Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures Add Triple Digits on Greece Optimism

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by Karee Venema

Published on Jun 22, 2015 at 8:39 AM
Updated on Jun 22, 2015 at 8:42 AM

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is on pace to erase all of Friday's triple-digit loss, on hopes that Greece will come to an agreement with its creditors at today's emergency summit. Over the weekend, the fiscally strapped nation sent a new list of proposals to eurozone finance ministers, a move that is being hailed as positive by a number of top officials. Additionally, the European Central Bank (ECB) once again increased the limit on emergency funding for Greek banks -- the third time it's done so in a week. Back on the homefront, existing home sales will be released at 10 a.m. ET.

 

Continue reading for more on today's market, including:

 

 And now, on to the numbers…

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Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) are 112 points above fair value.

Market Statistics

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) saw 998,061 call contracts traded on Friday, compared to 625,415 put contracts. The resultant single-session equity put/call ratio dropped to 0.63, while the 21-day moving average fell to 0.61.

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Currencies and Commodities

  • The U.S. dollar index is up 0.2% at 94.27.
  • Crude oil is 0.7% higher at $60.41 per barrel.
  • Gold is down 0.7% at $1,193.00 per ounce.

 

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Earnings and Economic Data

 

Traders will be watching a special summit of eurozone finance ministers, who are meeting to discuss Greece's debt situation. On the home front, investors will digest the existing home sales report for May. After the close, fast-food firm Sonic (NASDAQ:SONC) will report earnings. To see what else is on this week's agenda, click here

 

 

Overseas Trading

 

For a breakdown of today's trading in Asia and Europe, including the latest update on Greece, read Overseas Trading: Tsipras Makes a Last-Ditch Effort.

 

 

Unusual Put and Call Activity

 

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