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Dow Jones Industrial Average Lower Ahead of a Busy Day on the Street

Ifo's German business climate index retreated to its lowest level of 2014

by 6/24/2014 8:05:57 AM
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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.

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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 more than 37 points below breakeven.

Market Statistics

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.

NYSE and Nasdaq summary

Volatility indices

Currencies and Commodities

  • The U.S. dollar index is flirting with a 0.1% drop ahead of the bell to trade at 80.23.
  • Elsewhere, crude oil is poised to resume its march higher, with black gold up 0.1% in pre-market trading to linger near $106.29 per barrel.
  • Gold, meanwhile, is looking to extend its recent advance. At last check, futures for the malleable metal were 0.6% higher at $1,325.70 an ounce.
Currencies and commodities

Earnings and Economic Data

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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