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 up 30 points and S&P futures are trading up 3 points. Investors will once again focus on Europe, following a 9 billion euros bond auction in Italy, as the government passed measures aimed at trimming the nation’s debt. Iran has threatened to halt the flow of oil through the straits of Hormuz if sanctions were imposed on its crude exports over its nuclear program. Economic reports showed Japan’s industrial output fell in November.
DJIA down 2.65 pts/-0.02%/12,291.35
S&P up 0.10 pts/+0.01/1,265.43
Nasdaq up 6.65 pts/+0.25/2,625.20
Dow Futures up 30.00 pts/+0.10%
S&P Futures up 2.40 pts/+0.09%
Nasdaq Fut up 5.58 pts/+0.18%
CAC 40 +0.52%
NIKKEI 225 -0.20%
HANG SENG -0.59%
Overseas: World stock markets were mixed today. European markets are up on a better than expected bond auction in Italy. Asian markets were down on disappointing economic data from Japan.
Economic Reports: None
Gold:down $1.10 to $1,592.85
Oil:down 0.40 to $100.91
EUR/USD 1.3073 +0.0001
USD/JPY 77.6370 -0.2400
GBP/USD 1.5684 +0.0001
Volatility Index (VIX): As of the close of business Tuesday, December 27, the VIX is up 1.18 at 21.91
Companies Reporting Quarterly Earnings: None as of yet.
Today’s Opening and Closing Bells:
Association for Children with Down Syndrome (ACDS) to Visit NYSE Executive Director of ACDS, Michael M. Smith will ring the opening bell.
New York Cares will ring the closing bell.