Wall Street Eyes Rebound Ahead of Quadruple Witching

The S&P 500 is on pace for its worst weekly loss since March 2020

Managing Editor
Jun 17, 2022 at 9:07 AM
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Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) look to be in recovery mode, after the index yesterday slipped below 30,000 for the first time in over a year. Investors are also eyeing a potentially volatile session ahead of this quarter's quadruple witching later today.

Futures on the S&P 500 Index (SPX) and Nasdaq-100 Index (NDX) are moving higher as well, though the former remains on track for its worst weekly loss since March 2020. Fed Chair Jerome Powell, speaking at a Fed-sponsored conference, reiterated that the central bank was "acutely focused on returning inflation to our 2 percent objective.”

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

  • Senior Market Strategist Matthew Timpane on how to navigate the volatile market with options.
  • Behind the homebuilder stock options bears love before earnings.
  • Plus, ADBE's post-earnings plunge; Roku's latest partnership; and Baird hands out a bull note.


5 Things You Need to Know Today

  1. The Cboe Options Exchange (CBOE) single-session equity put/call ratio rose to 0.86 today.
  2. Adobe Inc (NASDAQ:ADBE) is down 4.4% in pre-market trading, after the software company reported worse-than-expected outlooks for both its current quarter and full year. The tech giant cited geopolitical tensions out of Ukraine and exchange rates as catalysts for the lackluster report. Year-to-date, ADBE has shed 35%.
  3. Streaming stock Roku Inc (NASDAQ:ROKU) is moving 4.1% higher in electronic trading, after revealing a partnership with Walmart (WMT). The Netflix rival will allow viewers to buy Walmart items while using the platform. ROKU is down more than 65% so far.
  4. Credit card stock American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) is up 1.7% heading into today's trading, after landing an upgrade to "outperform" from "neutral" at Baird. The brokerage cited "relentless panic selling" as an ideal buying entry point. AXP has been on a long-term downtrend, off 16% year-over-year.
  5. To close out the week, today will feature capacity utilization, leading economic indicators, and the industrial production index.

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Asian Markets Mixed After BoJ Announcement

Asian markets saw mixed settlements to end the week. The losers were led by the Nikkei in Japan, which shed 1.8% after the Bank of Japan (BoJ) announced it would maintain its dovish monetary policy, unlike most central banks across the globe. Meanwhile, the Hong Kong Hang Seng rose 1.1%, the Shanghai Composite in China added nearly 1%, and the South Korean Kospi fell 0.4%.

In Europe, stocks are trying to recover from a wild week, even as data rolled in confirming euro zone inflation hit 8.1% in May -- marking a record high. At last glance, the London FTSE 100 is 1% higher, the French CAC 40 is up 1.1%, and the German DAX has added 1.2%.


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