Enis’s Macro Wrap – 25 Year Anniversary of the 1987 Crash

by Enis October 19, 2012 7:19 am • Commentary

Click here for a great post by Barry Ritholz at the The Big Picture blog, showing news reports from 1987, the day of the stock market crash.

I will be doing a CAT earnings preview (CAT reports Monday before the open) later in the morning.

In the meantime, markets overnight:

  • Asia was broadly lower after weak tech earnings in the U.S., but no market was down more than 1%, as optimism about a Chinese rebound continues.
  • More classical risk-off began in the Europe session.  The European summit failed to deliver concrete steps on Spain, and the banking union discussion targeted the end of 2013 as a potential resolution date.  Europe is down close to 1%, led by Spain and Italy down 1.5%, with European banks seeing the largest losses.
  • The dollar and Treasuries are slightly higher.  Copper and silver are leading metals lower, though grains and energy commodities are mostly higher.
  • GE reported weaker than expected revenues, as the health care-unit missed expectations.  The stock is down 1.5%
  • Existing home sales data will be released at 10:00 am