U.S. stocks are up Tuesday morning after a rocky start for the week. The S&P 500 is up 0.29% while the Dow is up 0.23%.
Asian stocks were down on Tuesday as Japanese markets finished the day at their lowest level in two years. The Nikkei was down 2.38% and the Hang Seng fell 0.41%.
European stocks are falling today after a survey of German economic sentiment indicated fears about slowing growth. The FTSE is down 0.32%, and the DAX is off 0.58%.
Energy futures are mostly down this morning. West Texas Intermediate crude oil is down to $84.68 per barrel, down $1.06 and natural gas is up less than a penny. Metals prices are up this morning. Gold is up $6.10 and platinum is up $9.70. The Dollar is up against 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..