US stocks trading higher at the U.S. Open

Microsoft and Alphabet are leading stocks higher in early US trading. The NASDAQ index is the biggest gainer. The Dow Industrial Average is trading near unchanged.

A snapshot of the markets shows:

Dow Industrial Average average up 35 points or 0.10% at 38124.65S&P index of 31.66 points or 0.64% at 5080.NASDAQ index up 205 points or 1.31% at 15816.

The small-cap Russell 2000 is trading up 4.08 points or 0.21% at 1965.28.

Big gainers include:

Google up 10.02%Microsoft up 2.76%Amazon up 1.79%Super Micro Computers up 2.34%

This article was written by Greg Michalowski at