The Dow tipped into negative territory as traders jockeyed for postions on this quadruple-witching Friday. But techs rallied.
Stocks opened higher Friday as today marks the once-a-quarter event known as "quadruple witching" and techs rallied.
With no significant economic data and few earnings reports released today, futures are modestly higher on this quadruple witching Friday. While volume and volatility have continued to be seasonally light, traders expect a little pop at the open on the expiration day of stock and index futures and options.
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