Higher than ever


Major indices are in the green this morning. After a strong rebound on Monday, the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and NASDAQ all opened in record territory this morning. JetBlue (JBLU) which offered Florida residents $99 evacuation trips is doing the right thing this morning by announcing it will fly everyone back for $99 as well. Mercadolibre (MELI) had an incredible day yesterday, rising from $260 to $283 per share.

West Texas Intermediate crude is trading at $48.09. At present, the S&P 500 is up 0.22%, the DJIA is up 0.3%, and the NASDAQ is up 0.1%.

Here are your Tuesday morning market metrics. Industries doing well today include chemicals, trading companies, and banks. Industries showing weakness include metals & mining, hotels & restaurants, and healthcare technology. The VIX is down 2.4% to 10.47 after closing on Monday at 10.73. The most heavily traded options this morning are for The Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF), with 17,564 October-20 25 calls on the board. The total put/call ratio as of 10:00 AM was 0.74 (482,318/358,200). The advancers/decliners ratio for NYSE stocks is 1,759/948, while the advancers/decliners ratio for NASDAQ stocks is 1,558/1,080.

Symbols: MELI XLF
Julian Close

Julian Close

Julian Close became a stockbroker in 1995. In his 20 years of market experience, he has seen all market conditions and written about every aspect of investing. Julian has also written extensively on corporate best practices and even written reports for the United Nations. He graduated from Davidson College in 1993 and received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College in 2011. You can see closing trades for all Julian's long and short positions and track his long term performance via twitter: @JulianClose_MIC.

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