New York, Sep 17 (EFE) .- Wall Street closed this Friday in red and its main indicator, the Dow Jones of Industrialists, fell 0.48% after a day marked by volatility.
At the close of the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones lost 166.44 points, to 34,584.88, while the selective S&P 500 fell 0.91% or 40.76 integers, to 4,432.99.
The Nasdaq index, which brings together the most important technology companies, lost 0.91% or 137.96 units, standing at 15,043.97.
For the week as a whole, the Dow Jones fell 0.1%, the S&P 500 0.6% and the Nasdaq 0.5%.
The New York stock market chained its second consecutive week in red pending the evolution of the delta variant of the coronavirus and the next monetary policy meeting of the Federal Reserve that takes place next week.
Wall Street is looking for clues about the future withdrawal of the stimulus that the central bank deployed months ago to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on the economy, and that some analysts expect to be announced as early as November.
Investors reacted to preliminary data on consumer confidence in September, which remains at August levels to disappointment among analysts, as inflation expectations continue to rise.
At the last minute, the US regulator’s decision to reject a third booster dose of Pfizer’s vaccine for the general public was influenced, causing decreases in that firm (-1.39%) and in its rival Moderna (-2.41%). .
American experts also attributed today’s volatility to the phenomenon of the “quadruple witch hour”, in which options and futures expire.