December 22, global capital markets are digesting the impact of the British mutant virus. U.S. stocks opened mixed results. Spurred by the U.S.
Senate’s vote to pass a rescue plan of about $900 billion, the NSA and the S&P 500 indexes both opened high, and the Dow did not perform well.
According to data surface information, U.S. home sales fell 2.5% month-on-month to 6.69 million in November. This is the first decline in six months, indicating that the imbalance between supply and demand is getting worse.
At the close of the day, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 200 points, or 0.67%. The Nasdaq Composite Index alone rose 0.51% to 12,807.92 points.
Apple may debut next year. The company’s stock price soared by 2%.
It is reported that Apple will officially debut in September 2021, two years ahead of the previous expectation of 2023. Apple and its supply chain stocks rose collectively on Tuesday, and Apple closed at $131.88, up 2.85%.
At the same time, Tesla and other electric vehicles faced new short selling pressure, while stock prices fell sharply. Tesla fell for two consecutive days, closing down 1.46% to $640.34 per share on Tuesday. Ideal Cars and NextEV fell more than 6% and 4% respectively.
In addition, Google and Facebook agreed to cooperate to deal with possible antitrust allegations. Share prices of both companies fell by more than 2%.
Investors continue to sell under pressure. European stocks are stable and rebounding.
In the European market, BioNTech, a German biotechnology company that investors are concerned about, announced on Tuesday that the European Union will obtain a vaccine for the novel coronavirus within the next five days, and the company will provide it within six weeks to deal with the spread of the new strain.
The news quickly calmed down the tension in the market and also drove the health care index up nearly 1%.
The Pan-European Stoke 600 Index closed up 1.3%, while the German DAX index and the French CAC index rose 1.3% and 1.36% respectively. It shows that investor confidence has recovered.
Barclays and Lloyds also rose more than 3% on Tuesday, and the good performance of blue chips was the main reason for the FTSE 100 index to close, closing at 6453.16 points.
In terms of the sector, the technology, banking, utilities and building materials index rose in the top four.
Travel and leisure stocks, which plummeted at the beginning of Monday, have bottomed out and rebounded, closing up 0.62% on Tuesday.
EU prepares to continue negotiations with the UK on Brexit next year
The latest news also shows that Britain’s latest proposal on Brexit fisheries has been rejected by the European Union.
The pound fell 1% to 1.33 against the US dollar. EU governments are ready to continue negotiations with the United Kingdom on Brexit after January 1, 2021.
International oil prices fell for the second consecutive trading day.
International oil prices fell for the second consecutive trading day, and the epidemic has caused the market to worry about the demand side.
On Tuesday, New York WTI light crude oil futures closed down $0.95, or 1.98%, to $47.02 per barrel.
Brent oil prices fell below the key support level of $50 per barrel on Tuesday.
The oil market fluctuates due to a possible increase in the supply side and the shortage on the demand side.
In addition, investor caution also caused international gold prices to fall.
On the 22nd, the futures price of gold for delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange in February next year fell $12.5 to $18,70.3 per ounce, or 0.66%, from the previous trading day.