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On Monday a tech sector selloff put US markets mostly in the red to start the week. Geopolitical tensions involving North Korea also weighed on investors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 53.84 points to 22295.75, the S&P 500 was down 5.56 points at 2496.66, and the NASDAQ Comp declined 56.33 points at 6370.59. Shares of Netflix and Facebook lost 4.7 and 4.5 percent, respectively, and added to the tech slide. Energy and consumer staples sector gains helped offset some of the overall market gloom.

Dow Transports gained 10.72 points at 9715.10, the Dow Jones Utility Index was higher by 5.77 points at 732.40, and Russell 2000 small caps ended the session at 1451.95, up 1.77 points. 842 million and 523 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NADAQ, respectively. On the NYSE decliners outpaced advancers 4 to 3, while on the NASDAQ advancers outnumbered decliners 17 to 13.

The US dollar and gold prices both had a decent Monday, with the currency stronger versus major rivals and Gold for December delivery rising 0.1, settling at $1311.50 per ounce. Oil prices rallied, with October WTI crude jumped 3.1 percent, settling at $52.22 per barrel. Recent US treasury yields: 1.4 percent for the 2-year note, 1.8 percent for the 5-year note, 2.2 percent for the 10-year note, and 2.8 percent for the 30-year bond.

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