Stock market today: Live updates
The stock market is a volatile place, and today is no different. Investors are closely watching the markets as they react to news and events around the world. Here is a look at what is happening in the stock market today.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is up over 200 points in early trading, buoyed by news of a possible trade deal between the U.S. and China. The S&P 500 is also up, as is the Nasdaq Composite.
In Europe, the FTSE 100 is up modestly, while the DAX is down slightly. The French CAC 40 is also down slightly.
In Asia, the Nikkei 225 is up over 1%, while the Shanghai Composite is up over 0.5%. The Hang Seng is up over 0.5%, as is the KOSPI.
Oil prices are up slightly, with West Texas Intermediate crude oil trading at $58.35 a barrel. Gold prices are up slightly, trading at $1,490 an ounce.
The U.S. dollar is down slightly against a basket of major currencies, with the dollar index trading at 97.30.
In corporate news, Apple Inc. is up over 1% after announcing a new streaming video service. Amazon is also up, as is Microsoft.
Overall, it is a positive day for the markets, as investors remain optimistic about a possible trade deal between the U.S. and China. The markets will continue to be closely watched as more news comes out.