Why Did Stocks Drop Again?

What’s in Today’s Report:

  • Why Did Stocks Drop Again?
  • Technical Analysis Follow Up to Sector Valuations
  • EIA Analysis and Oil Market Update

Futures are modestly lower but that’s not that bad considering Thursday’s ugly close and the soft NFLX earnings overnight.

Earnings were generally underwhelming, highlighted by the soft NFLX guidance which sent the stock down 20% after hours.  But, PPG and CSX also cited higher costs as impacting profitability, furthering margin concerns.

UK Retail Sales was the only notable economic number, and it missed estimates (-0.9% vs. (E) 3.4%).

Today there are no economic reports and just two notable earnings announcements, SLB ($ $0.39) and ALLY ($2.01), but they shouldn’t move markets.  Instead, it’s all about tech.  If tech can stabilize today, then markets can bounce (possibly into the Fed meeting next week).