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Sunday, January 17, 2021

Stock Market Closes Trading Session with Losses

The US stock market fell as investors in the United States and all over the world keep losing hopes for a COVID-9 stimulus package before the November 3rd presidential election.

The US stock market fell as investors in the United States and all over the world keep losing hopes for a COVID-9 stimulus package before the November 3rd presidential election.

On Tuesday, the Dow Jones fell 221.37 points, or 0.8 percent, to 27,464.01, while the S&P 500 lost 10.23 points, or 0.30 percent, to 3,390.74 and the Nasdaq 100 added 72.41 points, or 0.64 percent, to 11,431.35.

In Asia, the HSI fell 0.53 percent or 131.59 points, while Japan’s NIKKEI fell 0.04 percent or 8.54 points and China’s SHANGHAI jumped 0.10 percent or 3.20 points. In European markets, the STOXX fell 0.90 percent or 25.28 points and the FTSE fell 1.09 percent or 63.02 points.

In commodities, oil prices fell 0.18 percent to be at $39,50 per barrel, while natural gas prices jumped 0.15 percent to be at $3,32 per BTU.

Meanwhile, platinum prices fell 0.26 percent to be at $884,50 per ounce and copper prices fell 0.13 percent to be at $3,09 per pound. Also, gold prices fell 0.16 percent to be at $1,908 per ounce and silcer prices fell 0.33 percent to be at $24,49 per ounce.

In currencies, the Euro fell 0.0472 percent to be at $0,8463 per US dollar, while the Yen fell 0.3434 percent or 0.3600 points and the Sterling fell 0.2605 percent to be at $0,7658 per US dollar.

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