wall street closed this Thursday on mixed terrain and its main indicator, the dow jones of Industrials, fell 0.26% amid nervousness over July labor data in USA.
At the close of the NYSEthe Dow Jones fell 85.68 points to 32,726.82, while the selective S&P 500 lost a slight 0.08%, or 3.23 points, to 4,151.94.
On the other hand, the Nasdaq market composite index, where the main technology companies are listed, advanced 0.41% or 52.42 units and closed at 12,720.58.
The New York parquet awaits the labor market data for July that the Government ofand USA will be released tomorrow, with the expectation that the unemployment rate will remain at 3.6% as in recent months.
However, the Department of Labor announced today that applications for unemployment benefits rose to 260,000 last week, 6,000 more than the previous week, which has worried investors.
At the corporate level, an alliance between Blackrock and Coinbase to improve their investors’ access to bitcoin operations made headlines today, boosting the former by 0.79% and the latter by 10%.
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By sectors, gains predominated, which were led by non-essential goods companies (0.54%), technology (0.42%) and industrial companies (0.31%).
On the contrary, the energy sector had notable losses, of 3.59%, coinciding with new falls in the price of oil for fear that the bad economic situation will reduce demand.
Texas crude fell to $88.50 a barrel in reaction to an unexpected rise in US commercial stockpiles due to reduced exports and refinery activity. Nearly all Dow Jones stocks ended in the red, with notable declines from Walmart (-3.78%), Chevron (-2.72%), Verizon (-1.99%) and Johnson & Johnson (-1.60). %).
Only a third of its listed companies remained afloat, with 3M (3.23%), Visa (2.39%) and American Express (0.93%) standing out among them.
In other markets, at the close of trading, gold rose to $1,808.90 an ounce, the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond fell to 2.686%, and the dollar weakened against the euro, with a change of 1.0244.