Stock Market Closes Trading Session with Gains

The US stock market jumped as Americans voted in the presidential election and investors in the United States and all over the world bet the result would be decided without a drawn-out process.

The US stock market jumped as Americans voted in the presidential election and investors in the United States and all over the world bet the result would be decided without a drawn-out process.

On Tuesday, the Dow Jones rose 561.94 points, or 2.09 percent, to 27,486.99, while the S&P 500 gained 60.98 points, or 1.84 percent, to 3,371.22 and the Nasdaq 100 added 202.02 points, or 1.84 percent, to 11,159.64.

In Asia, the HSI jumped 1.96 percent or 479.72 points, while Japan’s NIKKEI jumped 1.39 percent or 318.35 points and China’s SHANGHAI jumped 1.42 percent or 45.95 points. In European markets, the STOXX jumped 2.43 percent or 2.43 points and the FTSE jumped 2.33 percent or 131.80 points.

In commodities, oil prices jumped 2.25 percent to be at $37,64 per barrel, while natural gas prices fell 5.76 percent to be at $3,06 per BTU.

Meanwhile, platinum prices fell 0.58 percent to be at $869,90 per ounce while copper prices fell 0.10 percent to be at $3,09 per pound. Also, gold prices fell 0.16 percent to be at $1,907 per ounce and silver prices fell 0.65 percent to be at $24,18 per ounce.

In currencies, the Euro fell 0.5123 percent to be at $0,8545 per US dollar, while the Yen fell 0.1146 percent or 0.1200 points and the Sterling fell 0.7882 percent to be at $0,7678 per US dollar.


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