S&P 500 VIX Futures Market News and Commentary
The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) on Tuesday closed up +0.16%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed unchanged, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed up +0.27%.
U.S. stock indexes settled mostly higher Tuesday after posting new record highs. Positive trade news gave global equity markets a boost Tuesday as the Euro Stoxx 50 rose +0.53% to a 4-1/4 year high. Trade optimism improved after Bloomberg reported Tuesday 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 European optimism was also supportive for stocks after Tuesday'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.
Stocks fell back from their best levels Tuesday after President Trump warned that if no trade agreement is reac... Read more