US opens lower ahead of customer sentiment data

Friday, 17. September 2021 15:30

United States stock markets opened lower on Friday as investors awaited the September consumer sentiment report by the University of Michigan. Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese assured the government will avoid a debt ceiling standoff. Meanwhile, during her visit to the UK, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned a bilateral US-UK trade deal is unlikely if the Good Friday Agreement is not preserved.

The Dow Jones fell by 0.19% at 9:30 am ET, with Dow Inc. dropping 0.86%. The Nasdaq 100 was down by 0.29% as Qualcomm lost 1.94%. The S&P 500 declined by 0.17%, led by Newmont Corp. losing 0.24%.

The euro traded flat against the dollar, selling for 1.17591 at 9:31 am ET.

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