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Record Highs Continue for S&P 500, Nasdaq, European Markets Close Higher


London, Thursday, 4 November 2021


The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq continued their record highs Thursday.


S&P 500: +0.42% or 19 points to close at 4,680 after also reaching a new record high of 4,683.00 during the day, marking its sixth consecutive daily gain.


Nasdaq: +0.81% or 128 points, to end at 15,940, after reaching an all-time high of 15,966.09 during the session, marking its ninth consecutive day of gains.


Dow Jones: -0.09%, or 33 points, to end at 36,124, retreating from its Wednesday all-time high of 36,178.51


VIX volatility index: +2.2% to 15.44


U.S. dollar index: +0.49% to 94.33


Yield on 10-year U.S. Treasury notes: down 3.2% to 1.528%


Oil prices: down more than 1%


Brent crude: $80.75 per barrel, down 1.5%


West Texas Intermediate: $79.22, down 2%


Precious metals


Gold: +1.3% to $1,792 per ounce


Silver: +1.1% to $23.77.



European stock markets closed higher on Thursday; record highs for four indices


STOXX Europe: +0.41% to close at 483.21, before hitting a new all-time high of 484.03 points.


FTSE 100 in London: +0.43% or 31 points to close at 7,279


DAX 30 in Germany: +0.44% or 69 points to 16,029 before reaching a record high level of 16,064.79 points.


CAC 40 in France: +0.53% or 37 points to 6,987 after it climbed to a fresh all-time high of 6,993.01 points during the day.


FTSE MIB 30 in Italy: +0.53% or 144 points to end the day as the best performer in Europe, at 27,522. Borsa Italiana posted a fresh record high of 27,550.29 during the session.


IBEX 35 in Spain: +0.1% or 8.6 points, to close at 9,039



(Written and edited by: The Decision Maker)