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Dow Jones Industrial Average Looks to Extend Record Run

The DJI is poised to extend its journey into new-high territory

by 8/27/2014 8:16:30 AM
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:DJI) is set to build on its record-setting ascent, while the S&P 500 Index (SPX) is aiming to extend its advance atop the round-number 2,000 level. While the economic docket is relatively bare today, traders are cheering an open-ended cease-fire in Gaza, as well as solid earnings from Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR), which is poised to open 13% higher.

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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 28 points above fair value.

Market Statistics

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) saw 886,857 call contracts traded on Tuesday, compared to 472,129 put contracts. The resultant single-session equity put/call ratio dropped to 0.53, 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 82.52.
  • Crude oil is poised to extend its lead, up 0.9% at $94.17 per barrel.
  • Gold is also headed higher, up 0.5% at $1,285.10 an ounce.
Currencies and commodities

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