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Markets mixed for election day

U.S. markets are slipping slightly on Tuesday as a stream of earnings reports are due today. The S&P 500 is down 0.16% and the Dow has dropped 0.10%.

In Asia, markets were mixed, as Tokyo stocks reached their highest level in seven years. The Nikkei climbed 2.73% while the Hang Seng fell 0.29%.

European markets are mixed Tuesday after the European Commission cut its growth estimates. The FTSE is down 0.02%, and the DAX is up 0.20%.

Energy futures are mixed today. The price for West Texas Intermediate crude oil is $76.34 per barrel, down $2.44 and natural gas is up $0.03. Metals prices are falling. Gold is down $1.60 and platinum is down $12.00. The Dollar is down versus both the Euro and the Yen.

Office Depot, Inc.  (ODP), Xcel Energy Inc (XEL) and CVS Health Corporation (CVS), are rising, while Herbalife Ltd.(HLF), Sprint Corporation (S) and The Priceline Group Inc.  (PCLN) are down. [InvestorsKeyhole, various news and data sources]

Michael Haden

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.