Stocks mixed as US dollar hits 6-month low against euro

Stocks (^DJI^GSPC^IXIC) are treading water at the midday mark, with the consumer staples (XLP) sector the most in the green and health care (XLV) the most in the red. Alan Valdes, director of floor operations at Silverbear, joins us live from the New York Stock Exchange. To discuss the other big stories of the day, Alexis Christoforous is joined by Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith and Bobbi Rebell, financial journalist and author of How to be a Financial Grownup. Plus, Yahoo Finance tech critic David Pogue joins us for the latest in tech.

Today’s Midday Movers discussion topics:

  • Home starts disappoint, while Home Depot earnings soar
  • Ford to reportedly cut one tenth of its workforce
  • US dollar at 6-month low versus euro
  • Vehicle 2 Vehicle Communications to prevent 80% of crashes: NHTSA
  • Apple’s next watch may monitor glucose: report
  • Rich retirees are hoarding cash out of fear: study
  • Walmart and the US allege that canned tuna prices are fixed