The Markets Are Sliding Ahead Of The Fed: Here Are The 10 Trades To Watch Right Now

Right now, markets are waiting for the FOMC announcement at 2:15 PM ET. The expectation of quantitative easing is keeping indices from moving too far from zero, though they are in negative territory right now.

  • Dow down 0.18%
  • NASDAQ down 0.41%
  • S&P 500 down 0.28%
  • DAX down 0.31%
  • CAC down 0.46%
  • FTSE down 0.13%

Conglomerates and financials moving higher

The Big Trade: Gold selling off pre-QE 2

Big Winner: Hartford Financial

Hartford Financial Services moves to a Q3 profit.

Big Winner: CRH

Cement industry growth pushing CRH.

Big Loser: EOG Resources

Big Loser: Statoil

ETF Mover: Regional Banking

Index Fund Mover: Spain

Energy: Crude oil

Currency: Dollar rising, yen falling

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