Moving into the last hour of trading on Friday, the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 have moved firmly into positive territory while the Dow continues to show some uncertainty.
Real estate and oil services stocks are posting strong gains, with the Morgan Stanley REIT Index up 6.2 percent and the Philadelphia Oil Services Index up 4 percent.
Meanwhile, gold and health insurance stocks have led the losers for most of the session and continue to do so. The Amex Gold Bugs Index and the Morgan Stanley Healthcare Payor Index are down 6.5 percent and 2.4 percent, respectively.
Currently, the Dow is up 3.91 at 7,981.99, while the Nasdaq is up 13.08 at 1,615.71 and the S&P 500 is up 3.44 at 837.82.
For comments and feedback: contact firstname.lastname@example.org