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Wall Street closes around highs but mixed on the day

FXStreet (San Francisco) - US stocks finished Thursday with a mixed note as investors digested geopolitical tensions and declines in gold and oil. The S&P and Nasdaq turned positive ate in the session.

After a light economic calendar, investors are focused on tomorrow consumer data and also speculations in possible interest rate hike.

The Dow Jones declined 19.71 pts or 0.12% to finish the day at 17,049.00; the S&P 500 advanced 1.76 pts or 0.09% to close at 1,997.45; while the Nasdaq Composite added 5.28 pts or 0.12% to 4,591.81.

USD/CHF hovering around 0.9350

The Swiss franc is about to end the day with modest gains versus the US dollar, recovering after falling across the board on Wednesday, weakened by speculations about negative rates at the SNB.
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