Apple (AAPL) surprised the market yesterday after the bell with better than expected earnings, and is up 5.6% today to a new all-time high, pushing the NASDAQ higher. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is also at an all-time high today, having just crossed the 22,000 line. Oddly, the S&P 500 is slightly lower. Oil prices have also fallen somewhat over the last 24 hours.
Here are your Wednesday morning market metrics. Industries doing well today include technology hardware, life sciences tools, and construction materials. Industries showing weakness include auto components, professional services, and metals & mining. The VIX is up 1% to 10.20 after closing on Tuesday at 10.09. The most heavily traded options this morning are for the iShares Russell 2000 ETF, (IWM), with 19,271 August-4 128 puts and 19,212 August-4 141 puts on the board. The total put/call ratio as of 10:00 AM was 1.02 (290,788/297,238). The advancers/decliners ratio for the NYSE is 1,196/1,602 and for the NASDAQ 1,016/1,627.