9:05am (EST)

Futures were slightly lower heading into overnight trading of the overseas markets and have remained that way as we head towards this morning‘s opening bell.  The docket is light today as far as economic and earnings news so we aren’t expecting too much action today.

Rambus (RMBS, $20.65, up $0.25) is up over 10% in pre-market action after raising guidance for the quarter to between $85 million-$93 million.   The company previously forecast revenue in the range of $40 million-$50 million but is getting a $47 million payout in the current quarter.  The royalty payments of $180 million to Rambus will be paid over the next five years as part of the Elpida agreement.   

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Also, don’t forget we recommended you buy Patriot Coal (PCX, $17.50, down $0.04) at 10am this morning and sell one January 19 call (PCX10122C00019000, $0.83, down $0.05) for every 100 shares you purchase.  We will cover this trade in next Sunday’s Weekly Wrap, up until we launch our new service.

As we head to press, Dow futures are down 21 while the S&P futures are off 4.  The Nasdaq 100 futures are lower 2 points. 

We have a lot to cover in our Members Area so let’s get to it.