Stocks remain deep in negative territory Each of the major equity indices remains sharply lower but slightly off the worst levels of the session. Each of the indices is down about 2.0%. Declining stocks are ahead of advancing stocks by 8:1 while down volume is ahead of up volume by 9:1. Crude oil prices are lower by more than 4.0% and gold is flat for the session. The Dow is down 265 points, the Nasdaq is down 65 points, and the S&P is down 28 points.