On Wednesday, American stock index futures headed south because dismal data out of China affected market sentiment, while traders waited for more developments related to the US-China trade conflict…
Trade worries suppress Wall Street
On Thursday, the S&P 500 along with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped after four winning trading sessions due to worries as for the US-China trade conflict, although profits in technology equities helped to raise the Nasdaq.
The US government has come up with an offer to impose duties on a further $200 billion worth of China’s products that will come true next month after a public comment period concludes on September 5.
Meanwhile, metal prices sank because the China-US trade clashes overshadowed optimism that Canada and America could come to a fresh a fresh North American Free Trade Agreement.
Aside from that, the S&P materials index declined by 1.27%, which is the best outcome amidst the 11 key S&P sectors. As for trade-sensitive industrials SPLRCI, they headed south by 0.5%, led by Caterpillar's 1.2% dip.
High-profile technology equities gave support. Facebook rallied by 2% and Apple grew 1.4%.
Amazon tacked on by 1.4% hitting $2,025.57. As for Amazon, it soared by 1.3%.
ET the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined by 0.33% reaching 26,037.48. The S&P 500 went down by 0.20% reaching 2,908.25. As for the Nasdaq Composite, it jumped by 0.12% demonstrating 8,119.77.
Eight of the 11 S&P sectors turned out to be loser, with financial as well as energy equities suppressing the S&P.
Dollar Tree went down by 13.2%, which is the best result on the S&P, having posted lower margins and forecasted a downbeat full-year revenue.
Electronic Arts headed south by 9.5% after the videogame maker postponed the launch of "Battlefield V" by up to 4 weeks and also reduced its full-year net bookings estimate.
Signet Jewelers inched up by up to 25.4% after the company managed to top sales as well as revenue estimates and had its full-year sales forecast raised.
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