As of 9:45 a.m. (Eastern Time), the Dow Jones 30 Industrial Average on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) traded at 28,249.16, up 38.34 points (0.14%) from the battlefield.
The Standard & Poor’s (S&P) 500 index rose 8.81 points (0.26%) from the battlefield to 3,444.37, while the technology stock Nasdaq index rose 50.18 points (0.44%) to 11,534.87.
Investment sentiment revived on Tesla’s good performance and unemployment indicators. However, as negotiations for fiscal stimulus measures are still in the midst of fog, the index’s rise is limited.
Democrats and the White House seemed to be nearing an agreement over the stimulus bill, but President Donald Trump again criticized the Democrats.
President Trump aimed at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the leader of the Democratic Party’s negotiating party, saying, “I don’t show willingness to do the right thing for the economic stimulus.”
A spokesman for Chairman Pelosi left room for optimism the previous day, saying, “The dialogue has narrowed the disagreement to the extent that you can hold a pen to write the bill.”
The stimulus negotiations will continue until this week, including this afternoon.
While market participants have heard similar comments several times that they are closing disagreements, before the November 3 presidential election, the bill has been skeptical of seeing no clear evidence to send to President Trump.
There is still a large disagreement on how much funding should be provided to state and local governments, and what legal protections will be provided for business and other group operations during the pandemic, and Republican Senate Representative Mitch McConnell is on the move to deal with Corona 19 stimulus early. As it shows a clear opposite meaning, the possibility of a stimulus package before the presidential election is slimming.
The fact that Iran and the like are interfering with the U.S. presidential election, the claims of the top U.S. intelligence officials, raised uncertainty in the heated presidential election phase.
John Ratcliffe, director of the United States National Intelligence Service (DNI), argued that these two countries, hostile to the United States, were acquiring and exploiting information from US voters to intervene in the presidential election.
The performance and economic indicators showed strong performance.
Tesla recorded its record-high sales in the third quarter, and continued its profit march for five consecutive quarters thanks to the increase in electric car sales. Coca-Cola, AT&T, Dow, and CSX also revealed their performance exceeding market expectations.
The number of U.S. unemployment insurance claims fell to 700,000, giving a sense of relief. Since late August, it has stagnated at 800,000 to 900,000, raising concerns that the recovery of the summer job market is cooling down, but this indicator pointed to a recovery trend.
According to the Ministry of Labor, the number of unemployment insurance claims last week fell 55,000 from the previous week to 787,000 (seasonally adjusted). It was less than the market estimate of 875,000.
New York stock market experts diagnosed that the market was inevitably swaying over the news of the stimulus package.
“The stimulus negotiations dominate the headlines, and the market is still paying attention,” said Andrew Hunter, senior US economist at Capital Economics.
Stock markets in major European countries fell. The pan-European index Stoxx 600 fell by 0.25%.
International oil prices rose. Western Texas crude oil (WTI) prices for December moved 1.00% to $40.43, up 0.93% from the previous trading day to $42.12.
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