Stock Market Closes Trading Session with Gains

The US stock market jumped as investors in the United States and all over the world grew more optimistic about a COVID-19 stimulus bill, helping markets look past signs of the economic strain brought on by the virus crisis.

The US stock market jumped as investors in the United States and all over the world grew more optimistic about a COVID-19 stimulus bill, helping markets look past signs of the economic strain brought on by the virus crisis.

On Thursday, the Dow Jones jumped 0.49 percent to close at 30,303.37, while the S&P 500 jumped 0.58 percent to close at 3,722.48,and the Nasdaq 100 jumped 0.84 percent to close at 12,764.75.

In Asia, the HSI jumped 0.82 percent to be at 26678.38, while Japan’s NIKKEI jumped 0.18 percent to be at 26806.67, and China’s SHANGHAI jumped 1.13 percent to be at 3404.87. In European markets, the STOXX jumped 0.18 percent to be at 3106.95 and the FTSE fell 0.30 percent to be at 65551.06.

In commodities, oil prices jumped 0.08 percent to be at $48,40 per barrel, while natural gas prices jumped 1.02 percent to be at $2,66 per BTU.

Meanwhile, platinum prices jumped 0.18 percent to be at $1,052 per ounce while copper prices jumped 0.14 percent to be at $3,61 per pound. Also, gold prices fell 0.08 percent to be at $1,888 per ounce and silver prices fell 0.16 percent to be at $24,14 per ounce.

In currencies, the Euro fell 0.5124 percent to be at $0,8154 per US dollar, while the Yen fell 0.3286 percent or 0.3400 points and the Sterling fell 0.3108 percent to be at $0,7378 per US dollar.


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