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Stocks mixed following earthquake

Major indices are mixed this Friday morning after a huge, 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of southern Mexico. That makes three major disasters on traders’ minds as the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey mounts and Hurricane Irma takes aim at Miami. Symantec (SYMC) is up 3.8% after a huge data breach at Equifax.

West Texas Intermediate crude is trading at $48.98. At present, the S&P 500 is down 0.03%, the DJIA is up 0.11%, and the NASDAQ is down 0.20%.

Here are your Friday morning market metrics. Industries doing well today include healthcare technology, trading companies, and capital markets. Industries showing weakness include professional services, metals & mining, and media. The VIX is up 5.9% to 12.23 after closing on Thursday at 11.55. The most heavily traded options this morning are for The Industrial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLI), with 10,000 January-19 64 puts on the board. The total put/call ratio as of 10:00 AM was 0.75 (357,323/269,391). The advancers/decliners ratio for NYSE stocks is 1,233/1,544, while the advancers/decliners ratio for NASDAQ stocks is 1,199/1,438.

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Julian Close

Julian Close became a stockbroker in 1995. In his 20 years of market experience, he has seen all market conditions and written about every aspect of investing. Julian has also written extensively on corporate best practices and even written reports for the United Nations. He graduated from Davidson College in 1993 and received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Mary Baldwin College in 2011. You can see closing trades for all Julian's long and short positions and track his long term performance via twitter: @JulianClose_MIC.