Stock Market Falls in Pre-Market Trading Session

The US stock market fell ahead of weekly jobless claims data and surveys on the services sector, which accounts for over two-thirds of the American economy.

The US stock market fell ahead of weekly jobless claims data and surveys on the services sector, which accounts for over two-thirds of the American economy.

On Thursday morning, the Dow Jones fell 0.11 percent to be at 29,835.00, while the S&P fell .07 percent to be at 3,664.75 and the Nasdaq 100 jumped 0.19 percent to be at 12,477.75.

In Asia, the HSI jumped 0.74 percent to be at 26728.50, while Japan’s NIKKEI jumped 0.03 percent to be at 26809.37, and China’s SHANGHAI fell 0.21 percent to be at 3442.14. In European markets, the STOXX fell 0.33 percent to be at 3065.68, and the FTSE jumped 0.25 percent to be at 6479.45.

In commodities, oil prices fell 0.73 percent to be at $44,95 per barrel, while natural gas prices fell 4.68 percent to be at $2,65 per BTU.

Meanwhile, platinum prices jumped 2.47 percent to be at $1,037 per ounce while copper prices jumped 0.44 percent to be at $3,50 per pound. Also, gold prices jumped 0.62 percent to be at $1,841 per ounce and silver prices jumped 0.66 percent to be at $24,24 per ounce.

In currencies, the Euro fell 0.2908 percent to be at $0,8229 per US dollar, while the Yen fell 0.2874 percent or 0.3000 points, and the Sterling fell 0.6149 percent to e at $0,7435 per US dollar.


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