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Wall Street closes mixed ahead of mid-term elections

FXStreet (San Francisco) - The Dow and the S&P advanced to mark highs on Monday before losing all gains and closing negative amid oil prices that pushed down the energy sector. Moreover, the Nasdaq closed positive for 11th session in the last 13 in maximum of 14 ½ years.

The DJIA dropped 24.28 points or 0.14% to finish the day at 17,366.24; the S&P 500 eased 0.24 points or 0.01% to close at 2,017.81; while the Nasdaq Composite advanced 8.17 points or 0.18% to 4,638.91.

Oil WTI prices declined for third day after the barrel broke below $79.55 to close at lows since June 2012 at $78.25. Gold extended losses for fourth day in a row as the yellow metal tested Friday's lows at 1,161.35 before closing at 1,165.20.

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