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Jim Van Meerten is an advisor to Marketocracy Capital Management and writes on financial subjects here and on Barchart Portfolio Blogs. He earned a BS in Accounting and Business Administration from Berry College; a Juris Doctorate from the Woodrow Wilson School of Law; and attended ... more

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Morning Call For Friday, Dec. 28
Mar E-mini S&Ps (ESH19 +0.55%) this morning are up +0.60% at a 1-week high and European stocks are up +1.78%. U.S. stock indexes extended their rebound from late Thursday, led by gains in technology stocks.
Morning Call For Thursday, Dec. 27
Mar E-mini S&Ps (ESH19 -1.75%) this morning are down -1.52% as markets give back some of Wednesday's sharp rally.
Morning Call For Wednesday, Dec. 26
Mar E-mini S&Ps (ESH19 +0.66%) this morning are up +0.62% as they recover from a 1-3/4 year nearest-futures low posted in overnight trade.
Morning Call For Monday, Dec. 24
March S&P 500 E-minis are up +0.5% this morning after Sunday's news that Treasury Secretary Mnuchin called CEOs of the six largest U.S. banks and received reassurances that there is plenty of liquidity to deal with the recent market volatility.
Morning Call For Thursday, Dec. 20
Mar E-mini S&Ps (ESH19 +0.19%) this morning are up +0.40% as they recover from a contract low posted in the overnight session.
Morning Call For Wednesday, Dec. 19
Mar E-mini S&Ps (ESH19 +0.87%) this morning are up +0.83% on optimism a resolution to the China-U.S. trade rift can be found after China's Ministry of Commerce said both sides have held several rounds of talks in recent weeks.
Morning Call For Tuesday, Dec. 18
Mar E-mini S&Ps (ESH19 +0.39%) this morning are up +0.39% as stock prices stabilize following Monday's plunge to a 14-1/2 month low.
Morning Call For Monday, Dec. 17
Mar E-mini S&Ps (ESH19 -0.12%) this morning are down -0.08% on weakness in retail stocks, led by a 4% decline in Best Buy in pre-market trading, after it was downgraded to 'Underperform‘ at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.
Morning Call For Friday, Dec. 14
Mar E-mini S&Ps (ESH19 -0.91%) this morning are down -0.80% and European stocks are down -0.87% on global growth concerns.
Morning Call For Thursday, Dec. 13
Dec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 -0.02%) this morning are down -0.10% and European stocks are up +0.02%. U.S. equity futures and European stocks shed overnight gains as weakness in energy stocks drags the overall market lower.
Morning Call For Wednesday, Dec. 12
Dec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 +0.71%) this morning are up +0.73% and European stocks are up +1.32% on optimism for the U.S.-China trade outlook.
Morning Call For Tuesday, Dec. 11
Dec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 +0.96%) this morning are up +0.66% on signs that U.S. and China trade talks are continuing despite the diplomatic rift over the arrest of a senior Chinese businesswoman.
Morning Call For Monday, Dec. 10
Dec S&P 500 E-minis (ESZ18 -0.28%) are down -0.3% this morning on continued US/Chinese tensions and reports that UK Prime Minister May is planning to postpone Tuesday's Parliament Brexit vote.
Morning Call For Friday, Dec. 7
Dec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 -0.46%) this morning are down -0.58% ahead of this morning's U.S. Nov non-farm payroll report.
Morning Call For Thursday, Dec. 6
Dec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 -1.42%) this morning are down sharply by -1.66% at a 1-week low and European stocks plunged -2.35% to a 2-year low.
Morning Call For Tuesday, Dec. 4
Dec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 -0.46%) this morning are down -0.39% and European stocks are down -0.58% as losses in technology stocks lead the overall market lower.
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