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U.S. Stock Market Mixed In Anticipation Of The Fed’s Tapering Decision On Wednesday, Europe Mixed

London, Tuesday, 2 November 2021

Major U.S. indices mixed on Tuesday, moderately lower than record highs in anticipation of the Fed’s tapering decision on Wednesday.

S&P 500: +0.25% or 11 points, to 4,624

Dow Jones: +0.26% or 94 points, to 35,913

Nasdaq: +0.24% or 37, to 15,633

10-year U.S. Treasury notes: -1.12% to 1.55%

VIX volatility index: -2.1% to 16.06

U.S. dollar index: +0.11% to 93.98

The price of international benchmark Brent crude was trading at $83.94, down 0.9%, while the US benchmark West Texas Intermediate fell 1% to $83.22.

Precious metals down

Gold: -0.1% to $1,791 per ounce

Silver: -1.6% to $23.64

European markets

November opens mixed with record highs for two indices

STOXX 600: added just 0.66 points, or 0.14%, to close at 479.53 after hitting a record high of 479.71 points during the session.

FTSE in London: down 13 points, or 0.19%, closing at 7,274, after reaching an all-time high of 7,303.39 points on Monday.

DAX 30 in Germany: he best performer of the day, soaring 148 points, or 0.94%, to 15,954.

CAC 40 in France: climbed 33 points, or 0.49%, to 6,927 after it climbed to a new record high of 6,933.35 points during the day.

FTSE MIB 30 in Italy: down 16 points, or 0.06%, to end the day at 27,189 after it hit a record high of 27,303.01 points on Monday.

IBEX 35 in Spain: the highest decline of the day, shedding almost 77 points, or 0.84%, to close at 9,105.

(Written and edited by: The Decision Maker)

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