Options Trading News

December 14, 2012  Fri 1:16 AM CT

Today's economic calendar is uneventful, with two relatively unimportant events scheduled.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics will release the November consumer price index at 8:30 a.m. ET. Inflation hasn't been a worry for investors recently and is unlikely to affect broader market sentiment.

Economists anticipate that prices overall will decline by 0.2 percent versus a 0.1 percent gain in October. The so-called core reading, which excludes food and energy, is expected to rise about 0.4 percent.

The Federal Reserve will report industrial production at 9:15 a.m. ET, but activity levels for November are already known from previous reports. Forecasters expect growth of about 0.4 percent.

The biggest news may actually occur well before the market opens when China's HSBC flash PMI manufacturing index is released overnight. The data could affect trading this morning, especially in commodities.
Share this article with your friends


Premium Services

Archived Webinar

Education & Strategy

The covered call and unhedged risk

I have written a few things on the Covered Call Strategy over the last two weeks. Please understand that those two previous articles plus this one do not constitute a proper, fully in-depth lesson on the Covered Call Strategy like we have in our classes at Option Monster Education. I have picked out a few topics that I believe were worth noting and today I am going to add the final one.

View more education articles »