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U.S. Shares Fell By Close of Trade. DOW Down 1.84%

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U.S. shares were lower after the close as losses in the Basic Materials, Oil & Gas and Financials sectors led shares lower Monday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average declined 1.84% hitting a fresh 1-month low, while the S&P 500 index dropped 1.16%, and the NASDAQ Composite index lost 0.13% at the close in NYSE.

The very best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which rose 3.03% or 3.24 points to trade at 110.08 at the close. Meanwhile, Walmart Inc (NYSE:WMT) included 1.32% or 1.78 points to get rid of at 137.07 and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) was up 1.07% or 2.15 points to 202.54 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), which fell 5.09% or 5.27 points to trade at 98.17 at the close. Dow Inc (NYSE:DOW) declined 4.88% or 2.46 points to end at 47.91 and 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) was down 4.83% or 8.19 points to 161.36.

The performers that are top the S&P 500 were PayPal Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:PYPL) which rose 4.06% to 183.21, Advanced Micro Devices Inc (NASDAQ:AMD) which was up 4.02% to settle at 77.94 and Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE:DGX) which gained 3.76% to close at 118.15.

The worst performers were TechnipFMC PLC (NYSE:FTI) which was down 9.82% to 6.70 in late trade, Delta Air Lines Inc (NYSE:DAL) which lost 9.20% to settle at 29.82 and Federal Realty Investment Trust (NYSE:FRT) which was down 9.17% to 73.28 at the close.

The performers which are top the NASDAQ Composite were Cardiff Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CRDF) which rose 33.18% to 11.600, Acasti Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:ACST) which ended up being up 28.99% to settle at 0.2790 and CleanSpark Inc (NASDAQ:CLSK) which gained 28.48% to close at 14.84.

The worst performers were Corp that is nextdecade) which ended up being down 25.10% to 3.67 in late trade, Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc (NASDAQ:EGLE) which lost 23.89% to stay at 17.71 and Wave Life Sciences Ltd (NASDAQ:WVE) which was down 22.98% to 15.05 during the close. U.S. shares were lower after the close as losses in the Basic Materials mount.

Falling stocks outnumbered ones that are advancing this New York Stock Exchange by 2694 to 430 and 41 ended unchanged; on the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 2361 dropped and 536 advanced, while 37 ended unchanged.

Shares in Cardiff Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CRDF) rose to highs which can be 52-week up 33.18% or 2.890 to 11.600. Shares in CleanSpark Inc (NASDAQ:CLSK) rose to highs that are 52-week rising 28.48percent or 3.29 to 14.84.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which steps the volatility that is implied of 500 options, was up 7.55% to 27.78.

Gold Futures for delivery was down 2.27% or 44.50 to $1917.60 a troy ounce December. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in November fell 3.68% or 1.52 hitting $39.80 a barrel, while the November Brent oil contract rose 0.12% or 0.05 to trade at $41.73 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.02% to 1.1771, while USD/JPY rose 0.04% to 104.69.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.65% at 93.560.

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