New York – Wall Street moved in a scattered fashion on Thursday shortly after the opening, blowing hot and cold between inscriptions weekly unemployment down, and the consequences of the trade war, the sino-american.
Around 1350 GMT, the index feature of the place in new york, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which lost 0.03% to 25.576,40 points.
The Nasdaq, in high coloring technology, was 0.19% to 7.903,49 points.
The expanded index S&P 500 advanced 0.03% to 2.858,68 points.
The place in new york had already ended in a scattered fashion on Wednesday, weakened by a fall in the price of oil and the trade tensions after several sessions of increase in a row of the three major stock indices: the Dow Jones lost 0.18% and the Nasdaq had taken 0,06%.
Thursday, applications for weekly unemployment benefits fell to the surprise of the analysts, showing that the labour market is increasingly oriented towards full employment.
“We do not see for the moment not really the effect of the trade war on the level of employment,” responded the analysts of Barclays.
The publication of figures on the u.s. unemployment came in the wake of an announcement by chinese customs penalties on $ 16 billion of goods imported from the United States, in response to a similar announcement from Washington the day before.
These ads, however, had little impact on the markets Thursday, as “relatively weak and, above all, very expected,” according to Karl Haeling of LBBW.
“The markets have largely ignored these actions,” noted for his part Lindsey Bell of CFRA observing that the S&P 500 index is approaching its all-time high reached in January.
“Perhaps investors have missed this announcement in the middle of the distractions caused by a tweet from the boss of Tesla Elon Musk”, she added.
In the heart of the summer and as trading volumes decline, market watchers follow the “soap opera Tesla”, born of a tweet from its CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday stating that it was considering an exit from the Stock if the creation of the automobile manufacturer was 420 dollars.
The bond market is the house: the yield on the us debt to ten years decreased to 2,938%, compared to 2,960% at the close Wednesday, and the 30-year retreated to 3,093% compared to 3,110% the day before the closing.