s&p futures news

s&p futures news

April 8th, 2015

U.S. stock-index futures were little changed before the Federal Reserve releases the minutes of its March meeting and as Alcoa Inc. unofficially kicks off earnings season.

Alcoa gained 1.6 percent before reporting its first-quarter results, due after the close of trading. Energy companies were little changed as a drop in oil prices offset news that Royal Dutch Shell Plc agreed to buy BG Group Plc for about $70 billion in the oil and gas industry’s biggest deal in at least a decade.

E-mini contracts on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index expiring in June added 0.1 percent to 2,069.5 at 8:45 a.m. in New York. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures advanced 13 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,798.

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s&p 500 futures quotes

s&p 500 futures quotes

April 1, 2015

With rallies in U.S. stocks falling apart on a daily basis, one measure of trader anxiety in the options market is flashing more pessimism than any time in six years.

Bearish puts on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index outnumber bullish calls by the most since October 2008, with the ratio steepening amid a run of economic reports that trailed analyst forecasts, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Sentiment is deteriorating amid a stretch of volatility that has seen the benchmark gauge for U.S. equities erase annual gains six separate times in 2015.

With economic data missing the mark, analysts predicting three straight quarters of falling profits and speculation shifting about when the Federal Reserve will boost interest rates, investors are taking steps to protect profits after a six-year bull market added $16.5 trillion to stocks. A private report on Wednesday showed the smallest job additions in more than a year.

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treasury futures brokers

treasury futures brokers

February 22nd, 2015

Treasury futures rose amid speculation over the outlook for Greece’s bailout negotiations a day before Janet Yellen may address the future of potential interest-rate increases in congressional testimony.

U.S. debt gained a second day after Greece said it would deliver to euro-area finance ministers on Tuesday morning its list of commitments required to extend the bailout for four months. Treasuries were at the cheapest levels against their Group of Seven peers in eight years, something Federal Reserve Chair Yellen’s comments may indicate is justified or not.

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copper futures prices

copper futures prices

January 27, 2015

Copper is headed for the biggest monthly loss since September 2011 amid growing speculation that demand is weakening in China, the world’s biggest metals consumer. Prices declined on Tuesday as durable-goods orders dropped for the fourth consecutive month in the U.S., the second-biggest user.

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