Author: Gordon Kristopher

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The energy sector, which accounts for ~6.2% of the S&P 500, fell 0.54% on August 2. XLE fell ~0.55% to $75.63 on the same day.

Brent oil (BNO) futures fell 2.5% to $72.39 per barrel on August 1. September WTI oil (USO) futures contracts fell 1.6% to $67.66 per barrel on the same day.

The S&P 500 rose ~0.49% to 2,816.29 on July 31. Renewed trade negations between the US and China supported the S&P 500.

The S&P 500 Index fell ~0.58% to 2,802.60 on July 30. Eight of the 11 key sectors in the S&P 500 dropped on July 30.

The S&P 500 Index fell ~0.66% to 2,818.82 on July 27 due to disappointing second-quarter earnings results from some of the technology companies.

The S&P 500 Index fell ~0.3% to 2,837.44 on July 26 due to the decline in the communication services and technology sectors.

Brent oil (BNO) futures rose 0.7% to $73.93 per barrel on July 25. September WTI oil (USO) futures contracts rose 1.1% to $69.30 per barrel on July 25.

The S&P 500 rose ~0.48% to 2,820.40 on July 24. The index rose due to expectations of strong second-quarter earnings results.

The S&P 500 Index rose ~0.18% to 2,806.98 on July 23, supported by the rise in the financial sector and expectations of strong Q2 results.

The energy sector, which accounts for ~6.2% of the S&P 500, rose 0.03% on July 19. The Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLE) rose ~0.03%.