2/18/2022, 3:31 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US opens mixed ahead of economic data, Fed report

United States stock markets opened mixed on Friday as investors awaited the latest report on existing home sales, as well as the monetary policy report released by the Federal Reserve. The crisis in Ukraine continues, with reports of as many as 190,000 Russian troops around Ukraine. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin assured Moscow is ready to keep negotiating with the US and NATO.

The Dow Jones dropped 0.16% at 9:30 am ET, led by Intel Corp., which fell by 4.82%. The Nasdaq 100 added 0.28% as Dollar Tree soared 4.09%. The S&P 500 was up by 0.12%, with Sealed Air Corp. gaining 1.34%.

The euro traded 0.12% lower against the dollar, going for 1.13459 at 9:31 am ET.

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