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U.S. Stocks Closed Mixed, European Markets Lower Except U.K.


London, Tuesday, 23 November 2021


U.S. stocks were mixed on Tuesday on considerations of Jerome Powell’s re-nomination to lead the central bank. Investors are concerned about the market implications of such re-nomination.


In Europe, concerns over potential new restrictive measures across Europe to curb a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections continued to weigh on sentiment, as well as the prospect of a rate increase.


U.S.


S&P 500: +7.76 (+0.17%) to 4,690.70

Dow Jones: +194.55 (+0.55%) to 35,813.80

Nasdaq: -79.62 (-0.50%) to 15,775.14


VIX volatility index: +0.21 (1.10%) to 19.38


Dollar index: almost flat at 96.52


10-year U.S. Treasury note yield: +1.2% to 1.644%


Oil prices up again by gaining more than 2%


Brent crude: +2.6% to $81.79 a barrel

West Texas Intermediate: +2.5% to $78.64


Precious metals down


Gold: -0.8% to $1,890 an ounce

Silver: -2.7% to $23.52


Europe


STOXX Europe 600: -6.21, or 1.28%, to close at 479.25


FTSE 100 in London: the only gainer of the day by adding 11 points, or 0.15%, to end the day at 7,266


DAX 30 in Germany: -178 points, or 1.11%, to finish at 15,937


CAC 40 in France: -60 points, or 0.85%, to close at 7,044


FTSE MIB 30 in Italy: the worst performer of the day by diving 443 points, or 1.62%, to end the day at 26,939.


IBEX 35 in Spain: -6 points, or 0.07%, to close at 8,815



(Written and edited by: The Decision Maker)