U.S. weekly jobless claims preview: U.S. weekly jobless claims preview: jobless claims for the week ended August 9 are expected to see a 3k decrease to 286k (median 298k) as analysts expect the recent decline to continue. The 14k claims drop to 289k in the first week of August defied the expected unwind of the July retooling distortions that was presumably evident with the prior 23k pop to 303k (was 302k) from the 279k mid-July cycle-low, as claims appear to be oscillating around tighter levels following the July vehicle sector retooling.
On The Fly: Morning Wrap-Up for August 14 Globex S&P futures are recently down 0.70 from previous day’s SPX cash close. Nikkei 225 up 0.66%, DAX down 0.39%. WTI Crude oil is recently at $97.35, natural gas down 0.39%, gold at $1316 an ounce, and copper down 0.29%.
August front month equity options last day to trade August 15, 2014