Paras Madho is a Director of the Market Watch & Corporate Actions, Global Corporate Client Group for NYSE Euronext (NYSE: NYX). In this...
Ahead of the Bell: Dow futures are trading down 8 points and S&P futures are trading down 2 points following yesterday’s significant rally on comments from Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke that the central bank will keep its easy monetary policy. France reported consumer confidence rose unexpectedly in March, although China’s industrial output decreased in March.
DJIA up 160.90 pts/+1.23%/13,241.63
S&P up 19.40 pts/+1.39/1,416.51
Nasdaq up 54.46 pts/+1.78/3,122.57
Dow Futures down 8.00 pts/-0.06%
S&P Futures down 2.40 pts/-0.11%
Nasdaq Fut down 2.22 pts/-0.07%
CAC 40 +0.16%
NIKKEI 225 +2.36%
HANG SENG +1.83
Overseas: World stock markets were up today. European and Asian markets are up, after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the central bank will keep its easy monetary policy.
Economic Reports: S&P Case Shiller HPI expected to be -0.2% at 9:00 a.m. Consumer Confidence expected to be 70.9 & and Richmond Fed Mfg Index expected to be 18 at 10:00 a.m.
Gold:up $3.10 to $1,693.85
Oil: up 0.29 to $107.32
EUR/USD 1.3360 +0.0005
USD/JPY 82.8015 -0.0670
GBP/USD 1.5970 +0.0003
Volatility Index (VIX): As of the close of business Monday, March 26, the VIX is down 0.56 at 14.26
Companies Reporting Quarterly Earnings:
Lennar reports Q1 EPS 8c, vs. Est 4c and Q1 revenue $724.9M, vs. Est $699.38M.
McCormick reports Q1 EPS 55c, vs. Est 53c and Q1 revenue $906.7M, vs. Est $869.81M
Today’s Opening and Closing Bells:
Greg Friedman, Managing Director of Global ETF Product, Russell ETFs, will ring the opening bell.
Security Traders Association of NY (STANY) visits the NYSE. Christine Sandler, STANY President and EVP, Global Sales of NYSE Euronext, joined by STANY members will ring the closing bell.
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