• Tue. Apr 23rd, 2024

Wall Street Stumbles over Central Bank Concerns as Oil Companies Surge

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 2, 2024
European Stock Markets Affected by Decline on Wall Street, with Oil Companies Serving as a Bright Spot

On Tuesday, Wall Street experienced a decline due to concerns over central banks potentially keeping high interest rates for longer than anticipated. The biggest rise was seen in energy companies, benefiting from a tightening oil market. The key stock market indices, S&P 500, Dow Jones, and Nasdaq 100, all saw decreases on Tuesday.

The bearish sentiment on Wall Street spread to European markets later in the day. However, oil and gas companies on Wall Street enjoyed some positivity amidst the red rates. Companies like Phillips 66, Occidental Petroleum, and ExxonMobil saw increases in stock prices. The rise in oil company stocks can be attributed to tensions in the oil market and concerns over potential escalations in the Middle East following Israel’s airstrike on the Iranian embassy in Syria. Additionally, Mexico’s state oil company, Pemex, signaling potential cuts in crude oil exports further fueled apprehensions about oil supply.

In terms of specific stock movements, companies in the health sector like Humana and CVS Health saw declines while technology companies such as AMD and Nvidia also experienced losses. Electric car manufacturer Tesla faced challenges as its first-quarter delivery volume fell short of market expectations marking its lowest delivery volume since the third quarter of 2022.

By Samantha Nguyen

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