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Dow Jones Industrial Average Set to Snap Winning Streak on World Bank Revision

The World Bank lowered its 2014 global growth outlook to 2.8% from 3.2%

by 6/11/2014 8:10:55 AM
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:DJI) is poised to snap its five-session winning streak -- and subsequent string of record closes -- following a downwardly revised global growth outlook from the World Bank. Specifically, the international financial institution cut its 2014 global growth forecast to 2.8% from 3.2%, citing concerns over a slow weather-related start to the year and geopolitical unrest. In the wake of the revision, futures on the blue-chip barometer were sitting nearly 70 points south of breakeven.

Elsewhere, Schaeffer's Senior Options Strategist Tony Venosa, CMT, noted, "Equity markets hugged the flat line on Tuesday, and most major indexes closed within 0.1% of their respective unchanged levels. The S&P 500 Index (SPX) appears to be digesting the 4% gain it's seen during the past few weeks by grinding in a narrow, sideways range. For the remainder of the week, keep an eye on potential rallies in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) to be capped at the 195- and 196-strike areas, as heavy accumulations of call open interest for the weekly 6/13 series reside here."

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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 nearly 70 points below breakeven.

Market Statistics

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) saw 1,218,867 call contracts traded on Tuesday, compared to 628,130 put contracts. The resultant single-session put/call ratio rose to 0.52, while the 21-day moving average dipped to 0.58.

NYSE and Nasdaq summary

Volatility indices

Currencies and Commodities

  • The U.S. dollar index is down 0.1% ahead of the bell to trade at 80.71.
  • Elsewhere, crude oil is on pace to erase yesterday's modest loss, with black gold last seen 0.2% higher at $104.58 per barrel.
  • Gold futures are up, as well, with the malleable metal tacking on 0.3% in pre-market trading to linger near $1,263.90 an ounce.
Currencies and commodities

Earnings and Economic Data

Slated for release today are the regularly schedule crude inventories report and the U.S. Treasury budget for May. Elsewhere, H&R Block (HRB) will report earnings.

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