The overall market moved moderately lower yesterday in a broad based move that saw the majority of the sector indices I track move lower on the day. The weakest sectors were the Broker/Dealers, Banking, Cyclicals, Insurance, Airlines, High Tech, Chemcials, and Pharmaceuticals. The rest of the sector indices I track moved lower as well with the exception of the Gold/Silver index which posted a small gain on the day.
Oil was lower by $0.29 to $89.05 per barrel, and Gold was higher by $40.30 to $1,855.20 per ounce. A friend of mine pointed out last night that every time the Bernanke speaks Gold rises by a minimum of $25 that day. Wheat was lower by $0.134 to $7.38 per bushel, Corn was lower by $0.14 to $7.34 per bushel, and Soybeans were lower by $0.024 to $14.18 per bushel.