Crude futures settle lower by 1%
The S&P 500 is down 0.9% while the Russell 2000 trades lower by 0.4%. One last look at the sector standings shows losses across the board. The materials sector (-2.0%) is the weakest link with a 2% decline while the health care sector (-0.2%) outperforms on a relative basis with a 0.2% decline. WTI crude futures settled lower by 1.0%, or $0.70, to $71.92/bbl.