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US market close: Nasdaq, S&P fall as Dow holds small gain

By Joseph Toppe

21:00, 28 December 2021

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The New York Stock Exchange - Photo: Unsplash

The big US gauges are mostly lower on Tuesday, putting an end to a week of combined winning sessions for the three benchmarks.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average went up 96 points, or 0.27%, the S&P 500 sank 0.1%, while the Nasdaq Composite slipped 0.56%.

Halfway through the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was hovering around a 0.42% gain, the S&P 500 was sitting near a 0.05% improvement, while the Nasdaq Composite was down around 0.33%.

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In the tech industry, shares of Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) dipped 0.78% lower, while Nvidia went down 2.1%.

In other tech stock, shares of Apple are off by 0.58%, Meta Platforms held a slight advantage with a 0.012% pop, as Microsoft went 0.35% lower and Amazon spiked 0.58% in the green.

Travel stocks rebounded on Tuesday as shares of American Airlines are 2.04% higher, Delta Airlines is 1.62% better, while Southwest Airlines is up 1.27% and United Airlines is 1.55% in positive territory.

As US Omicron cases are predicted to spike throughout winter, shares of Pfizer are 2.1% lower, Moderna slipped 2.3% and Johnson & Johnson went 0.4% higher.

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Oil: Crude ends fifth day of gains

Oil futures are up on Tuesday as West Texas Intermediate crude for February delivery traded 41 cents, or 0.5%, higher to settle at $75.98 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

February Brent crude, the global benchmark, improved 34 cents, or 0.4%, to trade at $78.94 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe.


256.98 Price
+8.980% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0263%
Short position overnight fee 0.0041%
Overnight fee time 21:00 (UTC)
Spread 0.51


25.06 Price
-4.370% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0263%
Short position overnight fee 0.0041%
Overnight fee time 21:00 (UTC)
Spread 0.14


239.25 Price
-4.530% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0263%
Short position overnight fee 0.0041%
Overnight fee time 21:00 (UTC)
Spread 0.14


118.03 Price
-3.230% 1D Chg, %
Long position overnight fee -0.0263%
Short position overnight fee 0.0041%
Overnight fee time 21:00 (UTC)
Spread 0.11

In energy stock, shares of Exxon Mobil are down by 0.32%, ConocoPhillips is 0.12% lower, while Hess and Chevron are off by 0.44% and 0.18% respectively.

Gold: Precious metal climbs higher

Gold futures rose before midweek with February gold jumped $2.10, or 0.1%, higher to end at $1,810.90 an ounce.

Yesterday, the yellow metal suffered a 0.2% dip.

Crypto: Digital assets fall into decline before midweek

Prominent cryptocurrencies are lower on Tuesday after spending most of the Christmas weekend and Monday in positive territory.

Bitcoin is down 6.41%, Ethereum is off by 5.94%, while Litecoin and Monero are both lower by 7.75% and 7.81% respectively.

Forex: Pound holds ground on US buck

On Tuesday, one US dollar equals $0.88 of the euro, $1.28 of the Canadian dollar, $1.38 of the Australian dollar, and $0.74 of the Pound sterling.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was unchanged at 1.48%.

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151.35 USD
-5.12 -3.270%
AMZN Inc (Extended Hours)
182.84 USD
-1.65 -0.900%
American Airlines Group Inc (Extended Hours)
10.64 USD
-0.08 -0.750%
American Airlines Group Inc (Extended Hours)
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-0.08 -0.750%
Apple Inc (Extended Hours)
224.55 USD
-0.28 -0.120%

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The difference between trading assets and CFDs
The main difference between CFD trading and trading assets, such as commodities and stocks, is that you don’t own the underlying asset when you trade on a CFD.
You can still benefit if the market moves in your favour, or make a loss if it moves against you. However, with traditional trading you enter a contract to exchange the legal ownership of the individual shares or the commodities for money, and you own this until you sell it again.
CFDs are leveraged products, which means that you only need to deposit a percentage of the full value of the CFD trade in order to open a position. But with traditional trading, you buy the assets for the full amount. In the UK, there is no stamp duty on CFD trading, but there is when you buy stocks, for example.
CFDs attract overnight costs to hold the trades (unless you use 1-1 leverage), which makes them more suited to short-term trading opportunities. Stocks and commodities are more normally bought and held for longer. You might also pay a broker commission or fees when buying and selling assets direct and you’d need somewhere to store them safely.
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