Each day I scan and synthesize market-moving news. I look at macro themes, currency moves and global economic indicators that support or challenge my thinking on the Big Picture and help me take the mood of the market. I like to assemble these data points so I can turn them into operational trade ideas for my clients in my Live Trading Room. Some may even make it into my Brokerage-Triggered, Trade Alerts!

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Exposure To China

Just in case Trump gets cheeky again right before the FOMC meeting and decides to berate and bully Powell into cutting rates, causing markets to head south in support,  keep this handy list of S&P companies nearby for Short Candidates. You can thank me later.

Economic Calendar

(Note: Yes, I realize I’m late in getting this to you but better late than never…)

Monday July 01
The new week, month, and quarter should open strong after encouraging tweets from Trump at the G20 Summit. He said although tariffs will not be reduced, they will not be increased while negotiating. OPEC meeting is expected to confirm continuing oil cuts.
OPEC Meeting (all day)
CNY China Caixin Manufacturing PMI (e50.0 p50.2)
EUR Germany Unemployment
EUR Germany Markit Manufacturing PMI
EUR Eurozone Unemployment Rate
USD US Markit Manufacturing PMI
USD ISM Manufacturing PMI (e51.0 p52.1)
Tuesday July 02
The RBA did not cut rates last month, but is expected to do so this time.
AUD RBA Rate Decision/Statement (e1.00% p1.25%)
Canada Markit Manufacturing PMI
Wednesday July 03
US Markets closes at 1PM ET for the pre-holiday half day, so the ADP report will be the report of significance to position for NFP report on Friday, which will be important as it is the last big data release before FOMC decision July 31.
CNY China Caixin Services PMI
EUR Eurozone Markit PMI Composite
USD US ADP Employment Change (e150k p27k)
USD US Trade Balance
USD US Jobless Claims
USD US Markit Composite/Services PMI
USD US ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (e56.0 p56.9)

Thursday July 04
Markets are closed for Independence Day in the US

Friday July 05
The NFP release is what will get traders back from the beach to their desk.
JPY Japan Leading Economic Index
EUR Germany Factory Orders s.a. (MoM)
USD US NFP/AHE/Unemp. (NFP e158k p75k)
CAD Canada NFP/AHE/Unemp. (NFP e8.0k p27.7k)

Earnings Calendar

July 15th, it Begins Again.

And the Upgrade / Downgrade picture is the worst since January as 2Q earnings season kicks off on July 15. Consensus expects aggregate EPS to decline by 1% year/year, as margin contraction outweighs positive sales growth.

Add to this concern, we also have:


With that, yes, the bar is set quite low, but it’s set quite low for a reason. Know what you own!

A friendly reminder:
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  2. My Trading Room will be closed Friday and there will be no Daily post until Monday July 8th. 
  3. My newly revamped Trade Alerts to include Live PnL of Open Trades, Futures and Allocated Trading will go live July 15th as I had an unforeseen technical issue with Interactive Brokers that has required more testing and time. All Trade Alert clients will be comped a FREE MONTH to my live trading room.

I wish you and your family a safe and celebratory 4th of July holiday!