After the Dow dropped 998 points intraday -- the most in the history of the blue-chip index, before closing down 348 -- the market faces issues such as the jobs report, Greek debt fears and European elections.
Natural gas futures began selling off further after the reported storage injection, as the June delivery contract dipped 6 cents to settle at $3.93 per million British thermal units. The firming greenback also weighed on oil prices again today, as crude for June delivery was slipped $2.86 to finish at $77.11 a barrel. The weakened euro was also having an effect elsewhere in commodity markets, as the June gold contract surged $22.30 to settle at $1,197.30 an ounce. The dollar was trading higher against a basket of currencies with the dollar index up by 0.8%.