Stocks are mixed at mid-day Wednesday with the China announcing that it will take retaliatory tariff actions against $60 billion in U.S. goods ranging from meat to textiles.
At present, the S&P 500 is up 0.12%, the DJIA is up 0.70%, and the NASDAQ is down 0.30%.
Industries doing well today include Auto Components, Metals & Mining, and Automobiles. Industries showing weakness include Commercial Services & Supplies, Internet & Catalog Retail, and Software. The VIX is down 0.94 to 11.85 after the previous close of 12.79. The most heavily traded options this morning are for General Electric (GE), with 10,204 Oct 19 13 calls on the board. The total put/call ratio as of 10:00 AM was 1.04 (384,336/368,339). The advancers/decliners ratio for NYSE stocks is 1,572/1,315, while the advancers/decliners ratio for NASDAQ stocks is 1,632/1,303.
[InvestorsKeyhole, various news and data sources]