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Dow Jones Industrial Average Pointed Higher; S&P to Take Another Stab at 2K

The DJI is poised to bounce back from yesterday's dip, while the SPX is eyeing 2,000

by 8/29/2014 8:18:38 AM
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:DJI) is set to bounce back from yesterday's dip, despite lingering tensions between Ukraine and Russia. Instead, Wall Street is eyeing a round of domestic data points, with reports on personal spending and consumer sentiment in focus. Against this optimistic backdrop, the Dow is pointed 44 points above breakeven, while the S&P 500 Index (SPX) is set to take another stab at 2,000.

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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 44 points above fair value.

Market Statistics

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) saw 774,286 call contracts traded on Thursday, compared to 476,577 put contracts. The resultant single-session equity put/call ratio and the 21-day moving average stood pat at 0.62 and 0.64, respectively.

NYSE and Nasdaq summary

Volatility indices

Currencies and Commodities

  • The U.S. dollar index is flat at 82.48.
  • Crude oil is up 0.3% at $94.83 per barrel.
  • Gold is poised to pull back, down 0.3% at $1,287.10 per ounce.
Currencies and commodities

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