. -- 1500 on the russell 2000. caroline: volumes down. >> let's get a deep dive. mike: i am watching the bloomberg agricultural sub index. a rebound over the summer in commodities has basically completely faded, and that leaves this index new the lowest it has been. as we gauge inflation, districts very well with -- this tracks very well with bond yields. corn and soybean. obviously, the trade tensions with china is hurting crop prices. but there is another thing, the epa decided to give 31 refineries exemption from biofuel acquirements. this is pitting the energy department and epa against the agricultural sector of the economy. bloomberg is reporting that there was a meeting today to try to figure out ways to boost ethanol demand. it is not clear that any of these measures will be taken in force. abigail: with stocks trading lower, it is not a surprise it was a risk off day. bond futures are higher, gold futures, and japanese yen features. what might be surprising is that haven are doing much better and stocks year to date -- better than stocks year to date. the s&p 500 down 2.3%.
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