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By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: There were no data to report on the Economic Calendar today, but tomorrow will provide us with the Weekly Initial Jobless Claims. It will be interesting to see if we continue the downward trend. Stocks started the morning strong (led by Tech stocks), but has sin...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: We have a few manufacturing reports today, which the first is Markit Manufacturing PMI remained Unchanged at 39.8 in May; and it's counter-part, the ISM Manufacturing Index rose from 41.5% to 43.1% in May. Below 50 on these indexes mean contraction. Construction...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Personal Income rose 10.5% in April. We think this anomaly is due to the disparity based on the lower pay scale employees losing work during the pandemic. Consumer Spending dropped 13.6% in April, as much of the economy was closed. The Personal Consumption Expen...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Initial Jobless Claims continued the lower trend when it was reported that 2.12 million people applied for unemployment benefits last week, which is down from 2.45 million the week prior. The 2nd look at the Q1 GDP worsened, going from -4.8% to -5.0%. We'll get ...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: We'll be able to get a better view of the US Economy when the Fed releases their Beige Book around 11am PST today. This provides a Micro view of each region of the US. Stocks started the morning off in Positive Territory; however, Technology Stocks started to go...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: The Case Shiller HPI rose from 4.2% YoY in February to 4.4% in March; however, the FHFA HPI dropped from 6.1% in February to 5.9% in March. Consumer Confidence began to rise in May, as it went from 85.7 to 86.6. Also, a bit of a surprising report, is New Home Sa...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: There are no economic data to report today. Stocks are Down this morning after reflecting on this week's events and heading into a long weekend. President Trump was asked a question regarding a possible 2nd wave, which he responded that we'll put out fires, but ...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Initial Jobless Claims continued it downward trend in people applying for unemployment benefits, as it dropped from 2.69 million in last week's report to 2.44 million in this week's report. The Philly Fed improved from -56.6 April to -43.1 in May. This index rep...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: The FOMC Minutes will be released around 11am PST today, but we don't anticipate any news from these notes. Stocks are Up this morning on good earnings reports from retailers (like Target and Lowes). MBS is currently Up 11bps, and yesterday, it closed Up 27bps, ...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: As expected, Housing Starts dropped in April, as it was reported at 891k annualized units (just under forecasts). Building Permits (future Housing Starts) also, dropped in April to 1.074 million (better than forecasts) annualized units. Stocks are a bit Mixed, a...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: The NAHB Home Builders Index rose from a low of 30 in April to 37 in May. This index indicates the confidence level of Home Builders in the US on the Housing Market. Stocks are way Up this morning on news that Moderna Pharmaceuticals announced positive results f...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Retail Sales continued their decline in April, as they dropped 16.4%; and when you exclude "big ticket" items, like autos, then it dropped 17.2%. Manufacturing in the NY region improved some, but the number is still pretty bad, as the Empire State Index webt fro...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: The initial Jobless Claims for last week were a little higher than forecasts, but still lower than previous report, and came in at 2.98 million people applying for unemployment benefits for first time. This trend is lowering, but it's still disturbing to see so ...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: The Producer Price Index, which is inflationary data on the Wholesale Sector, dropped 1.3% in April, as it's YoY dropped from 0.7% in March to -1.2% in April. It's Core PPI (excluding food and energy) dropped 0.3%; and it's YoY went from 1.4% in March to 0.6% in...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: The NFIB Small Business Index dropped from 96.4 in March to 90.9, which many thought it would dive down into the 80s. This report represents the confidence in Small Businesses. The Consumer Price Index dropped 0.8% in April and it's YoY dropped from 1.5% to 0.3%...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: There are no economic data to report today. Stocks are trading in Mixed Territory this morning. NASDAQ is the only index in positive territory. There are some reports out that there may be some increased levels of coronavirus around the different parts of the wo...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: The BLS released their Jobs data today, so we'll start with the Non-Farm Payrolls, which lost 20.5 million jobs in April while the Unemployment Rate soared to 14.7%. This is the 2nd Highest Unemployment Rate now on record. Also, it was just a matter of 2 months ...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: Initial Jobless Claims are still reporting high volumes of claims, but it has been trending lower each week, as it report 3.85 million for last week's report to 3.17 million today. Productivity dropped 2.5% for Q1, however, it exceeded it's forecasts of -5.5%. U...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: The ADP Employment Report had revised it's March numbers from -26k to -149k; while April shows a drop of 20.2 million. Definitely shows a bleak week for Jobs data this week, as this is the first of 3 Jobs data we'll see this week. Stocks were in Negative Territo...

By Mike Bjork
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http://MikesDailyMarketReport.com: The only data being reported today is on the Services Industry. The Markit Service PMI dropped down to 26.7 in April; while ISM Non-Manufacturing Index dropped down to 41.8%. Anything below 50 on either index is considered in Contraction/Negative Territory. Stoc...

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