The stock and futures markets are open, as is the CBOE options market, with the exception of a few products. Read the press release for details.
There are 5 days before the October options expire, 40 the November and 68 the December.
On the jump, market stats, econ reports, and the trading calendar . . .
Blue chip stocks (SPY) closed the latest regular session up 0.6% from the prior close. During the day SPY traversed 1.1% in a net move up of 0.4%.
The day's extremes: Open $116.05, high $116.86, low $115.61, close $116.54.
SPY closed above the DeMark pivots. The next DeMark pivots are $116.08-$117.33.
In total, 2.9 billion shares were traded on the three major U.S. stock exchanges, 7% more than the prior trading day.
No econ reports on Monday. The markets working, but the government is not.
The major reports come latter in the week: International trade and producer prices on Thursday, and consumer prices and retail sales on Friday. Potential market-movers all.
By my rules, at this point in the cycle I can trade November vertical, calendar, diagonal and diagonal spreads, and also iron condors. I can sell November covered calls, and trade December straddles, calls and puts. And of course, shares are good at any time.
What I'm looking for:
- Nothing in particular at this point. I'm just tracking existing trends.
- Bull: CMG, ENP, LVS, MO.
- Income: AOD, NLY.