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France stocks lower at close of trade

France stock were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Consumer Services, Healthcare and Foods & Drugs sectors led shares lower. At the close in Paris, the CAC 40 declined 1.86 percent, while the SBF 120 index fell 1.81 percent. Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Paris Stock Exchange by 410 to 145 and 69 ended unchanged. The CAC 40 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of CAC 40 options, was unchanged 0.00 percent to 18.96 a new 52-week high. Gold Futures for February delivery was up 0.77 percent or 14.75 to $1,921.75 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March rose 1.40 percent or 1.12 to hit $80.92 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 1.48 percent or 1.26 to trade at $86.24 a barrel.


Sensex sheds 230 pts

Asian indices mostly gained on Friday despite Wall Street tumbling overnight. Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai all ended in the green. European shares were also trading higher in the morning session. Indian indices remained under pressure for the second day tracking the overnight fall at Wall Street along with stocks with disappointing earnings reports dragging the overall market. The indices stayed around the flat line for most of the session but moved in the negative zone towards the end to close 0.4 percent lower. Sensex shed 236 points to close at 60,621. Nifty managed to defend the 18,000 mark to close at 18,027, a drop of 80 points. FMCG, Consumer Durables, Metal and Media shed the most in today’s session, with each dropping around a percentage point. Bank indices were the only notable gainers, while most other sectors ended in the red.


Japan stocks higher at close of trade

Japan stocks were higher after the close on Friday, as gains in the Transport, Retail and Fishery sectors led shares higher. At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 rose 0.56 percent. Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2501 to 1019 and 296 ended unchanged. The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 8.41 percent to 17.54 a new 1-month low. Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.52 percent or 0.42 to $81.03 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.45 percent or 0.39 to hit $86.55 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.38 percent or 7.30 to trade at $1,931.20 a troy ounce.


 

FTSE 100 closes firmly lower

FTSE 100 finished lower on Thursday as sentiment on stocks declined again. Britain’s premier share index closed down around 83 points, or 1.07 percent, at 7,747. “Stocks are on the slide once again, as fears of prolongued periods of high interest rates cast aside recent optimism on falling inflation,” said Joshua Mahony, senior market analyst at IG. “However, todays improved US data does help ease some of the fears that we could be facing a sharp economic collapse this month,” he added,

The market analyst noted however that the weaker US dollar was pricing “some protection” to the UK blue-chip index. Leading shares remain in the red heading into the close, although they have pulled back from their worst levels. The FTSE 100 is currently down 69.55 points or 0.89 percent at 7761.15, having earlier fallen as low as 7726 amid recession fears as central banks continue to raise interest rates despite increasingly downbeat data.


S&P 500 posts worst day in more than a month

The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 600 points on Wednesday as investors took profits on some of the strong January gains and as a disappointing December retail sales reading raised concerns about a recession. Shares of banks led the losses. The Dow fell 613.89 points, or 1.81 percent, to 33,296.96. The S&P 500 lost 1.56 percent to close at 3,928.86, its lowest level since Dec. 15. The Nasdaq Composite slid 1.24 percent to end the day at 10,957.01, snapping a seven-day win streak. “We’ve had such a strong start to the year, but now we’re amid a tense earnings season, recently got weaker data — retail sales and yesterday’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey. Plus the Fed meeting on Feb. 1st is looming large,” said Yung-Yu Ma, chief investment strategist for BMO Wealth Management. “There’s not a whole lot of reason to get aggressive here, but all of those factors above suggest that caution is warranted in the near term.”


Nasdaq composite index closes at 10,852.27

Thursday’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 10,852.27. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 4.42 billion. Declining stocks led advancers by 1.68 to 1 ratio. There were 1772 advancers and 2983 decliners for the day. On the NASDAQ Stock Exchange 39 stocks reached a 52 week high and 17 those reaching lows totaled. The most active, advancers, decliners, unusual volume and most active by dollar volume can be monitored intraday on theMost Active Stocks page. The NASDAQ 100 index closed down -1 percent for the day; a total of -114.62 points. The current value is 11,295.67. The Dow Jones index closed down -.76 percent for the day; a total of -252.4 points.


U.S. stocks lower at close of trade

U.S. stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Utilities, Consumer Goods and Oil & Gas sectors led shares lower. At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.81 percent, while the S&P 500 index lost 1.56 percent, and the NASDAQ Composite index fell 1.24 percent. Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the New York Stock Exchange by 2095 to 991 and 83 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2637 fell and 1124 advanced, while 119 ended unchanged. The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, was up 5.06 percent to 20.34. Gold Futures for February delivery was down 0.17 percent or 3.25 to $1,906.65 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in March fell 1.11 percent or 0.89 to hit $79.56 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 1.42 percent or 1.22 to trade at $84.70 a barrel.

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