Learn the trade here. Make it on tradeMONSTER

Options Trading News

September 16, 2013  Mon 1:16 AM CT

SPX: SEE CHART GET CHAIN FIND STRATEGIES
The Federal Reserve's announcement on Wednesday is the main event on this week's calendar, though other items are worthy of attention.

Today the New York Fed's regional Empire manufacturing index comes out at 8:30 a.m. ET. While it's unlikely to affect sentiment, the report is a forward-looking indicator of economic growth. Forecasters anticipate a reading of 9, up from 8.6 last month.

Industrial production for August follows at 9:15 a.m. ET but seldom moves markets because it can be predicted based on existing data. Economists are looking for a gain of 0.5 percent, compared with a flat reading in July.

Tomorrow brings Germany's Zew survey of economic sentiment and the U.S. consumer price index. Adobe Systems announces earnings after the closing bell.

Wednesday's schedule starts early with quarterly results from FedEx and General Mills. Weekly mortgage applications and housing starts provide color on the state of residential real estate, and the Fed's big monetary announcement comes in the afternoon. Attention will focus on how much the central bank plans to taper bond purchases. Software giant Oracle reports after the closing bell. Wednesday evening also brings Australian economic-growth numbers, which are often viewed as a window into China.

Initial jobless claims, existing-home sales and the Philadelphia Fed's regional index are the main events Thursday. ConAgra and Rite Aid report in the morning, and Tibco Software follows in the evening.

There are no economic reports on Friday, but Darden Restaurants will announce earnings before the start of trading.
Share this article with your friends


Related Stories

SPX

Stocks higher before ISM report

September 2, 2014

S&P 500 futures are up 0.1 percent. Indexes are also higher across the Atlantic but have halved their gains in the last-hour. Shanghai and Tokyo climbed more than 1 percent overnight in Asia.

SPX

Manufacturing data starts week

September 2, 2014

Traders returning from the long holiday weekend will face several important headlines this week, including the ISM manufacturing index.

SPX

When rolling makes good sense

September 1, 2014

Unlike most other things that expire, option positions can be rolled to different time frames or strikes to adjust a trade. Here's why that is often worth considering.

SPX

Stocks drift higher into long weekend

August 29, 2014

S&P 500 futures are up about 0.25 percent and back near their highs from earlier in the week. European markets are fractionally higher, and Asia was mostly positive overnight.

SPX

Chicago PMI on tap before holiday

August 29, 2014

Today's agenda brings a handful of reports, but trading will probably be light ahead of the Labor Day weekend. Data on personal income and consumer sentiment will accompany the Chicago reading.

TRADING WEEKLY OPTIONS

The fastest money in the market
View full report »

Premium Services

Education & Strategy

It's all skewed up

Most new option traders know little about implied volatility, and learn the hard way. Today we want to help you...

View more education articles »
optionMONSTER stockMONSTER tradeMONSTER