Monday, November 4, 2013

Morning Memo: Monday, November 4, 2013

"Morning Memo" begins below this "NOTE for  NEWCOMERS" to "Morning Memo"...... Each morning, we post a short bullet-point list of noteworthy events, data, etc that find their way into the assessment of global markets.  It's far from complete and is not meant to be an exhaustive reconciliation of all things that could possibly impact stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities!  Rather, it's best viewed as a cryptic memo of "highlights", noteworthy items that took place in Asia, European and US hours.....and color-coded 'Red' for seemingly negative impact on equity markets, 'Green' for positive.
This will also serve as a useful review mechanism, as scrolling through the series of "Morning Memo" posts over time ought to summarily highlight what generally drove price action.  

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5:00am ET...
  •  Asia...opened with some strength in reaction to stronger than expected China Official Non-Manufacturing PMI data, at 56.3, the highest level in 14 monthsBut a slowdown in New Orders dampened the enthusiasm w/the overall  report.
  • China...Communist Party meeting begins Nov 9 where reforms will be front and center on the agenda and watched closely by markets.
  • Japan...closed for holiday.
  • Australia...retail sales jumps highest amount in seven months, helped by low interest rates, and an improving housing sector and mining sector.
  • Thailand...big loser in the region on political and social tensions running high over an amnesty bill that focuses on the self-imposed exile of the brother of the current PM.
  • Europe....generally higher on good earnings news (especially in the bank sector) and on an investor confidence indicator put out by Sentix showing the highest level in two years.
  • German...Markit's PMI for October was stronger than expected.  
  • Eurozone Markit PMI summary for October:
  • US...October Non-Farm Payroll data due out Friday.
  • more later....
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