Market drifting in positive ground but off best levels Each of the major indices remains sharply higher but off the best levels of the session, which occurred shortly after the open. The Nasdaq remains the biggest winner, up more than 2.4%, which is the average's best daily gain in over six months. Advancing stocks and volume are way ahead of declining stocks and volume on both the NYSE and Nasdaq, as expected. Crude oil prices are higher by more than 1.0% and gold is up 0.7%. The Dow is up 228 points, the Nasdaq is up 74 points and the S&P is up 26 points.