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U.S. Stocks Up After a Turbulent Trading Day, European Stocks Lower


London, Wednesday, 8 December 2021


U.S. stocks closed modestly higher Wednesday after a turbulent trading day, while European stocks ended lower with retail stocks leading losses, amid ongoing concerns over the impact of the new omicron coronavirus variant on the global economy


U.S. Stock Market Indexes

  • S&P 500: +14 points, or 0.31%, to 4,701

  • Nasdaq: +100 points, or 0.64%, to 15,787

  • Dow Jones: +35 points, or 0.1%, to 35,754


European Stock Market Indexes

  • STOXX Europe 600: -2.82 points, or 0.59%, to 477.36

  • FTSE 100 in London: -2.85 points, or 0.04%, to end at 7,337

  • DAX 30 in Germany: -126, or 0.8%, to 15,687 points

  • CAC 40 in France: -50 points, or 0.72%, to 7,014

  • FTSE MIB 30 in Italy: the worst performer of the day, -386 points, or 1.42%, to end the day at 26,751

  • IBEX 35 in Spain: -81 points, or 0.95%, to close at 8,478


Other markets

  • Ten-year U.S. Treasury note: +1.52% from 1.48% late Tuesday

  • Dollar index: +0.13 or 0.13% at 96.02 as of Dec 8, 2021 at 8:28 p.m. EST

  • VIX volatility index: −1.99 (9.09%) at 19.90 as of Dec 8, 3:15 PM CST


Oil prices

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

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


Precious metals

  • Gold: -0.18 or -0.01% at $1,784.48 an ounce

  • Silver: -0.09 or -0.40% at $22.42 an ounce


Cryptocurrencies

  • Bitcoin: −113.40 (0.22%) at $ 50,406.20 as of Dec 9, 1:44 AM UTC

  • Etherum: −3.24 (0.07%) at $ 4,437.00 as of Dec 9, 1:44 AM UTC



(Written and edited by: The Decision Maker)