US stocks suffered a crash on Wednesday, with the Dow Jones index closing at lows only seen in late July, due to the fact that coronavirus cases soared worldwide.
Investors were also concerned about the presidential election next week.
The growing pandemic and Washington's failure to reach agreement on a new fiscal stimulus ahead of the November 3 elections led all three stock indexes to close by more than 3%.
The Dow Jones fell 3,43% to 26.519,95 points; the S&P 500 fell 3,53% to 3.271,03 points and the Nasdaq fell 3,73% to 11.004,87 points.
The shares were punished by the 2nd wave of Covid-19.
In the corporate context, the positive reactions to the accounts of Tupperware Brands (+ 35,15%), First Solar (+ 13,25%) and General Electric (+ 4,51%) stand out. Mastercard (-8,11%), UPS (-8,82%) and Microsoft (-4,96%) react negatively to the numbers.
At the macroeconomic level, it was revealed that wholesalers in the USA reduced stocks in September, while in retail there was a higher than expected increase.
The West Texas crude barrel price for delivery in December ended today in the New York futures market down 5,56% to $ 37,37, with investors fearing that the pandemic's advance will reduce demand.