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Daily Market Recap - 3:30 pm CST

March 31, 2020

Summary

U.S. stocks were lower today, marking an end to the worst quarter since 2008. The utilities sector led the daily declines, while the energy sector was the only one to finish in positive territory. In corporate news, packaged foods company Conagra said it expects to exceed its previous sales and profitability guidance, with more people eating at home due to the coronavirus. U.S. Treasuries were mixed today.

Overall market indexes

The Dow Jones Industrial Average* was down 410 points or 1.8% to 21,917
The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 42 points or 1.6% to 2,585
The NASDAQ Composite Index was down 74 points or 1.0% to 7,700

Bond markets

The 30-year Treasury yield is trading higher at 1.33%
And the 10-year Treasury yield is little changed at .67%

Commodity markets

The spot price of gold fell $54.10 to $1,589.10
And the price of crude oil rose $0.21 to $20.30

Important Information:

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