Stock market report September 18 2019

US stock market report September 18 2019

On Wednesday, the Federal Open Market Committee cut rates by 25 basis points for the second consecutive time, citing increased signs of weakness in geopolitical conditions abroad. The target federal funds rate is now in a range of 2% to 2.25%. “This is a time of difficult judgments and, as you can see, disparate perspectives,” Powell said. “I really do think that’s nothing but healthy.”

Yahoo Finance

The main financial and economic event was the Fed decision to cut rates by 25 basis points. The US stock market reacted with volatility as what happened was stocks to fall and then rebound after the Fed decision made public and the press conference by Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. This is the summary for the US stock market at close on Wednesday September 18 2019:

  • S&P 500: 3,006.73,+1.03(+0.03%)
  • Dow 30: 27,147.08,+36.28(+0.13%)
  • Nasdaq: 8,177.39,-8.63(-0.11%)
  • Russell 2000: 1,568.34,-9.95(-0.63%)

Stocks gainers

Cielo S.A. (CIOXY) was the stock with biggest gains closing at $2.1100+$0.1800 (+9.33%).

Stocks losers

Roku, Inc. (ROKU) was the stock with biggest losses closing at $129.88-$20.64 (-13.71%).

ROKU daily stock chart

Stock investing – Most active stocks

Ambev S.A. (ABEV) was among the most active stocks closing at $4.6800-$0.0900 (-1.89%).

ABEV daily stock chart

U.S. Sectors & Industries Performance

Utilities was the best performing sector +0.47%, Energy was the worst performing sector -0.42%.

Stock market data

All data about stocks , stock investingstock trading is taken from Yahoo Finance, Fidelity and stockcharts.com.

This report is written by Stavros Georgiadis, CFA Equity Research Analyst, Investment Strategist.



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