Indices closed mixed on Monday, April 22, 2019. The Dow Jones Industrial Average traded fractionally lower, while the S&P 500 Index and NASDAQ Composite added slight gains for the session. Meanwhile, crude oil climbed to a six-month peak level. West Texas Intermediate crude tacked on 2.6% to settle at $65.73 per barrel. On another note, National Association of Realtors data showed existing home sales decreased 4.9% to an annual rate of 5.21 million units in March. Economists had forecast a lesser dip of 3.8% to a rate of 5.30 million. Looking ahead, brands including Amazon, Boeing and Lam Research will release earnings details later this week.
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