Pakistan stock exchange (PSX) witnessed a volatile session on the last trading day of the week as investors remained in a bearish mode. The kse-100 index lost 105.14 points by the session closing to clock at 41,701.23 index level. On Friday, the kse-100 index witnessed a volatile trading session as it oscillated between negative and positive territory. The market continues to suffer as investors looked for a direction amidst lack of triggers and political uncertainty. Moreover, the trading at the index continue to reflect the entire week’s performance, as index remained range bound mode and witnessed selling pressure, since, the trading activity was knocked by the rollover week, wherein phenomenal activities of offloading the stocks purchased earlier at attractive valuation kicked in. On Friday, in a volatile session the KSE-100 Index registered its intraday high at 42,100.73 after it gained 294.36 points in the second half of the session. However, it failed to sustain its upward trajectory, and touched intraday low at 41,601.94 after the index lost 204.43 points.The index volumes jumped from 272.44 million shares recorded in the previous session to 314.27 million shares, while the overall market volumes increased from 434.89 million shares from the previous session to 435.02 million shares. The volume chart was led by Hascol Petroleum Limited, followed by Unity Foods Limited and Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited. The scrips exchanged 57.52 million, 47.50 million and 28.43 million shares, respectively.Sectors which dragged down the index were Cement with 85 points, Technology & Communication with 21 points, Insurance with 17 points, Automobile Assembler with 16 points and Oil & Gas Exploration Companies with 15 points. Among the scrips, most points taken off the index was by Lucky Cement which stripped the index of 39 points followed by United Bank Limited with 22 points, TRG Pakistan Limited with 22 points, DG Khan Cement with 16 points and Murree Brewery Company Limited with 14 points. Sectors, which continued resist the pressure and added value to the index were Power Generation & Distribution with 16 points, Oil & Gas Marketing Companies with 15 points, Refinery with 12 points, Chemical with 10 points and Fertilizer with 9 points. Among the scrips, most points added to the index was by Habib Bank Limited which contributed 30 points followed by Colgate-Palmolive (Pakistan) Limited with 21 points, Byco Petroleum Pakistan Limited with 12 points, Hascol Petroleum Limited with 11 points and Kot Addu Power Company Limited with 11 points.Global markets: Investor sentiments fizzled Global stocks witnessed a mixed trend on Friday, as investor sentiments continue to dip over mounting concerns amid the resurgence of coronavirus, as hopes for economic recovery falters. The sell-off has stabilized a bit over the last few days in the global markets, but markets failed to show signs of strength.In Asia, markets witnessed a mixed trend, with Japan’s Nikkei 225 edging higher by 0.51% to close at 23,204.62 while South Korea’s Kospi index also advanced 0.27% to 2,278.79.However, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index declined 0.32% to close at 23,235.42, followed by China’s Shanghai composite which declined 0.12% to about 3,219.42.European stock pulled back across the board amid a choppy trading day as investors continue to monitor coronavirus developments and the prospects of economic recovery. Market sentiments continue to follow recent economic data which showed Euro zone business activity growth slowed in September, with IHS Markit’s preliminary euro zone composite purchasing managers’ index (PMI) reading coming in below expectations at 50.1, down from 51.9 in August. A reading above 50 represents expansion. Moreover, the services sector went into reverse in September, offsetting the strongest monthly manufacturing growth for two years, as governments across Europe reintroduced partial restrictions to curb a rise in coronavirus cases.Most of the Markets posted losses, with Germany’s DAX losing 1.47% while CAC-40 in France also lost 1.05%.However, bucking up the trend UK’s FTSE-100 advanced marginally.In U.S, Wall Street witnessed depleting market participation, as investors grappled with a lack of new fiscal stimulus, which several economists and the Federal Reserve argue is needed for the economic recovery to continue. During the early trading hours, Dow Jones Industrial Average was trading 0.3% lower, while S&P 500 was trading 0.2% lower. The tech heavy Nasdaq Composite also hovered just below the flatline.