Economic Calendar & Watch List 8/31/2017

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Thursday August 31, 2017

 

Economic Calendar & Watch List

 

Morning Notes

US Futures and European shares are higher this morning with signs of strength in the global economy led in part by strong US economic growth. The third round of Brexit talks are set to conclude today and will release an update on the status of discussions. Asian stocks settled mixed on the day.

 

Technicals

The SPY rallied yesterday for the 2nd consecutive day opening at the 50SMA, breaking the recent pivot resistance to end just off the highs to close the session. Support will lie at the low of yesterday’s range at $244.62, followed by $242.93, the 100SMA at $242.24, then $241.83, $240.85, and the recent support pivot at $240.65. Resistance will lie at the high of yesterday’s range at $246.32, followed by $246.60, then ascending resistance at $248.51 and record highs at $248.91.

 

Small Cap Watch List

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**Others On Watch**

 

Economic Calendar

0830  Weekly Unemployment Claims, expected 237k

0945  Chicago PMI, estimated 58.0

1030  EIA Natural Gas Report

 

Notable Earnings Before Open

Dollar General (DG) – EPS Est. $1.09

 

Notable Earnings After Close

Palo Alto Networks (PANW)  – EPS Est. $-0.20

Lululemon (LULU) – EPS Est. $0.35

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