U.S. stocks are moving up Monday morning. The S&P 500 and the Dow are up 0.54%. Data for the U.S. housing market will be released at 10:00 a.m.
Asian markets were mixed Monday after negative Chinese housing data. The Hang Seng was unchanged and the Nikkei rose 0.03%.
European stocks are headed up today as markets seemingly gained confidence with regard to tensions in Ukraine. The FTSE is up 0.47%, and the DAX is up 1.43%.
Energy futures are down this morning. The West Texas Intermediate crude oil price per barrel is $96.48, down $0.87 and natural gas down $0.01. Metals prices are also down. Gold is down $5.00 and platinum is off $4.90. The Dollar is up versus the Euro and the Yen.
Dollar General Corporation ( DG ), Family Dollar Stores Inc.( FDO ), and El Pollo Loco Holdings, Inc. ( LOCO ), are up today. InvenSense, Inc. ( INVN ), Werner Enterprises Inc. ( WERN ) and Dollar Tree, Inc. ( DLTR ) are down. [InvestorsKeyhole, various news and data sources]
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