Major indices are in the green this Tuesday morning as traders consider where most of the consumer holiday money is headed. Oil prices have fallen a bit since this time yesterday, but gold is still near $1,300 per ounce and Bitcoin is now trading at $9,950. Roku (ROKU) is up 4.6% today after positive analyst comments, and Buffalo Wind Wings (BWLD) is up 6.4%.
Industries doing well today include electrical equipment, communications equipment, and auto components. Industries showing weakness include healthcare technology, diversified consumer services, and independent power. The VIX is up 0.3% to 9.84 after closing on Monday at 9.87. The most heavily traded options this morning are for the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), with 15,015 December-29 266 calls and 15,000 December-20 267 calls on the board. The total put/call ratio as of 10:00 AM was 0.72 (290,231/210,253). The advancers/decliners ratio for NYSE stocks is 1,619/1,181 while the advancers/decliners ratio for NASDAQ stocks is 1,519/1,255.