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Results from Friday’s U.S. Stock Market

Traders work during the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on March 19, 2020 at Wall Street in New York City.

Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 17 points

The Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded a 17.53  point loss, or 0.07%, to 25,383.11. The S&P 500 moved up a notch 0.48% in-fact to 3,044.31. The Nasdaq Composite advanced 1.29% to 9,489.87. Stocks closed well off their session lows after President Donald Trump’s much-awaited news conference on China.

No Special Treatment to Hong Kong

U.S. President Donald Trump said he would take action to eliminate special treatment towards Hong Kong. Furthermore, no mention of U.S. pulling out phase one of the trade agreement with China could imply that the trading process would continue.

Chipmakers jump

Semiconductor companies rose broadly following Trump’s news conference. The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) closed 2.56% higher. MicronNvidia and Qorvo climbed 3.10%, 4.58% and 3.94%, respectively.

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