Major indices continue their decline at mid-morning Thursday, with the NASDAQ leading the way. Investor indecision is high with announcements on additional tariffs expected later today and emerging markets continuing to struggle.
At present, the S&P 500 is down 0.47%, the DJIA is down 0.10%, and the NASDAQ is down 0.89%.
Industries doing well today include Personal Products, Aerospace & Defense, and Multiline Retail. Industries showing weakness include Internet Software & Services, Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment, and Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals. The VIX is up 0.88 to 14.79 after the previous close of 13.91. The most heavily traded options this morning are for the SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY), with 10,020 Sept 21 300 calls on the board. The total put/call ratio as of 10:00 AM was 0.96 (247,478/258,060). The advancers/decliners ratio for NYSE stocks is 1,266/1,602, while the advancers/decliners ratio for NASDAQ stocks is 1,221/1,660.
[InvestorsKeyhole, various news and data sources]