S&P & Dow gains momentarily, as Nasdaq sweeps in volatile Friday session

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S&P & Dow gains momentarily, as Nasdaq sweeps in volatile Friday session

Earlier on Friday, the 21st of December, the Wall Street had been swaying between gains and losses in volatile trading sessions, while the traders chiefly blamed the expirations of options and stock futures.

Earlier on Friday, only the defensive sectors had been able to stay higher persistently and investors remained unnerved as usual over toned-down growth momentum. The Standard and Poor was momentarily surged to 1.5 percent, posting a session high, before plunged in to 0.36 percent.

The Dow Jones Industrials had also been gaining momentarily, yet during the preparation of this report, GMT 18.00, Friday, the 21st of December, both Dow Jones Industrials and S&P were being stabbed heavily, as they were surfing around $22,689.98 and $2,444.38 respectively, posting 0.74 percent and 0.93 percent losses subsequently.

Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite was a little bit shy of falling in to a bearish market. A chief market economist at the Spartan Capital Securities in New York, Peter Cardillo said, “We had a bit of a bounce, but it’s options expiration, so I don’t expect the market to regain any substantial strength from the recent selloff.

Volatility is probably going to be accompanying the movements in the market today.”Friday’s market explored a curious terrain, which started mostly with a gain followed by the threatening of US president Donald Trump regarding the border blockade with Mexico and it averted the recovering American dollar as well. None the less, as the day progresses, American dollar gets more upbeat, and stocks started to wane.

Source: https://www.financial-world.org/news/news/investment/507/sampp-amp-dow-gains-momentarily-as-nasdaq-sweeps-in-volatile-friday-session/