US Stocks on Losing Streak Ahead of Presidential Election
US stocks fell for an 8th day running Thursday
The US stock market is now on its longest losing streak since the depths of the Y 2008 financial crisis.
The DJIA dropped 28.97 pts, or 0.2%, to 17,930.67.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 index lost 9.28 pts, or 0.4%, to 2,088.66 and
The NAS Comp fell 47.16 pts, or 0.9 percent, to 5,058.41.
With just days left until the Election Donald Trump has significantly narrowed the gap, particularly in swing states. Investors pointed to polls released in the last 2 days from Florida, New Hampshire and North Carolina where the 2 candidates are either statistically tied or Donald Trump leads.
The last time the S&P 500 fell for 8 straight days was early October 2008, the depths of the financial crisis.
The VIX, Wall Street’s “fear gauge,” jumped 16% this week to its highest level since June. The measure is up 36% this week alone.
The price of Crude Oil extended a losing streak into a 5th day. Benchmark WTI Crude Oil slipped 0.68 to 44.66 bbl in New York. Brent Crude, the international standard, fell 0.51 at 46.35 bbl in London.
US government bond prices fell. The yield on the 10-yr T-Note rose to 1.81 from 1.80% a day earlier.
In currency trading, the USD fell to 102.99 Yen from 103.28 Yen, while the EUR edged up to 1.1099 from 1.1096 the day before.
In metals trading, Gold fell 4.90 to 1,303.30 oz, Silver fell 0.28 to 18.41 oz, and Copper fell 0.02 to 2.249 lb
Volume on the NYSE was moderate with 881-M/shares exchanging hands.
|HeffX-LTN Analysis for DIA:||Overall||Short||Intermediate||Long|
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|HeffX-LTN Analysis for SPY:||Overall||Short||Intermediate||Long|
|Bearish (-0.28)||Bearish (-0.25)||Bearish (-0.42)||Neutral (-0.16)|
|HeffX-LTN Analysis for QQQ:||Overall||Short||Intermediate||Long|
|Neutral (-0.19)||Bearish (-0.40)||Bearish (-0.29)||Neutral (0.12)|
|HeffX-LTN Analysis for VXX:||Overall||Short||Intermediate||Long|
|Neutral (-0.02)||Neutral (-0.03)||Neutral (0.19)||Neutral (-0.21)|
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