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Energy Companies Boosted as Central Banks Prolong Interest Rates, while Middle East Tensions and OPEC Decisions Leave Markets Uncertain

BySamantha Nguyen

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

The stock market took a hit on Tuesday, with concerns over central banks keeping high interest rates for longer than anticipated causing the decline. Energy companies were the biggest gainers from this trend, as they benefited from a tightening oil market. The S&P 500, Dow Jones, and Nasdaq 100 all saw decreases, with worries about slower rate decreases by the US Fed and European Central Bank attributed to the decline.

As the bearish sentiment on Wall Street spread to European markets later in the day, oil and gas companies on Wall Street continued to see some positivity amidst the red rates. Phillips 66, Occidental Petroleum, and ExxonMobil all saw increases in stock prices due to tensions in the oil market and plans by Phillips 66 to produce renewable fuels.

On the other hand, concerns over potential escalations in the Middle East following Israel’s airstrike on the Iranian embassy in Syria added to fears of disruptions in oil supply chains. Additionally, Mexico’s state oil company Pemex signaled potential cuts in crude oil exports further fueling 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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