Dow Jones Grind Higher on a Lacklustre Day, Gold Rallies but Fails to Break the $1600/oz Barrier

stock market numbersUS Markets were flat with Dow Jones managed to squeeze out a small gain to close at another high with S&P 500 and Nasdaq closing lower.

Gold prices came close to breaking past the $1600 per oz mark in an early session rally which fizzled with gold price still closing higher at $1,592.53 for the day. Crude oil also rose by 0.7%.