Learn the trade here. Make it on tradeMONSTER

Options Trading News

July 18, 2013  Thu 2:45 AM CT

SPX: SEE CHART GET CHAIN FIND STRATEGIES
Initial jobless claims, earnings, and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's second day on Capitol Hill are the main events on today's calendar.

The Labor Department will announce jobless claims at 8:30 a.m. ET. Economists expect a reading of 348,000, down from 360,000 last week. A higher reading would be potentially bearish because it would mean that more Americans had lost their jobs.

Bernanke addresses the Senate Banking Committee at 10 a.m. ET. While his comments are closely watched for clues about the direction of monetary policy, there may be few surprises because he appeared before the House yesterday.

Crude oil inventories will be announced at 10:30 a.m. ET.

Companies reporting before the opening bell include Amphenol, AutoNation, Blackstone, Morgan Stanley, and Verizon. Google and Intuitive Surgical follow in the afternoon.
Share this article with your friends


Related Stories

SPX

Europe leads gains before key data

November 25, 2014

S&P 500 futures are up about 0.1 percent, while stocks higher by 0.5 percent to 1 percent across the Atlantic. Attention now turns to revised GDP numbers and consumer confidence.

SPX

GDP, consumer data top agenda

November 25, 2014

Gross domestic product and consumer confidence are the main items on today's economic calendar. The Commerce Department will also announce revised estimates for third-quarter GDP.

SPX

Stocks rally as holiday week starts

November 24, 2014

S&P 500 futures are up 0.2 percent, although buying momentum appears to be shifting overseas. Europe is posting higher gains, as did many Asian markets overnight.

SPX

Economic surveys lead agenda

November 24, 2014

Germany's Ifo survey of business conditions gets the ball rolling early in the pre-market today. The Chicago Federal Reserve releases its regional activity index at 8:30 a.m. ET.

SPX

Futures spike up on central banks

November 21, 2014

S&P 500 futures are up 0.8 percent, but Europe is leading the charge with a move of more than 2 percent. Central bankers in China and Europe fueled the moves.

TRADING WEEKLY OPTIONS

The fastest money in the market
View full report »

Premium Services

Free Webinar Series

Using Options for Income

Education & Strategy

Importance of learning the basics

Personally, I could never understand how so many option instructors start teaching strategies before explaining what an option is. I...

View more education articles »
optionMONSTER stockMONSTER tradeMONSTER