Major indices are in the green this Monday morning, and the global price of oil rose sharply over the weekend. The S&P 500 is only a fraction of a percentage point away from a new record high. cyber security stocks are doing well this morning, picking up a boost from the huge weekend WannaCry cyber-attack. FireEye (FEYE) is up 7.3% and Cisco (CSCO) is up 2.3%. Also continuing its recent win streak is NVIDIA (NVDA), up 3.6%.
Here are your Monday morning market metrics. Industries doing well today include energy equipment, communications equipment, and electrical equipment. Industries showing weakness include technology hardware, software, and trading companies. The VIX is up 1.4% to 10.54 after closing on Friday at 10.4. The most heavily traded options this morning are for the iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures (VXX), with 5K January 10 puts on the board. The total put/call ratio as of 10:00 AM was 0.71 (305,635/216,972). The advancers/decliners ratio for the NYSE is 2,387/505 and for the NASDAQ, 1,982/775.