US Stocks Mixed in Early Trading Friday

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. stock indexes were mixed in the first hours of trading Friday.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down a small amount, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index is up two-tenths of a percent and the NASDAQ by one-half of a percentage point.

European stock markets are lower in afternoon trading.

London’s Financial Times 100 index is down six-tenths of a percent. The CAC-40 in Paris is off 1.9 percent and the DAX in Frankfurt by two-tenths of a percent.

In Asia, Tokyo’s Nikkei index lost seven-tenths of a percent , to close at 9,833.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index dropped six-tenths of a percent , to end at 22,440.

Gold advanced $8.24 to trade at $1,624.19 an ounce.

The U.S. dollar was lower against both the euro and yen.