U.S. stocks are rising this morning after slipping yesterday. The S&P 500 is up 0.32% and the Dow is up 0.33%.
Asian markets were mostly higher Tuesday with Chinese shares leading the way up. The Shanghai Composite rose 3.11% while the Nikkei was up 0.42%.
European markets are mixed this morning as energy stocks gained back a little ground. The FTSE is up 1.17%, and the DAX is falling 0.09%.
Energy futures are down today. The price for West Texas Intermediate crude oil is $67.90 per barrel, down $1.10 and natural gas is down $0.03. Metals prices are falling. Gold is down $23.80 and platinum is down $25.80. The Dollar is up versus the Euro and the Yen.
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation ( CY ), Apollo Global Management ( APO ) and National Bank of Greece ( NBG ), are headed up this morning, and AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. ( AU ), Banco Bradesco ( BBD ) and Mobileye ( MBLY ) a re down.
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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