The key indicators of Wall Street are moving with small gains starting the new year on an upward ground, although the climate continues to be burdened by the new records of coronavirus cases worldwide, due to the super-contagious’s micron mutation of the coronavirus.
US stocks fell in the last session of 2021 on Friday, with the Dow Jones losing 59.78 points or 0.2%, the S&P 500 falling 12.55 points or 0.3% and the tech Nasdaq slips by 96.59 points or 0.6%.
However, Wall Street ended 2021 with strong gains as the US economy recovered strongly from the 2020 recession. In particular, the S&P 500 jumped 26.9% last year, surpassing the Nasdaq by 21.4% and of Dow Jones by 18.7%.
The market enters the new year in the shadow of the highly contagious micron mutation of the coronavirus that has led to cases breaking one record after another. The rapid spread of the coronavirus will test the resilience of the economy at a time when the Federal Reserve is preparing to tighten its policy this year to tackle the inflation rally. Analysts do not rule out the possibility that the US Federal Reserve will make three more rate hikes this year.
Indicators – Statistics
On the board, the Dow Jones industrial average strengthened by 6.03 points or 0.02% to 36,344.33 points, while the broader S&P 500 recorded marginal changes to 4,767.67 points. The technology Nasdaq adds 21.31 points or 0.14% to 15,672.46 points.
Of the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones industrial average, 18 are moving with a positive sign and 12 with a negative. The biggest gains were made by Boeing with gains of $ 5.02 or 2.49% at $ 206.34, followed by Goldman Sachs Group at $ 392.02 with gains of 2.48% and JPMorgan Chase at $ 160.91. USD with an increase of 1.61%.
The three stocks with the biggest losses are Salesforce.com (-2.02%), Microsoft (-1.93%) and Procter & Gamble (-1.71%).
In business developments, Tesla’s title jumped 8% after the announcement of the electric vehicle company that it delivered more than 308,000 vehicles in the fourth quarter, easily exceeding analysts’ estimates. Deliveries jumped about 87% in 2021.
The investment is expected to focus this week on the minutes of the last Fed monetary policy meeting to be published in the middle of the week as well as the government report on new jobs and unemployment which will be announced at the end of the week.