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…
US equities decline on tech weakness
On Tuesday, American equities went down, with Facebook leading a dive in the tech sector as well as Nike dragging on the Dow Jones Industrial index, thus setting for a mediocre start for September due to the fact that market participants are concerned over trade clashes between countries.
The equities of Facebook went down by 2.8%, staying on track for their worst trading session since July 26, right after brokerage Moffett Nathanson had the social media giant downgraded, warning of profit surge deceleration.
As for other Internet shares such as Alphabet, Snap, and Twitter they went down 1.4%-3.8%, while the S&P tech index slumped by 0.50%.
Nike slumped by 2.7% because the company experienced a backlash after it opted for Colin Kaepernick, the first NFL sportsman who dared to kneel during the national anthem, protesting against racism, to take part in a fresh advertising campaign.
The sink in the key indexes occurred after a strong August. The Nasdaq reported its most impressive monthly revenue since January.
Consultations on an American proposal for fresh levies on China’s products are set to conclude on September 5, after which American leader can follow through on plans to slap duties on $200 billion more of China’s products, although it’s unclear how rapidly it will take place.
Negotiations between the United States and Canada to have the North American Free Trade Agreement renegotiated concluded on a gloomy note on Friday, although statesmen set plans to resume their negotiations on Wednesday.
Amidst the downbeat mood, Amazon's equities rallied by 1.9% hitting $2,050.50. The company joined Apple in the mind-blowing $1 trillion market cap.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped by 0.28 percent, coming up with 25,892.71. Besides this, the S&P 500 decreased by 0.33% showing 2,891.97. Furthermore, the Nasdaq Composite dipped by 0.43% showing 8,074.54.
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