dow jones futures

dow jones futures

August 24th, 2015

Wall Street looked set for another rout on Monday as alarm bells rang across world markets following a more-than 8 percent drop in Chinese shares and a steep fall in prices of oil and other commodities.

The S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite indexes were poised to slip into correction territory, or 10 percent off their 52-week highs. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Nasdaq 100 slid into a correction zone on Friday.

The Dow was set to open below 16,000 for the first time since February 2014.

The lack of new measures from Beijing to support Chinese stocks following an 11 percent drop last week sparked a free-fall in global equities and a selloff in oil and commodities.

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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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Stock Futures

Stock Futures

March 19th, 2015

U.S. stocks fell, after a rally Wednesday on the Federal Reserve’s policy statement, as banks retreated and energy companies fell with the price of oil.

Transocean Ltd. and Chesapeake Energy Corp. dropped more than 5 percent to pace declines in energy stocks after the group posted their best gain in a month yesterday. Citigroup Inc. and Morgan Stanley fell more than 2.3 percent. The Nasdaq Biotechnology Index rose 1.7 percent to a record. Apple Inc. slipped in its first day in the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

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s&p 500 futures quotes

s&p 500 futures quotes

February 6th, 2015

U.S. stocks fluctuated, with equities poised for their biggest weekly gain this year, as investors weighed the prospects for higher interest rates after employers added more jobs than forecast in January.

The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index rose less than 0.1 percent to 2,063.08 at 9:48 a.m. in New York. The Dow Jones Industrial Average slid 1.16 points, or less than 0.1 percent to 17,883.72.

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E-mini S&P futures

E-mini S&P futures

August 18th, 2014

U.S. stocks rose, after the biggest weekly gain since July for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index, as tensions eased over global conflicts and Dollar General Corp. rallied on merger activity.

Dollar General surged 10 percent after offering $9.7 billion for Family Dollar, which rallied 4.8 percent. Delta Air Lines Inc. and Southwest Airlines Co. led gains among industrial companies as oil prices fell. Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST) declined 3.2 percent, dropping from its highest price in at least 24 years, after Jefferies Group LLC downgraded the shares.

The S&P 500 increased 0.8 percent to 1,970.36 at 10:50 a.m. in New York, climbing to within 0.9 percent of an all-time high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 152.04 points, or 0.9 percent, to 16,814.95. The Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 0.8 percent to the highest level since 2000. Trading in S&P 500 companies was 17 percent below the 30-day average for this time of the day.

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February 8th, 2013

Stock Futures – U.S. stock futures were little changed, with the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index poised for its first weekly decline this year, as investors weighed corporate earnings and a report showing the trade deficit narrowed more than forecast.

LinkedIn Corp. surged 11 percent after the online professional-networking service provider posted earnings that beat estimates. Activision Blizzard Inc. rose 8.2 percent after the largest U.S. video-game maker more than tripled fourth- quarter net income. McDonald’s Corp. slid 0.1 percent after reporting January store sales fell more than analysts projected.

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Dow Jones Futures Rise

August 7th, 2012

Dow Jones Futures – U.S. stock futures advanced, indicating the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will rally for a third day, amid better-than-estimated corporate earnings and speculation global central banks will act to boost growth.

CVS Caremark Corp. (CVS), the largest provider of prescription drugs in the U.S., climbed 2.7 percent as profit beat analysts’ projections. Chesapeake (CHK) Energy Corp., the second-largest U.S. natural-gas producer, increased 5.3 percent after reporting the highest quarterly profit in the company’s history. Sirius (SIRI) XM Radio Inc., the largest U.S. satellite-radio company, gained 2.3 percent after boosting its annual profit forecast.

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June 14th, 2012

Dow Jones Futures – U.S. stocks rose as reports on inflation and jobless claims bolstered speculation the Federal Reserve will act to spur growth and investors awaited an election in Greece this weekend.

Home Depot Inc. (HD) and Intel Corp. (INTC) added more than 1.1 percent to pace advances among the biggest companies. Kroger Co. (KR), the largest U.S. grocery-store chain, climbed 3.4 percent after boosting its profit forecast and announcing a $1 billion share buyback. US Airways Group Inc. (LCC) jumped 4.2 percent after saying it expects “very strong” second-quarter and full-year results.

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April 2nd, 2012

Commodity investing – The Standard & Poor’s GSCI Index of 24 commodities rose the most in three months, led by gains in petroleum and metals, after a report showed manufacturing in the U.S. expanded at a faster pace than forecast.

The index climbed 1.8 percent to 701.04 as of 3:30 p.m. in New York, the biggest one-day gain since Jan. 3, after the Institute for Supply Management’s factory index increased to 53.4 last month from 52.4 in February, the Tempe, Arizona-based group’s data showed. The median forecast in a Bloomberg News survey called for a gain to 53.

“The markets just took off,” said Dan Flynn, a trader at PFG Best in Chicago. “It’s all economic based.”

Crude oil for May delivery rose $2.21, or 2.1 percent, to settle at $105.23 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the biggest one-day increase since Feb. 21. Prices are up 6.5 percent this year.

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