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As of 20:08 08 May 2021

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  1. Wall Street slumps again

    Us markets have followed Europe and Asia down.

    The S&P 500 has fallen 5.21% to 2,397.79, while Dow Jones is down 5.22% at 20,129.70.

    The Nasdaq has lost 4.33% to drop to 7,017.38.

  2. Wall Street still ahead

    The S&P 500 has lost some of its earlier gains but is still up 4.08% on the day at 2,483.58.

    The Nasdaq index is up a simialr amount - 4.11% - at 7,188.23.

    The Dow Jones is up 2.35% at 20,662.91.

  3. Wall Street gains

    US stocks have been in a much more positive mood today.

    The S&P 500 is currently up 51.35 points or 2.15%, 2,437.48.

    The Dow Jones index had a positive opening but has fallen back a bit now

    It's at 20,211.15, up 22.63 points or 0.11%.

    The Nasdaq is at 7,002.02, up 97.43 points, or 1.41%.

  4. European markets eased up following US stocks

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    Is it a dead cat bounce?

    The FTSE100 has retraced from its morning lows but is still down 6.15% at 6065.18 alongside the FTSE250 which is 5.64% lower at 17688.55.

    All European stocks have plunged below 6%.

    The Dutch AEX has fallen 6.22% to 498.23, the Paris Cac40 has slid 6.48% to 4805.98, the Frankfurt Dax is down 6.50% at 10791.76.

    Sterling has held strong and has climbed 0.59% against the dollar to $1.3124 but has dipped 0.56% below the euro at €1.1489 and fallen 2.37% against the Yen to ¥134.1860.

  5. US stock markets resume trading after trading freeze


    Stocks have re-opened after a trading halt.

    The S&P 500 is currently trading down 7.34% at 2,762.94.

    The tech focused Nasdaq is down 5.53% to 104.38 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index has slipped 7.40% to 23,950.99.

    Sectors which have suffered lowest falls are energies companies - down 37% and financials down 24%.

    One of the largest economic expansionary periods for the US stock market may have come crashing to a halt today on news of coronavirus disruption and rising tensions sparked between Saudi Arabia and Russia over oil prices.

    After the S&P 500 index fell more than 7% trading was paused for 15 minutes to allow time for shares to settle.

  6. S&P Futures frozen after hitting trading limits

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    Futures on the S&P 500 index fell 5% in over night trading and triggered an automatic shut off.

    A future is a financial derivative that is based on the price that a stock is expected to reach.

    The trading limit is designed to stop a market run and give stocks a chance to settle. However, as the US market is yet to open, it might actually have the opposite affect, analysts told Bloomberg.

    Because traders cannot buy and sell these futures at any price lower than the limit, the uncertainty may cause stocks to fluctuate.

    The last time limits were hit was when it became clear that Donald Trump was to win the US presidential election.

  7. Markets jump after Fed rate cut

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    The FTSE 100 share index is now 2.16% higher after the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate to try to shield the US economy from the effects of coronavirus.

    US stock indexes also surged. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up or 1.20%, at 27,022.56, the S&P 500 was up 1.24% at 3,128.56. The Nasdaq Composite was up 1.12% at 9,052.75.

  8. Wall Street falls again

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    Wall Street has slumped on opening.

    In the first 10 minutes of trading, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 482.83 points, or 1.87%, to 25,283.81.

    The S&P 500 dropped 64.88 points, or by 2.18%, to 2,913.88.

    The Nasdaq Composite dropped 164.11 points, or by 1.92%, to 8,402.37 at the opening bell.

    Investors are worried the coronavirus impact could spark a global recession.

    The news of more coronavirus cases, notably in Italy, has raised concerns of a much larger economic effect than previously expected.

  9. Asian shares down on pandemic fears after week of global market routs

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    Shares in Tokyo dropped sharply on Friday in one of the worst weeks for global stocks since the 2008 global financial crisis, as governments around the world took stricter measures to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

    In Asia, the Nikkei 225 was down more than 4% in Asian trade and the Shanghai Composite slid over 3%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index declined nearly 3%.

    This followed on from a bruising session on Wall Street with the S&P 500 index plunging 4.4% for its biggest dip since August 2011, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,190.95 points, its largest points drop ever.

  10. Wall Street up too

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    Wall Street's main indices are all still higher today.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average has climbed by more than 268 points, or nearly 1% to 27,349.68.

    The S&P 500 stands at 3,160.23, or 0.83% up, with the Nasdaq Composite higher by more than 1.1% at 9,069.27.

  11. Wall Street opens higher

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    Wall Street's main indices have opened higher today after suffering their worst four-day percentage fall in more than a year on fears of the economic damage from the global spread of the coronavirus.

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 78.10 points, or 0.29%, at the open to 27,159.46.

    The S&P 500 opened higher by 11.69 points, or 0.37%, at 3,139.90.

    The Nasdaq Composite gained 45.94 points, or 0.51%, to 9,011.55 at the opening bell.

  12. Asian shares fall following continued US market weakness

    Pedestrians walk past an electric quotation board displaying the Nikkei 225 Index on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo.

    Shares in Asia fell on Wednesday in a follow-up to a continued US market drubbing as investors were spooked by a health agency warning to prepare for a possible coronavirus pandemic.

    In the US, the S&P 500 and Dow Jones indexes shed more than 3% overnight, for a fourth-straight session of losses.

    In Asia, Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 1.0%, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong edged down 0.73% and China's Shanghai Composite eased 0.60%.