Stock Market Today: Technology Sizzles, But Gold Steals the Show

The Nasdaq had a big Monday on the back of mega-cap tech and chip stocks, but gold's new highs were the talk of Wall Street.

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Tech stocks took the lead Monday ahead of what will be a busy week for the sector, but most of the day's attention went to gold prices, which settled at new all-time highs.

"This is the busiest week for the 2Q earnings season," Credit Suisse analysts write, "with over 180 companies representing 43% of the S&P 500’s market cap reporting results, including 4 of the top 5 biggest names."

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Kyle Woodley

Kyle Woodley is the Editor-in-Chief of WealthUp, a site dedicated to improving the personal finances and financial literacy of people of all ages. He also writes the weekly The Weekend Tea newsletter, which covers both news and analysis about spending, saving, investing, the economy and more.

Kyle was previously the Senior Investing Editor for Kiplinger.com, and the Managing Editor for InvestorPlace.com before that. His work has appeared in several outlets, including Yahoo! Finance, MSN Money, Barchart, The Globe & Mail and the Nasdaq. He also has appeared as a guest on Fox Business Network and Money Radio, among other shows and podcasts, and he has been quoted in several outlets, including MarketWatch, Vice and Univision. He is a proud graduate of The Ohio State University, where he earned a BA in journalism. 

You can check out his thoughts on the markets (and more) at @KyleWoodley.