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Stocks in the red

Stocks are falling Monday morning as rhetoric, and uncertainty, about tariffs and a trade war continue. Bond yields are lower this morning, which, prior to last week’s tariff announcement, had been a bullish sign for stocks.

At present, the S&P 500 is down 0.03%, the DJIA is down 0.07%, and the NASDAQ is down 0.10%.

Industries doing well today include Diversified Consumer Services, Independent Power and Renewable Electricity Producers, and Equity Real Estate Investment Trusts. Industries showing weakness include Road & Rail, Aerospace & Defense, and Apparel & Luxury Goods. The VIX is down 0.16 to 19.43 after closing Friday at 19.59. The most heavily traded options this morning are for the SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (SPY), with 20,681 Mar. 5 265 puts on the board. The total put/call ratio as of 10:00 AM was 0.67 (199,351/298,233). The advancers/decliners ratio for NYSE stocks is 1,384/1,511, while the advancers/decliners ratio for NASDAQ stocks is 1,331/1,491.


Bobby Raines

Bobby Raines is the Managing Editor of the Market Intelligence Center. He has degrees in Mass Communications and History from Emory & Henry College. Bobby worked at a mid-sized daily newspaper before making a switch to covering the financial industry full time in the years leading up to the financial crisis. He has been a member of the Fresh Brewed Media team since 2011 and has served as a writer and analyst. You can write to him at braines@marketintelligencecenter.com or follow him on Twitter: @BRatMICenter.