Premarket: Apple is green

apple premarket green 7-12-21From Bloomberg's "U.S. Futures Mixed as Earnings Season Approaches" posted early Monday:

Treasuries resumed gains after snapping an eight-session rally Friday. They will remain in focus amid new supply coming to the market this week, as well as key U.S. inflation data and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s semi-annual appearance before Congress. The dollar was steady against major peers.

Equities and bonds have rallied amid a decline in long-term interest rates and inflation expectations as central banks aren’t rushing to pull back support that has helped a recovery from the pandemic. Still, investors remain concerned about the spread of the delta variant and a slowdown in vaccination rates, while pondering when the Fed will start tapering stimulus.

“There does seem to be a complacency that Goldilocks is not only alive and well, but that it’s getting stronger by the day,” Simon Ballard, First Abu Dhabi Bank chief economist, said on Bloomberg Television. “Unfortunately, it has to be recognized that going forward, the longer that rates remain where they are, the more that we look toward tapering, the more severe and acute could be the reaction.”

Elsewhere, Asian stocks rose at the start of the week after China’s central bank moved to boost liquidity by cutting the amount of cash most banks must hold in reserve to buttress economic growth.

My take: Thought there'd be profit taking after last week's all-time highs.


  1. Gregg Thurman said:
    AAPL, at the bell, looks like it’s going to set a new all-time high. Currently trading at $146.11.

    July 12, 2021
  2. Gregg Thurman said:
    Purchased late morning (Pacific) after watching AAPL’s trading for several hours JUL 16 $142/$143 Call Spreads @ $0.71 (including fees). AAPL was then trading at about $144.30.

    July 12, 2021
  3. Bart Yee said:
    AAPL closed down only -$0.61 on fairly anemic volume of little more than 73M, 12% down from 3Mo moving avg.

    Looks like Apple will bide it’s time for July buybacks, excluding any so called blackout periods prior to or during its earnings report.

    July 12, 2021

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