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Stock Market Outlook for December 18, 2017

Seasonal charts for industrial production and manufacturing in both Canada and the US.


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*** Stocks highlighted are for information purposes only and should not be considered as advice to purchase or to sell mentioned securities.   As always, the use of technical and fundamental analysis is encouraged in order to fine tune entry and exit points to average seasonal trends.

Stocks Entering Period of Seasonal Strength Today:

Black Diamond Group Ltd. (TSE:BDI) Seasonal Chart

Black Diamond Group Ltd. (TSE:BDI) Seasonal Chart

Papa John's Int'l, Inc.  (NASDAQ:PZZA) Seasonal Chart

Papa John’s Int’l, Inc. (NASDAQ:PZZA) Seasonal Chart

CVS Caremark Corporation  (NYSE:CVS) Seasonal Chart

CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) Seasonal Chart



The Markets

No commentary for today.

The seasonal charts for Friday’s economic reports are available via the following links:

Industrial Production:

Empire Manufacturing:

Canada Manufacturing Sales:

Sentiment on Friday, as gauged by the put-call ratio, ended close to neutral at 0.97.




Sectors and Industries entering their period of seasonal strength:

Platinum Futures (PL) Seasonal Chart
FUTURE_PL1 Relative to the S&P 500FUTURE_PL1 Relative to Gold

FUTURE_PL1 Monthly Averages

Soybeans Futures (S) Seasonal Chart
FUTURE_S1 Relative to the S&P 500FUTURE_S1 Relative to Gold

FUTURE_S1 Monthly Averages



Seasonal charts of companies reporting earnings today:

Heico Corporation (HEI) Seasonal Chart



S&P 500 Index





TSE Composite




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