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Monday, January 25, 2021

Stock Market Closes Trading Session with Losses

The US stock market fell as COVID-19 infections in the United States surged and investors in the country and all over the world weighed the timeline for the rollout of an effective vaccine.

The US stock market fell as COVID-19 infections in the United States surged and investors in the country and all over the world weighed the timeline for the rollout of an effective vaccine.

On Thursday, the Nasdaq 100 fell 0.65 percent to close at 11,709.59, while the S&P 500 fell 1.00 percent to close at 3.537.01, and the Dow Jones fell 1.08 percent close at 29.080.17.

In Asia, the HSI fell 0.22 percent to be at 26169.38, while Japan’s NIKKEI jumped 0.68 percent to be at 25520.88 and China’s SHANGHAI fell 0.11 percent to be at 3338.68. In European markets, the STOXX fell 1.13 percent to be at 3056.89 and the FTSE fell 0.68 percent to be at 6338.94.

In commodities, oil prices fell 0.49 percent to be at $40,92 per barrel, while natural gas prices jumped 0.24 percent to be at $2,98 per BTU.

Meanwhile, platinum prices fell 0.27 percent to be at $881,60 per ounce and copper prices fell 0.2 percent to be at $3,14. Also, gold prices jumped 0.11 percent to be at $1,875 per ounce and silver prices jumped 0.08 percent to be at $24,32 per ounce.

In currencies, the Euro fell 0.2474 percent to be at $0,8469 per US dollar, while the Yen fell 0.3036 percent or 0.3200 points and the Sterling jumped 0.8861 percent to be at $0,7628 per US dollar.

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