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MORNING NOTES:

S&P futures are trading lower this morning. Global growth concerns, a sell-off in the Asian market and the upcoming tariffs are weighing on stocks this morning. The Shanghai Composite dropped 0.63% overnight. Hong Kong and Argentina continue to be markets of concern. The main index in Argentina dropped over 37% yesterday. It is being reported that a state of chaos now exists in Hong Kong. Chinese forces are said to be massing across the border in the city of Shenzhen. European markets are trading lower based on the belief of a build-up of poor economic conditions. This morning CPI data is being seen as a positive for the markets.


S&P’s Overnight – High: 288.43  Low: 286.49   % Change: lower by 0.36

AsiaCloseChange%Change EuropeCloseChange%Change
Tokyo20455.44-229.38-1.11 London7172.21-54.51-0.75
Hong Kong25281.30-543.42-2.10 Germany11549.54-130.14-1.11

Oil Prices:

Oil prices are trading lower this morning.  Oil prices continue to be hampered by the growing indications of a slowdown in global growth. Aramco, released relatively strong earnings yesterday and indicated that a special dividend is forthcoming.  Oil traders look to this news as a positive sign that Saudi Arabia may start to ease production to boost oil prices in the short term. On Friday OPEC will be releasing its monthly report. This report covers the major issues affecting the world oil market and provides an outlook for crude oil market developments for the coming year. Later today the American Petroleum Institute will be releasing it’s weekly stockpile figures. 

WTI is at $54.69 a barrel, Brent Crude is at $58.28 a barrel.     

 For news on oil type in  .OIL or “OPEC” into NewsWare.

 Economic:                                               

Global economic news continues to create nervousness in the U.S. financial markets. Top global economic news stories include the stalling of U.S./China trade talks, Easing of monetary policies by Central banks, The likelihood of a no-deal Brexit, Negative economic data out of German, Political uncertainty in Italy, A financial meltdown in Argentina and unrest in Hong Kong.

Economic Reports: 

            08:30 am ET     Consumer Price Index for July.

            08:55 am ET     Redbook on retail sales.

To access Economic news type  .Economic into NewsWare.

Options Activity:                                                                      

Bullish option activity in         CBS, GDX & ROKU

Bearish option activity in       DB, HPQ & UAA

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Sector Update: Headlines to Note

Retail

AAP      .ERN         Down $8 on eps miss (missed by 0.21), Trims guidance. CEO calls Q2 “challenging”

TIF       .Options     Trade war weighing on the stock, Call Put ratio 1 call to 3.8 puts traded on Mon.

DDS     .ERN          Scheduled to release earnings Thur mornings, Straddle indicates a move of $6.75.  

FDA / Drug Markets

DCPH   P/SGN       Phase 1 study tumor drug meets endpoints.

REGN   P/SGN       FDA approved EYLEA injection prefilled syringe.

LLY      .FDA           Taltz, meets primary and secondary endpoints in phase 4 study.               

Dow 30

VZ        .MA           Sells Tumbler to WordPress.com for less than 3m. Yahoo paid 1.1b for the company.

WMT    .ERN         To release earnings on Thur, Straddle indicates a move of $4.75. Puts are active.  

INTC    .REC         Susquehanna lowers its price target to $53 from $54.                          

FANG

AAPL    P/SGN    Credit Suisse calls the July bounce back in iphone shipments to China a positive.

AAPL    .REC       Wedbush said “1st round of tariffs likely absorbed by Apple”

AMZN    .GOV     “Amazon’s Choice” label being questioned by Senators in a letter to CEO.

Rumors

SPY      N/TRD    Goldman feels there is a 13% of a China trade deal prior to 2020 elections.

CBS     .MA          CBS is in the final stages of a merger deal with Viacom.

MBIO    Hots.Fly   Announced a 9.28m grant to fund the phase 1 trial of breast cancer treatment.


Upcoming Earnings Data and Options Volume Analysis

SymbolEarn Datea/pLastChngeStradl pct$ MoveTotal Call / Put RatioDateCall VolumPut Volumvol Call / Put  RatioCall Open IntPut Open IntOI Call / Put  Ratio
A20190814pm66.76-1.886.314.210.388/1719014970.131478389281.66
AABA20190814pm70.00-0.020.260.182.158/175431015.3867457622541.08
CACI20190814pm209.22-2.015.6211.751.408/172341821.296243651.71
CSCO20190814pm51.54-0.894.902.532.398/171737365832.6496181688421.40
ELP20190814pm12.80-0.332.630.344.318/17301.0060531.13
HOLI20190814pm16.090.067.371.191.908/17414.00380419.27
NTAP20190814pm46.11-0.476.352.930.748/171474180.3513877184720.75
PUMP20190814pm12.21-0.543.280.401.748/173884.757861465.38
SA20190814pm14.51-0.083.430.502.288/17181725.86580747521.22
SBS20190814pm14.41-0.104.770.690.058/17001.001932210.87
SPTN20190814pm9.45-0.5210.210.972.798/171243.003652731.34
WUBA20190814pm51.54-0.803.761.940.538/1714131.08146113891.05
ARCT20190815am9.96-0.5010.331.032.818/173701.005564921.13
BABA20190815am159.210.094.747.550.588/17256641314750.20157934997571.58
CSIQ20190815am21.28-0.588.771.872.278/179193572.57392526591.48
DDS20190815am59.85-1.8411.276.750.348/17733920.19410640431.02
MSG20190815am287.59-7.101.383.961.478/17951.80294115461.90
TPR20190815am26.38-1.018.862.340.478/17191053120.3618042244260.74
WMT20190815am105.15-2.134.524.750.508/176844135970.5050098581030.86
AMAT20190815pm46.46-0.695.152.391.658/17306622081.3925938246811.05
BGG20190815pm8.71-0.199.410.820.538/17321.504841333.64
CRMT20190815pm87.85-4.0611.039.692.698/1712770.1650411.22
GLOB20190815pm103.46-3.897.818.081.328/171631860.8868110780.63
NVDA20190815pm151.45-2.736.7110.161.628/1730124110412.7370552541061.30
PAGS20190815pm44.85-1.1010.634.770.648/1772414700.4911311120770.94
VIAV20190815pm14.10-0.107.481.0521.288/17105215.00174616010.91
ZTO20190815pm18.93-0.135.511.041.158/1723151.53192653130.36
DE20190816am147.00-7.845.578.190.668/17342942430.8122987223411.03
QD20190816am8.54-0.3810.670.915.628/178065016.1222643147151.54
GGAL20190816pm16.73-21.4414.182.371.418/1762017850.351421152602.70
LTM20190819pm9.26-0.545.600.521.668/24001.0018101.00
MSGN20190821am18.21-0.074.560.8322.738/240510.00230169290.33

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