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Big Market movers of the day: Record Closes for S&P 500 Index +0.88% and the NASDAQ Composite + 1.32% on strong corporate earnings.
Asia: NIKKEI +0.19%, SHCOMP -0.51%, HANG SENG no change, ASX 200 +0.95%, KOSPI +0.17%
Europe: DAX +0.11%, FTSE +0.85%, CAC +0.20% EUROSTOXX +0.23%
US: DJIA +0.55%, S&P 500 +0.88%, NASDAQ +1.32%, RUSSELL 2000 +1.58% VIX, -0.81%
Energy: OIL +1.17%, BRENT +0.62%, NAT GAS -2.73%
We look at the move in Twitter (TWTR) today pushing up nearly 17% on a strong earnings report. This is the busiest week for corporate earning with nearly 2/3 of public companies reporting. Most major earnings releases show positive sentiment across the broader market. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ both close at record closing highs. More than 300 companies are releasing their quarterly earnings tomorrow. Highlighted earnings for tomorrow include Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Facebook (FB), Microsoft (MSFT), Paypal (PYPL), and Tesla (TSLA). All are scheduled to report after the market closes on Wednesday, April 24,2019. On the economic calendar we see Australian CPI data at 01:30 GMT as well as the Bank of Canada rate decision at 14:00 GMT