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Dow inches up
On Friday, the Dow managed to conclude the trading session up on upbeat mood after American leader told that a trade agreement with China is real.
As a matter of fact, the Dow Jones Industrial Average soared by 0.70%. As for the S&P 500, it surged by about 0.62%. The Nasdaq Composite rallied by 0.91%. Eventually, the Dow concluded up for an eighth week in a row.
In a sign that China and America were still committed to coping with their differences on trade, China’s Prime Minister extended his visit to America to proceed with negotiations with American rivals.
Tech equities rallied due to profits in Intel and Intuit.
As a matter of fact, Intuit managed to tack on by 6.8% having reported fiscal second-quarter outcomes on Thursday. They topped forecasts made by Investing.com.
As for Intel, it managed to go up by 2.1% following a positive assessment from Morgan Stanley.
Morgan Stanley had Intel's stocks upgrade from equal-weight to overweight and also ramped up its price objective from $55 to $64 on hopes that the chip producer is going to be one of the key winners when spending on cloud computing goes up.
Kraft Heinz went down by up to 27.5% having revealed on Thursday that the SEC had come up with a probe into the company's accounting practices. Moreover, the company also posted a quarterly loss of $15.4 billion.
Energy equities concluded the trading day up because American crude prices surged on expectations that a US-China trade pact would back global economic surge, thus powering oil demand.
Western Digital, DISH Network, and Intuit turned out to be amount the top-notch S&P 500 gainers for the trading session.
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Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.
Joe Biden is going to unveil a Covid-19 relief package of about $2 trillion. After this announcement, the 10-year Treasury yield rose, adding support for the USD.