STEADY GOLD: The price of gold rose 10 cents an ounce to $1,765.10 on a rough day for the broader financial markets.
SEESAW CRUDE: Oil closed down $1.14 to $91.25 per barrel. It rose early in the day after the government reported wholesale stockpiles rose, but discouraging data on jobs later in the day tempered the optimism.
AG REPORT: Grain investors are waiting for a report Thursday from the Agriculture Department on world supply and demand. It will shed more light on where supplies stand as harvests end.