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On Tuesday the NASDAQ Comp was powered higher by tech heavyweight Netflix, shares of which closed up 10 percent after the company's fourth quarter results bested street expectations. Shares of Dow 30 components Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson were off 3 and 4 percent, respectively, as investors reacted to mixed quarterly results, though the downside was somewhat offset by shares of Travelers rising 5 percent on the insurer's better than anticipated Q4 revenue and profit.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average shed 3.79 points, closing at 26210.81, the S&P 500 gained 6.16 points at 2839.13, and the NASDAQ Composite climbed 52.26 points at 7460.29. Dow Transports fell 13.04 points to 11344.55, the Dow Jones Utility Index rose 6.95 points to 691.81, and the Russell 2000 small caps ended the session at 1610.81, higher by 5.65 points. 792 million and 509 million shares were traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, respectively. Advancers outnumbered decliners on the NYSE 17 to 10 and on the NASDAQ 17 to 13.

March WTI crude added 1.4 percent, settling at $64.47 per barrel. The ICE US Dollar Index slumped 0.2 percent at 90.21, the lowest level it's traded at in just over three years. Gold prices benefitted from the US dollar's weakness, with gold for February delivery up 0.4 percent, settling at $1336.70 per. US Treasury yields declined. Recent yields: 2.04 percent for the 2-year note, 2.41 percent for the 5-year note, 2.61 percent for the 10-year note, and 2.89 percent for the 30-year bond.

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