Economic Calendar & Watch List 8/17/17


Thursday August 17, 2017


Economic Calendar & Watch List


Morning Notes

US Futures are tracking lower this morning along with European stocks after the Fed gave mixed signals as to when it could start unraveling its balance sheet. Energy stocks are also weighing on markets as the US showed crude production at a 2 year high, continuing worry of a global oil glut. Asian stocks closed mixed for the day.



The SPY consolidated further throughout yesterday’s session while holding back above the 20 EMA but below the ascending resistance. Support will lie at the low of yesterday’s range at $246.45, followed by $246.16, the 20EMA at $246.15, gap entry at $245.55, gap fill at $244.80, then the 50SMA at $244.75. Support continues at $243.75, followed by $243.70, gap entry at $243.30, gap fill at $242.55, and finally the the 100SMA at $241.34. Resistance will lie at the high of yesterday’s range at $247.57, followed by the ascending resistance at $247.85 and record highs at $248.91.


Small Cap Watch List

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**Others On Watch**


Economic Calendar

0830  Weekly Unemployment Claims, est. 240k

0830  Philadelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey, est. 18.0

1030  EIA Natural Gas Report

1300  Fed Pres. Kaplan Speaks

1345  Fed Pres. Kashkari Speaks


Notable Earnings Before Open

Alibaba (BABA) – EPS Est. $0.73

Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) – EPS Est. $1.06


Notable Earnings After Close

Ross Stores (ROST) – EPS Est. $0.76

Gap (GPS) – EPS Est. $0.52