Sino-Singapore Jingwei Client, January 23, Eastern Time on Friday, the Dow and the S&P 500 were operating at low levels throughout the day; the Nasdaq once turned red during the session, and rose slightly in late trading.

  As of the close, the Dow fell 179.03 points to 30996.98 points, a decrease of 0.57%; the Nasdaq rose 12.14 points to 13543.06 points, a record closing record, or 0.09%; the S&P 500 index fell 11.60 points to 3,841.47 points, a decrease of 0.30% .

  Source of Dow's all-day trend: Wind

  This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.59%, the Nasdaq rose 4.19%, and the S&P 500 rose 1.94%.

  On the disk, the five sectors that led the gains were: tobacco increased by 4.04%, luxury goods increased by 3.15%, health information services increased by 2.69%, electrical equipment parts increased by 1.84%, and publishing increased by 1.6%.

The five sectors that led the decline were: medical equipment fell by 3.36%, the accommodation industry fell by 2.75%, paper products fell by 2.45%, travel services fell by 2.05%, and health care fell by 1.95%.

  Large technology stocks in the U.S. stocks were mixed. Apple rose 1.61%, Google, Facebook, and Microsoft were popular; Netflix fell 2.53% and Amazon fell slightly 0.45%.

  Among the U.S. listed stocks, 151 rose and 136 fell.

In terms of popular Chinese stocks, e-cigarette manufacturer Fogcore Technology surged 150% on the first day of listing, Jinshan Yun rose 17.9% to a record high, GSX rose 17.7%, Ruineng New Energy rose 15.2%, Bilibili rose 7.97%; Qutoutiao fell 22.4%, Kaixin Auto fell 10.4%, Cheetah Mobile fell 7.8%, New Oriental fell 7.6%, Alibaba, JD, and Pinduoduo Piaolv.

  In terms of individual stocks, the Dow component company IBM closed down 9.91%. The company’s financial report showed that its fourth-quarter sales were lower than analysts’ expectations. The quarterly revenue fell by 6% on an annualized basis, marking the fourth consecutive quarter. Decline.

Intel fell 9.29%. Financial reports showed that its earnings exceeded expectations, but investors worried that the company would lag behind competitors in manufacturing the latest chip technology.

  On January 21, local time, the U.S. Department of Labor released data showing that in the week ending January 16, the number of people applying for unemployment benefits for the first time in the United States was 900,000, a decrease of 26,000 from the revised data of 926,000 the previous week.

In the past four weeks, the average number of new applications for unemployment benefits in a single week in the United States was 848,000, an increase of 23,500 from the average of the previous four weeks.

  The vaccination rate in the U.S. states is still low, currently only about 30%, and it is expected that Biden's new administration's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan will soon be released.

However, some experts said that as the epidemic that lasted for a year could not be controlled in a short time, the rate of corporate bankruptcy in the United States gradually increased, employment growth generally slowed down, and the transition from temporary unemployment to permanent unemployment is increasing.

  In the global market, European stocks closed down across the board on Friday. The British FTSE 100 index fell 0.30% to 6695.07 points; the German DAX index fell 0.24% to 13873.97 points; the French CAC40 index fell 0.56% to 5,555.57 points.

  In Asia-Pacific market China, the A-share Shanghai Index closed down 0.40% to 3606.75 points; the Shenzhen Component Index closed up 0.70% to 15628.73 points.

The Korea Composite Index closed down 0.64% to 3,140.63 points; the Nikkei 225 Index closed down 0.44% to 2,8631.45 points; Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index closed down 1.60% to 29,447.85 points.

  Gold prices closed down. Affected by the strengthening of the US dollar, the price of gold futures for February delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell by US$9.70 on Friday, or 0.50%, to close at US$1,856.20 per ounce, with the lowest intraday US$1836.30 per ounce.

The price of gold futures rose by 1.40% this week, marking the first weekly gain since December 18 last year.

(Zhongxin Jingwei APP)