Major U.S. stock-indexes fell on Wednesday. China exports fell just 1.4% in December, much less than the expected 8% drop. A 4% fall in imports was also much smaller than many had feared. Crude prices were up for the first time in eight days, also helped by a surprise decline in U.S. inventories. Oil briefly fell below the widely watched $30-per-barrel level on Tuesday.
Most of Dow stocks in negative area (20 of 30). Top looser - E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DD, -2,20%). Top gainer - Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM, 1.26%).
Almost all of S&P sectors in negative area. Top looser - Services (-1,0%). Top gainer - Utilities ( 0,5%).
At the moment:
Dow 16320.00 -43.00 -0.26%
S&P 500 1919.25 -5.75 -0.30%
Nasdaq 100 4285.75 -27.00 -0.63%
Oil 30.48 0.04 0.13%
Gold 1091.60 6.40 0.59%
U.S. 10yr 2.10 0.00