September 18, 2021

The World Stock Markets Tips & Targets, News, Views & Updates

The World Stock Markets Tips & Targets, News, Views & Updates

Dow halts 5-day losing streak with best daily gain in nearly 6 weeks but Nasdaq logs longest losing streak in 2 months

The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 index ended higher for the first time in six sessions, with the blue-chip index producing its best daily gain since early August as investors bought energy and financial assets to start the week. The Dow DJIA, +0.76% closed up by about 262 points, or 0.8%, to 34,870, halting a five-session skid and notching its best point and percentage advance since Aug. 5, FactSet data show. The S&P 500 index SPX, +0.23% climbed 10 points, or 0.2%, to around 4,469, also ending a five-session slide. The technology-laden Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -0.07%, however, finished the day down 0.1% at around 15,106, extending its string of declines to four straight sessions, representing the longest such skid since a five-session slump ended July 19.

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