Averages turn negative The market has turned negative after the averages were in positive territory for most of the session. In comparison with recent volatility, the market has moved in a relatively narrow range during today's session. Advancing stocks are just slightly ahead of declining stocks by more than 5:4 and up volume is ahead of down volume by the same margin. Crude oil prices are higher by more than 1% and gold is lower by just less than 1%. The Dow is down 19 points, the Nasdaq is down 3 points, and the S&P is down less than 1 point.