Stock market news for July 24, 2020. “US stocks drop after China escalates tensions with consulate order. US stocks slipped on Friday after China ordered the closure of the US Consulate in Chengdu, ratcheting up tensions between the economic superpowers.The US made a similar order on Wednesday, reviving fears of a tit-for-tat economic conflict.Investors also weighed earnings misses from Intel and American Express.Oil gained as reopenings abroad boosted hopes for a demand rebound. West Texas Intermediate crude climbed as much as 1.5%, to $41.67 per barrel.” Stock market source: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/stock-market-news-today-index-reaction-china-tensions-earnings-season-2020-7-1029428873# Stock market close on July 24, 2020 S&P 500: 3,215.63,-20.03(-0.62%)Dow 30: 26,469.89,-182.44(-0.68%)Nasdaq: 10,363.18,-98.24(-0.94%)Russell 2000: 1,469.36,-20.85(-1.40%) Stock market volatility The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) closed lower at 25.84-0.24 (-0.92%). Stock movers eMagin Corporation (EMAN) stock closed higher more than 40%, closing at 1.3000+0.4200 (+47.73%). Source: Stockscharts.com Stock gainers Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (ENT): 3.23,+ 1.13 +53.81%Hamilton Beach Brands Holding Co. Cl A (HBB): 14.58,+ 4.23 +40.87%WISeKey International Holding Ltd. ADR (WKEY): 9.50,+ 2.42 +34.18% Stock losers eHealth Inc. (EHTH): 79.17, -34.83 -30.55%Arbutus Biopharma Corp. (ABUS): 4.96, -1.24 -20.00%Veoneer Inc. (VNE): 11.19, -2.56 -18.62% Most active stocks Arbutus Biopharma Corp. (ABUS): 4.96, -1.24 -20.00%Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD): 69.40,+ 9.83 +16.50%Intel Corp. (INTC): 50.59, -9.81 -16.24% Stock market source: https://www.wsj.com/market-data/stocks Stock Market, U.S. Sectors & Industries Performance The Consumer Discretionary sector was the best performing sector +0.33%, the Information Technology was the worst performing sector -1.19%. Source: Fidelity Stock market update All data about the stock market, stocks, stock investing, stock trading is taken from Yahoo Finance, Fidelity, and stockcharts.com. Investing Check this link for stock trading. Subscribe to our stock market newsletter, with stocks to buy, stocks to sell, investing. Daily stock market news.