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Markets Settle Close to Week's Low

  • Despite the solid rally late on Thursday, equity markets sank on Friday to settle close to the week's lowest levels. The Doe Jones underperformed thanks to sizeable down-point contributions from Goldman Sachs, Chevron and Visa.
  • Across the S&P 500, energy names led losses, with materials and communication services not far behind. Twitter was the largest decliner in the index, shedding over 10% after earnings.
  • Continental markets were almost uniformly lower, with the EuroStoxx50 shedding 0.5%. UK's FTSE-100 was the standout, closing higher by 0.1% amid more broad GBP weakness.
  • Earnings season isn't over, however, with reports still due from Berkshire Hathaway, Pfizer, T-Mobile US and PayPal among others. Full earnings schedule here:

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