Stock Market Opens Trading Session with Losses

The US stock market fell as COVID-19 stimulus package remained in focus among investors in the United States and all over the world, ahead of a weekend deadline for a final agreement.

The US stock market fell as COVID-19 stimulus package remained in focus among investors in the United States and all over the world, ahead of a weekend deadline for a final agreement.

On Friday morning, the Dow Jones fell 0.20 percent to be at 30,242.31, while the Nasdaq 10 fell 0.02 percent to be at 12,761.81, and the S&P 500 fell 0.25 percent to be at 3,713.11.

In Asia, the HSI fell 0.67 percent to be at 26498.60, while Japan’s NIKKEI fell 0.16 percent to be at 26763.39, and China’s SHANGHAI fell 0.29 percent to be at 3394.90. In European markets, the STOXX fell 0.12 percent to be at 3103.28 and the FTSE fell 0.04 percent to be at 6548.31.

In commodities, oil prices jumped 0.93 percent to be at $48,81 per barrel, while natural gas prices jumped 2.54 percent to be at $2,70 per BTU.

Meanwhile, platinum prices fell 0.52 percent to be at $1,044 per ounce while copper prices jumped 0.74 percent to be at $3,63 per pound. Also, gold prices jumped 0.05 percent to be at $1,891 per ounce and silver prices fell 0.23 percent to be at $26,12 per ounce.

In currencies, the Euro jumped 0.2331 percent to be at $0,8169 per US dollar, while the Yen jumped 0.2231 percent or 0.2300 points and the Sterling jumped 0.6928 percent to be at $0,7412 per US dollar.


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