U.S. markets are moving higher Monday as markets around the world rebound from last weeks losses. The S&P 500 is up 0.45% and the Dow is up 0.40%.
Asian markets were up Monday, with Japanese stocks enjoying their biggest climb in four months. The Hang Seng was up 1.29% while the Nikkei was up 2.38%.
With Russia ending their military exercises near the Ukraine border, European markets are also up this morning. The FTSE is up 0.80%, and the DAX is up 1.58%.
Energy futures are up today. The West Texas Intermediate crude oil price per barrel is $97.82, up $0.17 and natural gas is up $0.03. Metals prices are down today. Gold is down $0.50 and platinum is off $5.20. The Dollar is up versus the Euro and the Yen.
Kinder Morgan Management ( KMR ), MannKind Corp( MNKD ), El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. ( EPB ), and are rising today. Advance Auto Parts Inc. ( AAP ), Stillwater Mining Co. ( SWC ) and Zynga, Inc. ( ZNGA )are moving 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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