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US mid-day: Dow drops after Monday’s big comeback

By Joseph Toppe

16:23, 25 January 2022

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Banking, travel, auto stocks follow the up-down pattern - Photo: Unsplash

Wall Street continues its ups and downs on Tuesday as investors prepare for the US Federal Reserve’s policy decision on Wednesday.

Halfway through the session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down around 445 points, or 1.27%, the S&P 500 is off approximately 1.93%, while the Nasdaq Composite is roughly 2.56% in negative territory.

During Monday’s trading, the Dow climbed 101 points, or 0.3% after losing over 1,000 points earlier that day, while the S&P finished up 0.28%, and the Nasdaq improved 0.63%.

The US benchmark indices were trading in red territory just minutes before the closing bell.

All eyes on Fed

The US Federal Reserve will begin a policy meeting today to determine how high interest rates will go to control record inflation, which has rattled the markets in anticipation of their decision.

When the two-day meeting concludes tomorrow, the US Federal Open Market Committee is expected to outline multiple rate hikes beginning in March, while chair Jerome Powell may also reveal when the central bank could begin unwinding the balance sheet at his post-meeting news conference.

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Winners & losers: Auto tanks

In banking, shares of JPMorgan are off approximately 1.13%, Goldman Sachs is down around 2.04%, while Bank of America is up near 0.99% in the green.

In travel stock, shares of American Airlines are down near 0.6%, Delta Airlines is up around 1.56%, Southwest Airlines is roughly 1.13% in the red and United Airlines is almost 0.61% higher.


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Meanwhile, shares of airplane manufacturer Boeing have slipped around 1.91%, while in the auto sector, shares of Tesla have fallen almost 0.89% and General Motors have retreated approximately 2.03%.

In other auto stocks, Ford is almost 3.14% lower, while Toyota is off approximately 1.49% and BMW is near 1.42% in the red.

Oil: Crude bubbles higher

Oil futures are slightly higher on Tuesday as West Texas Intermediate crude for March delivery is up 1.58% to $84.65 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, while March Brent crude was up four cents, or less than 0.1%, at $86.31 a barrel on ICE Futures Europe.

In the energy sector, shares of ConocoPhillips are up around 0.83%, Hess is down near 0.47%, while Diamondback Energy is roughly 1.32% better and Chevron is approximately 0.79% in positive territory.

Gold: Goes up

Gold futures are moving higher with February gold adding $6.50, or 0.4%, to trade at $1,848.20 an ounce.

Forex: US buck wobbles

On Tuesday, one US dollar equals $0.89 of the euro, after falling to $0.88 on Monday, and $1.26 of the Canadian dollar, after climbing to $1.27 of that currency yesterday.

The yield on the benchmark 10-year US Treasury note went up Tuesday to 1.755% in recent trading, from 1.735% on Monday.

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