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Dow Jones Industrial Average Looks North After Long Weekend

The DJI and the S&P 500 Index (SPX) are both set to test key levels this week

by 9/2/2014 8:14:00 AM
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:DJI) is pointed higher on the heels of the long Labor Day weekend, despite continued tensions between Russia and Ukraine, as investors are hopeful ahead of a policy decision at the European Central Bank's (ECB) meeting this Thursday. Later this morning, Wall Street will get to digest the latest Institute for Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing index numbers, as well as construction spending data and Markit's purchasing managers index (PMI). However, the earnings calendar is relatively bare.

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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 2 Minute (INDEXDJX:.DJI) are 7.6 points above fair value.

Market Statistics

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) saw 897,281 call contracts traded on Friday, compared to 506,634 put contracts. The resultant single-session equity put/call ratio dropped to 0.56, while the 21-day moving average edged lower to 0.63.

NYSE and Nasdaq summary

Volatility indices

Currencies and Commodities

  • The U.S. dollar index is slightly higher at 82.77.
  • Crude oil is off 0.8% at $95.15 per barrel.
  • Gold has shed 1.2% at $1,271.70 per ounce.
Currencies and commodities

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