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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Stock Market Closes Trading Session with Mixed gains

The US stock market closed the trading session with mixed gains as investors in the United States and all over the world turned cautious about negotiations on a new US COVID-19 aid bill ahead of the presidential elections.

The US stock market closed the trading session with mixed gains as investors in the United States and all over the world turned cautious about negotiations on a new US COVID-19 aid bill ahead of the presidential elections.

On Friday, the Dow Jones fell 79.43 points, or 0.28 percent, to 28,284.23, while the S&P 500 remained at 2.57 points, or 0.07 percent, to 3,456.06 and the Nasdaq 100 added 0.17 points, or 0.1 percent, to 11,506.17.

In Asia, the HSI jumped 0.54 percent or 132.65 points, while Japan’s NIKKEI jumped 0.18 percent or 42.32 points and China’s SHANGHAI fell 1.04 percent or 34.50 points. In European markets, the STOXX jumped 0.62 percent or 17.80 points and the FTSE jumped 1.29 percent or 74.63 points.

In commodities, oil prices fell 0.10 percent to be at $39,81 per barrel, while natural gas prices fell 0.03 percent to be at $2,97 per BTU.

Meanwhile, platinum prices jumped 0.28 percent to be at $909,20 per ounce and copper prices jumped 0.34 percent to be at $3,14 per pound. Also, gold prices fell 0.03 percent to be at $1,904 per ounce and silver prices fell 0.08 percent to be at $24,66 per ounce.

In currencies, the Euro fell 0.3310 percent to be at $0,8432 per US dollar, while the Yen fell 0.1049 percent or 0.1100 points and the Sterling jumped 0.3533 percent to be at $0,7669 per US dollar.

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