On Tuesday, the 7th of April 2020, all three key indices of Wall St. had reported marginal slide after gaining as much as 7 per cent on yesterday (April 6th) over hopes of a slowdown in the pandemic, while Tuesday’s late-afternoon tottering in the Wall St.
was mostly driven by a late-session sell-off following a steep drop in oil prices amid an ongoing supply glut. In point of fact, despite a higher opening of the day with US stocks’ futures’ gaining across the board before the opening bell, Wall St.
rubbed out earlier gains built over signs that the pandemic might be slowing after the US Health Department had reported a record number of intra-day death in the New York on Tuesday (April 7th). Nevertheless, in spite of a late-session sell-off, echoing a cautiously optimistic lead of the New York Governor Andrew Cuomo who was quoted saying on yesterday (April 7th) that New York, the epicentre of the pandemic in the United States might reach a peak by mid-April, a senior global market strategist at Wells Fargo Investment Institute in St.
Louis, Missouri, Scott Wren said on Tuesday’s (April 7th) Wall St. closure, “The market sees some hint of good news in terms of the virus. We know we’ve got the Fed and a lot of stimulus, fiscal stimulus coming.
Oil is important because about 20% of the high yield bond market is energy. The energy sector has tens of thousands of high paying jobs and there’s a lot of capital expenditure that happens in the sector too. ” Citing statistics, on Tuesday’s (April 7th) Wall St.
wrap up, Dow fell by 0.12 per cent to 22,653.86 and the benchmark S&P 500 shed 0.16 per cent to 2,659.41, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq lost 0.33 per cent to round off the day at 7,887.26.