Indices ended in red territory on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Technology brands including Apple, Advanced Micro Devices and Micron Technology traded lower amid continued trade tensions. Meanwhile, avoiding the downswing, utilities and real estate brands posted gains. On another note, crude oil dipped. Brent crude fell $3.19 today to settle at $67.80 per barrel. Looking elsewhere, Labor Department figures showed initial jobless claims decreased by 16,000 to 212,000 for the week ended May 11.