Stock Market Heading For Weekly Loss

Hello traders everywhere. The stock market is heading for its first weekly loss in six weeks after hitting all-time highs earlier in the week. The reason for the late week weakness, the tax plan that was released Thursday by the U.S. Senate.

Senate Republicans have unveiled a tax-cut plan that would delay lowering the corporate rate to 20% by a year to 2019 and provide small-business owners with a deduction rather than an exclusive business rate.

The Senate Republicans' version of the bill differs markedly on corporate, business and individual tax cuts from legislation detailed by their counterparts in the House of Representatives who want to enact the corporate tax reduction in 2018.

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Meanwhile, crude oil is set to extend its longest stretch of weekly gains since October of 2016 with instability flooding the Middle East.

The arrests of Saudi Arabian royals and investors in an anti-corruption sweep compounded tensions between the world’s largest oil exporter and longtime rival Iran, heightening concerns about potential supply disruptions. Crude futures have risen 2.8% this week in New York, despite record high oil production from U.S. oil fields.

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Crude Oil Bounces Back

Hello traders everywhere. Crude Oil (NYMEX:CL.Z17.E) had fallen as much as 1.4% in early morning trading heading for its first two-day decline in more than a month, but has since reversed course and is heading higher on the day. The reason for the early fall was a report on Wednesday by the U.S. Government that found swelling crude stockpiles, shrinking overseas demand and skyrocketing output from American wells.

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The output from U.S. oil wells climbed by 0.7% last week to 9.62 million barrels a day, the highest seven-day figure since federal officials began tracking weekly data in 1983.

Crude stockpiles climbed to 457.1 million barrels last week, while inventories at the key Cushing, Oklahoma, pipeline hub rose by 720,000 barrels to the highest level since May, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Crude exports fell by 1.26 million barrels a day. Meanwhile, gasoline stockpiles declined to the lowest level since November 2014 and distillate stocks were at the lowest since March 2015.

Earlier in the day, ConocoPhillips announced a surprise 22% increase in next year's drilling budget, the latest signal that U.S. output may not be slowing down anytime soon.

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Weekly Futures Recap With Mike Seery

We've asked Michael Seery of SEERYFUTURES.COM to give our INO readers a weekly recap of the Futures market. He has been Senior Analyst for close to 15 years and has extensive knowledge of all of the commodity and option markets.

Michael frequently appears on multiple business networks including Bloomberg news, Fox Business, CNBC Worldwide, CNN Business, and Bloomberg TV. He is also a guest on First Business, which is a national and internationally syndicated business show.

Gold Futures

Gold futures in the December contract settled last Friday in New York at 1,271 an ounce while currently trading at 1,277 up about $6 for the trading week in a very non-volatile trading manner. I'm currently sitting on the sidelines as there is no trend at the current time. The U.S. dollar is trading at a three month high, and that is keeping a lid on gold prices in the short-term coupled with the fact that the U.S. stock market is hitting all-time highs. All of the interest lies in the equity market & not in gold as money flows continue to come out of this commodity. Gold prices are trading under their 20 and 100-day moving average telling you that the trend is lower. I still think we will retest major support around 1,262 and if that is broken, we could head below 1,250 in the coming weeks. I just don't see any reason to own gold when the stock market goes up on a daily basis. The chart structure is starting to improve due to low volatility in recent weeks, and we could be involved in this commodity shortly so keep this market on your radar, but in the short term look at other markets that are beginning to break out.

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Job Growth Spurs Stock Market Higher

Hello traders everywhere. U.S. job growth accelerated in October after hurricane-related disruptions in the prior month, but a sharp retreat in annual wage gains and surge in the number of people dropping out of the workforce cast a cloud over the labor market. Despite the mixed news, the stock market is heading towards record highs after a somewhat weak opening.

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Nonfarm payrolls increased by 261,000 jobs last month as 106,000 leisure and hospitality workers returned to work, the Labor Department said in its closely watched employment report on Friday. That was the largest gain since July 2016 but below economists’ expectations for an increase of 310,000 jobs. Continue reading "Job Growth Spurs Stock Market Higher"

Cannabis Oils Leader Delivers 80% Revenue Growth

Analysis originally distributed on October 25, 2017 By: Michael Vodicka of Cannabis Stock Trades

Cannabis oils is one of the fastest growing sub-industries in the cannabis sector.

According to a recent Health Canada report, the cannabis oil sector grew more than 871% between April 2016 and March 2017.

The reason for that incredible growth is simple - health benefits. Vaping or placing a few drops of cannabis oil under the tongue doesn't irritate the lungs like smoking cannabis.

Looking forward, this is still the beginning of the trend. Oil should continue to capture market share from dried cannabis for many years.

This migration to oils is creating a great investment opportunity.

In Canada, only a small group of licensed producers have a second license to manufacture and sell oils.

That's why I'm excited to share an undercover Canadian cannabis company. Continue reading "Cannabis Oils Leader Delivers 80% Revenue Growth"