3/14, 9:00 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US markets close mixed following disappointing data

Equities on the Wall Street finished the Thursday's trading session mixed following disappointing data on the initial jobless claims and house sales in the United States. The Senate voted to block the United States President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration. On trade, the president threatened the European Union with tariffs in case Brussels "didn't want to talk," while Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Washington was waiting for the "right deal" with China.

The Dow Jones Industrial Jones was up just 0.03% at the closing bell, helped by the financial sector and Apple, which rose 1.11%. The Nasdaq fell 0.19% at the same time, dragged down by the tech sector. Facebook Inc. decreased 1.85%. The S&P 500 slipped 0.09% as Dollar General Corp plunged 7.49% after disappointing earnings.

The euro traded 0.21% lower against the dollar, to change hands for $1.13034 at 3:59 pm ET, while the British pound dropped 0.83% to $1.32268 concurrently affected by Brexit-related uncertainties. Most of the precious metals were depreciating, with only palladium trading just 0.01% higher to $1,553.85, while gold depreciated 0.95% to $1,296.72 at 3:59 pm ET.

Breaking the News / MD