Active broad-market exchange-traded funds in Wednesday's regular session:
SPDR S&P 500 (SPY): +0.3%
iShares S&P 500 (IVV): +0.4%
PowerShares QQQ (QQQQ): -0.01%
iShares Russell 2000 (IWM): -0.03%
iShares Russell 1000 Growth (IWF): +0.1%
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (EEM): +0.4%
United States Oil Fund (USO): +0.9%
SPDR Gold Shares (GLD): -0.2%
Select Financial Sector SPDRS (XLF): +1.1%
Top Pre-Market Volume Movers:
Winners and Losers
Major broad-market ETFs, including the SPY, DIA, IWM and others, are
narrowly mixed. The actively traded Nasdaq-focused PowerShares QQQ
(QQQQ) is down 0.1%.
Bullish and bearish broad-market ETFs are little changed, in line
with other early indicators this morning. Investors readying for a
flurry of economic data ahead of Friday's Christmas closing and
consolidating the week's gains.
The Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 3X (TNA) is up 0.2%, hovering near
74.37. Ultra QQQ (QLD) is thinly traded. Ultra S&P 500 (SSO) is up
0.04%, hovering near 48.03.
The Direxion Daily Small Cap Bear 3X (TZA) is down 0.4%, ranging
between 15.31 and 15.24. Actively traded Proshares Ultrashort S&P
500 (SDS) is up 0.1%, ranging between 23.81 and 24, while Proshares
UltraPro Short S&P 500 (SPXU) is thinly traded.
Select Financial Sector SPDRs (XLF) is down 0.2%. The Direxion
Financial Bull 3X fund (FAS) is down 0.7%; its bearish counterpart, FAZ,
is up 0.7%. Among active issues: C, -0.4%; BAC, -0.8%; GS, -0.2%; IRE,
-1.6%, AIB, -24.8%.
Allied Irish Banks (AIB) is dropping from 1.02 to a recent
pre-market low of 0.91 on session-leading volume this morning following
reports that the Irish government is seeking approval of a euro3.7
billion cash injection into the bank.