Eastern Time Friday, the three major U.S. stock indexes closed slightly higher, the NASDAQ and the S & P 500 index closed at a record high. At the end of the day, the Dow rose 0.69%, the NASDAQ rose 0.42%, and the S & P 500 index rose 0.34%. Apple soared more than 5%, and its stock price was close to the $500 mark, with a cumulative increase of more than 70% so far this year, and its current market value has reached $2.1 trillion. In China, pinduoduo’s shares bucked the trend and fell more than 13% to close at $84, with the latest market value still above $100 billion.
European market: European Time Friday, major European stock indexes closed down slightly. By the end of the day, the average price index of 100 stocks of the financial times in London stock market closed at 6001.89, down 11.45 points or 0.19% from the previous trading day. Paris, France (CAC40) closed at 4896.33, down 14.91, or 0.3%, from the previous session. The DAX30 index in Frankfurt, Germany, closed at 12764.8, down 65.2 points, or 0.51%, from the previous session.
Commodity market: both international oil prices fell on Friday, with both U.S. and Burmese oil prices falling by more than 1%. By the end of the day, October crude oil futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange fell $0.48, or 1.12%, to $42.34/barrel. Brent’s October crude oil futures fell 55 U.S. dollars, or 1.22 percent, to 44.35 dollars a barrel. International gold prices rose slightly. By the end of the day, December gold, the most actively traded gold futures market on the New York Mercantile Exchange, rose 0.5 US dollars to US $1947 an ounce, or 0.03%, compared with the previous day.