Thursday January 19, 2017
Economic Calendar & Watch List
US Futures are relatively flat this morning while European stocks trade just slightly lower as markets await the results of today’s ECB meeting. Traders will be listening closely to ECB president Draghi for any clues into a taper of their current QE program. The price of crude is edging higher by +1.2% giving energy producing stocks a lift. Asian stocks closed mostly mixed.
The SPY consolidated further throughout yesterday’s sessions on continued light volume trading as stocks stall ahead of earnings. Support will lie at the low of yesterday’s range at $225.90 where a new pivot is beginning to form, followed by the recent support pivot at $224.89, then $223.88 and $222.73. Resistance will lie at the high of yesterday’s range at $226.80, followed by the short term descending resistance at $227.25, then $227.45, $227.75, $227.81, and all time highs at $228.34.
Small Cap Watch List
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**Others On Watch**
8:30 Weekly initial unemployment claims expected +5,000 to 252K
8:30 December housing starts expected +8.9% to 1.187M
8:30 January Philadelphia Fed business outlook survey expected -4.9 to 15.1
11:00 EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report
Notable Earnings Before Open
BB&T Corp. (BBT) – EPS Est. $0.73
KeyCorp (KEY) – EPS Est. $0.29
Union Pacific (UNP) – EPS Est. $1.33
Notable Earnings After Close
American Express (AXP) – EPS Est. $0.98
Skyworks Solutions (SWKS) – EPS Est. $1.58