Tuesday, January 6, 2009

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Posted: 06 Jan 2009 02:47 PM CST

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Obama Stimulus & More Data

Posted: 06 Jan 2009 08:30 AM CST

Good morning. Premarket futures are showing a positive bias as Obama's stimulus plan remains in focus. With billions at stake business lobbyists are lining up for their piece of the action.

Otherwise, the newswires are relatively quiet this morning. Premarket trading is seeing some interest again in oil and energy plays and the morning's only datapoint - U.S. chain store sales - actually rose +1.4% last week. Meanwhile, Toyota has also announced they will halt production for a couple of weeks to trim inventory.

Premarket gainers: IDEV, ALDN, OREX, ACAS, QI, RTP, BBY, DOW, HOV, MT, BHP, AAPL, BAC, MOS, DRYS, TTWO, TCK, HOGS, AAUK, GOLD, PBR, EXM, CHK, YRCW, TXCO, ALVR, ISYS, & SRZ.

Premarket losers: LDK, VDSI, AET, STV, IMN, VE, DNN, MEAS, YGE, RBS, MOS, ENDP, STP, LOGI, ICE, ELX, ESLR, GRMN, & NTAP.

At 10:AM we have reports on factory orders, the ISM non-manufacturing survey, and pending home sales index and at 2PM the FOMC minutes will be released. Among these, the FOMC minutes will likely be of most interest due to the Fed's new "quantitative easing" and the reasoning behind that move.

Much like yesterday, today's trade is simply about working off the overbought condition without a catastrophic rollover. Holding above 920 on the S&P (or really anywhere above 900) would be exactly what those still putting money to work at these levels need to see.

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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