U.S. Afternoon Market Commentary - 3:30 pm

September 04, 2015

U.S. Stocks

U.S. stocks were lower today after numbers from a U.S. jobs report added little clarity to the interest rate discussion. The data showed employers added 173,000 workers in August and that the unemployment rate fell to 5.1%. While those numbers came in below forecasts, the report also showed that average hourly earnings climbed more than forecasted and that workers put in longer work weeks. U.S. Treasuries were mostly higher today. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 541 points, or 3.3%, for the week.

S&P 500

Looking at the S&P 500,
The best-performing sector was: Consumer Discretionary
While the worst-performing sector was: Basic Materials

Overall market indices

The Dow Jones Industrial Average* was down 272.38 at 16,102.38
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 29.91 at 1,921.22
The NASDAQ Composite Index was down 49.58 at 4,683.92


Volume on the New York Stock Exchange was moderate, with 849.06 million shares traded.
Decliners outnumbered advancers by roughly a 6-to-1 margin.

Commodity markets

In commodity markets,
The spot price of gold fell $3.02 to $1,122.44
The spot price of silver fell $0.13 to $14.59
And crude oil prices fell $0.71 to $46.04

Bond markets

In the bond market,
The 30-year Treasury yield closed at 2.89%
And the 10-year Treasury yield finished at 2.13%

Important Information:

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