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US Indexes Lower Friday and for the Aug. 9 Week

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 26,287.44 on Friday with a loss of 90.75 points or -0.34%. The S&P 500 closed at 2,918.65 for a loss of 19.44 points or -0.66%. The Nasdaq Composite closed at 7,959.14 for a loss of 80.02 points or -1.00%. The VIX Volatility Index was higher at 18.03 for a gain of 1.12 points or 6.62%.

For the week, the Dow Jones was down 0.8%, the Nasdaq was down 0.6% and the S&P 500 fell 0.5%. For the year, the Nasdaq has a gain of 20.0%, the S&P 500 is up 16.4% and the Dow Jones has a gain of 12.7%.

Friday's market movers

U.S. stocks were mostly lower Friday with the technology sector leading losses. The Nasdaq 100 fell 1.02% for the day after reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking into social media data, specifically data on Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). The Trump administration reported it would be delaying a decision on the allowance of U.S. business dealings with China's Huawei, which was also a big factor for the tech sector.

In currencies, the Chinese yuan's midpoint was fixed at 7.0136 per dollar on Friday and the U.S. dollar-Chinese yuan ended the day at 7.0624. The U.S. Dollar Index was lower at 97.52, falling 0.10%.

Economic reports affecting market trading included the following:

  • The Producer Price Index increased 0.2% in July and 1.7% year over year.
  • The Core Producer Price Index, excluding food and energy, decreased 0.1% in July and increased 2.1% year over year.
  • The Baker Hughes North American oil rig count decreased to 1,074 from 1,079.



In the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the following stocks led losses:

  • IBM (NYSE:IBM) 2.88%
  • Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) 2.59%
  • Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) 2.20%



Small-cap stocks

In small caps, the Russell 2000 closed at 1,513.04 for a loss of 19.09 points or -1.25%. The S&P 600 closed at 930.75 for a loss of 11.60 points or -1.23%. The Dow Jones U.S. Small-Cap Growth Index closed at 9,817.22 for a loss of 112.89 points or -1.14%. The Dow Jones U.S. Small-Cap Value Index closed at 9,197.72 for a loss of 115.25 points or -1.24%.

Other notable indexes

Other notable index closes included the S&P 400 Mid-Cap Index at 1,901.34 for a loss of 23.97 points or -1.24%; the S&P 100 at 1,287.65 for a loss of 9.03 points or -0.70%; the Nasdaq 100 at 7,646.27 for a loss of 78.56 points or -1.02%; the Russell 3000 at 1,714.97 for a loss of 12.71 points or -0.74%; the Russell 1000 at 1,616.97 for a loss of 11.40 points or -0.70%; the Wilshire 5000 at 29,899.73 for a loss of 218.34 points or -0.72%; and the Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index at 696.58 for a loss of 5.80 points or -0.83%.

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