Stock Market Closes Trading Session with Losses

The US stock market fell as investors in the United States and all over the world weighed encouraging vaccine developments against a rise in COVID-19 cases.

The US stock market fell as investors in the United States and all over the world weighed encouraging vaccine developments against a rise in COVID-19 cases.

On Wednesday, the Dow Jones fell 1.16 percent, to 29,438.42, while the S&P 500 fell 1.16 percent, to 3,567.79 and the Nasdaq 100 dropped 97.74 points, or 0.82 percent, to 11,801.60.

In Asia, the HSI jumped 0.49 percent to be at 26544.29, while Japan’s NIKKEI fell 1.10 percent to be at 25728.14, and China’s SHANGHAI jumped 0.22 percent to be at 3347.30. In European markets, the STOXX jumped 0.27 percent to be at 3079.53, and the FTSE jumped 0.31 percent to be at 6385.24.

In commodities, oil prices jumped 0.31 percent to be at $41,95 per barrel, while natural gas prices jumped 0.22 percent to be at $2,72 per BTU.

Meanwhile, platinum prices jumped 0.09 percent to be at $951,80 per ounce while copper prices jumped 0.14 percent to be at $3,20 per pound. Also, gold prices fell 0.07 percent to be at $1,872 per ounce and silver prices jumped 0.07 percent to be at $24,46 per ounce.

In currencies, the Euro jumped 0.0119 percent to be at $0,8429 per US dollar, while the Yen fell 0.3264 percent or 0.3400 points, and the Sterling fell 0.2650 percent to be at $0,7528 per US dollar.


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