U.S. stocks look to counter World Markets slide

U.S. stocks are up Tuesday morning after a rocky start for the week. The S&P 500 is up 0.29% while the Dow is up 0.23%.  

Asian stocks were down on Tuesday as Japanese markets finished the day at their lowest level in two years. The Nikkei was down 2.38% and the Hang Seng fell 0.41%.

European stocks are falling today after a survey of German economic sentiment indicated fears about slowing growth. The FTSE is down 0.32%, and the DAX is off 0.58%. 

Energy futures are mostly down this morning. West Texas Intermediate crude oil is down to $84.68 per barrel, down $1.06 and natural gas is up less than a penny. Metals prices are up this morning. Gold is up $6.10 and platinum is up $9.70. The Dollar is up against the Euro and down versus the Yen.

Dean Foods Company (DF), SunEdison, Inc.(SUNE) and Hertz Global Holdings, Inc.  (HTZ), are up. Advanced Micro Devices, (AMD), Petr  (PBR) and Aircastle LTD (AYR) are falling. 

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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