Select the most appropriate set of words from the given choices to fill in the blanks.

The stock markets ___________. The state they are in right now speaks volumes about this fact.

A. is the barometer of public confidence

B. are the best indicators of public sentiment

C. are used to trade in expensive shares

D. are not used to taking stock of all markets

Please do not use chat terms. Example: avoid using "grt" instead of "great".