Daily Market Recap - 3:30 pm CST

June 18, 2018

Summary

U.S. stocks finished the day lower following declines from Asian and European markets as last week's concerns about trade between the U.S. and China remain. Telecommunications and consumer staples were the worst performing sectors, while energy shares moved higher as crude prices rose in advance of a key OPEC meeting this week which may yield smaller-than-expected production hikes. In economic news, the National Association of Home Builder's monthly confidence index fell two points to 68. U.S. Treasuries were little changed.

Overall market indexes

The Dow Jones Industrial Average* was down 103 points or 0.4% to 24,987

The Standard & Poor's 500 Index was down 5 points or 0.2% to 2,775

The NASDAQ Composite Index was up 1 point to 7,747

Bond markets

The 30-year Treasury yield closed higher at 3.05% and the 10-year Treasury yield finished lower at 2.92%.

Commodity markets

The spot price of gold fell $1.15 to $1,278.40
And the price of crude oil rose $0.73 to $65.79
See our Weekly Market Update.

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