Nasdaq up but lags

The Dow is looking to break an 8 day losing streak today. You have to go all the way back to 1978 to find a streak greater than 8. The index is doing it's best to put a stop to the streak. It is up 140 points or 0.58%

The Nasdaq and S&P are lagging today:

  • The S&P is up about 12 points or 0.42%
  • The Nasdaq is the laggard and has just dipped into the red at -1.5 points or -0.02%.

In other markets:

  • Yields in the US are higher by about 1-2 bps across the board.
  • Gold is up $1
  • WTI crude is the big mover after OPEC confusion (which suggests a splintering). It is up $1.85 at $67.40. The high extended to $67.93.