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U.S. Stocks Mostly Lower on Thursday, European Stocks Closed Lower Except For Italy


London, Thursday, 9 December 2021


U.S. and European stock markets closed lower on Thursday, as investors on both sides of the Atlantic, continue to assess the impact of omicron variant of covid on global economic recovery.


GameStop was down 10.7%, Tesla dropped 6.3%, and Amazon traded 1.1% lower.


U.S. Stock Market Indexes

  • S&P 500: -33.68 (-0.72%) to 4,667.53

  • Nasdaq: -269.62 (-1.71%) to 15,517.37

  • Dow Jones: +0.53 (+0.00%) to 35,755.28


European Stock Market Indexes

  • STOXX Europe 600: -0.37 point, or 0.08%, to 476.99

  • FTSE 100 in London: -15.79 points, or 0.22%, to end at 7,321

  • DAX 30 in Germany: off 47 points, or 0.3%, to 15,639

  • CAC 40 in France: -6 points, or 0.1%, to 7,008

  • FTSE MIB 30 in Italy: the only gainer of the day, +65 points, or 0.24%, to end the day at 26,817

  • IBEX 35 in Spain: -78 points, or 0.93%, to close at 8,399


Other markets

  • Ten-year U.S. Treasury note: -2.2 bps to yield 1.4870%

  • Dollar index: +0.33 or 0.34% at $ 96.22 as of Dec 9, 2021 at 5:01 p.m. EST

  • VIX volatility index: +1.68 (8.44%) at 21.58 as of Dec 9, 3:15 PM CST


Oil prices

  • Brent crude: +0.31 or 0.43% at $72.36 per barrel

  • West Texas Intermediate: +0.38 or 0.50% at $75.82 per barrel


Precious metals

  • Gold: -8.39 or -0.47% at 1,775.24 an ounce

  • Silver: -0.49 or -2.19% at $ 21.96 an ounce


Cryptocurrencies

  • Bitcoin: −2,275.80 (4.50%) at $48,243.80 as of Dec 9, 10:19 PM UTC

  • Etherum: −255.35 (5.75%) at $ 4,184.89 as of Dec 9, 10:20 PM UTC



(Written and edited by: The Decision Maker)