Daily Investment Interpretations

September 18, 2009

2009-9-18:  After yesterday's hearty gains, the indices have pulled back a little today. The NASDAQ Composite gained 6.11 points, (0.29%) to end at 2,132.86, the Dow added 36.28 points (0.37%) to finish at 9,820.20 and the S&P 500 rose 2.81 points (0.26%) to end at 1,068.30. Oil fell to $71.85 a barrel, while gold shed another $3 to close at $1,010. The VIX increased 0.27 to 23.92.
    Today was a quadruple witching day. Stock index futures, stock index options, stock options and single stock futures all expired today.
    Meanwhile, the indices are flattening out, which usually means a pullback within a few more trading sessions.