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 is intact
On Wednesday, Wall Street's key indexes stood still because a Qualcomm-led soar in chipmakers was compensated by a dive in healthcare shares for the second straight trading marathon, although quarterly gains came in largely positive.
As a matter of fact, Qualcomm Inc tacked on by 10.3% because the company managed to grasp a major victory in its legal dispute with Apple Inc, which called for the iPhone to once again utilize Qualcomm up-to-date processors.
Data revealed that the Chinese economy tacked on at a steady 6.4% tempo for the first quarter, confounded hopes for a further deceleration. It helped chipmakers, getting a huge portion of their profit from China, to tack on. As for the Philadelphia chip index, it managed to rally by about 1.45%.
Besides this, the S&P healthcare index declined by about 2%. It was on pace to wipe out its yearly yield because of everlasting worries as for potential changes to healthcare policy.
Eventually, of the 54 S&P 500 businesses, which have reported outcomes so far, nearly 80% have surpassed forecasts.
However, experts actually expect first-quarter S&P 500 gains to slump by 1.8% year-on-year. Despite a firm improvement over recent forecasts, it would still mark the first yield tumble since 2016.
Apart from that, United Continental Holdings Inc went up by about 4.2% having posted a better-than-anticipated rally in quarterly gain and powered a 1.1% ascend in the Dow Jones transport index.
ET the Dow Jones Industrial Average tacked on by 0.03% reaching 26,459.70. As for the S&P 500 was intact being worth 2,907.03. As for the Nasdaq Composite, it gained 0.10% ending up with 8,008.19. What’s more, the Nasdaq 100 hit a record intraday maximum, beating its highest value recorded in early October.
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 $20 per barrel just in the beginning of the day. Currently - above 25$.