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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Retail Sales disappointed in November, as forecasts called for 0.5% increase, and it just increased by 0.2%; and if you exclude Autos, then it only rose 0.1%. Import Prices rose 0.2% in November. Business Inventories rose by 0.2% in October. Stocks started the m...
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Weekly Jobless Claims came in much hotter than expected at 252k. As I had forecasted last week, this was to be expected because last week's really low number was due to the Thanksgiving Holiday being shortened and we'd see a bit of a spillover into this week's r...
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: CPI rose 0.3% in November and saw it's YoY increase from 1.8% to 2.1%. The Core CPI (excluding food and energy components) rose 0.2%, as it's YoY remained Unchanged at 2.3%. Later this morning, the Fed will wrap up their 2 day meeting and Chairman Powell will gi...
htp://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Confidence with Small Business picked up in November, as the NFIB Small Business ticked up from 102.4 to 104.7. The final Productivity for Q3 improved from it's initial report from -0.3% to -0.2%; and the final revision for Unit Labor Costs improved from rising 3...
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: There are no data to report from the Economic Calendar today. Stocks are currently Mixed, as the DOW sits as the only index in Negative territory. Investors are looking ahead, as they search for fresh info on any news on the US/China Trade Negotiations, as the d...
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: NonFarm Payrolls surprised everybody with their HUGE number for November, which 266k jobs were created; along with positive revisions to the prior 2 months by 41k. Forecasts called for 180k, which we thought was a stretch, but this Positive News is welcomed! The...
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: The Weekly Jobless Claims came in at 203k (a 7 month low) for last week. Of course, last week was a holiday shortened week for Thanksgiving, so take it with a grain of salt. Factory Orders rose by 0.3% in October (exceeding the 0.2% forecasts). Stocks started th...
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: The ADP Employment Report disappointed today, as it reported only 67k new jobs for November and a revised lowered number (by 4k) in October's numbers. The Markit Services PMI remained Unchanged at 51.6 in November; while, the ISM Non-Manufacturing Index dropped ...
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: We don't have any data from the Economic Calendar today; however, tomorrow will kick off with the first of 3 Jobs data to be released this week with the ADP Report. Stocks are heavily in the Red today, as comments by President Trump regarding a Chinese Trade Agr...
http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: We have 2 manufacturing indexes to report today. The first is the Markit Manufacturing PMI slightly rose from 52.2 to 52.6 in November; however, the ISM Manufacturing Index (the "gold" standard and carries more weight) dropped from 48.3% to 48.1%. Anything below...

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