US Indices Dash Global Hopes Of Quick Revival
Dalal Street Investment Journal|Vol. 36. No. 22 • SEPT 27 - OCT 10, 2021
The disappointing jobs data has led to reduced expectations of an early tapering by the Federal Reserve

The US benchmark indices Dow Jones, S & P 500 and Nasdaq ended the fortnight in the red territory, losing 2.22 per cent, 2.26 per cent and 2.08 per cent, respectively. The US economy managed to create only 235,000 non-farm payroll jobs in August as compared to economist’s forecast of 728,000 jobs. This was the fewest in seven months as hiring in the hospitality and leisure sectors was stalled. The disappointing jobs data has led to reduced expectations of an early tapering by the Federal Reserve. Industrial production in the US increased 0.4 per cent in August.

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