U.S. markets are headed up again Tuesday morning after the S&P 500 reached a new record high on Monday. The S&P 500 is up 0.20% and the Dow is up 0.18%.
Asian markets were mixed Tuesday as the Japanese Yen took a fall. The Shanghai Composite is down 0.16% while the Nikkei is up 2.05%.
A number of positive earnings reports are pushing European stocks higher this morning. The FTSE is up 0.18%, and the DAX is up 0.34%.
Energy futures are mixed today. The price for West Texas Intermediate crude oil is $77.46 per barrel, up $0.06 and natural gas is down $0.08. Metals prices continue to fall this morning. Gold is off $6.40 and platinum is down $10.70. The Dollar is up against both the Euro and 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..