UPDATE: Baker Hughes Total U.S. Rig Count -8 to 877, Oil Rigs +1 Aug 28, 2015 01:04PM (Updated - August 28, 2015 1:04 PM EDT)

Baker Hughes total U.S. rig count declined 8 to 877. U.S. Oil rig count increased 1 to 675.


U of M Sentiment 91.9 vs 93 Expected Aug 28, 2015 10:00AM

U of M Sentiment 91.9 vs 93 Expected

Final Results for August 2015 AugJulAugM-MY-Y 201520152014ChangeChangeIndex of Consumer Sentiment91.993.182.5-1.3%+11.4%Current Economic Conditions105.1107.299.8-2.0%+5.3%Index of Consumer Expectations83.484.171.3-0.8%+17.0% Next data release: September 11, 2015 for Preliminary September data at 10am ET Surveys of Consumers chief economist, Richard CurtinHow will consumers react to volatile stock prices? The Black Mondays of October... (continue reading...)
Exclusive: Arab OPEC producers brace for oil-price weakness for rest of 2015 Aug 28, 2015 09:04AM

By Rania El Gamal and Alex Lawler

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - A second oil price rout of 2015 has forced Arab OPEC members to cut their price expectations for this year, showing they are prepared to tolerate cheaper crude for longer to defend market share and curb rivals' output.

OPEC delegates, including those from core Gulf OPEC countries, see economic troubles in top energy consumer China as short term and unlikely to have much impact on demand for crude which will rise... (continue reading...)


Greece's Tsipras: Exit of Euro Would be 'Unthinkable Disaster' for Greece (GREK) Aug 26, 2015 12:35PM

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras today spoke in an interview on Alpha TV. In part, the PM said:

-- An exit of the euro should be an "unthinkable disaster" for Greece-- There is no mandate for him to continue governing-- He said the people wanted an agreement with creditors-- Some states wanted revenge in July-- The return to drachma was never a choice-- Failure of talks could lead to civil war, unrest-- Deal with creditors includes "debt relief" commitment


UPDATE: EIA Crude Inventory Data Shows Sharp Decline Aug 26, 2015 10:34AM (Updated - August 26, 2015 10:34 AM EDT)
  • Crude Inventory -5.45M Barrels vs +986K Expected
  • Cushing Inventory +256K vs +600K Expected
  • Gasoline Inventory +1.66M vs -668K Expected
  • Distillate Inventory +1.44M vs +1.28M Expected

Summary of Weekly Petroleum Data for the Week Ending August 21, 2015

U.S. crude oil refinery inputs averaged about 16.7 million barrels per day during the week ending August 21, 2015, 117,000 barrels per day less than the previous week’s average.... (continue reading...)


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Aug 26, 2015 08:30AM Durable Goods Orders 2% vs -0.4% Expected, Ex-Trans 0.6% vs 0.3%
Aug 25, 2015 04:22PM Apple (AAPL), Disney (DIS) Hold Strong as Dow Ends in Negative Territory
Aug 25, 2015 02:21PM Serbia path to EU cleared after signing pact with Kosovo - Bloomberg (FXE)
Aug 25, 2015 02:09PM Fed Maintains Discount Rate at 0.75% - Minutes
Aug 25, 2015 10:41AM CBO Now Sees Slower GDP Growth for 2015; Updates on Outlook Through 2025
Aug 25, 2015 10:00AM July New Home Sales 507K vs 510K Expected
Aug 25, 2015 09:01AM FHFA House Price Index 0.2% vs 0.4% Expected
Aug 25, 2015 09:00AM S&P/Case-Shiller MoM 20 City Index -0.12% vs 0.12% Expected
Aug 25, 2015 06:42AM China cuts rates, reserve ratio after stocks plummet again
Aug 25, 2015 06:24AM China Cuts Rates; Reserve Ratio Lowered by 0.5 Points (FXI) (GXC)
Aug 24, 2015 12:37PM S&P 500 pares loss of less than 1% after earlier 5.3% drop (SPY)
Aug 21, 2015 04:02PM Dow Industrials Enters Correction After Falling 10% from May Peak - Bloomberg
Aug 21, 2015 02:47PM Oil Slumps to Six-Year Low as Demand Fears, Overproduction Weigh (OIL)
Aug 21, 2015 01:09PM Baker Hughes Total U.S. Rig Count +1 to 885, Oil Rigs +2
Aug 21, 2015 11:12AM S&P 500 drops below 2,000 for first time since February
Aug 21, 2015 10:45AM Allianz's El-Erian says September rate hike 'really tough policy call'
Aug 21, 2015 10:08AM Biotech ETF (IBB) Sees Red-to-Green Reversal
Aug 21, 2015 09:45AM Markit US Manufacturing PMI 52.9 vs 53.8 Expected
Aug 21, 2015 06:44AM China Manufacturing PMI Slips to 77-Month Low in August (MCHI) (GXC) (FXI)
Aug 20, 2015 03:12PM Eurogroup's Dijsselbloem hopes Greek elections won't delay reforms
Aug 20, 2015 11:15AM Tsipras to Propose Greek Elections for September 20th - Bloomberg, Citing Official (GREK) (NBG)
Aug 20, 2015 10:32AM UPDATE: Weekly Natural Gas Inventory Increases Less Than Expected
Aug 19, 2015 02:24PM Markets Pare Earlier Losses Following FOMC Minutes (SPY) (QQQ)
Aug 19, 2015 10:36AM Weekly Crude Inventory Increases More Than Expected
Aug 19, 2015 09:58AM Doug Kass Covers Half of S&P 500, Nasdaq ETF Shorts (SPY) (QQQ)
Aug 19, 2015 08:30AM July MoM CPI 0.1% vs 0.2% Expected; Ex-Food & Energy 0.1% vs 0.2%
Aug 19, 2015 07:59AM Investors Turn to Fundamentals as 'Momentum' Play Enthusiasm Wanes (SPY) (AAPL)
Aug 18, 2015 04:38PM API Crude Inventory Declines 2.3M Barrels
Aug 18, 2015 04:04PM Fitch Upgrades Greece to 'CCC'
Aug 18, 2015 12:27PM Got China? Two big emerging market ETFs diverge on their exposure
Aug 18, 2015 12:17PM EPA Proposes New Measures to Cut Methane Emissions from the Oil and Nat Gas Sector
Aug 18, 2015 08:30AM July Housing Starts 1206K vs 1180K Expected, Permits 1119K vs 1228K
Aug 14, 2015 01:47PM Kerry says next U.S. president likely to uphold new Cuba policy
Aug 14, 2015 01:04PM UPDATE: Baker Hughes Total U.S. Rig Count Flat at 884, Oil Rigs Up 2
Aug 14, 2015 08:30AM July MoM PPI 0.2% vs 0.1% Expected, Ex-Food & Energy 0.3% vs 0.1%
Aug 14, 2015 07:32AM Crude Prices Move to Lowest Level Seen in Over Six Years on Demand Worries (OIL)
Aug 13, 2015 10:30AM Natural Gas Inventory 65 bcf vs 55 bcf Expected
Aug 13, 2015 08:30AM Initial Jobless Claims 274K vs 270K Expected
Aug 13, 2015 08:30AM MoM Retail Sales Advance 0.6% vs 0.6% Expected; Ex-Auto 0.4% vs 0.4%
Aug 12, 2015 09:48AM Crude Gains; IEA Sees Global Demand Growing at Fastest Pace in Five Years (USO) (OIL)
Aug 11, 2015 04:38PM API Crude Inventory Declines 847K Barrels
Aug 11, 2015 10:00AM June MoM Wholesale Inventories 0.9% vs 0.4% Expected
Aug 10, 2015 12:47PM Atlanta Fed's Lockhart Sees Rate Hike as 'Close', Expects Stronger Evidence of Inflation Recovery
Aug 7, 2015 03:00PM U.S. June Consumer Credit rose $20.7B, Fed says
Aug 7, 2015 01:05PM UPDATE: Baker Hughes Total U.S. Rig Count Increases 10 to 884, U.S. Oil Rigs Increase by 6
Aug 7, 2015 08:30AM Nonfarm Payrolls Increase 215K, Below Expectations; Unemployment Rate Unchanged
Aug 6, 2015 10:31AM UPDATE: Natural Gas Inventory 32 bcf vs 41.5 bcf Expected
Aug 5, 2015 12:40PM Dow Industrials Erase Earlier Gains (DIA) (SPY) (QQQ)
Aug 5, 2015 09:16AM ECB said to leave Greek ELA ceiling unchanged - Bloomberg (GREK) (NBG)
Aug 5, 2015 08:28AM ADP Employment Change 185K vs 215K Expected
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