Mortgage, energy data lead calendar
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Mortgage applications and oil inventories are the only events on today's agenda.
MBA will release the loan data at 7 a.m. ET, and the Energy Department will announce the change in energy stockpiles at 10:30 a.m. ET. Both reports come every week and generally have little impact on trading.
The calendar is more active tomorrow, with retail sales and weekly jobless claims scheduled for 8:30 a.m. ET. Consumer sentiment will be reported on Friday.
The schedule accelerates next week, with the Federal Reserve's interest-rate announcement, European economic data, and regional Fed reports.
Rundown of trades in financial sector
February 4, 2016
Financials have struggled since mid-January, with mixed options activity. Here's a list of noteworthy trades in the sector.
Big trade bets on bounce in financials
January 25, 2016
The SPDR Financial Fund is down 10 percent in the last month, but a large call purchase is looking for a bounce this week.
Financials get short-term upside bets
January 13, 2016
The SPDR Financial Fund is down 7 percent in the last month, but traders are looking for a quick pop by the end of next week.
How traders are playing the financials
January 12, 2016
Below is a list of noteworthy option activity for members of the SPDR Financial Fund as earning approach.