An Apple a day may not keep the doctor away, but it is helping keep the bears away. The massive beat yesterday has the the market rallying on all fronts. Apple itself is rallying nearly 10%. The company’s earnings beat not only lifted domestic markets, but global markets. Maybe we can get everyone to buy iphones and that will solve the sovereign debt issues in Europe.
Outside of the Apple induced euphoria, market watchers will quickly turn to the FOMC statement early this afternoon. This will be followed by a press conference. Expect CNBC talking heads to parse Bernanke’s meaning of the word ‘the’ in reference to the Fed’s willingness to continue with some sort of stimulus program.
Currently the Dow is off its session highs, up 72 points. The Nasdaq and S&P are both adding 55 and 13 points respectively. [Read more...]