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Dow Jones Industrial Average Gets a Lift from China GDP, Apple

China's third-quarter gross domestic product beat expectations

by 10/21/2014 8:11:54 AM
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:DJI) is sitting solidly higher ahead of the bell, as traders cheer the latest growth figures out of China, and last night's better-than-expected earnings data from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). On the economic front, existing home sales will be released today. Meanwhile, no fewer than five DJI components will report quarterly numbers, including The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) and Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ).

And now, on to the numbers...

Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P and Nasdaq futures

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average 2 Minute (INDEXDJX:.DJI) are more than 93 points above fair value.

Market Statistics

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) saw 1.15 million call contracts traded on Monday, compared to 674,191 put contracts. The resultant single-session equity put/call ratio fell to 0.59, while the 21-day moving average held steady at 0.70.

NYSE and Nasdaq summary

Volatility indices

Currencies and Commodities

  • The U.S. dollar index is 0.3% higher at 85.20.
  • Crude oil has gained 0.3% to $82.93 per barrel.
  • Elsewhere, gold has tacked on 0.4% to $1,249.40 per ounce.
Currencies and commodities

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