U.S. markets are moving up Wednesday morning after starting the week with a two-day slide. The S&P 500 is up 0.27% and the Dow is up 0.24%.
Asian markets finished mixed Wednesday. The Hang Seng was up 0.37% while the Nikkei was down 0.24%.
European stocks are lower this morning after a weak reading of German business confidence. The FTSE is down 0.28%, and the DAX is off 0.48%.
Energy futures are down today. West Texas Intermediate crude oil is $91.31 per barrel, down $0.25 and natural gas is up $0.02. Metals prices are mixed. Gold is down $0.10 and platinum is up $2.00. The Dollar is up versus the Euro and down versus the Yen.
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..