Markets unsure of next direction


Stocks are on either side of the break-even mark at mid-morning Monday. Tech stocks are generally soft, while consumer goods and oil services names are strong.

At present, the S&P 500 is up 0.13%, the DJIA is up 0.32%, and the NASDAQ is down 0.15%.

Industries doing well today include Personal Products, Textiles, Apparel & Luxury Goods, and Airlines. Industries showing weakness include Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment, Technology Hardware, Storage & Peripherals, and Software. The VIX is up 0.03 to 12.67 after the previous close of 12.64. The most heavily traded options this morning are for the SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY), with 24,000 Nov 16 296 calls on the board. The total put/call ratio as of 10:00 AM was 0.79 (243,161/308,941). The advancers/decliners ratio for NYSE stocks is 1,943/971, while the advancers/decliners ratio for NASDAQ stocks is 1,591/1,332.

[InvestorsKeyhole, various news and data sources]

Symbols: SPY

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