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Dow Jones Industrial Average Poised to Plummet; Crude Soars

Saudi Arabia carried out an airstrike against rebels in Yemen

by 3/26/2015 8:29:49 AM
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It appears yesterday's triple-digit sell-off on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) will continue this morning, despite a relatively quiet day on the earnings and economic fronts. Meanwhile, speaking from Germany, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard called on the central bank to normalize monetary policy, due to improvements in the economy -- though he added "monetary policy will remain exceptionally accommodative" amid normalization. Elsewhere, commodities are getting a lift, as Saudi Arabia's airstrike against rebels in Yemen is driving crude sharply higher.

And now, on to the numbers...

Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P and Nasdaq futures

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) are nearly 99 points below fair value.

Market Statistics

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) saw 987,157 call contracts traded on Wednesday, compared to 684,767 put contracts. The resultant single-session equity put/call ratio slipped to 0.69, while the 21-day moving average held at 0.65.

NYSE and Nasdaq summary

Volatility indices

Currencies and Commodities

  • The U.S. dollar index is off 0.4% at 96.56.
  • Crude oil has jumped 4.4% to trade at $51.37 per barrel.
  • Gold is up 0.8% at $1,207.30 per ounce.
Currencies and commodities

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