S&P 500 VIX Futures Market News and Commentary
The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) this morning is up +0.43%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) is up +0.23%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) is up +0.42%.
U.S. stock indexes are all higher this morning and posted new record highs. Positive trade news is giving global equity markets a boost today with the Euro Stoxx 50 up +0.53% at a 4-1/4 year high. Trade optimism improved after Bloomberg reported today that President Trump may delay a decision on whether to impose tariffs on European automakers after Volkswagen and Daimler said they will shift parts of their global production to suppliers in the U.S.
Improved optimism in Europe is another positive for stocks after today's data showed the German Nov ZEW expectations of economic growth index rose sharply by +20.7 points to a 6-month high of -2.1, stronger than expectations of +9.8 to -13.0.
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