Major Indexes Suffer 3rd Week of Losses, Dow Drops 338 Points

Oil and gold both posted a weekly loss

Managing Editor
Sep 2, 2022 at 4:32 PM
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Stocks reversed earlier gains to close in the red today, despite nonfarm payrolls climbing to 315,000 jobs in August -- just shy of analyst estimates. Fears surrounding another imminent rate hike swirled on Wall Street, sending all three indexes into a third-straight week of losses. For the day, the Dow shed 338 points, marking its fifth settlement lower in six sessions alongside the S&P 500. The tech-heavy Nasdaq nabbed its sixth-consecutive daily loss as investors look ahead to Labor Day weekend.

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The Dow Jones Average (DJI - 31,318.44) dropped 338 points, or 1.1% for the day and 3% for the week. Chevron (CVX) was the top performer with a 1.5% rise, while 3M (MMM) landed at the bottom of the list with a 3.2% drop. 

The S&P 500 Index (SPX -  3,924.26) shed 42.6 points, or 1.1% for the day, while the Nasdaq Composite (IXIC -11,630.86) lost 154.3 points, or 1.3%. For the week, the indexes erased 3.3% and 4.1%, respectively.

Lastly, the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX - 25.47) fell 0.09 point, or 0.4% for today's session. For the week, the VIX moved 0.3% lower.

closing indexes sept 2

nyse and nasdaq sept 2 22

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earnings sept 2 22

Due to technical difficulties, we are unable to provide the unusual options volume chart today. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Oil, Gold Suffer Steep Weekly Losses

Crude managed to inch higher for today's session, as traders await next week's Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies (OPEC+) meeting. October-dated crude added 26 cents, or 0.3%, to settle at $86.87 a barrel on the day, but shed 4.6% for the week.

Following a bounce in silver prices and today's jobs data, gold managed to eke out a daily win. December-dated gold added $13.30, or 0.8%, to settle at $1,722.60 per ounce. For the week, gold backpedaled almost 1.6%. 

 

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