Stock Indexes Drop, Oil Down 8% on Tariff News

Stock Indexes Drop, Oil Down 8% on Tariff News

Adviser Investments Vice President Chris Hagan has the market analysis for Thursday, August 1. All major U.S. stock indexes declined after one of the most volatile trading days of 2019. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and NASDAQ Composite fell 1.0%, 0.9%, 0.8%, respectively. In addition to discouraging manufacturing and construction spending data, investors also responded to President Trump’s announcement for an additional 10% of tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese imports. Benchmark 10-year Treasury yields fell to a nearly three-year low. Oil prices also fell nearly 8%, marking the largest single-day decline since early 2015. Meanwhile, Pinterest’s stock jumped 14% in after-hours trading after second-quarter revenue shot up by 62%.

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