Rover's Weekly Market Brief — 2/10/2017

February 10, 2017 Printer Friendly Printer Friendly


DJIA: 20,270.30 (+0.99%)

NASDAQ: 5,734.13 (+1.19%)

S&P 500: 2,316.14 (+0.81%)


Gold: 1,234.60 (+1.13%)

Copper: 278.65 (+6.52%)

Crude Oil: 54.27 (+0.82%)


The International Trade report announced that the trade deficit shrunk by $1.2 billion in goods, and $0.3 billion in services to $44.3 billion for December. Durable goods exports, led by civilian aircraft and airplane engines, helped raise exports by 2.7%, outpacing the 1.5% import increase, which included increases in automobile imports. The overall trade deficit for 2016 increased 0.4% to $502.3 billion, its highest level since 2012, but the deficit as a percent of GDP shrunk by 0.1% to 2.7%.

The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Petroleum Status Report for the week ending Feb. 3 posted an unexpectedly large jump of 13.8 million barrels for crude oil inventories, with a Y/Y gain of 8.1%. However, drops in inventories for finished products, such as gasoline and propane, brought total commercial petroleum inventories to a 1.4 million barrel gain for the week. Averaged over the last four week period, total products supplied were up 0.3% Y/Y, but motor gasoline was down by 6.0% Y/Y.

Initial jobless claims for the week ending Feb. 4 came in at 234,000, beating an expected 250,000. The 4-week moving average for initial claims dropped to 244,250, its lowest level since Nov. 1973. The insured unemployment rate for the week ending Jan. 28 was unchanged at 1.5%. While ongoing claims rose by 15,000 to 2,078,000, claims had dropped 7% from the prior year’s 2,234,000.

Upcoming Economic Reports:

Wednesday February 15  — Consumer Price Index

Thursday February 16 — Housing Starts

Earnings Calendar:


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Teva Pharmaceuticals (TEVA) American International Group (AIG) Cisco Systems (CSCO) Nestle (NSRGY) Allianz (AZSEY)
Restaurant Brands Intl (QSR) T-Mobile US (TMUS) PepsiCo (PEP) TransCanada (TRP) Deere (DE)