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Microsoft $MSFT reported June quarter earnings after the close Thursday handily beating consensus expectations. The software giant smashed it's numbers with the stock going to all time highs after the release.

General Electric (GE) often seen as  bellwether for the U.S. economy and just like the economy the stock is floundering near 2015 levels and is the second worst performer in the Dow this year. $GE reports Q217 earnings before the open Friday.

The ECB left rates and QE on hold today and in President Draghi's ECB press conference he did his best to be dovish. Despite this the EURUSD Broke 14 month highs and the EURGBP broke highs since the Trump election. 

Aluminum producer Alcoa (AA) reported better than expected EPS Q217 earnings per share but on lower revenue than expected. The stock was down 2.5% After the release.

The EIA releases it's weekly natural gas storage report each Thursday at 10.30 ET, the key data point for natural gas traders outside of weather modelling. This week another build is expected.

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