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Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Mortgage data tops quiet agenda

Wed 4:14 AM CT
Weekly mortgage applications are the first U.S. event at 7 a.m. ET, followed by crude-oil inventories at 10:30 a.m. ET. Consumer-credit numbers are due at 3 p.m. ET.
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Energy bulls turning to U.S. Silica

Wed 3:47 AM CT

The fracking-sand producer, which has plummeted more than 70 percent in the last 12 months, is scheduled to report third-quarter results on Oct. 27.


How the bulls are playing Masco

Tue 12:11 PM CT

The provider of cabinets, faucets, and paint has been jumping since quarterly profit beat estimates in late July.


Videocast: Volatility levels decline

Tue 11:01 AM CT

Group One's Jamie Tyrrell says volatility trading today is implying that the type of VIX action from August and early September will not repeat itself.


Notable option activity in equities

Tue 10:40 AM CT

Nearing the halfway mark in today's session, here are the individual equity names with unusual option activity on optionMONSTER's ActionTracker data system.


Big put sale sees floor in Illumina

Tue 9:08 AM CT

The genetic-analysis company is down sharply today on a disappointing sales outlook, but a large trade is betting on an end to the slide.

The looming triangle in oil futures

Tue 8:01 AM CT

WTI Crude Oil Futures have been making lower highs since late August while holding support, and chart watchers may see the potential for further downside.


Stocks pause after quick bounce

Tue 7:12 AM CT

S&P 500 futures are down 0.2 percent, while Europe is fractionally higher. Asia rose 0.5-1 percent overnight, though Chinese markets remain closed for a holiday.


Will Alibaba rally hard this month?

Tue 6:14 AM CT

The Chinese e-commerce giant has been trying to rebound since hitting an all-time low on Sept. 29, and traders are looking for a sharp rally by the end of October.


Mead Johnson draws call buyers

Tue 5:47 AM CT

The manufacturer of infant formula, which has missed revenue expectations for the last three quarters, is scheduled to report its next results on Oct. 22.

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