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Major indices are nearly unchanged this Tuesday morning. Oil, gold, bond yields, and bitcoins are all slightly lower this morning than they were yesterday. Netflix (NFLX) is unchanged this morning after reporting its third quarter results after the close of market on Monday. Subscriber growth and international subscriber growth beat estimates, but some analysts are concerned over the company’s skyrocketing production expenses.

West Texas Intermediate crude is trading at $51.93. At present, the S&P 500 is up 0.02%, the DJIA is up 0.1%, and the NASDAQ is up 0.02%.

Here are your Tuesday morning market metrics. Industries doing well today include healthcare providers, pharmaceuticals, and trading companies. Industries showing weakness include personal products, metals & mining, and road & rail. The VIX is up 0.4% to 9.95 after closing on Monday at 9.91. The most heavily traded options this morning are for the PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ), with 7,502 October-27 148 puts and 7,500 October-10 148 puts on the board. The total put/call ratio as of 10:00 AM was 0.86 (323,396/278,157). The advancers/decliners ratio for NYSE stocks is 1,263/1,478 while the advancers/decliners ratio for NASDAQ stocks is 1,288/1,384.

Symbols: NFLX QQQ
Julian Close

Julian Close

Julian Close became a stockbroker in 1995. In his 20 years of market experience, he has seen all market conditions and written about every aspect of investing. Julian has also written extensively on corporate best practices and even written reports for the United Nations. He graduated from Davidson College in 1993 and received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College in 2011. You can see closing trades for all Julian's long and short positions and track his long term performance via twitter: @JulianClose_MIC.

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