Quartz Weekend Brief—the Syria war, Microsoft’s future, India’s abyss, powdered cockroaches

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History says, Don’t hope
on this side of the grave.
But then, once in a lifetime
the longed for tidal wave
of justice can rise up,
and hope and history rhyme.

Hope and history won’t be rhyming this weekend. Many world leaders have prefaced grand deeds with these words from “The Cure of Troy” by Seamus Heaney, the Nobel-winning Irish poet who died this week. But if American missiles fly to Damascus, they will carry no tidal wave of justice.

The attack’s only goal is to deter Bashar al-Assad and other lunatics from using chemical weapons. Barack Obama’s repeated assertions over the past two years that “Assad must go” have stopped. If Assad kills another 100,000 Syrians by conventional methods, so be it; the West will not interfere.

If the attack achieves its aim, that of course will matter. But the lessons of Iraq and Afghanistan, public cynicism, and recession-strained national budgets have cut the West’s swagger; how ironic that the people most in favor of intervention are now the French. (“Our oldest ally,” said US secretary of state John Kerry, in a mischievous dig at the British parliament’s vote not to join forces with the US.)

Considering the outcome of Iraq, this shift in mood is welcome. A military adventure in Syria would be disastrous, and if there was ever a point when outsiders could have toppled Assad without triggering a vicious civil war (doubtful), it’s long past; the rebellion is now dominated by jihadists. But as much as Obama’s cruise missiles signify a resolve to deter the use of chemical weapons, they also mark a glum acceptance of how little else the West can do. Heaney’s next stanza has never rung so hollow:

So hope for a great sea-change
on the far side of revenge.
Believe that a further shore
is reachable from here.

—Gideon Lichfield

Five things on Quartz we especially liked

Everything that’s wrong with Microsoft and how to fix it. In a three-part series, Christopher Mims examines the company’s culture under outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, a seven-point plan for the next CEO to turn it around, and the lessons Google can draw to avoid becoming the next Microsoft.

India’s economy on the edge of the abyss. After the rupee suffered its biggest one-day fall in a decade, Nandagopal Nair and Matt Phillips analyze the perfect storm now facing the Indian economy, what’s in store if things go on this way, and what India can do to fight it.

Why Tesla’s got its sights set on… Norway. It has oil, but it also buys more electric cars per capita than anywhere else in the world and its subsidies to an electric-car owner can top $8,000 a year. Leo Mirani examines the country’s car policies and their sometimes controversial effects.

Google’s real plans for Glass. Don’t expect a world in which your fellow commuters are filming your every move, writes Simone Foxman. The kinds of apps being developed for Glass suggest it’s going to be a business product, not a consumer one.

China’s roaring cockroach trade. Gwynn Guilford on the breeders who rake in up to $89 per pound of pulverized roaches—for medicinal purposes, of course.

Five things elsewhere that made us smarter

So you want to start own your currency? Brett Scott, a reformed derivatives broker, explains in Aeon how Bitcoin and other new currencies—including ones that anyone can create—are changing the basic trust relationships that underlie all money and, in doing so, might make economies more resilient.

Economists can’t even agree on what’s wrong with economics. In the New York Times, Alex Rosenberg and Tyler Curtain argue that the problem with economics is that, unlike real sciences, it has no predictive power. Rubbish, says Paul Krugman: The problem is economists who deny the evidence when predictions turn out to be right.

Medium, a radical experiment in both publishing and management. Is it a blogging platform or an online magazine? Is it a company or a collective? Two looks at Medium, a year-old site that is upending a lot of assumptions about what a media business is and how to run one.

Why black Americans are still poor. As the US marked the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington, the New Yorker’s Vauhini Vara looks at why legal gains won by the American civil-rights movement haven’t translated into economic equality.

The power of architecture to make a man—or to break him. Rachel Swan in SF Weekly traces the history of prison design and the enormous influence that it can have over whether inmates reform, re-offend, or lose their minds.

Our best wishes for a relaxing but thoughtful weekend. Please send any news, comments, cockroach pulp and new currencies to hi@qz.com. You can follow us on Twitter here for updates during the day.

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Weekly Metals Channel Newsletter 30/08/2013

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Metals Prices

Looking at metals prices this week, gold moved lower, with spot prices currently at $1394.45/ounce, down $3.25 (-0.2%) compared to $1397.70 on 08/23. Silver is currently trading at $23.45/ounce, down $0.61 (-2.5%) from $24.06 on 08/23. And turning to copper, the current spot price of $3.31/pound, has copper down $0.04 from $3.35 on 08/23, a week over week loss of -1.2%.

Metals ETF Movers

The SPDR S&P Metals and Mining ETF (XME) outperformed other Metals ETFs this week, off about 3.3%. Components of that ETF showing particular strength this week include shares of McEwen Mining (MUX), up about 5.1% and shares of Walter Energy (WLT), up about 2% on the week.

And underperforming other Metals ETFs this week is the Junior Gold Miners ETF (GDXJ), off about 6% this week. Among components of that ETF with the weakest showing for the week were shares of Golden Star Resources (GSS), lower by about 25.3%, and shares of Vista Gold (VGZ), lower by about 24.6% on the week.

Other ETF standouts this week include the Steel ETF (SLX), lower by about 3.3% but still outperforming other ETFs for the week. And the Gold Miners ETF (GDX) was an underperformer, falling about 6% this week.

 

 

DividendRank Metals Toplist

At sister site Dividend Channel, we screen through our coverage universe of dividend paying stocks each week, and we look at a variety of data — dividend yield, book value, quarterly earnings — and compare it to the stock’s trading data to come up with certain calculations about profitability and about the stock’s valuation (whether we think it looks ”cheap” or ”expensive”).

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These are the metals stocks our DividendRank system has identified as the top most ”interesting” in the Metals and Mining category … this is meant purely as a research tool to generate ideas that merit further research.

 

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Metals & Mining

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 ARLP Q 4.61 6.01% 
#2 IAG S 0.25 4.06% 
#3 CLV Q 1.75 8.92% 
#4 RNO Q 1.78 14.04% 
#5 PAAS Q 0.50 4.04% 
#6 AHGP Q 3.14 5.09% 
#7 FCX Q 1.25 4.11% 
#8 TCK S 0.90 3.54% 
#9 FRD Q 0.32 3.23% 
#10 NRP Q 2.20 10.98% 
#11 SCCO Q 0.48 1.76% 
#12 SXCP Q 1.69 7.29% 
#13 NSU S 0.14 4.49% 
#14 SCHN Q 0.75 2.96% 
#15 LXFR Q 0.40 2.38% 


*(updated 7 hours, 56 minutes ago) Yield calculations vary and may not be reliable nor comparable. Not all publicly traded securities are ranked; data may be incorrect or out of date. Rankings are for informational purposes only and do not constitute advice. Full disclaimer

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Weekly Energy Stock Channel Newsletter 30/08/2013

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Weekly DividendRank Energy Toplists & Energy ETF Movers

Energy Prices

Looking at energy prices this week, oil moved higher, with WTI Crude currently at $108.20/barrel, up $1.88 (+1.8%) compared to $106.32 on 08/23, and Brent Crude currently at $114.94/barrel, up $3.99 (+3.6%) from $110.95 on 08/23. And turning to Natural Gas, the current spot price of $3.62/MMBtu, has Natural Gas up $0.14 from $3.48 on 08/23, a week over week gain of +4.0%.

Energy ETF Movers

The SPDR S&P International Energy Sector ETF (IPW) outperformed other Energy ETFs this week, up about 0.4%. Components of that ETF showing particular strength this week include shares of Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ.CA), up about 5.2% and shares of MEG Energy (MEG.CA), up about 4.1% on the week.

And underperforming other Energy ETFs this week is the iShares Global Clean Energy ETF (ICLN), off about 4.3% this week. Among components of that ETF with the weakest showing for the week were shares of Solazyme (SZYM), lower by about 5%, and shares of Sunpower (SPWR), lower by about 4.9% on the week.

Other ETF standouts this week include the S&P SmallCap Energy Portfolio (PSCE), outperforming this week with a 0.2% gain. And the Coal ETF (KOL) was an underperformer, falling about 3.1% this week.

 

 

DividendRank Energy Toplists

At sister site Dividend Channel, we screen through our coverage universe of dividend paying stocks each week, and we look at a variety of data — dividend yield, book value, quarterly earnings — and compare it to the stock’s trading data to come up with certain calculations about profitability and about the stock’s valuation (whether we think it looks ”cheap” or ”expensive”).

History has shown that the bulk of the stock market’s returns are delivered by dividends, and so we pay special attention to dividend history. And of course, only consistently profitable companies can afford to keep paying dividends, so profitability is of critical importance. Dividend investors should be most interested in researching the strongest most profitable companies, that also happen to be trading at an attractive valuation — maybe there is a company-specific reason causing the stock to be ”cheap” or maybe the entire sector is taking a hit, but whatever the reason, we think there is great value in ranking the Energy Stock Channel coverage universe weekly using our proprietary DividendRank formula, and sharing the list of the week’s top ranked energy stocks with our subscribers.

These are the energy stocks our DividendRank system has identified as the top most ”interesting” in the Energy, Utilities, and MLPs categories … this is meant purely as a research tool to generate ideas that merit further research.

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Energy

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 BBEP Q 1.92 10.88% 
#2 EROC Q 0.88 14.20% 
#3 VNR M 2.49 9.06% 
#4 ARP Q 2.16 10.44% 
#5 NDRO M 1.95 12.43% 
#6 ECT Q 1.91 19.72% 
#7 GSJK Q 1.70 8.95% 
#8 LNCO M 2.90 10.76% 
#9 CRK Q 0.50 3.36% 
#10 SFL Q 1.56 9.89% 
#11 QRE Q 1.95 11.72% 
#12 NS Q 4.38 10.45% 
#13 NKA Q 1.40 9.67% 
#14 NSH Q 2.18 9.16% 
#15 WHZ Q 2.96 22.82% 

Utilities

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 RGCO Q 0.72 3.89% 
#2 SGU Q 0.33 6.85% 
#3 ALTV Q 1.08 15.01% 
#4 AT M 0.40 9.93% 
#5 UNS Q 1.74 3.76% 
#6 BCE Q 2.33 5.65% 
#7 TDS Q 0.51 1.80% 
#8 EDE Q 1.00 4.72% 
#9 APU Q 3.36 7.87% 
#10 APL Q 2.48 6.45% 
#11 PPL Q 1.47 4.78% 
#12 CNSL Q 1.55 9.07% 
#13 SPH Q 3.50 7.51% 
#14 NJR Q 1.60 3.67% 
#15 WR Q 1.36 4.35% 

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MLPs

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 BBEP Q 1.92 10.81% 
#2 EROC Q 0.88 14.53% 
#3 ARP Q 2.16 10.33% 
#4 NKA Q 1.40 9.58% 
#5 QRE Q 1.95 11.70% 
#6 NS Q 4.38 10.25% 
#7 EVEP Q 3.08 8.26% 
#8 LGCY Q 2.32 8.55% 
#9 KMP Q 5.28 6.34% 
#10 MEMP Q 2.05 9.85% 
#11 EXLP Q 2.09 7.56% 
#12 CMLP Q 2.04 7.87% 
#13 PVR Q 2.20 9.49% 
#14 GLP Q 2.35 7.05% 
#15 APU Q 3.36 7.81% 


*(updated Thursday, August 29, 2:00 AM) Yield calculations vary and may not be reliable nor comparable. Not all publicly traded securities are ranked; data may be incorrect or out of date. Rankings are for informational purposes only and do not constitute advice. Full disclaimer

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Weekly Dividend Channel Newsletter 30/08/2013

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Weekly DividendRank Toplists
Each week at Dividend Channel, we screen through our coverage universe of dividend paying stocks, and we look at a variety of data — dividend yield, book value, quarterly earnings — and compare it to the stock’s trading data to come up with certain calculations about profitability and about the stock’s valuation (whether we think it looks ”cheap” or ”expensive”).

History has shown that the bulk of the stock market’s returns are delivered by dividends, and so we pay special attention to dividend history. And of course, only consistently profitable companies can afford to keep paying dividends, so profitability is of critical importance. Dividend investors should be most interested in researching the strongest most profitable companies, that also happen to be trading at an attractive valuation — maybe there is a company-specific reason causing the stock to be ”cheap” or maybe the entire sector is taking a hit, but whatever the reason, we think there is great value in ranking our coverage universe weekly using our proprietary DividendRank formula, and sharing those lists with our subscribers, neatly divided into 17 sectors/categories.

These are the stocks our DividendRank system has identified as the top most ”interesting” … this is meant purely as a research tool to generate ideas that merit further research.

 

Business Services & Equipment

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 INTX Q 0.80 8.49% 
#2 WU Q 0.50 2.82% 
#3 IRM Q 1.08 4.07% 
#4 CODI Q 1.44 8.33% 
#5 HCSG Q 0.68 2.76% 
#6 SPRO Q 0.06 3.58% 
#7 ROL Q 0.36 1.44% 
#8 PAYX Q 1.40 3.64% 
#9 RHI Q 0.64 1.79% 
#10 NLSN Q 0.80 2.35% 
#11 EFX Q 0.88 1.46% 
#12 CEB Q 0.90 1.36% 
#13 MGRC Q 0.96 2.80% 
#14 STN Q 0.66 1.43% 
#15 VVI Q 0.40 1.76% 

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Construction

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 AYR Q 0.66 4.09% 
#2 ELRC Q 0.80 4.81% 
#3 MLR Q 0.56 3.56% 
#4 DE Q 2.04 2.43% 
#5 CAT Q 2.40 2.92% 
#6 BZT Q 1.88 6.66% 
#7 URS Q 0.84 1.69% 
#8 KBR Q 0.32 1.08% 
#9 TTC Q 0.56 1.07% 
#10 TRN Q 0.52 1.23% 
#11 FLR Q 0.64 1.00% 
#12 AGCO Q 0.40 0.70% 
#13 RYL Q 0.12 0.35% 
#14 RAIL Q 0.24 1.32% 
#15 LNN Q 0.52 0.68% 

Consumer Goods

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 UVV Q 2.00 4.07% 
#2 ESCA Q 0.36 4.85% 
#3 TAP Q 1.28 2.65% 
#4 BWL.A Q 0.66 4.62% 
#5 RAI Q 2.52 5.31% 
#6 LANC Q 1.60 2.16% 
#7 RGR Q 2.60 4.93% 
#8 EDUC Q 0.32 10.43% 
#9 FL Q 0.80 2.46% 
#10 GRMN Q 1.80 4.56% 
#11 HAS Q 1.60 3.51% 
#12 MO Q 1.92 5.72% 
#13 BGS Q 1.28 3.80% 
#14 DPS Q 1.52 3.39% 
#15 FDP Q 0.50 1.75% 

Consumer Services

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 STON Q 2.40 10.47% 
#2 HRB Q 0.80 2.84% 
#3 NAUH Q 0.16 4.64% 
#4 CLCT Q 1.30 8.12% 
#5 LINC Q 0.28 5.61% 
#6 UTI Q 0.40 3.71% 
#7 HI Q 0.78 3.16% 
#8 NTRI Q 0.70 5.58% 
#9 DV S 0.34 1.16% 
#10 MNRO Q 0.44 1.01% 
#11 SCI Q 0.28 1.52% 
#12 MATW Q 0.40 1.05% 
#13 TUC Q 0.35 2.42% 
#14 CVG Q 0.24 1.34% 
#15 STRA Q 4.00 9.70% 

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Energy

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 BBEP Q 1.92 10.81% 
#2 NDRO M 1.95 12.28% 
#3 EROC Q 0.88 14.53% 
#4 ECT Q 1.91 19.88% 
#5 ARP Q 2.16 10.33% 
#6 VNR M 2.49 8.92% 
#7 LNCO M 2.90 10.59% 
#8 NKA Q 1.40 9.58% 
#9 WHZ Q 2.96 22.84% 
#10 QRE Q 1.95 11.70% 
#11 GSJK Q 1.70 8.92% 
#12 SFL Q 1.56 9.96% 
#13 LRE Q 1.94 12.81% 
#14 CRK Q 0.50 3.32% 
#15 SDR Q 2.73 19.95% 

Financial

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 TICC Q 1.16 12.08% 
#2 KFN Q 0.84 8.22% 
#3 OXLC Q 2.20 13.83% 
#4 PSEC M 1.32 11.94% 
#5 KCAP Q 1.12 13.15% 
#6 FULL M 0.92 11.23% 
#7 TCPC Q 1.44 9.31% 
#8 MCC Q 1.48 11.03% 
#9 ARCC Q 1.52 8.66% 
#10 MAIN M 1.92 6.60% 
#11 PFLT M 1.05 8.00% 
#12 SUNS M 1.41 7.91% 
#13 OFS Q 1.36 11.32% 
#14 NGPC Q 0.64 9.85% 
#15 TCAP Q 2.16 7.45% 

Healthcare

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 NHC Q 1.28 2.78% 
#2 TEVA Q 1.29 3.38% 
#3 SPAN Q 0.56 2.63% 
#4 SEM Q 0.40 4.67% 
#5 PFE Q 0.96 3.41% 
#6 PMD Q 0.60 4.57% 
#7 BAX Q 1.96 2.78% 
#8 JNJ Q 2.64 3.06% 
#9 DGX Q 1.20 2.07% 
#10 MDT Q 1.12 2.18% 
#11 OMI Q 0.96 2.78% 
#12 ATRI Q 2.56 1.05% 
#13 BDX Q 1.98 2.03% 
#14 MRK Q 1.72 3.66% 
#15 MMM Q 2.54 2.25% 

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Industrial

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 FF Q 0.44 2.64% 
#2 MIC Q 3.50 6.54% 
#3 RTN Q 2.20 2.92% 
#4 TROX Q 1.00 4.65% 
#5 EML Q 0.44 2.67% 
#6 GD Q 2.24 2.71% 
#7 CVR Q 0.60 2.23% 
#8 PDH Q 1.20 9.81% 
#9 DOV Q 1.50 1.76% 
#10 PLOW Q 0.83 5.78% 
#11 CBT Q 0.80 2.01% 
#12 WSO Q 1.00 1.15% 
#13 CR Q 1.20 2.06% 
#14 LLL Q 2.20 2.42% 
#15 PX Q 2.40 2.07% 

Manufacturing

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 IEP Q 5.00 6.69% 
#2 CRWS Q 0.32 4.70% 
#3 LEG Q 1.20 4.14% 
#4 JCS Q 0.64 5.35% 
#5 FLXS Q 0.60 2.67% 
#6 MGA Q 1.28 1.68% 
#7 GNTX Q 0.56 2.49% 
#8 ALV Q 2.00 2.47% 
#9 CSCO Q 0.68 2.91% 
#10 COH Q 1.35 2.59% 
#11 QCOM Q 1.40 2.11% 
#12 CMI Q 2.50 2.04% 
#13 PII Q 1.68 1.52% 
#14 HON Q 1.64 2.07% 
#15 JCI Q 0.76 1.88% 

Materials

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 AGU Q 2.00 2.31% 
#2 DOW Q 1.28 3.42% 
#3 SMG Q 1.75 3.33% 
#4 ONP Q 0.05 3.02% 
#5 TUP Q 2.48 3.02% 
#6 POPE Q 2.20 3.29% 
#7 POT Q 1.40 4.72% 
#8 PKG Q 1.60 2.99% 
#9 RNF Q 3.40 13.07% 
#10 UFS Q 2.20 3.26% 
#11 NWL Q 0.60 2.41% 
#12 SWM Q 1.20 2.11% 
#13 NP Q 0.80 2.19% 
#14 MON Q 1.72 1.78% 
#15 SON Q 1.24 3.27% 

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Media

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 MDP Q 1.63 3.73% 
#2 GCI Q 0.80 3.30% 
#3 AHC Q 0.32 4.47% 
#4 CTCM Q 0.64 5.87% 
#5 SJR M 1.02 4.24% 
#6 OMC Q 1.60 2.66% 
#7 SBGI Q 0.60 2.50% 
#8 HHS Q 0.34 3.90% 
#9 TRI Q 1.30 3.93% 
#10 TWC Q 2.60 2.41% 
#11 QUAD Q 1.20 3.78% 
#12 SALM Q 0.20 2.53% 
#13 CMCSA Q 0.78 1.87% 
#14 MHFI Q 1.12 1.91% 
#15 SCHL Q 0.50 1.70% 

Metals & Mining

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 ARLP Q 4.61 5.92% 
#2 IAG S 0.25 4.06% 
#3 RNO Q 1.78 13.91% 
#4 CLV Q 1.75 8.73% 
#5 AHGP Q 3.14 5.01% 
#6 FCX Q 1.25 4.11% 
#7 PAAS Q 0.50 4.00% 
#8 TCK S 0.90 3.50% 
#9 SXCP Q 1.69 7.25% 
#10 KGC S 0.16 2.91% 
#11 CMP Q 2.18 2.97% 
#12 SCCO Q 0.48 1.76% 
#13 SCHN Q 0.75 2.93% 
#14 LXFR Q 0.40 2.35% 
#15 NSU S 0.14 4.41% 

Real Estate

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 AMTG Q 2.80 18.72% 
#2 MFA Q 1.12 15.34% 
#3 JMI M 2.76 22.73% 
#4 EFC Q 3.08 14.04% 
#5 OAKS M 1.92 18.83% 
#6 DX Q 1.16 14.63% 
#7 MITT Q 3.20 18.48% 
#8 MTGE Q 3.20 16.05% 
#9 WMC Q 3.60 23.07% 
#10 ARR M 0.84 20.39% 
#11 ORC M 1.62 15.03% 
#12 ARI Q 1.60 10.74% 
#13 PMT Q 2.28 10.79% 
#14 NLY Q 1.60 14.09% 
#15 AGNC Q 4.20 18.61% 

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Technology

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 ASMI A 5.60 17.73% 
#2 GA A 0.23 2.96% 
#3 LXK Q 1.20 3.45% 
#4 TSM A 0.50 3.08% 
#5 AMSWA Q 0.40 5.04% 
#6 CSPI Q 0.40 5.69% 
#7 CA Q 1.00 3.41% 
#8 CCUR Q 0.48 6.25% 
#9 WILN Q 0.16 4.83% 
#10 RFIL Q 0.28 4.51% 
#11 STX Q 1.52 3.92% 
#12 GLW Q 0.40 2.83% 
#13 INTC Q 0.90 4.04% 
#14 EVOL Q 0.40 4.79% 
#15 MXIM Q 1.04 3.76% 

Transportation

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 FLY Q 0.88 6.89% 
#2 NMM Q 1.77 12.50% 
#3 SSW Q 1.25 5.96% 
#4 TGH Q 1.88 5.40% 
#5 TAL Q 2.72 6.14% 
#6 STB M 0.56 8.78% 
#7 CSX Q 0.60 2.43% 
#8 CMRE Q 1.08 6.46% 
#9 VLCCF Q 0.70 8.10% 
#10 CPA Q 2.92 2.35% 
#11 UNP Q 3.16 2.06% 
#12 NSC Q 2.08 2.85% 
#13 UPS Q 2.48 2.90% 
#14 CHRW Q 1.40 2.44% 
#15 KNX Q 0.24 1.46% 

Travel & Entertainment

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 EPAX Q 0.24 6.82% 
#2 DRI Q 2.20 4.75% 
#3 LVS Q 1.40 2.51% 
#4 MCD Q 3.08 3.21% 
#5 CBRL Q 3.00 3.04% 
#6 EAT Q 0.96 2.37% 
#7 WYN Q 1.16 1.99% 
#8 MCS Q 0.34 2.68% 
#9 CNK Q 1.00 3.34% 
#10 THI Q 1.04 1.90% 
#11 IILG Q 0.44 2.02% 
#12 WWE Q 0.48 4.91% 
#13 VIAB Q 1.20 1.52% 
#14 VIA Q 1.20 1.51% 
#15 TXRH Q 0.48 1.92% 

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Utilities

DividendRank Symbol Dividend Recent Yield* 
#1 TAC Q 1.16 9.07% 
#2 RGCO Q 0.72 3.87% 
#3 AT M 0.40 10.05% 
#4 ALTV Q 1.08 14.90% 
#5 SGU Q 0.33 6.82% 
#6 BCE Q 2.33 5.75% 
#7 TDS Q 0.51 1.83% 
#8 EDE Q 1.00 4.68% 
#9 UNS Q 1.74 3.72% 
#10 APU Q 3.36 7.81% 
#11 PPL Q 1.47 4.74% 
#12 SPH Q 3.50 7.57% 
#13 NEE Q 2.64 3.26% 
#14 NJR Q 1.60 3.68% 
#15 APL Q 2.48 6.47% 


*(updated 7 hours, 8 minutes ago) Yield calculations vary and may not be reliable nor comparable. Not all publicly traded securities are ranked; data may be incorrect or out of date. Rankings are for informational purposes only and do not constitute advice. Full disclaimer

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Key Market Reports and Commentary for Friday 30/08/2013

Morning Markets Report
Prepared on Friday, August 30, 2013

Copyright 2013 INO.com. All Rights Reserved.

Summary
The Dow Future has advanced 12 points to 14846. The US Dollar Index moved lower 0.056 points to 81.949. Gold is down 14.7 dollars to 1394.7. Silver has retreated 0.2580 dollars to 23.6600. The Dow Industrials moved up 16.44 points, at 14840.95, while the S&P 500 moved up 3.21 points, last seen at 1638.17. The Nasdaq Composite gained 26.57 points to 3619.92. Streaming charts of these markets are available 24/7 at MarketClub

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Key Events for Friday

8:30 AM ET. July Personal Income & Outlays

Personal Income (expected +0.2%; previous +0.3%)

Personal Spending (expected +0.3%; previous +0.5%)

PCE Price Index Monthly (previous +0.4%)

PCE Price Index Yearly (previous +1.3%)

PCE Core Price Index Monthly (expected +0.1%; previous +0.2%)

PCE Core Price Index Yearly (previous +1.2%)

9:45 AM ET. Aug ISM-Chicago Business Survey – Chicago PMI

Employment Index (previous 56.6)

New Orders Index (previous 53.9)

Prices Paid Index (previous 63.6)

Purchasing Managers Index (Adjusted) (expected 53; previous 52.3)

Supplier Deliveries Index (previous 51)

9:55 AM ET. Aug Thomson Reuters / University of Michigan Survey of Consumers – final

Sentiment Index End month (expected 80.5; previous 85.1)

Expectations Index End Month (previous 76.5)

12-Month Inflation Forecast (previous 3.1%)

5-Year Inflation Forecast (previous 2.8%)

Value (Current Period) End Month (previous 98.6)

3:00 PM ET. Aug Agricultural Prices

Farm Prices, M/M (previous +0.5%)


 

Currencies Snapshot
Symbol Last Change %
U.S $ INDEX 81.949 -0.056 -0.07%
POWERSHARES DB US DOLLAR INDEX 22.1550 +0.1450 +0.65%
US Dollar/Canadian Dollar 1.05267 -0.00023 -0.02%
Euro/US Dollar 1.32423 +0.00013 +0.01%
JAPANESE YEN Sep 2013 0.010182 +0.000004 +0.04%
SWISS FRANC Sep 2013 1.0754 +0.0010 +0.09%

CURRENCIES

September Dollar closed higher on Thursday extending the rally off August’s low. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. Multiple closes above the reaction high crossing at 81.99 are needed to confirm that a short-term low has been posted. If September renews the decline off July’s high, June’s low crossing at 80.61 is the next downside target. First resistance is today’s high crossing at 82.27. Second resistance is August’s high crossing at 82.61. First support is last Tuesday’s low crossing at 80.77. Second support is June’s low crossing at 80.61.

The September Euro closed sharply lower on Thursday and below the 20-day moving average crossing at 133.33 confirming that a short-term top has been posted. The low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are diverging and are turning bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If September extends today’s decline, the reaction low crossing at 131.87 is the next downside target. Closes above the 10-day moving average crossing at 133.56 would confirm that a low has been posted. First resistance is the 75% retracement level of the February-July decline crossing at 134.65. Second resistance is the 87% retracement level of the February-July decline crossing at 135.84. First support is today’s low crossing at 132.19. Second support is the reaction low crossing at 131.87.

The September British Pound closed lower on Thursday. The mid-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. Today’s close below the 20-day moving average crossing at 1.5526 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. If September renews the rally off July’s low, June’s high crossing at 1.5743 is the next upside target. First resistance is August’s high crossing at 1.5716. Second resistance is June’s high crossing at 1.5743. First support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 1.5526. Second resistance is the reaction low crossing at 1.5419.

The September Swiss Franc closed sharply lower on Thursday and below the reaction low crossing at .10766 confirming that a short-term top has been posted. The low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are turning neutral to bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If September extends today’s decline, the reaction low crossing at .10644 is the next downside target. Closes above the 10-day moving average crossing at .10839 would confirm that a short-term low has been posted. First resistance is the 10-day moving average crossing at .10839. Second resistance is Tuesday’s high crossing at .10936. First support is today’s low crossing at .10727. Second support is the reaction low crossing at .10644.

The September Canadian Dollar closed lower on Thursday. The low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are turning neutral to bullish hinting that a short-term low might be in or is near. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing at 96.10 would confirm that a short-term low has been posted. If September renews this month’s decline, July’s low crossing at 94.09 is the next downside target. First resistance is the 10-day moving average crossing at 95.59. Second resistance is the 20-day moving average crossing at 96.10. First support is last week’s low crossing at 94.55. Second support is July’s low crossing at 94.09.

The September Japanese Yen closed lower on Thursday. The low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If September renews the rally off last week’s low, the reaction high crossing at .10440 is the next upside target. Closes below the reaction low crossing at .10086 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. First resistance is Wednesday’s high crossing at .10329. Second resistance is the reaction high crossing at .10440. First support is the reaction low crossing at .10086. Second support is the reaction low crossing at .10002.


 

Energy Snapshot
Symbol Last Change %
CRUDE OIL Oct 2013 108.25 -0.55 -0.51%
NEW YORK HARBOR ULSD Oct 2013 3.1824 -0.0059 -0.19%
NATURAL GAS Oct 2013 3.620 +0.002 +0.06%
RBOB GASOLINE Oct 2013 2.9135 -0.0171 -0.59%
POWERSHARES DYNAMIC ENERGY 49.704 +0.024 +0.05%
UNITED STATES GASOLINE 62.00 -0.87 -1.40%

ENERGIES

October crude oil closed lower due to profit taking on Thursday as it consolidated some of this summer’s rally. The low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening when Friday’s night session begins. Stochastics and the RSI are diverging but remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If October extends this summer’s rally, weekly resistance crossing at 114.83 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 106.14 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. First resistance is Wednesday’s high crossing at 112.24. Second resistance is weekly resistance crossing at 114.83. First support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 106.14. Second support is the reaction low crossing at 103.50.

October heating oil closed lower due to profit taking on Thursday as it consolidated some of the rally off April’s low. The low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are overbought but remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If October extends the rally off August’s low, the contract high crossing at 324.56 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 307.29 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. First resistance is Wednesday’s high crossing at 322.90. Second resistance is the contract high crossing at 324.56. First support is the 10-day moving average crossing at 311.62. Second support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 307.30.

October unleaded gas posted an inside day with a lower close on Thursday as it consolidated some of the rally off April’s low. The low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are overbought but remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If October extends the rally off August’s low, weekly resistance crossing at 316.32 is the next upside target. Multiple closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 283.46 are needed to confirm that a short-term top has been posted. First resistance is Wednesday’s high crossing at 298.21. Second resistance is weekly resistance crossing at 316.32. First support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 283.46. Second support is the reaction low crossing at 278.44.

October Henry natural gas closed higher on Thursday as it extended this month’s rally. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are overbought but remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If October extends this month’s rally, the 38% retracement level of the May-August decline crossing at 3.680 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 3.431 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. First resistance is today’s high crossing at 3.655. Second resistance is the 38% retracement level of the May-August decline crossing at 3.680. First support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 3.431. Second support is August’s low crossing at 3.154.


 

Food Snapshot
Symbol Last Change %
COCOA Dec 2013 2464 -15 -0.61%
COFFEE Dec 2013 117.85 +0.20 +0.17%
ORANGE JUICE-A Nov 2013 138.20 +1.45 +1.05%
IPATH DJ-UBS SUGAR TRUST 56.8001 -0.4299 -0.76%
IPATH DJ-UBS SOFTS TRUST 48.06 +0.10 +0.22%

FOOD & FIBER

September coffee closed lower on Thursday and is poised to extend this summer’s decline. The low-range close set the stage for a steady to lower opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are oversold but remain neutral to bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If September renews this month’s decline, monthly support crossing at 10.21 is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing at 117.98 would confirm that a low has been posted.

September cocoa closed lower on Thursday while extending this month’s trading range. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are neutral to bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. Multiple closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 24.31 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. If September renews the rally off June’s low, the 62% retracement level of the 2011-2013-decline crossing at 25.55 is the next upside target.

October sugar closed lower on Thursday. The low-range close set the stage for a steady to lower opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are neutral to bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If October renews this month’s decline, the reaction low crossing at 16.09 is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing at 16.71 would confirm that a low has been posted.

October cotton closed lower on Thursday as it renews this month’s decline. The low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are oversold but remain neutral to bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If October extends this month’s decline, July’s low crossing at 83.55 is the next downside target. Closes above last Wednesday’s gap crossing at 88.76 would confirm that a low has been posted.


 

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Grains Snapshot
Symbol Last Change %
CORN Dec 2013 476.75 -4.75 -0.99%
OATS Dec 2013 342.5 -5.0 -1.43%
WHEAT Dec 2013 653.25 -1.00 -0.15%
TEUCRIUM CORN 36.41 +0.14 +0.38%
IPATH DJ-UBS GRAINS TRUST 48.07 -0.17 -0.35%
ELEMENTS MLCX GRAINS INDEX TRUST 6.4610 -0.0483 -0.75%
SOYBEANS Nov 2013 1351.5 -17.0 -1.24%
SOYBEAN (MINI) Nov 2013 1352.0 -16.5 -1.21%
SOYBEAN MEAL Dec 2013 423.5 -6.6 -1.53%
TEUCRIUM SOYBEAN 24.7622 -0.0128 -0.05%

GRAINS

Corn closed up 3/4-cents at 4.81 1/2.

December corn closed fractionally higher on Thursday. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are turning neutral to bearish signaling that a short-term top might be in or is near. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 4.69 1/4 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. If December renews the rally off this month’s low, July’s high crossing at 5.28 1/4 is the next upside target. First resistance is Monday’s high crossing at 5.08 1/4. Second resistance is July’s high crossing at 5.28 1/4. First support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 4.69 1/4. Second support is the reaction low crossing at 4.63 1/2.

December wheat closed down 5 1/4-cents at 6.54 1/4.

December wheat closed lower for the third day in a row on Thursday. The low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If December renews the rally off August’s low, August’s high crossing at 6.79 3/4 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 6.52 3/4 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. First resistance is Monday’s high crossing at 6.76 1/2. Second resistance is August’s high crossing at 6.79 3/4. First support is August’s low crossing at 6.35 1/2. Second support is weekly support crossing at 6.25 3/4.

December Kansas City Wheat closed down 7-cents at 7.03 1/4.

December Kansas City wheat closed lower on Thursday. The low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are turning neutral hinting that a short-term top might be in or is near. If December resumes the decline off April’s high, weekly support crossing at 6.76 3/4 is the next downside target. If December renews Monday’s rally, August’s high crossing at 7.25 is the next upside target. First resistance is Monday’s high crossing at 7.17. Second resistance is August’s high crossing at 7.25. First support is last Wednesday’s low crossing at 6.95. Second support is weekly support crossing at 6.76 3/4.

December Minneapolis wheat closed down 7 1/2-cents at 7.33.

December Minneapolis wheat closed lower on Thursday. Stochastics and the RSI remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. Closes above Monday’s high crossing at 7.48 are needed to confirm that a low has been posted. If December resumes the decline off April’s high, psychological support crossing at 7.00 is the next downside target. First resistance is Monday’s high crossing at 7.48. Second resistance is the reaction high crossing at 7.88 1/2. First support is last Friday’s low crossing at 7.23 1/4. Second support is psychological support crossing at 7.00.

SOYBEAN COMPLEX

soybeans closed down 4 1/4-cents at 13.68 1/2.

November soybeans closed lower on Thursday. The low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are overbought but remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If November extends the rally off this month’s low, weekly resistance crossing at 14.49 is the next upside target. Closes below Monday’s gap crossing at 13.31 1/2 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. First resistance is Tuesday’s high crossing at 14.09 1/2. Second resistance is weekly resistance crossing at 14.49. First support is Monday’s gap crossing at 13.31 1/2. Second support is the 10-day moving average crossing at 13.27 1/4.

December soybean meal closed up $0.80 at 430.10.

December soybean meal closed higher on Thursday. However, the low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are overbought but remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If December extends the aforementioned rally, weekly resistance crossing at 460.60 is the next upside target. Closes below Monday’s gap crossing at 420.30 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. First resistance is Tuesday’s high crossing at 445.80. Second resistance is weekly resistance crossing at 460.60. First support is Monday’s gap crossing at 420.30. Second support is the 10-day moving average crossing at 414.60.

December soybean oil closed down 58 pts. at 44.20.

December soybeans closed lower on Thursday. The mid-range close sets the stage for a steady opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If December resumes this month’s rally, the 38% retracement level of this year’s decline crossing at 46.29 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 43.19 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. First resistance is Monday’s high crossing at 45.32. Second resistance is the 38% retracement level of this year’s decline crossing at 46.29. First support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 43.19. Second support is August’s low crossing at 41.85.


 

Indexes Snapshot
Symbol Last Change %
DJ 30 INDUSTRIALS 14840.95 +16.44 +0.11%
NASDAQ COMPOSITE INDEX (COMBINED) 3619.92 +26.57 +0.73%
S&P 500 CASH 1638.17 +3.21 +0.20%
SPDR S&P 500 164.225 +0.315 +0.19%
QQQQ VOLATILITY INDEX 15.90 +0.01 +0.06%
iShares RUSSELL 2000 INDEX 101.98 +1.02 +1.00%

U.S. STOCK INDEXES

September NASDAQ 100 closed higher on Thursday as it consolidated some of Tuesday’s decline. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If September renews the decline off August’s high, the 38% retracement level of the June-August rally crossing at 3021.61 is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing at 3102.97 would confirm that a short-term low has been posted. First resistance is the 20-day moving average crossing at 3102.97. Second resistance is August’s high crossing at 3144.25. First support is Tuesday’s low crossing at 3052.50. Second support is the 38% retracement level of the June-August rally crossing at 3021.61.

The September S&P 500 closed higher due to short covering on Thursday as it consolidated some Tuesday’s decline. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If September extends the decline off August’s high, the 62% retracement level of the June-August rally crossing at 1611.47 is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing at 1666.93 would confirm that a short-term low has been posted. First resistance is the 10-day moving average crossing at 1645.46. Second resistance is the 20-day moving average crossing at 1666.93. First support is Wednesday’s low crossing at 1625.00. Second support is the 62% retracement level of the June-August rally crossing at 1611.47.

The Dow closed higher due to short covering on Thursday as it consolidated some of the decline off this month’s high. The mid-range close sets the stage for a steady opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are oversold remain neutral to bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If the Dow extends this month’s decline, the 87% retracement level of the July-August rally crossing at 14,692 is the next downside target. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing at 15,194 are needed to confirm that a low has been posted. First resistance is the 10-day moving average crossing at 14,938. Second resistance is the 20-day moving average crossing at 15,194. First support is Wednesday’s low crossing at 14,760. Second support is the 87% retracement level of the June-July rally crossing at 14,692.


 

Interest Snapshot
Symbol Last Change %
T-BONDS Dec 2013 131.21875 -0.46875 -0.36%
iShares FLOATING RATE NOTE 50.6500 -0.0200 -0.04%
5 YEAR T-NOTES Dec 2013 119.601563 -0.085938 -0.07%
ULTRA T-BONDS Dec 2013 140.37500 -0.71875 -0.51%
POWERSHARES SENIOR LOAN PORTF 24.72 +0.06 +0.24%

INTEREST RATES

T-bonds closed up 16/32 at 132-31.

September T-bonds closed higher on Thursday as it consolidates above the 20-day moving average. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening on Friday. Stochastics and the RSI are bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If September extends the aforementioned rally, August’s high crossing at 135-02 is the next upside target. If September renews the decline off July’s high, weekly support crossing at 125-29 is the next downside target. First resistance is Wednesday’s high crossing at 133-16. Second resistance is August’s high crossing at 135-02. First support is last Thursday’s low crossing at 129-28. Second support is weekly support crossing at 125-29.


 

Livestock Snapshot
Symbol Last Change %
FEEDER CATTLE Oct 2013 158.550 +0.550 +0.35%
LEAN HOGS Oct 2013 87.225 -0.100 -0.11%
LIVE CATTLE Oct 2013 126.875 -0.100 -0.08%
IPATH DJ-UBS LIVESTOCK TRUST SUB 27.0900 0.0000 0.00%

LIVESTOCK

hogs closed up $1.27 at $87.32.

October hog closed sharply higher on Thursday as it renewed this week’s rally. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If October extends this week’s rally, August’s high crossing at 88.30 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 86.03 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. First resistance is today’s high crossing at 87.35. Second resistance is August’s high crossing at 88.30. First support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 86.03. Second support is Monday’s low crossing at 83.80.

October cattle closed up $0.05 at 126.97.

October cattle closed higher on Thursday. The low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 126.89 are needed to confirm that a top has been posted. If October renews this month’s rally, the 62% retracement level of the December-May decline crossing at 130.76 is the next upside target. First resistance is the 50% retracement level of the December-May decline crossing at 128.95. Second resistance is the 62% retracement level of the December-May decline crossing at 130.76. First support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 126.89. Second support is the August 8th gap crossing at 124.40.

October feeder cattle closed up $0.37 at $158.00.

October Feeder cattle closed higher due to short covering on Thursday. The high-range close sets the stage for a steady to higher opening when Thursday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are oversold but are turning neutral to bullish hinting that a short-term low might be in or is near. Closes above the 20-day moving average crossing at 159.21 would confirm that a short-term low has been posted. If October renews Monday’s decline, the 38% retracement level of the May-August rally crossing at 155.34 is the next downside target. First resistance is the 20-day moving average crossing at 159.21. Second resistance is August’s high crossing at 160.70. First support is Monday’s low crossing at 155.85. Second support is the 38% retracement level of the May-August rally crossing at 155.34.


 

Metals Snapshot
Symbol Last Change %
GOLD Dec 2013 1394.5 -18.4 -1.31%
SPDR GOLD SHARES 135.88 -0.83 -0.61%
SILVER Dec 2013 23.730 -0.410 -1.72%
PALLADIUM Dec 2013 731.0 -9.1 -1.23%
DIREXION DAILY GOLD MINERS BEA 26.54 -0.42 -1.59%
POWERSHARES DB PRECIOUS METALS 46.72 -0.38 -0.81%

PRECIOUS METALS

October gold closed lower due to profit taking on Thursday as it consolidated some of the rally off June’s low. The mid-range close sets the stage for a steady opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are overbought but remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If October extends the aforementioned rally, May’s high crossing at 1489.00 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 1351.80 would confirm that a short-term top has been posted. First resistance is Wednesday’s high crossing at 1432.90. Second resistance is May’s high crossing at 1489.00. First support is the 10-day moving average crossing at 1388.40. Second resistance is the 20-day moving average crossing at 1351.80.

September silver closed lower due to profit taking on Thursday as it consolidated some of the rally off June’s low. The mid-range close set the stage for a steady opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are overbought but remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible near-term. If September extends the rally off June’s low, the 50% retracement level of the September-June decline crossing at 26.727 is the next upside target. Closes below the 20-day moving average crossing at 22.155 are needed to confirm that a short-term top has been posted. First resistance is Wednesday’s high crossing at 25.120. Second resistance is the 50% retracement level of the September-June decline crossing at 26.727. First support is the 10-day moving average crossing at 23.643. Second support is the 20-day moving average crossing at 22.155.

September copper closed sharply lower on Thursday and below the 20-day moving average crossing at 328.86 confirming that a short-term top has been posted. The low-range close sets the stage for a steady to lower opening when Friday’s night session begins trading. Stochastics and the RSI are bearish signaling that sideways to lower prices are possible near-term. If September extends today’s decline, the reaction low crossing at 312.85 is the next downside target. Closes above the 10-day moving average crossing at 332.08 would confirm that a short-term low has been posted. First resistance is Monday’s high crossing at 338.85. Second resistance is June’s high crossing at 341.25. First support is today’s low crossing at 323.95. Second support is the reaction low crossing at 312.85.


 

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By Jove, I Think They’ve Got It! – 08/30/2013

Recently strong economic activity has been met with lower stock prices because it meant the QE taper is coming sooner rather than later. Now we all know the taper is on the way. And so we can get back to a more NORMAL reaction to positive economic news as we did with Thursday’s gains.

In particular, I am talking about Q2 GDP being revised up from 1.7% to 2.5%. That’s a big deal. Also we got another printing of the weekly Jobless Claims under 350K which bodes well for another month of 150-200K jobs added. That will hopefully be on display next week when the key employment reports come out.

With Syria, the debt limit and a new Fed chair still unknowns, the market may not roar higher just yet. That is why choppy, range bound activity is likely in the of fing. But beyond this period of uncertainly lies greater odds for stocks to move higher.

I am 100% long in preparation for whenever other investors want join me in this logical conclusion.

Best,

Steve Reitmeister (aka Reity…pronounced “Righty”)

Executive Vice President

Zacks Investment Research

ADVFN – Report dei mercati 30/08/2013


MERCATO USA
Wall Street chiude in rialzo, vola Guess. Acquisti su Verizon e Boeing

A New York i principali indici hanno chiuso la seduta in rialzo. Il Dow Jones avanza dello 0,11%, l’S&P500 dello 0,2% e il Nasdaq Composite dello 0,75%. Sul fronte macroeconomico sono arrivate buone notizie.

La seconda stima del Pil degli Stati Uniti nel secondo trimestre del 2013 segna un incremento annuale del 2,5% oltre le attese del 2,2% e a fronte di un incremento dell’1,1% registrato nel primo trimestre dell’anno.

La scorsa settimana le richieste di sussidi di disoccupazione sono state pari a 331 mila unità, con un decremento di 6 mila unità sul dato della settimana precedente (rivisto al rialzo di mille unità). Il dato è inferiore alle attese di 332 mila richieste di sussidi.
Verizon +2,71%. Vodafone ha intenzione di cedere il 45% di Verizon Wireless al gruppo telefonico statunitense.

Guess +12,85%. Il gruppo di abbigliamento ha chiuso il secondo trimestre con un utile di 39,9 milioni di dollari, in calo del 7,1% rispetto allo stesso periodo dello scorso anno. L’Eps adjusted è pari a 0,52 dollari. I ricavi sono cresciuti dello 0,6% a 639 milioni. I dati sono superiori alle attese e alla guidance della società. Guess ha alzato le stime per l’intero esercizio e ora si attende un Eps adjusted tra 1,78 e 1,92 dollari su ricavi per 2,56-2,59 miliardi.

Williams-Sonoma -0,19%. Il rivenditore di prodotti per la casa ha chiuso il secondo trimestre con un utile di 48,9 milioni di dollari, in crescita del 13% rispetto allo stesso periodo di un anno prima. I ricavi sono aumentati del 12% a 982.2 milioni. I dati sono superiori alla guidance della società. Il gruppo ha alzato le previsioni per l’intero esercizio. Gli analisti sono rimasti delusi delle stime per il terzo trimestre.

Campbell Soup -3,09%. Il colosso delle zuppe ha chiuso il quarto trimestre con una perdita di 158 milioni di dollari contro l’utile di 127 milioni dello stesso periodo dello scorso anno. L’Eps adjusted è pari a 0,45 dollari, 3 centesimi in più rispetto alle attese. I ricavi sono aumentati a 1,72 miliardi di dollari da 1,52 miliardi. Per l’esercizio fiscale 2014 il gruppo si attende una crescita dei ricavi tra il 5% e il 6%. Il dato ha deluso le attese.
Boeing +1,61%. La compagnia canadese West Jet ha ordinato 65 aerei modello 737 per un controvalore di 6,3 miliardi di dollari.

MERCATI ASIATICI

Tokyo negativa in chiusura di ottava

Chiusura di ottava negativa questa mattina per il Nikkei che ha archiviato la seduta a 13388,86 punti in calo dello 0,53%. I prezzi hanno ceduto terreno nel corso della giornata dopo un buon avvio, caratterizzato dall’attacco alla linea di tendenza che scende dai massimi di luglio, riferimento posto a 13620 circa, che per il momento ha pero’ avuto la meglio. Solo con il superamento di questa resistenza dinamica l’indice invierebbe un primo segnale positivo, segnale che poi dovrebbe essere corroborato dalla vittoria in successione oltre gli ostacoli statici a 13774 (top di venerdì scorso) e 14050 (picco del 14/8). Al momento attuale il movimento discendente originato dal massimo di metà luglio mantiene il controllo della situazione in vista della possibile riattivazione della tendenza ribassista: conferme in tal senso alla rottura perentoria di 13200/13250 per gli obiettivi a 12800 almeno e quindi sul minimo di giugno a 12415.

Molti i dati macro rilasciati oggi.  Il Ministero degli Affari Interni e delle Comunicazioni nipponico ha reso noto questa mattina il dato relativo al Tasso di Disoccupazione. A luglio tale rilevazione e’ apparsa pari al 3,8%, migliore delle attese degli analisti che avevano stimato un valore del 3,9%, immutato rispetto al mese precedente. Il “Job to Applicant Ratio” ovvero la percentuale di richieste di lavoro evase rispetto al totale e’ stato dello 0,94% anch’esso migliore rispetto allo 0,93% atteso.

Sale meno del previsto invece il valore per la Produzione Industriale nel mese di luglio. Secondo il Ministero dell’Economia, del Commercio e dell’Industria la produzione industriale nipponica è cresciuta ad un tasso destagionalizzato di 3,2% dal precedente -3,1%. Gli analisti si attendevano un incremento del 3,7%.

Inferiore alle attese la Spesa delle famiglie nel mese di luglio. In un report diffuso dal Statistics Bureau si legge che il valore dei Consumi è cresciuto ad un tasso destagionalizzato di 0,1% dal -0,4% di giugno. Gli analisti si attendevano un incremento dello 0,3%.
Il Ministero degli Affari Interni e delle Comunicazioni ha invece reso noto il dato relativo all’Inflazione “Core” ovvero al netto dei cibi freschi. A luglio tale rilevazione e’ apparsa pari a +0,7% su base annuale, superiore alle attese degli analisti che avevano stimato un valore di +0,6%. In rialzo dello 0,7% anche il dato globale. Su base mensile l’incremento e’ stato dello 0,1%. Nell’area di Tokyo il dato relativo ad Agosto ha mostrato un incremento dello 0,4% in linea con le attese.

In rialzo infine il valore per le nuove abitazioni giapponesi a luglio. Secondo quanto ha reso noto il Ministero del Territorio delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti tale rilevazione è salita ad un tasso del 12,0% su base annuale. Gli analisti si attendevano un incremento del 14,5%.


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MERCATI EUROPEI
Borse europee negative, brilla L’Oreal

Le principali Borse europee hanno aperto la seduta in ribasso. Il Dax30 di Francoforte cede lo 0,32%, il Cac40 di Parigi lo 0,47%, il Ftse100 di Londra lo 0,2% e l’Ibex35 di Madrid lo 0,9%.

L’Oreal +4%. Il colosso della cosmetica ha chiuso il primo semestre con ricavi pari a 11,738 miliardi di euro, in crescita del 4,7% rispetto allo stesso periodo di un anno prima. Il risultato operativo è aumentato del 7,7% a 2,042 miliardi. la società ha confermato la guidance 2013.
Hermes +2%. Il gruppo del lusso ha chiuso il primo semestre con un utile di 381,7 milioni di euro, in crescita del 14% rispetto allo stesso periodo di un anno prima. La società ha confermato le stime per l’intero esercizio.

Saint Gobain +1,8%. Credit Suisse ha alzato il rating sul titolo del produttore dei materiali per costruzioni a outperform da neutral.
Kpn -5%. Il colosso American Movil ha detto di essere pronto a ritirare l’offerta di acquisto sulla compagnia olandese se la Fondazione manterrà non rinuncerà ad esercitare l’opzione di voto sul 50% del capitale della società.

Deutsche Bank +2%. Jp Morgan ha alzato il rating sul titolo del gruppo bancario a overweight da neutral.
Danone -1%. Il colosso alimentare ha chiuso il primo semestre con ricavi pari a 11,058 miliardi di euro, in crescita del 6% rispetto allo stesso periodo dello scorso anno. L’utile Underlying è calato dell’1,3% a 873 milioni. La società ha confermato gli obiettivi per l’intero esercizio malgrado i problemi di Fonterra, società specializzata nella produzione di alimenti per bambini. La controllata neozelandese ha dovuto richiamare i propri prodotti in otto mercati (Nuova Zelanda, Singapore, Malesia, Cina, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambogia e Thailandia) dopo alcuni sospetti di contaminazione. Danone ha avvertito che le vendite di Fonterra nel terzo trimestre saranno influenzate dalla notizia.

APERTURA MERCATO ITALIANO

Piazza Affari avvia in rosso l’ultima seduta di ottava

Avvio di seduta negativo per Piazza Affari. L’indice Ftse Mib cede lo 0,36% e si porta a 16.844 punti mentre il Ftse Italia All Share cede lo 0,34 per cento. La decisione del parlamento britannico di bocciare la mozione di intervento in Siria avanzata dal governo di David Cameron ha cambiato lo scenario alleggerendo le tensioni sui prezzi del greggio con effetti sui titoli del comparto energetico. La pubblicazione dei risultati semestrali di diverse società influenza in parallelo l’andamento in Borsa di diverse azioni.

Durante i primi scambi Eni cede lo 0,96% sulla scorta delle previste riduzioni nei prezzi del greggio. La segue da vicino Tenaris, big internazionale dei servizi alle industrie petrolifere, che cede l’1 per cento. Dopo un avvio incerto guadagna invece terreno Saipem (+0,67%).
Restano invece in rosso i bancari come Ubi Banca (-0,22%), Mps (-0,13%), Intesa (-0,4%), Bpm (-0,58%), Banco Popolare (-1,26%) e Bper (-1,17%). In territorio negativo anche Unicredit (-1,19%) e Mediobanca (-1,13%).

Spiccano i forti rialzi in controtendenza del titolo Telecom Italia, che guadagna il 2,85% e si porta a 49,8 centesimi dopo avere incassato una promozione da “marketperform” a “outperform” da parte di Bernstein. Il prezzo obiettivo è posto a 1 euro, più del doppio delle attuali quotazioni. Di parere simile Deutsche Bank che ha confermato il suo consiglio di acquisto “buy” con target a 90 centesimi. Le operazioni mondiali nel mondo della telefonia tra Vodafone e Verizon, oltre al risiko europeo che coinvolge Telefonica, KPN, E-Plus e America Movil indicano una certa attività nel comparto tlc.

In denaro e in controtendenza anche Salvatore Ferragamo che segna un rialzo dello 0,55% a 25,53 euro dopo la pubblicazione dei risultati del primo semestre. La casa di moda ha chiuso il periodo con un aumento dell’utile del 55% a 81 milioni di euro e ha segnato una crescita a due cifre anche nel giro d’affari. I ricavi si sono infatti attestati a 625 milioni di euro con un incremento dell’11 per cento.

Fra i titoli a capitalizzazione minore brilla Ascopiave che guadagna il 4,55% e si porta a 1,47 euro dopo aver chiuso il primo semestre con un utile in crescita del 155,2% a 29,6 milioni di euro, nonostante un calo del 7% registrato nel giro d’affari (518,2 milioni di euro).

Si muove invece in territorio negativo con un ribasso dell’1,53% Eurotech, che nel primo semestre ha registrato una perdita di 4,56 milioni di euro in crescita rispetto al corrispondente dato del 2012.


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TITOLI DEL GIORNO
Mediolanum e’ sceso con i minimi del 28 agosto in vista della media mobile a 100 giorni, supporto a 5,18 circa, per poi rimbalzare. La violazione di quella soglia comporterebbe il test a 4,85 della base del canale crescente disegnato dai minimi di luglio 2012. Se anche area 4,85 dovesse cedere sarebbe lecito ipotizzare una inversione ribassista di medio periodo. La tenuta di 5,15 o 4,85 e la rottura di 5,50 porterebbero invece a 5,84, lato superiore del gap ribassista del 20 agosto. La rottura dei massimi del 16 agosto a 5,97 proporrebbe poi il test del lato alto del canale rialzista citato, passante attualmente a 6,22 circa.
Per chi volesse comprare il titolo intervenire sui livelli attuali con stop subito sotto 5,18 e target a 5,80.
Per chi gia’ detiene il titolo mantenere uno stop sotto 5,18, incrementare oltre 5,18 per 5,80.

Fiat ha tentato di opporsi alla forte corrente di vendite che ha colpito il titolo dal 26 agosto, colpevole di aver portato i prezzi da area 6,12 fino a 5,62 euro, quota dalla quale si e’ visto un tentativo di rimbalzo. Prima della reazione tuttavia i prezzi avevano gia’ violato la trend line rialzista disegnata dai minimi di aprile, ora passante a 5,90 circa, inviando un segnale di debolezza preoccupante. In generale il quadro grafico non e’ brillante, condizionato negativamente dal mancato superamento del picco del 4 giugno a 6,475, messo sotto pressione il 19 agosto, quando i prezzi si sono spinti nell’intraday fino a 6,53 per poi terminare in chiusura molto al di sotto della resistenza, a 6,21. Resta ora solo la media mobile a 100 giorni, passante a 5,50 circa, a difendere le prospettive di ripresa dell’uptrend: fino a che quel sostegno rimarra’ intatto la attuale fase di ribasso potra’ essere vista come una temporanea correzione (i minimi del 28 agosto del resto hanno ritracciato il 61,8% del rialzo dal minimo del 24 giugno, percentuale di Fibonacci compatibile con uno scenario correttivo), sotto area 5,50 diverra’ probabile il test di area 5,10. L’eventuale violazione anche di quel sostegno costringerebbe poi a considerare la fase laterale degli ultimi tre mesi come un ampio doppio massimo, figura di inversione del trend rialzista disegnato dal novembre 2012. La tenuta di 5,50/60 e la rottura dei 6 euro permetterebbero invece un nuovo test di 6,50. Solo oltre quei livelli i timori di ribassi verrebbero cancellati, probabile in quel caso un balzo al rialzo di un euro almeno.
Per chi volesse comprare il titolo attendere la rottura di 6,00 per intervenire con target a 6,50 e stop sotto 5,80.
Per chi gia’ detiene il titolo stop a 5,50, incrementare oltre 6,00 per 6,50.

A2A cerca di reagire dopo essere scesa mercoledi’ fino a quota 0,6340, andando a ritracciare meta’ del rialzo partito a giugno. Il superamento della parte alta del canale decrescente che sta guidando il ribasso delle ultime due settimane, riferimento attualmente in area 0,67, rappresenterebbe un segnale positivo per il titolo, preludio alla ripresa dello stesso trend rialzista. Probabile in tal caso il ritorno sui recenti massimi a 0,7165 euro ed il successivo allungo in direzione di quota 0,77.  Le prospettive di ripresa verrebbero invece compromesse in caso di discese sotto 0,61 introduttive ad un nuovo test dei bottom di giugno a quota 0,55.
Per chi volesse acquistare il titolo: intervenire oltre 0,67 per gli obiettivi a 0,7165 e 0,77, stop sotto 0,65
Per chi detiene attualmente il titolo: mantenere aperte le posizioni sopra 0,61 per gli obiettivi a 0,7165 e 0,77

DATI MACRO ATTESI

Venerdì 30 agosto 2013
01:15 GIA Indice PMI manifatturiero ago;
01:30 GIA Consumi lug;
01:30 GIA Inflazione lug;
01:30 GIA Tasso di disoccupazione lug;
01:50 GIA Produzione industriale lug;
08:00 GER Vendite al dettaglio lug;
09:00 SPA Vendite al dettaglio lug;
10:00 ITA Tasso di disoccupazione lug;
10:30 GB Credito al consumo lug;
11:00 EUR Inflazione (flash) ago;
11:00 EUR Indici fiducia ago;
11:00 EUR Tasso di disoccupazione lug;
11:00 ITA Inflazione ago;
12:00 ITA Indice prezzi alla produzione lug;
14:30 USA Deflatore consumi lug;
14:30 USA Redditi lug;
14:30 USA Consumi lug;
15:45 USA Indice PMI Chicago ago;
15:55 USA Indice Fiducia consumatori (Univ. Michigan) finale ago.


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HEADLINES
Ferragamo: nel primo semestre utile netto in crescita del 55%
Il Consiglio di Amministrazione di Salvatore Ferragamo approva la Relazione Finanziaria Semestrale Consolidata al 30 giugno 2013. Continuano gli ottimi risultati per il Gruppo Salvatore Ferragamo con Ricavi Totali a 625 milioni di euro (+11% rispetto a 565 milioni di euro al 30 giugno 2012) e un Risultato Operativo Lordo (EBITDA) a 131 milioni di euro (+26% rispetto a 105 milioni di euro al 30 giugno 2012). Il Risultato Operativo (EBIT) del gruppo sale a 112 milioni di euro (+26% rispetto a 88 milioni di euro al 30 giugno 2012) e l’Utile Netto del Periodo a 87 milioni di euro (+55% rispetto a 56 milioni di euro al 30 giugno 2012), inclusivo del risultato di terzi pari a 6 milioni di euro. L’Utile Netto del Gruppo si attesta a 81 milioni di euro (+81% rispetto a 45 milioni di euro al 30 giugno 2012).

Ascopiave, nel primo semestre utile in crescita del 155,2% a 29,6 milioni di euro
Il Consiglio di Amministrazione di Ascopiave ha approvato la relazione finanziaria semestrale al 30 giugno 2013. Il periodo si è chiuso con ricavi da 518,2 milioni di euro, in calo sullo stesso periodo del 2012 (-7,0%). Il decremento del fatturato è stato determinato principalmente dai minori ricavi di vendita di gas naturale come trader e grossista, attività cessata dal Gruppo nel 2012, e dai più bassi ricavi di vendita di energia elettrica (-27,4 milioni di Euro). Il margine operativo lordo del Gruppo Ascopiave è invece cresciuto del 42% a 71,7 milioni di Euro. Tale crescita è stata determinata, sia dal miglioramento dei margini commerciali sull’attività di vendita di gas e di vendita di energia elettrica, che da un incremento dei ricavi tariffari delle attività di distribuzione e misura di gas. Il risultato operativo del primo semestre 2013, pari a 56,0 milioni di Euro, è aumentato, rispetto allo stesso periodo dell’esercizio precedente, di 19,7 milioni di Euro (+54,1%). Il risultato netto consolidato, pari a 29,6 milioni di Euro, registra una crescita rispetto allo stesso periodo dell’esercizio precedente di 18,0 milioni di Euro (+155,2%).

Kpn: American Movil pronta a ritirare l’offerta
Il colosso della telefonica mobile sudamericano America Movil ha detto di essere pronto a ritirare l’offerta di acquisto sulla compagnia olandese KPN se la Fondazione non rinuncerà ad esercitare l’opzione di voto sul 50% del capitale della società.

Siria, no del parlamento UK all’intervento
Il parlamento della Gran Bretagna ha bocciato ieri la mozione del governo guidato da David Cameron per un intervento in Siria. Con 285 voti contrari e 272 voti a favore, dunque con uno scarto di 13 voti la richiesta del primo ministro è stata dunque respinta. Cameron si è detto pronto a rispettare la decisione del parlamento e del popolo britannico. Finora la Gran Bretagna aveva sempre appoggiato ogni intervento militare promosso dalla Casa Bianca, ma di fronte a questo stop gli Stati Uniti, sempre più isolati, potrebbero decidere comunque di intervenire anche da soli, anche perché le azioni programmate sono comunque limitate. Nel frattempo è atteso per sabato prossimo il responso degli ispettori dell’Onu che stanno cercando di appurare se il regime di Bashar Assad ha davvero fatto uso di armi chimiche.

Hermes: utile cresce del 14% nel primo semestre, confermate stime 2013
Il gruppo del lusso Hermes ha chiuso il primo semestre con un utile di 381,7 milioni di euro, in crescita del 14% rispetto allo stesso periodo di un anno prima. La società ha confermato le stime per l’intero esercizio.

L’Oreal: ricavi e utili in crescita nel primo semestre
L’Oreal, colosso francese della cosmetica, ha chiuso il primo semestre con ricavi pari a 11,738 miliardi di euro, in crescita del 4,7% rispetto allo stesso periodo di un anno prima. Il risultato operativo è aumentato del 7,7% a 2,042 miliardi.