Market wrap: Precious metals fly; major averages near unchanged

Precious metals are the story of the day as equity markets close about flat, but gold jumps 3.6% and silver 5% as the President orders 300 special advisers into an Iraq descending into civil war.

BlackBerry advanced nearly 10% after FQ1 results beat expectations and management predicts break-even cash flow this fiscal year. Financial-data provider Markit jumped 11.25% after its $24 per share IPO.

The 10-year Treasury yield gained four basis points to 2.63%.

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