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Dow Jones Industrial Average Headed Higher; Amazon.com and Burger King in Focus

The DJI is poised to extend its climb ahead of a deluge of economic data

by 8/26/2014 8:20:10 AM
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:DJI) is poised to extend its climb, as traders await a handful of economic reports. Specifically, Wall Street will digest the latest durable goods data, as well as reports on housing and consumer confidence. Among equities in focus, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Burger King Worldwide Inc (NYSE:BKW) are in the M&A spotlight, after finalizing deals to buy Twitch and Tim Hortons Inc. (USA) (NYSE:THI), respectively.

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And now, on to the numbers...

Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P and Nasdaq futures

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) are 30 points above fair value.

Market Statistics

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) saw 729,525 call contracts traded on Monday, compared to 463,559 put contracts. The resultant single-session equity put/call ratio soared to 0.64, while the 21-day moving average stood pat at 0.64.

NYSE and Nasdaq summary

Volatility indices

Currencies and Commodities

  • The U.S. dollar index is fractionally lower at 82.55.
  • Crude oil is pointed 0.2% higher at $93.51 per barrel.
  • Gold is also headed higher, up 0.7% at $1,287.60 an ounce.
Currencies and commodities

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