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What a difference a day makes. Wednesday proved to be a very tough day for dry-cargo shipping stocks.
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"Despite the scary open, it was encouraging to see equities grow stronger through the end of the day," noted Schaeffer's Senior Equity Analyst Joe Bell, CMT.
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Call activity is running hotter than usual on Facebook Inc today, with around 122,000 contracts crossing the tape so far -- a 31% mark-up from the norm, and almost triple the number of puts exchanged.
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is poised to extend Wednesday's losses, with futures pointed lower ahead of the bell.
American International Group Inc is trading roughly 0.9% higher today, extending its lead north of the $44 mark.
"It was a tale of two days, really," quipped Schaeffer's Senior Technical Strategist Ryan Detrick, CMT, of today's session, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average explored a range of nearly 300 points before settling with a 0.5% loss.
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Options traders set their sights on Cisco Systems, Inc. calls on Monday. Roughly 78,000 call contracts crossed the tape during the course of the session, easily outnumbering the approximately 34,000 puts that changed hands.
The bears edged out the bulls yesterday in Chesapeake Energy Corporation's options pits, on the news that the company had chosen a new CEO .
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The Toronto Stock Exchange surged ahead Friday, encouraged by gains from the U.S. markets, after data showed the world's largest economy may be in recovery.
The stock rose $7.70, or 59.2 percent, to $20.70 in afternoon trading. The shares were priced at $13, at the high end of the expected range of $11 to $13 per share.
"As poor as today's economic data was, the good news was we saw some solid earnings," said Schaeffer's Senior Technical Strategist Ryan Detrick, CMT, of a day where the Dow Jones Industrial Average bounced around breakeven for much of the day, notched new all-time high, and settled 42 points lower.