Thursday, August 26, 2010

Emini Futures Trading / Daily Recap Aug 26, 2010

August 26, 2010  

Interest rates moved higher in early trading and stayed there for much of the day as an improvement in jobless claims gave the market a slight slope of hope which then became just another slope of nope going into the close. Investors remain duly cautious ahead of a speech scheduled early Friday by Fed chairman Ben Bernanke at the central bank's annual conference.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA – 9,985.81) ended the session down 74.3 points, or 0.7%, with only 2 blue chips closing green. The Dow which closed below 10,000 for the first time since July 6, is currently down 2.2% on the week. The S&P 500 Index (SPX – 1,047.22) lost 8.1 points, or 0.8%, taking out support at 1,050 for the first time since July 6. The Nasdaq Composite (COMP – 2,118.69) dropped 22.9 points, or 1.1%. 

S&P 500 Futures gapped higher this morning to open at 1058.75. After putting in an early high at 1060.25 the session faded to close just off the lows at 1044.75 on 1.9m contracts. Down 9.75 -.92%

Dow Futures also gapped higher to open at 10077 before rallying to an intra-day high of 10086. Settlement was 9964 on 146k contracts. Down 83 -.83%

Gold Futures for December delivery lost $3.60, or 0.3%, to $1,237.70 an ounce on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange. Silver lost 0.2%, settling at $18.98 an ounce.

Crude Futures
for October delivery settled up 84 cents, or 1.2%, at $73.36 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude on the ICE futures exchange settled $1.54, or 2.1%, higher at $75.02 a barrel. 


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