Grant Capital (Grant Capital)
Markets  |  April 12, 2013 22:08:36

U.S. markets - recap of the past, 15 week, and the outlook for the week from 15 4th

The events of the past week:

Just last week because of the U.S. stock markets are positive. The S & P 500 set new highs, originally formed the peak of autumn 2007. New peak has a value of 1597 points. Furthermore Friday index strengthened throughout the week, and despite mixed messages.A positive example was information about a decline in inflation in China, which gives the possibility of more expansionary monetary policy and higher growth, the minutes of the last meeting of Federal Reserve signaled possible restrictions QE, or its termination at the end of the year, new applications for unemployment benefits fell, but contrary to current expectations reported higher value and most macro, published on Friday, brings a fall in retail sales and consumer sentiment index. On Monday, Alcoa opened earnings season, but did not produce significant deviation from expectations and the reaction was relatively calm. The major companies are worth mentioning Friday the results of two large banks and JP Morgan and Wells Fargo. The profits of both companies beat expectations, sales were slightly weaker. Both banks ended Friday's trading at a slight loss.
Greater movements occurred on gold, which, thanks to Bernanke's words on the possible termination of QE and the possible need for Cyprus to reduce gold reserves in order to cover the financial needs, leading to significant losses in the gold price. This last week fell by almost 5 percent and the end of the week moved to cost approximately 1500 USD per ounce. Crude oil, which in the first half of the week slowly strengthened, maintained on Friday as gold and significantly weakened the price 91 USD per barrel. Pair EUR / USD in value has not changed much and is still moving in the 1.31.
In terms of sectors, the most successful conglomerates that sector as they added 3.9%, remained behind the basic materials sector, which increased by 0.4%.

Events next week:

Next week will be gaining momentum earnings season and the most interesting name at least Google, Microsoft, IBM, Coca Cola, Citigroup, Intel, McDonald's, eBay and others.
From the perspective of macrodata week so essential and important data will not be included Tuesday's CPI data from the real estate market and Wednesday's Beige Book on the state of the economy.
A complete overview of the expected macro data can be found at

Model Portfolio:

In the 15th week traded GT, AXL, sold AGNC, INTC and bought YNDX, BBRY and TSN.
Details of the model portfolio can be found at:

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