Stocks higher on rising Japanese GDP


Major indices are in the green this Monday morning after an eventful weekend here in Charlottesville in which world and media attention were drawn away from the challenges of the Korean situation to focus on domestic terrorism in the forms of white supremacy and fascism. Chinese Internet giant (JD) is down 5.28% while Micron (MU) is up 3.8%.

West Texas Intermediate crude is trading at $48.99. At present, the S&P 500 is up 0.91%, the DJIA is up 0.63%, and the NASDAQ is up 1.1%.

Here are your Monday morning market metrics. Industries doing well today include semiconductors, banks, and capital markets. Industries showing weakness include metals & mining and specialty retail. The VIX is down 18% to 12.69 after closing on Friday at 15.51. The most heavily traded options this morning are for the SPDR S&P 500 ETF, (SPY), with 8128 September-15 215 puts on the board. The total put/call ratio as of 10:00 AM was 0.62 (675,497/420,426). The advancers/decliners ratio for the NYSE is 2,405/442 and for the NASDAQ 2,142/623.

Symbols: JD MU SPY

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