US Stocks Climb Higher In First Trading Session of 2021

  • US stocks climbed higher in the first trading session of 2021 on Monday as investors returned from the New Year holiday.
  • Bitcoin saw a volatile trading session on Monday after it fell 17% following a surge to record highs just below $35,000.
  • Watch major indexes update live here.

US stocks gained in the first trading session of 2021 on Monday as investors returned from the New Year holiday.

Bitcoin surged and then dropped in a volatile trading session. The popular cryptocurrency hit record highs just below $35,000 on Sunday before falling as much as 17% in Monday trades to levels not seen since last week. Bitcoin’s fall was its steepest since March. 

Here’s where US indexes stood shortly after the 9:30 a.m. ET open on Monday:

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Tesla jumped 3% after it said it delivered nearly 500,000 electric vehicles in 2020, besting Wall Street expectations and falling just a few hundred vehicles short of its delivery target.

Nio was following in Tesla’s footsteps after it reported record December and fourth quarter delivery numbers. The stock jumped as much as 5% in Monday trades.

Herbalife fell in Monday trades after billionaire investor Carl Icahn sold $600 million worth of shares in the company and gave up board seats.

Oil prices were mixed. West Texas Intermediate crude dropped 0.33%, to $48.36 per barrel. Brent crude, oil’s international benchmark, rose 0.14%, to $51.87 per barrel.

Gold jumped 2.69%, to $1,946.10 per ounce.

By: Matthew Fox

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