The Nasdaq Composite tech slipped 0.03 percent to settle at 15,047.70 points.
The fact that the Chinese central bank has banned cryptocurrency transactions and wants to put an end to what it calls illegal mining of digital currencies has led to securities linked to this segment being penalized.
Overall, the session had no major oscillations, at a time when investors prefer to opt for a more prudent attitude – and the winners were the traditional safe-havens, such as the dollar and gold.
The debt crisis being experienced by the Chinese real estate giant
US stock markets experienced their worst week in more than three years in terms of capital outflows, at a time when investors have proven more defensive due to