Futures slightly higher to begin the week Stock futures are slightly higher in early trading despite the cautious tone in Asian markets due to the Ukraine situation. U.S. investors will be focused on the many earnings reports that will be released this week. Investors will also analyze the economic data slated to be released today, including the Chicago Fed National Activity Index and the leading economic indicators.
Vanguard REIT ETF volatility at upper end of three-year range Vanguard REIT ETF overall option implied volatility of 18 compares to its 26-week average of 15 according to Track Data, suggesting large near term price movement.
SPDR S&P Oil and Gas Exploration and Production ETF volatility flat SPDR S&P Oil and Gas Exploration and Production ETF overall option implied volatility of 39 compares to its 26-week average of 38 according to Track Data, suggesting non-directional price movement as WIT oil is at a six-year low.