On Friday, there was a very nervous session at the exchange, as investors were assessing the consequences of diagnosing coronavirus with U.S. President Donald Trump, the media reported.
In the U.S. at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday to close the session dropped key indices. It was reported by Fox Business TV channel on Friday, October 2.
According to the channel, the industrial index Dow Jones decreased by 136.01 points (-0.49%) and stopped at the level of 27 680.89. The S&P 500 index, which includes the 500 largest companies of the US market, fell by 32.45 points (-0.96%) to the level of 3,348.35. The Nasdaq Equities Index dropped 250.19 points (-2.21%) to 11,076.32.
Microsoft quotations decreased by 2.63%, Apple — by 2.91%, Alphabet — by 2.05%.
The value of November futures for WTI oil decreased by 0.13% to $37.00 per barrel by the session closing. The value of gold futures increased by 0.013% to $1,907.80 per troy ounce.
Diagnosis at Trump Coronavirus was a shock to investors and only increased the atmosphere of uncertainty that prevailed at the markets a month before the election,” The Wall Street Journal noted.
“At the moment, some investors are dominated by the desire to dump assets and avoid risks at a time when they are evaluating the possible consequences of the coronavirus infection of the president,” the newspaper writes.
Recall that the day before Trump reported that he and his wife contracted coronavirus.
Later, a representative of the White House administration said on Friday that “Trump has no major symptoms, and he plans to work from the White House residence.