Indices and stock market conditions, oil, gold and foreign money markets on 19 Nov 2021
— The Dow New York Stock Exchange closed lower on Friday (Nov. 19), its fourth day decline in the past five trading days. Because investors are worried about the spread of COVID-19. new wave in europe and the enforcement of lockdown measures that will affect the global economy.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 35,601.98, down 268.97, or -0.75%, the S&P500 closed at 4,697.96, down 6.58, or -0.14%, and the Nasdaq closed at 16,057.44, up 63.73, or +0.40%.
— European stock markets closed lower on Friday (November 19), falling for the second day in a row. After being pressured by fears about a new round of lockdown measures in Europe to curb the spread of COVID-19
The Stoxx Europe 600 Index closed at 486.08, down 1.62 points, or -0.33%, and closed this week, down 0.1%.
The French CAC-40 index closed at 7,112.29, down 29.69, or -0.42%, the German stock market DAX closed at 16,159.97, down 61.76, or -0.38%, and the FTSE 100 in London closed at 7,223.57, down 32.39, or -0.45%
— London stocks closed lower on Friday (Nov 19) as commodities and travel stocks tumbled on fears about a new round of lockdown measures in Europe to curb the spread of the epidemic. In addition, concerns about the prospect of raising interest rates in the UK following the release of strong economic data have dragged the FTSE 100 down this week for the first time in four weeks.
The FTSE 100 London Stock Exchange closed at 7,223.57, down 32.39, or -0.45%.
— New York West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil (WTI) ended lower on Friday (Nov 19) as investors feared the number of coronavirus cases. The increase in Europe will slow the economic recovery and affect oil demand. The US and China may be draining oil from strategic reserves to keep oil prices down.
The WTI crude oil contract was delivered in December. It fell $2.91, or 3.7%, at $76.10 a barrel. And this week, it’s down 5.8%.
Brent crude oil contract (BRENT) for delivery in Jan. It fell $2.35, or 2.9 percent, at $78.89 a barrel. And this week, it’s down 4%.
— New York gold futures ended negative on Friday (Nov 19) at their lowest level in more than a week, falling in line with the sharp fall in oil prices. It was also pressured as the US dollar rose to its highest level in around 16 months.
The COMEX (Commodity Exchange) gold contract will be delivered in December. It was down $9.8, or 0.53%, at $1,851.6 an ounce. and fell around 0.9% this week.
Silver metal contract for delivery in December It was down 11.9 cents, or 0.48%, at $24.781 an ounce.
Platinum contract delivered in Jan. It was down $20.4, or 1.93%, at $1,036 an ounce.
Palladium contract delivered in December It fell $64.20, or 3 percent, at $2,073.20 an ounce.
— The US dollar strengthened against the major currencies in trading at the New York Foreign Exchange on Friday (Nov 19), driven by increased demand for safe-haven currencies. Amid concerns about the spread of COVID-19
The dollar index, which measures the dollar’s movements against six major currencies in a basket of currencies, was up 0.52% to 96.0384 overnight.
The US dollar strengthened against the Swiss franc to 0.9286 from 0.9255 francs, and the US dollar strengthened against the Canadian dollar at 1.2660 Canadian dollars from 1.2607 Canadian dollars. But the dollar weakened against the yen at 113.95 yen from 114.22 yen.
The euro was lower against the dollar to $1.1289 from $1.1372, the pound fell to $1.3446 from $1.3499, and the Australian dollar was lower to $0.7235 from $0.7274.
The DJIA New York Stock Exchange closed at 35,601.98, down 268.97, -0.75%,
The S&P500 New York Stock Exchange closed at 4,697.96, down 6.58, -0.14%.
The NASDAQ New York Stock Exchange closed at 16,057.44, up 63.73, +0.40%.
The FTSE 100 London Stock Exchange closed at 7,223.57, down 32.39, -0.45%.
The French stock market CAC-40 index closed at 7,112.29, down 29.69, -0.42%,
The German stock market DAX index closed at 16,159.97, down 61.76, -0.38%.
Jakarta Composite Index Indonesia stock market closed at 6,720.26 points, up 83.79 points, +1.26%.
FBMKLCI Malaysia stock market closed at 1,525.54, up 1.75, +0.11%.
The PSE Composite index closed at 7,280.57, down 18.77, -0.26%.
The FTSE STI index in Singapore closed at 3,232.34, down 4.68, -0.14%.
The HSI index of Hong Kong stocks closed at 25,049.97, down 269.75, -1.07%.
The SSE Composite index closed at 3,560.37 points, an increase of 39.66 points, +1.13%.
The TAIEX index of Taiwan stocks closed at 17,818.31, down 23.06, -0.13%.
The KOSPI index closed today at 2,971.02, up 23.64, +0.8%.
The NIKKEI 225 Japanese stock market closed at 29,745.87, up 147.21, +0.50%.
The S&P/ASX 200 Australian stock market closed at 7,396.50, up 17.30, +0.23%.
The ALL ORDINARIES Australian stock market closed at 7,729.90, up 16.70, +0.22%.
Indian stock markets are closed on Friday (Nov 19) for Guru Nanak Jayanti Day.