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Stocks rise in wake of Las Vegas tragedy

Major indices are in the green yet again this Tuesday morning, following the worst mass shooting in modern American history. Bond yields have gone up somewhat over the past two days, to 2.35% on the Ten-Year US Treasury, though that only brings the rate back up to where it was in July. Oil has pulled back from recent highs but is still above $50. The VIX is up today. Shares of Tesla (TSLA) are down 1.8% today after announcing that there would be production bottlenecks in the production of the Model III.

West Texas Intermediate crude is trading at $50.43. At present, the S&P 500 is up 0.11%, the DJIA is down 0.21%, and the NASDAQ is up 0.21%.

Here are your Tuesday morning market metrics. Industries doing well today include automobiles, healthcare technology, and airlines. Industries showing weakness include electric utilities, multi-utilities, and energy equipment. The VIX is up 1.6% to 9.6 after closing on Monday at 9.45. The most heavily traded options this morning are the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), with 30,000 calls October-18 254 calls, 29,872 October-4 250 calls, and 29,057 October-20 254 calls on the board. The total put/call ratio as of 10:00 AM was 0.79 (390,778/310,462). The advancers/decliners ratio for NYSE stocks is 1,402/1,330, while the advancers/decliners ratio for NASDAQ stocks is 1,479/1,181.

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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.