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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Stock Market Opens Trading Session with Gains

The US stock market jumped as shares of Cisco and Disney advanced, while investors in the United States and all over the world remained cautious as several American states imposed lockdown measures to curb the surge in COVID-19 cases.

The US stock market jumped as shares of Cisco and Disney advanced, while investors in the United States and all over the world remained cautious as several American states imposed lockdown measures to curb the surge in COVID-19 cases.

On Friday morning, the Dow Jones jumped 0.67 percent to be at 29,187.00, while the S&P 500 jumped 0.67 percent to be at 3,556.25 and the Nasdaq 100 jumped 0.68 percent to be at 1,900.75.

In Asia, the HSI fell 0.05 percent to be at 26156.86, while Japan’s NIKKEI fell 0.53 percent to be at 25385.87 and China’s SHANGHAI fell 0.86 percent to be at 3310.10. In European markets, the STOXX fell 0.15 percent to be at 3052.31 and the FTSE fell 0.50 percent to be at 6307.04.

In commodities, oil prices fell 1.58 percent to be at $40,47 per barrel, while natural gas prices jumped 0.64 percent to be at $3,01 per BTU.

Meanwhile, platinum prices jumped 0.68 percent to be at $890,01 per ounce while copper prices jumped 0.32 percent to be at $3,16 per pound. Also, gold prices jumped 0.34 percent to be at $1,879 per ounce and silver prices jumped 0.28 percent to be at $24,38 per ounce.

In currencies, the Euro fell 0.0708 percent to be at $0,8463 per US dollar, while the Yen fell 0.2188 percent or 0.2300 points and the Sterling fell 0.3804 percent to b at $0m7594 per US dollar.

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