Stock Market Closes Trading Session with Losses

The US stock market fell as investors in the United States and all over the world grew discouraged over the halting progress of economic stimulus negotiations.

The US stock market fell as investors in the United States and all over the world grew discouraged over the halting progress of economic stimulus negotiations.

On Wednesday, the Dow Jones fell 0.35 percent, to close at 30,068.81, while the S&P 500 fell 0.8 percent to close at 3,672.82, and the Nasdaq 100 fell 1.9 percent to close at 12,338.95.

In Asia, the HSI jumped 0.75 percent to be at 26502.84, while Japan’s NIKKEI jumped 1.33 percent to be at 26817.94, and China’s SHANGHAI fell 1.12 percent to be at 3371.96. In European markets, the STOXX jumped 0.33 percent to be at 3102.09, while the FTSE jumped 0.08 percent to be at 6564.29.

In commodities, oil prices fell 0.22 percent to be at $45,50 per barrel, while natural gas prices jumped 1.92 percent to be at $2,44 per BTU.

Meanwhile, platinum prices fell 1.32 percent to be at $1,005 per ounce while copper prices fell 0.60 percent to be at $3,49 per pound. Also, gold prices fell 0.28 percent to be at $1,883 per ounce and silver prices fell 0.65 percent to be at $23,84 per ounce.

In currencies, the Euro jumped 0.2784 percent to be at $0,8284 per US dollar, while the Yen jumped 0.1056 percent or 0.1100 points, and the Sterling fell 0.2938 percent to be at $0,7465 per US dollar.


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