Global investors on Friday digested new data, policy statements, and earnings reports. In Europe, the British FTSE edged down 0.16%, the German DAX edged down 0.05%, the French CAC rose 0.38%, and the broad STOXX 600 index eked up 0.07%. In the US, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) rose 0.25%, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite (.IXIC) rose 0.33%, and the broad S&P 500 (.INX) index rose 0.19%. All three indices closed at record highs. The small cap Russell 2000 (.RUT) eked down 0.03%.
Among US stocks in the S&P 500, the biggest decliners were led by flooring firm Mohawk Industries
In the Nasdaq, telecom and mass media firm Charter Communications
In commodities markets, as of press time, the price of international Brent crude oil edged up 0.07%, and US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude rose 0.65%. The price of gold futures dipped 1.04%, silver dipped 0.68%, platinum dipped 0.33%, palladium rose 0.58%, and copper fell 1.45%. Sugar futures fell 1.78%, while coffee futures rose 1.53% and cotton futures rose 1.24%. Lean hogs futures rose 1.06%, while feed cattle futures slipped 1.02%. In crypto asset markets, the price of Bitcoin (BTC) rose 1%, Ether (ETH) jumped 3.3%, Binance Coin (BNB) rose 8.05%, Cardano (ADA) dipped 0.45%, and Solana (SOL) rose 2%.