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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Stock Market Falls in Pre-Market Trading Session

The US stock market fell in Monday’s pre-market trading session amid record daily COVID-19 cases in the United States. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 294 points, or 1.1 percent, while the S&P 500 lost 1 percent and Nasdaq 100 fell 0.8 percent.

The US stock market fell in Monday’s pre-market trading session amid record daily COVID-19 cases in the United States. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 294 points, or 1.1 percent, while the S&P 500 lost 1 percent and Nasdaq 100 fell 0.8 percent.

In Asia, the HSI jumped 0.54 percent or 132.65 points, while Japan’s NIKKEI fell 0.09 percent or 22.25 points and China’s SHANGHAI fell 0.82 percent or 26.88 points. In European markets, the STOXX fell 1.23 percent or 35.27 points and the FTSE fell 0.40 percent or 23.43 points.

In commodities, oil prices fell 2.23 percent to be at $38,96 per barrel, while natural gas prices jumped 2.05 percent to be at $3,03 per BTU.

Meanwhile, platinum prices fell 2.03 percent to be at $888,30 per ounce and copper prices fell 0.42 percent to be at $3,12 per pound. Also, gold prices fell 0.01 percent to be at $1,905 per ounce and silver prices fell 1.42 percent to be at $24,32 per ounce.

In currencies, the Euro jumped 0.3203 percent to be at $0,8457 per US dollar, while the Yen jumped 0.1815 percent or 0.1900 points and the Sterling fell 0.0652 percent to be at $0,7666 per US dollar.

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