Major indexes ended the session largely flat in another volatile session in the United States. The S&P 500 dropped 0.01 percent to end the day at 2,546.16. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite added 0.45 percent to close at 6,783.91 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.35 percent to close the session at 23,675.64.
Dow futures rose 82.66 points after erasing its earlier low of 300 points. It came into effect after shares of Goldman Sachs posted their gains for the first time in 10 days. However, shares of Boeing also experienced gains. In terms of the energy sector, stocks fell all over the board as oil prices dropped more than 7 percent to experience its 15-month low last Tuesday.
Shares of Exxon Mobil lost 2.7 percent, ConocoPhillips fell 1.9 percent, and Chevron dropped 2.4 percent over the U.S.-Russia output cuts ahead of the plans. On the other hand, shares of Amazon, Netflix, and Apple traded higher. Alphabet posted gains by 1.7 percent and Facebook rallied 2.4 percent on the board.
Meanwhile, stocks in Asia were mixed as shares of SoftBank Corp tumbled on its debut in Japan. Shares of this mobile unit of SoftBank Group dropped as much as 10 percent from its original offering price 1,500 yen. The Nikkei 225 traded lower by 0.41 percent and the Topix index fell 0.36 percent.
Over in Greater China, the Shanghai Composite fell 0.41 percent and the Shenzhen Composite dropped 0.55 percent. On the other hand, the Hang Seng index of Hong Kong traded flat. Shares of oil firms fell after oil prices plunged overnight such as Petrochina slipped 1.55 percent in Shanghai and 2.55 percent in Hong Kong.
In South Korea, the Kospi index rose 0.58 percent. Over in Australia, energy stocks were down like Woodside tumbled 1.82 percent and Origin Energy fell 0.66 percent.