Minutes ago, Microsoft announced that CEO Steve Ballmer with retire within 12 months. This has not only sent MSFT up over 8%, but NASDAQ Eminis up 18.50 handles at 3120.
So far, it looks like it might be a quiet day, with only 175K minis traded ahead of cash open. Currently S&P Futurers (ES) are up at session highs of 1658 even, or up 3.2 handles.
Europe’s VIX (V2X) is down -5% at 17.76. VIX Futures are fractionally lower.
NASDAQ EMINI (NQ)