Dow Jones Industrial Average Futures Plunge on Greece's 'No' Vote

Dow Futures Fall 144; Plus, 3 Tips to Choose the Right Option

Jul 6, 2015 at 8:48 AM
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is on pace to take a major hit today, with futures sharply lower after the people of Greece on Sunday voted against the bailout terms set forth by the country's creditors -- raising fears of a possible "Grexit" from the eurozone, as banks in the nation remain closed. However, controversy-courting Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis resigned, removing one major obstacle to a deal with international lenders. Looking ahead, eurozone leaders will meet tomorrow in Greece, as the European Central Bank (ECB) weighs how long it should maintain emergency funding to the country's financial institutions.

Back at home, there's not much to distract traders from the uncertainty in Europe. The only item on today's economic docket is the Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) services index.

 

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 144.1 points below fair value. 

Market Statistics

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) saw 591,448 call contracts traded on Thursday, compared to 412,949 put contracts. The resultant single-session equity put/call ratio jumped to 0.70, while the 21-day moving average remained at 0.64.

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Currencies and Commodities

  • The U.S. dollar index has moved 0.4% higher to 96.48. 
  • Crude oil is off 4.8% to $54.22 per barrel. 
  • Gold is up 0.06% at $1,164.20 per ounce. 

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Earnings and Economic Data

 

The economic calendar kicks off this week with the release of the ISM services index. It's a light day for earnings, with only A. Schulman (SHLM) set to report. 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 new efforts by Beijing to stem a sell-off in Chinese stocks, read Overseas Trading: Stocks Fall on 'Grexit' Fears; Chinese Government Steps In.

 

 

Unusual Put and Call Activity

 

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