Dow mixed on lack of Afgan slaughter.

July 27, 2009

Markets receive mixed messages from hot spots.

"The downward pressure from the lack of any serious bloodshed in Afganistan has been offset by the uptick in Nigerian violence," reports financial consultant Kern C. Whitiker. "This short term bull market is tenuous at best. Without a rise in coalition and civilian casualties watch for a retreat from the midweek highs."