The Dow Jones industrial average closed Tuesday with a gain of 4.99 to close at 10,014.72. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index edged up 0.41 to 1,049.33. The Nasdaq composite index fell 5.94 to 2,114.03. The S&P 500 finished August with a loss of 4.7 percent, its worst showing for the month since August 2001. The Dow lost 4.3 percent in August, while the Nasdaq lost 6.2 percent.
S&P 500 Futures moved lower this morning to challenge last Friday's low at 1039.50 before rallying to an intraday high of 1054.25. The session closed just off the highs at 1052.50 on 2.5m contracts. 1m more than traded hands yesterday. +7.50 / .72%
Dow Futures dropped to a low of 9934 off the open, hit an intra-day high of 10066 to close at 10035 on 162k contracts. +56 / .56%
Gold Futures for December delivery settled up $11.10 at $1,250.30 an ounce on the COMEX division of the NYMEX.
Crude Futures for October delivery settled $2.78, or 3.7%, lower, at $71.92 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude on the ICE futures exchange traded down $1.99, or 2.6%, at $74.61 a barrel.
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