US stock exchanges closed mixed on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ending a four-day winning streak and the S and P 500 and the Nasdaq posting small gains.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 45 points, or 0.13%, to finish the day at 34,945.
The S and P 500, on the other hand, increased 5.36 points, or 0.12%, to end the session at 4,508. The index on Tuesday registered its best daily performance since April by soaring 1.91% and adding another 0.16% on Wednesday.
The Nasdaq rose almost 10 points, or 0.07%, to close at 14,113 after the tech-heavy index jumped 2.37% on Tuesday and rose an additional 0.07% the day after.
The VIX volatility index, also known as the fear index, rose 0.14% to 14.32. The 10-year US Treasury yield fell 2% to 4.445%.
The dollar index was up 0.02% to 104.41, while the euro added 0.03% to $1.0849 against the greenback.
Precious metals were in positive territory, with gold rising 1.1% to $1,981 an ounce and silver increasing 1.2% to $23.73.
Oil prices dove more t
han 4.5%, with global benchmark Brent crude at $77.53 per barrel and US benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude at $72.94.
Source: Anadolu Agency