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US stock market indexes fall on Tuesday

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US stock market indexes went down on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.51%, while the NASDAQ and the S&P 500 declined by 2.6% and 1.84% respectively.

Losses in the technology, consumer services and financials sectors propelled shares lower.

On the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the best performing stocks of the session were Visa Inc Class A (0.48%), Caterpillar Inc. (0.41%), and Chevron Corp. (0.33%). The worst performing stocks were The Goldman Sachs Group (-6.97%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (-4.19%), and Cisco Systems Inc. (-2.66%).

On the S&P 500, Activision Blizzard Inc. made the biggest gains, soaring by 25.88%. Citrix Systems Inc. and CF Industries Holdings Inc. added 5.43% and 2.72% respectively. The biggest losers of the session were Moderna Inc. (-8.85%), Applied Materials Inc. (-8.77%), and KLA-Tencor Corp. (-7.2%)

On the NASDAQ Composite, the top performers were Brickell Biotech Inc. (58.58%), DatChat Inc. (38.75%), as well as NeuroMetrix Inc. (29.47%). The worst performers were China SXT Pharmaceuticals Inc. (-58.77%), Guardforce AI Co., Ltd. (-29.01%), and East Stone Acquisition Corp. (-28.19%).

On the New York Stock Exchange, only 538 stocks went up, while 2,766 went down. On the Nasdaq Stock Exchange, 3,171 fell and 696 advanced.

The CBOE Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of S&P 500 options, increased by 18.76% to 22.79.

Gold futures lost 0.17%, reaching $1,813.45 per ounce. WTI crude oil futures increased by 3.10% to $85.88 per barrel, while Brent futures rose by 0.14% to trade at $88.62 per barrel.

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