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http:MikesDailyMarketReport.com: The Economic Calendar is light today, so the Geo-Political will have the most affect on the Markets today. Stocks are in Mixed Territory, as NASDAQ is currently in the Red. Investors are looking ahead to the G20 Summit in Japan, which begins Friday, when it is exp...
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Both Manufacturing and Services Sectors are shrinking according to the Markit Flash PMI Indices. The Markit Flash Manufacturing PMI dropped from 50.5 in May to 50.1 in June. The Markit Flash Services PMI dropped from 50.9 in May to 50.7 in June. Anything above 5...
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Initial Jobless Claims dropped from the previous week of 222k to 216k for this week's data. This week's data is important becuase it is being used by the Bureau of Labor Statistic's (BLS) Job Numbers for June, which will be released on July 5th. The lower number...
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Today is Fed Day! The Fed wraps up it's 2 day meeting and will provide their decision around 11am PST today, so expect some Market Volatility. All eyes are on the Fed today, as they await their decision. The sentiment is the Fed will set the stage for a July Rat...
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Housing Starts came in at 1.27 million annualized units for May compared to a revised (higher) 1.29 million annualized units in April. The revision shows it dropped; but without the revision, it would have rose. Building Permits remained unchanged from April to ...
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Manufacturing in the NY region had one of it's worst declines in June, according to the Empire State Index, which went from 17.8 in May to -8.6 in June.  Also, confidence is starting to wane with Home Builders, as the NAHB Home Builder Index, which is a survey t...
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: There's a lot of data on the Economic Calendar to report today. We'll start with the Retail Sales and Retail Sales without Autos for May, which were both up 0.5%. This was on the heels of a positive revision the previous month for both data points. Industrial Pr...
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Initial Jobless Claims rose 3k from the previous week's numbers, going from 219k to 222k. However, the previous week's numbers were revised higher by 1k (218k to 219k). Stocks are trading in Positive Territory this morning. There was a more positive tone today, ...
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: The Consumer Priced Index rose only 0.1% in May, which it's YoY dropped from 2.0% to 1.8%. The Core CPI (excluding food and energy) also rose only 0.1%. It's YoY dropped from 2.1% to 2.0%. Stocks are trading in Negative Territory, despite the lower Consumer Infl...
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: NFIB Small Business, which measures the confidence among Small Businesses, rose from 103.5 in April to 105.0 in May. Producer Priced Index, which measures inflation on the Wholesale sector, rose 0.1% in May. However, it's YoY dropped from 2.2% to 1.8%, further i...

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