Economic Calendar & Watch List 3/15/2017


Wednesday March 15, 2017


Economic Calendar & Watch List


Morning Notes

US Futures are tracking modestly higher this morning while European stocks are also moving into positive territory after a rebound in crude oil prices by +2% after API data was released late yesterday showing a decline in inventories for last week. Markets await the rate decision by the FOMC at 2PM EST today. A 25bp hike in the Fed Funds rate is expected but more attention will likely be placed on the projections made by Fed Chair Janet Yellen. Asian stocks closed mostly mixed.   



The SPY traded lower throughout yesterday’s session but held above the recent pivot at $235.74. Near term support will lie at the low of yesterday’s range at $236.19, followed by the recent pivot at $235.74, then $235.41, $235.09, and $233.95. Resistance will lie at the high of yesterday’s  range at $237.24, followed by $237.86, $238.02, $238.12, $238.61, $239.57, and record highs at $240.32.


Small Cap Watch List

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**Others On Watch**


Economic Calendar

8:30 Mar Empire manufacturing survey general business conditions expected -3.7

8:30 February CPI expected unchanged

8:30 February retail sales expected +0.1%

10:00 March NAHB housing market index expected unchanged at 65

10:00 January business inventories expected +0.3%

10:30 EIA Weekly Petroleum Status Report

2:00 FOMC rate decision, 25bp hike expected


Notable Earnings Before Open

Notable Earnings After Close
Guess? (GES) – EPS Est. $0.44  
Oracle (ORCL) – EPS Est. $0.62
Williams-Sonoma (WSM) – EPS Est. $1.51