Nasdaq, S&P 500 Settle Lower Ahead Of Big Data Release

Both the Nasdaq and S&P 500 settled lower Wednesday, with the former pulling back from yesterday's record close as tech stocks cooled. The Dow settled above breakeven to notch a third-straight win, though, as Wall Street looked ahead to tomorrow's producer price index (PPI) reading as well as retail sales data.

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Oil prices snapped a four-day losing streak after the International Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported weekly crude supplies dropped. Investors also weighed rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and Israel and Hamas. April-dated West Texas Intermediate (WTI) added $2.16 cents, or 2.8%, to finish at $79.72 per barrel.

Gold prices settled higher as the greenback lost strength and investors regained some confidence that interest rate cuts are still coming. April-dated gold tacked on $14.70, or 0.9%, to settle at $2,181.50 per ounce.

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