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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:DJI) is poised to pare a portion of yesterday's gains, with futures pointed solidly lower ahead of the open. On the economic front, July's Institute for Supply Management (ISM) non-manufacturing index and factory orders data will be in focus later this morning. Meanwhile, a number of notable companies are reporting earnings today, including The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), Coach Inc (NYSE:COH), and Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN).

Plus, our Trading Topic of the Week -- Trading Stock Trends: Confirm that there are still some skeptics on the sidelines. A solid uptrend is certainly impressive to look at, but a pretty chart alone doesn't guarantee a profitable trade. After all, a rally looks best right at the top.

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 more than 52 points below fair value.

Market Statistics

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) saw 817,377 call contracts traded on Monday, compared to 513,555 put contracts. The resultant single-session equity put/call ratio fell to 0.63, while the 21-day moving average held steady at 0.62.

NYSE and Nasdaq summary

Volatility indices

Currencies and Commodities

  • The U.S. dollar index is fractionally higher at 81.49.
  • Crude oil is poised for a second straight day of gains, up 0.3% at $98.55 per barrel.
  • Gold, likewise, is pointed 0.3% higher at $1,292.20 an ounce.
Currencies and commodities

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