U.S. stocks were lower Friday, reversing earlier gains that
followed the Labor Department reporting U.S. employers adding
192,000 new workers last month, with all sectors except for
manufacturing posting gains. The nation's unemployment rate
remained steady at 6.7% with a surge of people entering the
workforce offsetting the rise in hiring.
Crude oil was up 1.0% to $101.32 per barrel. Natural gas was
down 0.6% at $4.44 per 1 million BTU. Gold was up 1.6% to $1,304.90
an ounce, while silver was up 1.7% at $20.14 an ounce. Copper was
down 0.18% at $3.02 per pound.
Among energy ETFs, the United States Oil Fund was up 1% to
$36.50 with the United States Natural Gas Fund (
) up 0.3% at $24.79. Among precious-metal funds, the Market Vectors
Gold Miners ETF was up 1.9% at $24.52 while SPDR Gold Shares (
) was up 1.57% at $125.86. The iShares Silver Trust (
) was up 1.6% at $19.37.
Here's where the U.S. markets stand at mid-day:
NYSE Composite Index was down 0.2% at 10,578.81
Dow Jones Industrial Index was down 0.3% at 16,523.36
S&P 500 was down 0.6% at 1,877.95
Nasdaq Composite Index was down 2.26% at 4,141.93
FTSE 100 was up 0.7% at 6,695.55
DAX was up 0.70% at 9,695.77
CAC 40 was up 0.8% at $35.22
Nikkei 225 was down 0.05% at 15,063.77
Hang Seng Index was down 0.2% at 22,510.08
Shanghai China Composite Index was up 0.19% at 10.79
NYSE SECTOR INDICES
NYSE Energy Sector Index was up 0.2% at $28.52
NYSE Financial Sector Index was down 0.3% at 6,391.23
NYSE Healthcare Sector Index was down 0.28% at 10,928.25
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