Friday, June 19, 2009

Stock Market on A Quadruple Witching Day

Today is a quadruple witching day, a day on which contracts for stock index futures, stock index options, stock options and single stock futures (SSF) all expire. It happens every quarter, in March, June, September, and December.

The market looks confused as ever today. Something doesn't feel right.

  • U.S. dollar
  • Oil
  • Silver
  • Agricultural commodities
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average
  • S&P 500
  • Olin (maker of Winchester)
  • Gold
  • Nasdaq
  • Smith and Wesson
  • US Treasuries
News like this doesn't help, either. U.S. Military Set to Intercept North Korean Ship Suspected of Proliferating Missiles, Nukes (6/19/09 FOX news)

Dow just took a small tumble (2:15 PM EST), now down -50 to 8,504.


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