US stocks open with modest declines

As expected…
The US major stock indexes are opening with modest losses (as expected).
 In the US debt market:
Gold is moving a little lower with the higher yields.  Spot gold is trading at $1283.28, -$3.80.
WTI Crude oil is trading at $53.18, little changes at +$0.08 or +0.15% on the day.