The trading on the US securities market was on a loss after Friday’s mixed closing last night.
In New York, the DJIA-30 index showed a 0.16 percent loss at the beginning of trading, the S & P-500 index being 0.53 percent, and the Nasdaq Composite Index weakened by 0.83 percent.
The investor mood is burdened with concerns about the slowdown in world economic growth, which also depressed oil prices as a result of the expected drop in demand.
Oil prices have fallen by twenty percent compared to the four-year peak in October. WTI rose 1.80 percent to $ 59.55 per barrel, Brent 1.43 percent to $ 69.64. Brent’s price for the first time since April has fallen below $ 70 and the WTI price below $ 60 is an eight-month low.
The dollar appreciated for 16 months with Fed’s Fed’s commitment to raise interest rates, while the price of gold declined in parallel. The euro was down 0.13 percent lower than $ 1.1349, while the price of gold fell 1.09 percent to $ 1212.80.