Markets continue higher

U.S. markets are headed up again Tuesday morning after the S&P 500 reached a new record high on Monday. The S&P 500 is up 0.20% and the Dow is up 0.18%.

Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as the Japanese Yen took a fall. The Shanghai Composite is down 0.16% while the Nikkei is up 2.05%.

A number of positive earnings reports are pushing  European  stocks higher this morning. The FTSE is up 0.18%, and the DAX is up 0.34%.

Energy futures are mixed today. The price for West Texas Intermediate crude oil is $77.46 per barrel, up $0.06 and natural gas is down $0.08. Metals prices continue to fall this morning. Gold is off $6.40 and platinum is down $10.70. The Dollar is up against both the Euro and the Yen.

Vodafone Group Public Limited Company (VOD), Zynga, Inc.  (ZNGA) and Orange (ORAN), are up, and ACM  (ACM), Vivint Solar, Inc. (VSLR) and Sprouts Farmers Market, Inc.  (SFM) are down. 

Michael Haden is an Options Analyst at InvestorsObserver. He graduated from James Madison University in 1986 with a degree in Marketing. In two decades with Standard & Poor’s, Michael honed his analytical skills in the Financial Industry. He has a conservative view toward investing and prefers value stocks to high-fliers with big risk..

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