:

Economic Releases:
30 Oct 2017- Personal Income and Outlays 8:30 AM ET

1 Nov 2017- ISM Manufacturing 10:00 AM ET; EIA Petroleum Status Report 10:30 AM ET; FOMC Meeting Announcement 2:00m PM ET

2 Nov 2017- Jobless Claims 8:30 AM ET

3 Nov 2017- Employment Situation 8:30 AM ET; International Trade 8:30 AM ET

Key Earnings:
30 Oct 2017- AMG, CTB, DO, FDC, HSBC, L, ROP, MDLZ, NLS, RE, SANM, SBAC, VNO

31 Oct 2017- ADM, AET, AKS, AMT, BNP, CG, ETN, FIS, GGP, ECL, ETN, FIS, GGP, GEO, HCA, INCY, K, KBR, MA, SHOP, APC, CXO, DDD, EA, FTR, MOBL, QLYS, VOYA, WFT, X

1 Nov 2017- AGN, APO, BDC, BG, CDW, CEVA, CLX, COMM, CTSH, EAT, FL, FLOW, GRMN, LITE, NYT, ORBK, SBGI, SODA, TAP, TEX, VRSK, WTF, ZBH, CAKE, CAVM, CTRIP, FB, FEYE, FIT, FLT, GLUU, GPRO, HUBS, LPSN, MET, MRO, OXY, QCOM, QRVO, QTWO, RIG, SHAK, TSLA, ULTI, VIAV, XPO, YELP, ZAGG, ZEN

2 Nov 2017- ADP, APRN, AN, BABA, AVP, CYBR, DWDP, GOGO, H, ICE, MLM, MSCI, PAH, AAPL, AIG, ANET, ATVI, CRUS, DATA, EVH, FLR, HDP, HLF, JCOM, RDUS, SBUX, STMP, TIVO, UNIT, VECO, WU

3 Nov 2017- BID, MSG, REV, RLGY

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October 22, 2017 The Week Ahead

All major indices closed the week higher as we enter the “meaty” part of earnings season. Despite all the negative press President Trump is attracting, the market doesn’t care.

Some earnings worth watching include: Amazon, BIDU, General Motors, Exxon, Alphabet, and Microsoft to name a few.

The “fear index” closed at 9.97 on Friday, a level in which traders are not shocked by anymore.

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Source: TradingView

Here are how some of the most traded ETFs performed over the week: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) +0.85%, iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) +0.41%, SPDR Dow Jones Industrials Average ETF (DIA) +1.92%, and PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) +0.25%

Here is how some futures/commodity related ETF’s performed over the week: United States Oil Fund (USO) +0.58%, iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) -1.49%, SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) -1.78%

Below you’ll find what is else is on the schedule for the week:

Economic Releases:
24 Oct 2017- PMI Composite 9:45 AM ET

25 Oct 2017- Durable Goods 8:30 AM ET; New Home Sales 10:00 AM ET; EIA Petroleum Status Report 10:30 AM ET

26 Oct 2017- International Trade 8:30 AM ET; Jobless Claims 8:30 AM ET

27 Oct 2017- GDP 8:30 AM ET

Key Earnings:
23 Oct 2017- HAL, HAS, KMB, STT, STX, VFC, CR, JBT, OI, WHR, ZION

24 Oct 2017- AMTD, BIIB, CAT, CIT, CVLT, ETR, FITB, GM, INFY, GLW, JBLU, LLY, LMT, MAS, MCD, MMM, NVS, PCAR, PHM, PNR, R, SWK, UTX, WAT, WDR, AKAM, AMD, CMG, COF, DFS, ESRX, IRBT, JNPR, MANH, SFLY, T, TSS, TXN

25 Oct 2017- ALK, ALLY, BA, BAX, BTU, DPS, FCX, GRUB, HES, HBAN, IP, IR, KO, LEA, LH, LYG, NDAQ, NLSN, ABX, AFL, AMGN, CTXS, DLB, DLR, FFIV, FTI, KIM, LSTR, LVS, MC, MLNX, NXPI, ORLY, PKG, TSCO, TYL, XLNX

26 Oct 2017- AAL, ABX, APD, BEN, BMY, BSX, BWA, CELG, CHTR, CMCSA, CME, COP, DB, DNKN, ENTG, EQT, GEC, F, HLT, HSY, I, IDCC, IVZ, LAZ, LUV, MDP, MMC, MKC, NEM, NOK, OAK, PENN, POT, PX, RS, RTN, SPGI, TWTR, UNP, UPS, USG, VC, AMZN, BIDU, CDNS, DECK, CY, EXPE, FLEX, FTNT, GILD, GOOG, HIG, HUBG, KLAC, LPLA, MAT, MSFT, NATI, NOV, SAM, TRMB, VDSI, WDC

27 Oct 2017- B, CL, CVX, GT, LYB, MRK, PSX, RBS, SC, SHPG, TEN, TRU, UBS, WY, XOM

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October 15, 2017 The Week Ahead

Nearly all major indices closed the week higher, with the exception of the Russell 2000 which cooled off slightly. In addition, crude oil continued its strong performance gaining nearly 5% for the week.

All eyes will be on earnings this week as there are several key names reporting, including: Netflix, Goldman Sachs, Johnson & Johnson, eBay, IBM, and Procter and Gamble.

The “fear index” closed at 9.61 on Friday, level that has found some support of late.

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Source: TradingView

Here are how some of the most traded ETFs performed over the week: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) +0.23%, iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) -0.45%, SPDR Dow Jones Industrials Average ETF (DIA) +0.52%, and PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) +0.46%

Here is how some futures/commodity related ETF’s performed over the week: United States Oil Fund (USO) +4.01%, iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) +1.83%, SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) +2.25%.

Below you’ll find what is else is on the schedule for the week:

Economic Releases:
17 Oct 2017- Industrial Production 9:15 AM ET
18 Oct 2017- Housing Starts 8:30 AM ET; EIA Petroleum Status Report 10:30 AM ET
19 Oct 2017- Philly Fed Survey 8:30 AM ET; Jobless Claims 8:30 AM ET
20 Oct 2017- Existing Home Sales 10:00 AM ET

Key Earnings:
16 Oct 2017- SCHW, CSX, KMG, NFLX, RIO, SONC
17 Oct 2017- GS, CMA, HOG, JNJ, MS, PGR, TTS, UNH, BHP, CREE, IBM, IBKR, NAVI, SCSS
18 Oct 2017- ABT, ASML, NTRS, USB, UNF, AA, AXP, CCI, CCK, EBAY, STLD, UAL, URI
19 Oct 2017- S, BX, DHR, DOV, GPC, NUE, PM, RCI, SAP, TRV, UN, VZ, ATHN, EFTC, ISRG, LHO, NCR, PFPT, PYPL,
20 Oct 2017- CFG, CLF, DST, GE, HON, KSU, MAN, PG, SLB, STI, SYF

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October 1, 2017 The Week Ahead

All major indices closed the week higher, with the small caps outshining them all, as the Russell 2000 finished up 2.69%. Despite political tensions between North Korea and domestic uncertainty with taxes and healthcare, the market just keeps pushing higher.

The “fear index” closed at 9.50 on Friday, level that has found some support of late.

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Source: TradingView

Here are how some of the most traded ETFs performed over the week: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) +0.72%, iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) +2.69%, SPDR Dow Jones Industrials Average ETF (DIA) +0.28%, and PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ) +0.78%

Here is how some futures/commodity related ETF’s performed over the week: United States Oil Fund (USO) +1.86%, iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) -1.14%, SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) -1.35%

Below you’ll find what is else is on the schedule for the week:

Economic Releases:
2 Oct 2017- ISM Manufacturing Index 10:00 AM ET
4 Oct 2017- EIA Petroleum Status Report 10:30 AM ET
5 Oct 2017- International Trade 8:30 AM ET; Jobless Claims 8:30 AM ET
6 Oct 2017- Employment Situation 8:30 AM ET

Key Earnings:
2 Oct 2017- CALM
3 Oct 2017- LEN, PAYX
4 Oct 2017- MON, LW, PEP
5 Oct 2017- STZ, COST, YUMC

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