AM Report: US Sharemarkets Rose On Tuesday

Technology shares lifted with Tesla shares up 7.2%, rising for the fifth day, as anticipation heats up for its “Battery Day” event next week. Netflix shares rose 4.1% and Facebook shares gained 2.4%. Apple shares rose 0.2% following its rollout of a new virtual fitness service and a bundle of all its subscriptions, Apple One. But Citigroup (-6.9%) shares fell on risk management regulatory concerns.

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AM Report: US Sharemarkets Rebounded On Wednesday

Shares in Apple rose 4.0% with Tesla up 10.9%. Shares in ‘stay-at-home’ stocks like Facebook and Amazon also rose. Reuters reported that shares in “Tiffany & Co tumbled 6.4% after French luxury goods giant LVMH warned it was set to walk away from its planned $16 billion takeover of the US jeweller.” The Dow Jones index rose by 440 points or 1.6%. The S&P500 index lifted 2.0% and the Nasdaq index gained 294 points or 2.7%.

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AM Report: US Sharemarkets Were Firmer On Wednesday

Technology led the way. Shares in Netflix rose 11.6% on a survey showing that subscription numbers will remain firm after stay-at-home advices are eased. Salesforce.com, the cloud computing company and soon-to-be Dow component, gave the S&P its biggest boost, its shares gaining 26% following its earnings report. The Dow Jones index rose by 83 points or 0.3%. The S&P500 index lifted 1.0% to record highs and the Nasdaq index gained 199 points or 1.7% to a record high.

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AM Report: US sharemarkets Were Mixed On Tuesday

The S&P500 and Nasdaq indexes hit fresh all-time highs. US and China officials reaffirmed their commitment to the ‘Phase One’ trade deal. Moderna said it’s near a deal to supply 80 million vaccine doses to the EU. Shares of Facebook (+3.5%) hit record highs after unveiling a series of tools designed to expand shopping on its platform. But Apple shares retreated 0.8% ahead of its 4-to-1 stock split. Shares of electronics retailer Best Buy fell 4% after warning of a slowdown in sales in the third quarter. The Dow Jones index fell by 60 points or 0.2%. But the S&P500 index lifted 0.4% and the Nasdaq index gained 86 points or 0.8% -both record closes.

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AM Report: US Sharemarkets Rose On Wednesday

Investors were encouraged by data showing higher consumer prices, suggestive of a firmer economy. Shares in Tesla jumped 13.1% as it announced a five-for-one stock split. Investors are awaiting a deal being agreed by US Congress on a job support package. The Dow Jones index gained 290 points or 1.1%; the S&P500 index rose 1.4% to just short of a record closing high, and the Nasdaq index rose by 229 points or 2.1%.

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AM Report: US Sharemarkets Fell On Tuesday

The Dow Jones and S&P500 indexes rose earlier in the trading session on news of Russia’s potential coronavirus vaccine. US President Trump’s announcement on Monday that he’s considering a capital gains tax cut had also boosted sentiment. But shares lost momentum in afternoon trade after US Senator Mitch McConnell said virus stimulus talks had hit a stalemate. And profit-taking continued in mega tech names with Apple (-3%) and Netflix (-3.4%) shares both down. The Dow Jones index fell by 104 points or 0.4% and the S&P500 index lost 0.8% -the first declines in 8 trading sessions. And the Nasdaq index fell by 185 points or 1.7%.

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AM Report: US Sharemarkets Rose On Monday

Shares in Microsoft rose 5.6% after saying it would push ahead with talks to buy the US operations of Chinese-owned TikTok. Shares in ADT surged 56.6% on news that Alphabet’s Google was buying a nearly 7% stake in the home security firm for $450 million. The Dow Jones index finished higher by 236 points or 0.9%. The S&P500 index rose by 0.7%. And the Nasdaq index climbed 157.5 points or 1.5%. to fresh record highs.

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AM Report: US Sharemarkets Rose On Friday

The share price for Apple rose by 10.5%, Facebook shares rose 8.2%, shares in Amazon rose 3.7% but Alphabet (Google) shares lost 3.3%. The Dow Jones index finished higher by 115 points or 0.4%. The S&P500 index rose by 0.8%. And the Nasdaq index climbed 157.5 points or 1.5%. Over the week the Dow fell 0.15%; the S&P 500 gained 1.7% and the Nasdaq rose by 3.7%. Over the month: Dow rose 2.4%; S&P rose 5.5%; and Nasdaq rose 6.8%.

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