Stocks Rise Before the Bell

First Look

Major indices are up ahead of the open Monday morning. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson continues to push for a Brexit divorce from the European Union by October 31. Johnson is following through with plans to suspend parliament after MP’s voted against a no-deal split from the EU, while also denying his request for a snap general election. Parliament will be suspended after Monday’s session, and will remain closed through October 14, giving Johnson’s opposition less time to stop a no-deal split ahead of the October 31 deadline. The S&P 500 is up 0.28%, the Nasdaq is up 0.17%, the Nasdaq is up 0.17%.

Today's market outlook is Neutral

Today is hard, tomorrow is worse, but the day after will be sunshine.
Jack Ma

Stocks on the Move

AT&T Inc. (T), NetApp Inc. (NTAP) and Eli Lilly And Co (LLY) are moving higher this morning, while Amgen, Inc. (AMGN), HP Inc (HPQ) and Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) are headed lower. Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (CMG), NetApp Inc. (NTAP) and Ally Financial Inc (ALLY) were upgraded by analysts this morning, while Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc (SC), HP Inc (HPQ) and Fox Corp Class A (FOXA) were downgraded.

International Markets

Stocks in Asia are mixed. The Shanghai SE Composite Index is up 0.84%, the Nikkei 225 is up 0.56%, the Mumbai Sensex is up 0.44% the Australia ASX All Ordinaries is up 0.11% and the Hang Seng is down -0.11%. In Europe stocks are mixed. The DAX is up 0.28%, the Euro Stoxx 50 is flat, the CAC 40 is down -0.16% and the FTSE 100 is down -0.63%.

Futures and Currencies

Energy futures are up today. The price for West Texas Intermediate crude oil is up 0.34 at 56.86 per barrel. Brent crude is up 0.34 at 61.88 per barrel. Natural Gas is up 0.03 at 2.52. Precious metals are up this morning. Gold is up 4.04 at 1510.86 per ounce. Platinum is up 7.99 at 959.21 while silver is up 0.2 at 18.32. The dollar is mixed compared to the major currencies today. The greenback is down against the euro, up against the Yen and down against the Pound.

Put/Call Ratio

Yesterday, 1,029,754 call contracts traded on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) compared to 577,475 put contracts. The single-session put/call was 0.56 while the 20-day moving average is now at 0.69.

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Today's Economic Calendar

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Consumer Credit Jul 15:00

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