The so-called “stock market bloodbath” has continued on Friday with major indices falling down to the lows of the last October. What's going on?
Wall Street extends ascend to second day on upbeat mood
On Monday, gains in consumer discretionary and technology stocks helped Wall Street to extend Friday's ascend, with the resumption of US-China trade negotiations soothing some of the worries that had impacted the market in the second half of the previous year.
The benchmark S&P 500's 1.3% surge contributed to a 3.4% leap on Friday, when firm American jobs data soothed fears over economic health and the Fed calmed nerves over interest rate lifts affecting economic surge.
Worries of a global deceleration have provoked a steep rebound in the markets for the last few months and in experts’ estimates for corporate surge. However, since reaching a 20-month minimum on Christmas Eve just a rounding error from levels associated with a bear market, the S&P has headed north more than 9%.
China’s foreign ministry told that the Asian country is all geared towards resolving trade clashes with America. On the contrary, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told he sees a really good chance that the opponents will finally get a reasonable settlement.
10 of the 11 key S&P sectors managed to ascend. The biggest profit was reported by the consumer discretionary index that tacked on by 2.74%, led by profits in Amazon.com Inc as well as Netflix Inc.
As for energy stocks SPNY, they tacked on by 2% due to the fact that crude prices went up by approximately 3% on support from OPEC production cuts.
The technology sector SPLRCT managed to surge by 1.47%. In addition to this, the Philadelphia Semiconductor index, made up of numerous companies dependent on China for revenue, tacked on by 2.76%.
ET, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rallied by 1.02% being worth 23,673.06. As for the S&P 500, it surged by up to 1.33% hitting 2,565.61.
Besides coronavirus, other news has been driving the stocks of Apple, Wallmart and General Motors to the lower levels.
Will coronavirus continue keeping the markets in fear? What releases should we wait for? Find out in the news!
WTI oil prices jumped up after Donald Trump’s 2 tweets
Today the US nonfarm payroll data will be reported that could cause fluctuations of the market.
WTI was at $20 per barrel just in the beginning of the day. Currently - above 25$.