After snapping its six-session losing streak on Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:DJI) is poised to continue its retreat today. The day is set to be a busy one, with a trio of housing reports slated for release -- including updates on home prices and new home sales. Additionally, the Conference Board's consumer confidence index is on tap. Elsewhere, a handful of Federal Reserve officials are slated to speak, with notorious hawk -- and voting member -- Charles Plosser kicking things off at 8:05 a.m. ET. Ahead of these events, futures for the blue-chip barometer were seen churning 37 points below breakeven.
Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) are more than 37 points below breakeven.
The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) saw 1,231,397 call contracts traded on Monday, compared to 666,232 put contracts. The resultant single-session put/call ratio edged up to 0.54, while the 21-day moving average stayed at 0.51.
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The S&P/Case-Shiller home price index, last month's new home sales, and the Conference Board's consumer confidence index are due out today. Carnival (CCL) and Walgreen (WAG) will step up to the earnings plate.
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