Market Snapshot Report



as of: 12/29/2011 12:00:00 AM
volume open interest
globex total: 4,927,862
futures: 4,649,598
options: 278,264
clearport total: 2,318
floor volume: 1,146,208
total futures: 5,065,941 43,070,242
total options: 1,517,533 35,070,233
grand total: 6,585,792 78,194,922


as of: 7/26/2010 12:00:00 AM
volume open interest
globex total: 349,920
futures: 339,014
options: 15,536
clearport total: 19,582
floor volume: 44,353
total futures: 386,896 889,490
total options: 31,837 1,063,914
grand total: 413,855 1,882,166

news / analysis

commodity news

  • Recession 'to return' to Europe

  • Most economists polled by the BBC say recession will return to Europe next year, while UK interest rates will stay at 0.5%.
  • Monti: 'Unite to save eurozone'

  • Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti calls for a 'united response' to the eurozone debt crisis as he outlines plan to get Italy out of recession.
  • D Telekom settles bribery charges

  • Deutsche Telekom and its Magyar Telekom arm agree to pay $95m to settle charges they paid bribes in Macedonia and Montenegro.
  • China 'to withdraw' car support

  • China says it will withdraw support for foreign investment in the country's car industry to help domestic carmakers, according to state media.
  • Hungary abandons new debt auction

  • The Hungarian government has abandoned part of a planned bond auction and seen interest on the debt it did issue rise.

CNBC Europe
Reuters International
  • Syrians plan Friday protests as monitors visit

  • BEIRUT (Reuters) - Opposition activists urged people to take to the streets on Friday, the main day of protest in the revolts that have swept the Arab world, to convince Arab League peace monitors to pay attention to their plight.
  • U.S. mulls transfer of Taliban prisoner in perilous peace bid

  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is considering transferring to Afghan custody a senior Taliban official suspected of major human rights abuses as part of a long-shot bid to improve the prospects of a peace deal in Afghanistan, Reuters has learned.
  • Turkey acknowledges killing civilians in Iraq strike

  • ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes killed 35 civilian smugglers in northern Iraq after mistaking them for Kurdish militants, Ankara's ruling party said on Thursday, promising not to allow a cover-up of an incident that threatens to wreck relations with minority Kurds.
  • Egypt police raid U.S.-backed pro-democracy groups

  • CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian prosecutors and police raided offices of 17 pro-democracy and human rights groups on Thursday - drawing criticism from the United States which hinted it could review its $1.3 billion in annual military aid.
  • U.S., South Korean defense chiefs discuss regional stability

  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and his South Korean counterpart discussed the stability of the Korean peninsula on Thursday, the day after North Korea mourned the death of its long-time leader Kim Jong-il.

general news

  • Economy gaining momentum, housing shows a pulse

  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New U.S. claims for jobless benefits rose last week but the underlying trend pointed to an improving labor market, while regional factory data showed the economy gaining momentum as the year ended.
  • U.S. mulls transfer of Taliban prisoner in perilous peace bid

  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is considering transferring to Afghan custody a senior Taliban official suspected of major human rights abuses as part of a long-shot bid to improve the prospects of a peace deal in Afghanistan, Reuters has learned.
  • New details emerge on flap between HP, Hurd

  • (Reuters) - Former Hewlett Packard CEO Mark Hurd made romantic advances over several years toward an independent contractor who later accused him of sexual harassment, according to a letter from her lawyer obtained by Reuters.
  • Appeals court revives Countrywide homeowner case

  • (Reuters) - A week after settling a landmark federal discrimination case, Bank of America Corp's Countrywide unit was ordered to face a lawsuit by a Hispanic couple who said it applied excessive pressure to refinance their home on terms they did not accept and could not afford.
  • Insight: Breast implant scandal shows regulators in dark on risk

  • WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Long before the latest global breast implant scare, American health officials were toying with the idea of building a registry that would track patients with implants.

  • Verizon Outages, New Fee Irk Customers

  • Verizon is planning a $2 fee for customers paying bills by phone and online. The company also said its engineers fixed the month's third outage of its 4G network.
  • Italy's Borrowing Costs Slip, But Still Near 7%

  • Italy's funding costs eased from the euro-era high levels seen at the previous tender a month ago, benefiting from improved confidence in the past few sessions.
  • U.S. Stocks Rise

  • Stocks gained and gold fell in 2011's second-to-last trading session, as investors were heartened by upbeat economic data.
  • New Brazil Boom: Collecting Debts

  • As the volume of loans has increased in Brazil, so, too, have bad loans. That has meant plenty of new opportunities for debt collection.
  • Data Suggest Recovery Gaining Steam

  • Fewer Americans are filing new claims for jobless benefits than at any time since the end of the recession, the latest signal that the U.S. economy is ending a year of uncertainty on a positive note.

Fox Business
CNN Money

  • Verizon Wireless will soon make some customers pay for the privilege of paying their bills.
  • Dow up 130 points, S&P back in black

  • U.S. stocks rose Thursday in a thinly traded session as investors focused on signs of strength in the economy before calling it a year.
  • Is Verizon still 'most reliable?'

  • Verizon Wireless' 4G network suffered its third nationwide outage in as many weeks on Wednesday, calling into question whether Verizon can continue to live up to its branding as "America's most reliable network."
  • Sears releases partial list of store closings

  • Sears Holdings has released a partial list of the Sears and Kmart stores set to close as a result of the company's poor sales this holiday season. Sears said earlier this week that it planned to close between 100 and 120 stores at an unspecified time in the near future. On Thursday, the firm released a list of 79 that are set to be shuttered nationwide. Sears said in a statement that it could not provide an estimate of the job losses coming as a result of these closures because employment "varies by store and format." The dates on which the stores will close have yet to be announced.
  • Euro falls to 17-month low

  • Selling pressure pushed the euro to its lowest level since mid-2010, and the currency could go even lower early next year.

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