Major indices are higher this Thursday morning, bouncing back after a rare off-day on Wednesday. Delta Airline (DAL) is up 1% today, following a positive earnings announcement. In news from the crypto-world, South Korea is now considering banning Bitcoin. This follows the news yesterday that South Korea, Japan, and China were meeting and reportedly considering synchronizing their approaches to Cryptocurrency.
Industries doing well today include airlines, energy equipment, and trading companies. Industries showing weakness include personal products, leisure products, and diversified telecom. The VIX is up 0.02% to 9.84 after closing on Wednesday at 9.82. The most heavily traded options this morning are for the S&P 500 SPDR ETF (SPY), 23K January-31 255 puts and 23K January-31 267 puts on the board. The total put/call ratio as of 10:00 AM was 0.75 (355,393/267,685). The advancers/decliners ratio for NYSE stocks is 2,144/690 while the advancers/decliners ratio for NASDAQ stocks is 1,906/905.