After the open… Stocks rose after the open Tuesday after better-than-expected data on home prices and consumer confidence. This big news of the week will be tomorrow's announcement at the conclusion of the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee.
Industries trading higher this morning include Biotechnology, Machinery and Electronic Equipment Instruments and Components. Trading lower this morning are Multiline retail, building products and metals and mining.
The VIX is down 2.43% at 15.65 after closing yesterday at 16.04. Options on Cisco (CSCO) have appeared on the most-active list today with more than 9,000 contracts of the Dec. 23 put changing hands. NYSE Adv/Dec 2,241/744 Nasdaq Adv/Dec 1,875/557. [InvestorsKeyhole, various news and data sources]