Morning Quant Ride

Jul 19, 2018

Global stocks are declining this AM as mixed earnings results overshadows positive comments by US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell about the US economy during his 2-day testimony to the US Senate Banking Panel yesterday. European Union (EU) is preparing a list of American goods to hit with tariffs in the event a trip to Washington next week fails to stop the US government from implementing tariffs on car imports from EU countries.Read More

Morning Quant Ride

Jul 18, 2018

Global stocks are advancing this morning following positive comment by US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell about the US economy during testimony to the US Senate Banking Panel yesterday. US stocks index futures are pointing to a neutral open in NY with the Dow Jones minis +0.04%, S&P500 minis +0.01% and Nasdaq 100 minis -0.09%.Read More

Morning Quant Ride

Jul 17, 2018

Global stocks are declining this morning ahead of US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to US Senate Banking Committee. US stocks index futures are down with the Dow Jones minis -0.11%, S&P500 minis -0.09% and Nasdaq 100 minis -0.11%. Netflix (NFLX) is down 12.8% in pre-market trading after reporting 2Q earnings results which missed estimates for new subscriber growth.Read More

Morning Quant Ride

Jul 16, 2018

US stocks index futures are little changed this morning and point to neutral open in NY: Dow Jones minis +0.064%, S&P500 minis +0.036% and Nasdaq 100 minis +0.115%. The VIX is currently at 12.56 after closing last week at 12.18. SPY July 20 & October 2018 OTM Calls, Bank of America (BAC) July 20 OTM Calls are the most heavily traded options contracts in the US pre-market.Read More

Morning Quant Ride

Jul 13, 2018

US stocks index futures are pointing to a flat open in NY: Dow Jones minis +0.04%, S&P500 minis -0.01% and Nasdaq 100 minis +0.01%. The VIX is currently at 12.62 after closing at 12.58 yesterday. The yield on the US 10-year government bond is little changed at 2.844%.Read More

Morning Quant Ride

Jul 12, 2018

Global stocks are advancing this morning following news that the US and China continue to hold talks over trade with Dow Jones minis +0.74%, S&P500 minis +0.51% and Nasdaq 100 minis +0.49%. The VIX is currently at 12.99 after reaching as high as 14.15 yesterday. The yield on the US 10-year government bond is little changed at 2.862%Read More

Morning Quant Ride

Jul 11, 2018

Global stocks are declining on this news with US stocks index futures pointing to a negative open in NY: Dow Jones minis -0.83%, S&P500 minis -0.66% and Nasdaq 100 minis -0.77% The VIX is currently at 13.80 after closing at 12.64 yesterday Read More

Morning Quant Ride

Jul 10, 2018

Global stocks are advancing again this with morning with US stocks index futures pointing to a positive open in NY: Dow Jones minis +0.28%, S&P500 minis +0.22% and Nasdaq 100 minis +0.29%. The VIX is currently at 12.36 after reaching as high as 15.45 last Thursday. The yield on the US 10-year government bond is little changed at 2.867%.Read More

Morning Quant Ride

Jul 09, 2018

Globally, market sentiment is positive following last weeks better than expected US jobs report. Global stocks are positive as investor focus shifts away from Sino-American trade tensions and turns to 2Q2018 earnings season. US stocks index futures are advancing ahead of the open this morning, with the Dow Jones minis +0.49%, S&P 500 minis +0.43%, and Nasdaq 100 minis +0.41%Read More

Morning Quant Ride

Jul 06, 2018

Global stocks are mixed after a volatility trading week as the US and China formally implemented tariffs on USD$34bn in goods imported from each other last night. US stocks index futures are declining ahead of this morning’s June non-farm payrolls release with the Dow Jones minis -0.35%, S&P500 minis -0.19% and Nasdaq 100 minis -0.21%.Read More

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