wallstreet2-103112_18may18.jpg Stocks showed a lack of direction over the course of the trading day on Friday, extending the lackluster performance seen in the previous session. While the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 remained confined to negative territory, the Dow spent the day bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.

Extending the lackluster performance seen in the previous session, stocks have shown a lack of direction over the course of the trading day on Friday. While the Nasdaq and the S&P 500 have lingered in negative territory, the Dow has been bouncing back and forth across the unchanged line.


After initially showing a lack of direction, stocks have moved mostly lower over the course of morning trading on Friday. The major averages have slid into negative territory, adding to the modest losses posted in the previous session.

Most of the markets in Europe are down in negative territory Friday afternoon, snapping their three-session winning streak. Rising treasury yields, uncertainty about any positive outcome from trade deal talks between the U.S. and China, lingering geopolitical concerns due to the tension in the Korean peninsula and dimming chances of a meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean lea


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