Stock Market Closes Trading Session with Losses

The US stock market fell as a rise in COVID-19, weak retail sales data and the threat of a fresh round of lockdown measures dampened the optimism caused by the latest vaccine news.

The US stock market fell as a rise in COVID-19, weak retail sales data and the threat of a fresh round of lockdown measures dampened the optimism caused by the latest vaccine news.

On Tuesday, the Dow Jones fell 0.56 percent, to close at 29,783.35, while the S&P 500 fell 0.48 percent to 3,609.53 and the Nasdaq 100 fell 0.30 percent to 11,977.49.

In Asia, the HSI jumped 0.13 percent to be at 26415.09, while Japan’s NIKKEI jumped 0.42 percent to be at 26014.62, and China’s SHANGHAI fell 0.21 percent to be at 333.9.90. In European markets, the STOXX fell 0.34 percent to be at 3071.29 and the FTSE fell 0.87 percent to be at 6365.33.

In commodities, oil prices jumped 0.43 percent to be at $41,61 per barrel, while natural gas prices fell 0.37 percent to be at $2,69 per BTU.

Meanwhile, platinum prices jumped 0.11 percent to be at $936,10 per ounce while copper prices jumped 0.52 percent to be at $3,21 per pound. Also, gold prices jumped 0.03 percent to be at $1,885 per ounce, and silver prices fell 0.04 percent to be at $24,64 per ounce.

In currencies, the Euro fell 0.0948 percent to be at $0,8427 per US dollar, while the Yen fell 0.3442 percent or 0.3600 points, and the Sterling fell 0.4356 percent to be at $0,7543 per US dollar.


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