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Stock Markets Mixed as Wall Street Flatlines

BySamantha Nguyen

Mar 27, 2024
Small declines seen on Wall Street while cocoa prices hit record high

Wall Street closed down tonight after a day of mixed trading results. The Nasdaq index fell by 0.4%, the Dow Jones by 0.1%, and the S&P 500 by 0.3%. Shares that garnered interest include Donald Trump’s social network, Truth Social, which jumped on its first day of trading but closed with a gain of about 15%.

Viking Therapeutics saw a 20% jump after reporting positive trial results for a weight loss drug, while cocoa prices reached an all-time high, affecting chocolate manufacturers who may pass on costs to consumers. Consumers are likely to see the impact on chocolate prices by 2025 as the world faces the biggest cocoa production crisis in 60 years due to issues in Ivory Coast and Ghana.

UPS announced new strategies to improve automation processes and reduce expenses, expecting revenues to reach $110-$114 billion by 2026. Bitcoin traded at $69,700 per coin as Wall Street indices stabilized with slight increases throughout the day. Various stocks experienced jumps and stabilizations in trading throughout the day. In Europe, stock markets closed with price increases as well.

Overall, the trading day reflected a mix of positive trends, price increases, and declines across markets worldwide, influenced by company announcements, trial results, and global economic factors such as inflation concerns and supply chain disruptions caused by Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.

By Samantha Nguyen

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