OptionsHouse

Options Trading News

June 28, 2013  Fri 1:47 AM CT

SPX: SEE CHART GET CHAIN FIND STRATEGIES
Japanese data could be the main event on today's calendar.

The country was scheduled to report household spending, industrial production, and retail sales during the overnight session. Given the importance of the Nikkei in the global rally earlier this year, the data could affect stock prices on Friday.

The Chicago purchasing managers index at 9:45 a.m. ET is the main event on today's U.S. economic calendar. Economists expect a reading of 55.5, down from 58.7 in May. The report probably won't affect market sentiment but does provide clues about the strength of the broader economy.

The University of Michigan issues the final revision of June consumer sentiment 10 minutes later, which is also unlikely to affect trading. In addition, Research In Motion reports quarterly results before the opening bell.

Next week brings several big economic reports: the Institute of Supply Management's activity index on Monday, private-sector payrolls on Wednesday, and non-farm payrolls on Friday. U.S. markets also be closed on Thursday in observance of Independence Day.
Share this article with your friends


Related Stories

SPX

Stocks fall as momentum weakens

August 4, 2015

S&P 500 futures have fought back from lows and are now down 0.2 percent, while of Europe slid about half a percent. Asia was mixed, with Shanghai popping about 3 percent from recent drops.

SPX

Factory orders top quiet agenda

August 4, 2015

The earnings calendar features CVS Health, Aetna, MGM Resorts, Regeneron, Mosaic, Sprint, and Emerson Electric before the opening bell.

SPX

Futures inch lower before reports

August 3, 2015

S&P 500 futures are down 0.1 percent, while most of Europe rose about half a percent. Asia mostly declined on poor economic data, led by declines in Shanghai and Seoul.

SPX

ISM data kicks off busy calendar

August 3, 2015

Several noteworthy data reports comeout today, including the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index, construction spending, and personal income.

SPX

Stocks inch lower on mixed news

July 31, 2015

S&P 500 futures are off 0.1 percent, mostly tracking the moves in Europe. Asia was mostly higher, led by again of 1.5 percent in Mumbai, though Shanghai dropped 1.1 percent.

Invest Like a Monster - San Antonio: October 9-10

Premium Services

Archived Webinar

Education & Strategy

Options Academy: At the Break

So far, my articles have taken you through a logical progression of option theory and fundamental concepts of options. As of yet, I have not mentioned a single strategy and for a good reason! The actual application of a strategy should come AFTER you learn about the option product itself.

View more education articles »