US equity futures came under pressure on Friday as trading activity optimism continued to weaken and investors focused on a series of weaker-than-expected economic data from China, raising renewed concerns about the world's second-largest global economy.
How did the benchmarks develop?
Dow Jones Industrial Average
Futures fell 253 points or 1% to 24,338 while the S & P 500 future
fell by 25.90 points or 1% to 2.622,50. Nasdaq-100
Futures fell 86.75 points or 1.3% to 6,689.
On Thursday is the Dow Jones Industrial Average
DJIA, + 0.29%
finished 70.11 points, or 0.3% (24,597.38), after collecting more than 200 points at the session high. The S & P 500 index
fell slightly to 2,650.54 and the Nasdaq Composite Index
ended at 0.4%.
After another session, the Dow expects a weekly gain of 0.9%. The S & P 500 rose 0.7% and the Nasdaq Composite 1.5%.
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What drives the market?
New evidence that tensions in world trade hit the world's second largest economy emerged on Friday, as China released data showing both industrial production and retail sales for November, and missed economists' forecasts. China's National Bureau of Statistics data attempted to alleviate concerns, saying that the economy was "reasonably priced".
These words, however, seemed to fall on deaf ears as investors continued to repress trade optimism, focusing instead on collateral damage from behind and behind. Investors weighed some news in recent days and showed that tensions between the US and China could cool off, with optimism driving investors into equities.
What did the analysts say?
"In fact, investors are rightly worried about global growth as China's economy continues to erupt," said Stephen Innes, head of Oanda's Asia-Pacific trade, in a note to customers. "The data supports the market's view that the situation in China will worsen before it improves, despite increasing investment."
How did other markets trade?
fell 1.6%, while the Nikkei 225 index
were also leaked red.
The prices were under pressure with gold
Slipping and the dollar
DXY, + 0.47%
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