It was a relatively quiet day of trading today as most major averages went nowhere following a meeting of G-20 industrialized nations over the weekend.
The Industrials shed 9 points, with the Transports falling further, down 0.49%. The S&P 500 lost 0.2% while the Nasdaq squeaked out a positive close, rising a whole 0.01%.
Treasury prices rose, causing interest rates to fall as investors continue to digest the recent, and future, interest rate hike. The dollar was essentially flat, rising 0.02%
Precious metals continued to climb higher, with gold rising $4, silver gaining 2 cents and platinum up $9. Miners were up a little more than a percent.
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