A day after the Unites States’ stock indices had encountered the bull, on Friday, 8th November, American president Donald Trump statements brought down the highs to a steep meet with the bear. On Thursday, 7th November, the American stock markets crested after American and Chinese government personnel said that if a “Phase One” trade agreement would be entered upon by both countries, there would be mutual rolling back on the levied tariffs.
On Friday, Trump said that he had not sanctioned the rolling back of the levies and that China was keen on his doing so. Trump’s remarks brought the stock market down sharply. When markets opened on Friday morning, Dow Jones was trading in the red by around 52.84 points that translated to around 0.12 per cent.
Out of the 11 major companies registered with the S&P 500, seven’s share values had also dipped. The S&P 500 companies thus affected primarily belonged to the energy sector as oil prices also slumped post Trump’s comments.
The energy-sector companies lost around 1.51 per cent of their shares’ value. New York-based Cornerstone Capital Group’s cap market analyst Michael Geraghty spoke about the slump. As quoted by Reuters, he said, “Investors somewhere knew that there was an existing issue regarding the rollback of these tariffs and with record highs being set, a little consolidation is to be expected”.