Dow Jones surges by 150 points on opening after sinking 500 points Monday amid Evergrande debts


US stocks surged on the opening bell Tuesday – one day after Chinese real estate giant Evergrande sent Wall Street into turmoil after its more than $300 billion debts sparked fears of a Lehman Brothers-style collapse.

The Dow Jones was up by more than 200 points and .61 percent on Tuesday at 34,179.03, having closed at 33,970.47 on Monday afternoon. 

S&P 500 rose by 16.77 points or .4 percent from 4,357.73 on the previous close to 4,374.5 opening Tuesday.

Nasdaq opened at 14,803.36 – up by 89.49 points or .6 percent from 14,713.9 closing Monday.   

This chart shows how the Dow Jones surged in value as it opened, and ultimately climbed by more than 208 points on Monday’s closing value 

All three indexes plunged Monday, with the Dow Jones losing a staggering 614.41 points, or 1.8 percent, for its biggest one day drop since July 19.  

The S&P 500 recorded its worst day in more than four months after all 11 of the index’s major sectors plunged.

Overall it was down 1.7 percent, marking its worst day since May 12. 

The Nasdaq also fell 2.2 percent to its lowest level in about a month.  

The Dow Jones is a listing of the 30 most traded stocks on the New York Stock Exchange. 

The S&P 500 includes the 500 largest US publicly traded companies across 11 sectors, while the Nasdaq is made up of more than 2,500 stocks. 

As such, an increase in the total value of the index is seen as indicative of a healthy economy, while slumping prices are taken as a sign the economy may be in trouble.  

This came after Evergrande, China’s second largest property developer, looked poised to default on its multi-billion dollar debt burden. 

The firm has warned for months it does not have enough case to pay off its and its share price has plummeted 80 percent this year.

Construction materials industries have also started to see their share prices drop amid fears the implosion of Evergrande would lead to a collapse in demand for their goods.

The Dow Jones was up by more than 200 points and .61 percent on Tuesday at 34,179.03, having closed at 33,970.47 on Monday afternoon

The Dow Jones was up by more than 200 points and .61 percent on Tuesday at 34,179.03, having closed at 33,970.47 on Monday afternoon

Experts warned that the crisis has echoes of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy which sent the global and economy credit markets to collapse back in 2008.

These concerns added to the volatility markets are already facing due to ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic and sluggish economic growth – fueling a broad sell-off and sending investors fleeing equities for safety Monday. 

Investors tried to shake off these fears of a collapse Tuesday, buying the dip and pushing up the indexes. 

Buying the dip is when investors buy up shares at a lower rate after stocks fall. This then pushes the value up again. 

Technology companies showed particular signs of growth Tuesday, making up some ground on the previous day’s pullback.

Uber jumped 7.6 percent after the ride-hailing app raised its outlook for the third quarter. 

The halted under-construction Evergrande Cultural Tourism City, a mixed-used residential-retail-entertainment development, in Taicang, Suzhou city, in China's eastern Jiangsu province

The halted under-construction Evergrande Cultural Tourism City, a mixed-used residential-retail-entertainment development, in Taicang, Suzhou city, in China’s eastern Jiangsu province

Chinese real estate giant Evergrande sent Wall Street into turmoil after its more than $300 billion debts sparked fears of a Lehman Brothers-style collapse

Chinese real estate giant Evergrande sent Wall Street into turmoil after its more than $300 billion debts sparked fears of a Lehman Brothers-style collapse

Commodities also showed signs of stabilizing Tuesday with benchmark US crude up $1.04 to $71.33 a barrel. 

Brent crude, the international standard, added $1.21 to $75.13 a barrel.

Meanwhile, Johnson & Johnson announced Tuesday that the booster shot for its COVID-19 vaccine has been found to be 94 percent effective.

This boosted the company’s shares by .5 percent and helped to appease fears around the Delta variant.  

This comes ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting on monetary policy. 

The two-day meeting, which kicks off Tuesday, is being watched closely to see if Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will take any action to address the impact of rising prices on businesses and consumers. 

The Fed will release its quarterly economic forecasts and statement on interest rates 2pm ET Wednesday, followed by a press conference.  

Global markets also rose back to power, with European markets higher and Asian markets mostly up. 

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rose 0.5 percent following its 3 percent dip Monday, while Chinese markets remained closed for a holiday. 

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. US stocks surged on the opening bell Tuesday after a dismal day Monday

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. US stocks surged on the opening bell Tuesday after a dismal day Monday 



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