US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — US stocks open mostly in the red, adding on to yesterday’s losses.
Key US indices fell 0.84-2.14% at the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, according to data on the trading floor website.
The American industrial index Dow Jones in the first minutes of trading fell 2.14%, to 19472.08 points. According to The Wall Street Journal , it opened below 20,000 points for the first time since 2017.
The fall of the S&P 500 index, which includes the 500 largest companies in the US market, amounted to 1.82% (up to 2354.41 points). The Nasdaq electronic stock exchange index fell 0.84% to 6931.37 points.
WTI crude oil at 09:40 by the time of the East coast of the US went up by $ 0.12 (0.54%) and is trading at $ 22.51 per barrel.
The Wall Street Journal notes that the decline in indices occurred despite the measures taken by the American and European authorities to stimulate the economy in the wake of the new coronavirus pandemic.
The outbreak of the disease caused by the new coronavirus in Central China at the end of 2019 spread to more than 140 countries and was recognized by the World Health Organization as a pandemic.
According to the latest data, more than 210 thousand people were infected in the world, about 8.5 thousand died. According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, there are 9,415 cases of infection in the United States, 150 people died, 106 recovered.
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