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US mid-day: Big gauges face losing skid on Tuesday

By Joseph Toppe

17:06, 14 December 2021

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DOGE is up but Tesla is down, following Elon Musk tweet - Photo: Shutterstock

The S&P and Nasdaq are extending their losses in early trading after having winning streaks snapped on Monday.

Halfway through Tuesday’s session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is around 0.27% lower, the S&P 500 is off near 1.07%, while the Nasdaq Composite is down close to 1.78%.

After Monday trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 319 points, or 0.9%, the S&P 500 dipped 0.9%, while the Nasdaq Composite went 1.4% lower.

Winners and losers: Telsa falls after another Musk tweet

Shares of Tesla are off around 2.5% after Elon Musk, the electric vehicle maker’s CEO, sold more of his company stock on Monday.

Shares of AMC Entertainment are up near 1.7%, while shares for GameStop are up around 2.6%.

Shares of Alcoa went up 5.7% after the S&P and Dow Jones Indices said the company will replace Hill-Rom Holdings in the S&P MidCap 400 before trading begins on 20 December.

Shares of Apple are down around 1.2% despite getting upgraded to Buy from Neutral by the Bank of America.


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In software stocks, shares of Adobe are off near 7.26%, after a JP Morgan analyst reduced their ratings on the company.

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Oil: Crude falls after industry report

Oil futures are down after a report from the International Energy Agency cut its oil demand outlook for next year by 100,000 barrels a day.

Brent crude, the international benchmark, was down 1.2% to $73.50 a barrel, while West Texas Intermediate fell 1.1% to $70.50 a barrel.

Gold: Metals drop on Tuesday

Gold futures are lower on Tuesday with the metal’s continuous contract trading around 0.86% lower to $1,773.00, while the continuous contract for silver is off near 1.92% to $21.90.

Forex: US buck gains small step on Canadian dollar

On Tuesday, the US dollar equals $0.89 of the euro, $0.76 of the Pound sterling, and $1.29 of the Canadian dollar after converting to $1.28 of the currency yesterday.

In bond markets, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note improved to 1.443% from 1.423% Monday.

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