September 29, 2009

U.S. markets mixed Tuesday

U.S. markets were mixed Tuesday as a closely watched index of home prices showed mixed results.

The S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index showed the 10-City and 20-City composite listings, while still negative, have improved for six months.

In early afternoon trading, the Dow Jones industrial average lost 5.51 points, 0.06 percent, to 9,783.85. The Standard & Poor's 500 added 1.49 points, 0.14 percent, to 1,064.53. The Nasdaq composite index lost 0.77 points, 0.04 percent, to 2,129.97.

The benchmark 10-year Treasury lost 4/32 to yield 3.293 percent.

The euro fell to $1.4575 from Monday's $1.4606. Against the yen, the dollar rose to 90.21 yen from Monday's 89.63 yen.

The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo added 90.68 points, 0.91 percent, to 10,100.20.

The FTSE 100 index in London lost 0.12 percent, 5.98 points, to 5,159.72.