Stocks continue down at mid-day Thursday following yesterday’s big selloff. The Dow Jones dropped as much as 836 points yesterday, while the Nasdaq lost over 4%. The S&P 500 is continuing its longest run of consecutive down days since 2016.
At present, the S&P 500 is down 0.85%, the DJIA is down 0.72%, and the NASDAQ is down 0.41%.
Industries doing well today include Metals & Mining, Airlines, and Interactive Media & Services. Industries showing weakness include Construction & Engineering, Construction Materials, and Diversified Financial Services. The VIX is up 0.14 to 23.10 after the previous close of 22.96. The most heavily traded options this morning are for the VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX), with 27,475 Nov 16 20.50 calls on the board. The total put/call ratio as of 10:00 AM was 1.16 (792,201/680,049). The advancers/decliners ratio for NYSE stocks is 881/2,091, while the advancers/decliners ratio for NASDAQ stocks is 1,127/1,909.
[InvestorsKeyhole, various news and data sources]