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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Stock Market Opens Trading Session with Gains

The US stock market jumped ahead of a jobs report expected to underline the scale of the economic challenge that the net president of the United States will have to face.

The US stock market jumped ahead of a jobs report expected to underline the scale of the economic challenge that the net president of the United States will have to face.

On Friday, Dow e-minis were down 145 points, or 0.51 percent, while S&P 500 e-minis were down 24.5 points, or 0.7 percent, and Nasdaq 100 e-minis were down 121 points, or 1 percent.

In Asia, the HSI jumped 0.07 percent or 17.05 points, while Japan’s NIKKEI jumped 0.91 percent or 219.95 points and China’s SHANGHAI fell 0.24 percent or 7.97 points. In European markets, the STOXX fell 0.57 percent or 16.49 points, and the FTSE fell 0.18 percent or 10.87 points.

In commodities, oil prices fell 3.20 percent to be at $37,55 per barrel, while natural gas prices jumped 0.95 percent to be at $2,97 per BTU.

Meanwhile, platinum prices jumped 0.69 percent to be at $906,10 per ounce while copper prices jumped 1.56 percent to be at $3,16 per pound. Also, gold prices jumped 0.37 percent to be at $1,954 per ounce and silver prices jumped 2.64 percent to be at $25,86 per ounce.

In currencies, the Euro fell 0.3785 percent to be at $0,8422 per US dollar, while the Yen fell 0.0966 percent or 0.1000 points and the Sterling jumped 0.2761 percent to be at $0,7627 per US dollar.

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