[Seoul=Newsis] Reporter Jae-Jun Lee = The New York Stock Exchange opened on the 18th after a feeling of opacity surrounding Ukraines situation put a burden on investor sentiment and stocks that wanted to realize short-term profits took precedence.
At 9:50 am on the same day on the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 120.32 points, or 0.35%, to 34,360.44, compared to the previous day. It fell after 5 trading days.
The Standard & Poors 500 index fell 5.43 points, or 0.12%, to 4406.24 from the previous day.
The Nasdaq Composite Index, centered on technology stocks, also fell 10.81 points or 0.08% from the previous day to 13,625.59. It reversed the decline in 4 trading days.
Russian forces invading Ukraine launched a missile attack near Lviv, near the Polish border.
Lviv was a route to transport aid and defense supplies from outside Ukraine, and the Russian military fired missiles to stop it.
The fact that the front line of the Russian army is expanding is raising concerns about the prolongation of the Ukraine crisis.
Chemical stock Dow and construction equipment stock Caterpillar, which showed strength the previous day, are lagging behind. Credit card stock Visa and semiconductor stock Intel are also struggling.
Shipping stock FedEx, whose earnings per share fell short of expectations in the quarterly settlement, also fell.
On the other hand, aircraft stock Boeing, who heard the news that it is negotiating a large order with the US Air Force, is moving solidly.