A Babel of opinions lead markets down as Feb. options expire

WASHINGTON, February 19, 2016 – Thursday’s “wilting violet” market action has extended into Friday, where anemic and worried trading has put a negative cast on the widely followed major averages, although the NASDAQ has been trying to stay in the green. Barely. Currently, the Dow Jones Industrials (DJI) are off a little over 78 points to…