North Korea Threat Casts an Ominous Cloud -- Here's Where Wall Street Stands
North Korea Threat Casts an Ominous Cloud -- Here's Where Wall Street Stands
12 Agosto, 2017, 23:18
After seeing some early volatility, treasuries moved moderately higher over the course of the trading session on Friday. Japanese markets were closed for a holiday.
The S&P 500 has closed within 0.30% of its opening level in 16 of the last 17 days of trading.
The modest rebound came at the end of a turbulent week on Wall Street as escalating tensions between the US and North Korea rattled global markets.
North Korea threatened a missile strike at US territory Guam.
NORTH KOREA: President Donald Trump warned North Korea of "fire and fury" this week in response to recent threats from Pyongyang, which said it was examining plans for attacking Guam, a US territory in the Pacific with a military base.
Stocks around the world sank as the threats back and forth between the USA and North Korea are digested.
In the eurozone, the Paris CAC 40 dropped nearly 0.7 percent to 5,081.92 points compared with the closing level on Thursday.
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Federal funds futures suggested the chance of rate hike in December fell to 40 percent from 42 percent shortly before the release of the data. The euro is down 0.1 percent at $1.1738.
And in a textbook-type cross-asset move toward safety in times of trouble, the Japanese yen hit an eight-week high against the US dollar while spot gold also reached a two-month high. The Dow slid 33.08 points, or 0.2 percent, to 22,085.34.
While the data gave investors appetite for growth sectors such as information technology and biotechnology it soured them to rate-sensitive stocks such as banks, said Keith Lerner, Chief Market Strategist, SunTrust Advisory services in Atlanta. It's also called the "fear index". The NYSE Arca Biotechnology Index plunged by 3.4% to its lowest closing level in well over a month.
Steel and networking also saw some weakness on the day, although selling pressure was somewhat subdued.
The biggest risers on the FTSE 100 Index were Smurfit Kappa up 38p to 2,224p, Persimmon up 39p to 2,501p, DCC up 70p to 6,885p, Barratt Developments up 6p to 595.5p.
World stocks fell again Friday following an escalation of threats exchanged between the US and North Korea.
Despite the drop, analysts said the market seemed to be a bit sceptical that the North Korea situation would grow into a major crisis, noting that the losses were still not that deep.
The index was down by 1.44% or 108.12 points to close at 7389.94 on Thursday in its worst performance for four months.
The major European markets also showed notable moves to the downside on the day. Hong Kong's Hang Seng added 0.6 percent.
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However, it was still the worst week since March for the Dow and S&P, and the worst week since June for the Nasdaq. China's inflation eased slightly in July and producer price inflation remained stable on rising commodity prices.
On the New York Mercantile Exchange light, sweet crude futures for delivery in September rose $0.39, or 0.8%, to $49.56 a barrel. Japan is the world's biggest creditor country and there is an assumption that investors there will repatriate funds in a crisis.
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Mr Trump's comments sparked a late afternoon selling on Tuesday , with the Dow ending a nine-day streak of closing records. In other precious metals, silver surged 1.7 pe rcent to $17.20 an ounce after hitting $17.24, its highest since June 14.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index fell 143.08 points to 15,074.25, with almost all of its sectors moving lower. The pan-European STOXX 600 index fell 0.49% and the blue chip STOXX 50 index slid 0.73% as all sectors declined.
The latest sell-off was the most severe yet, amounting to the biggest single-day drop for the stock market in almost three months. Yet given the military power of both nations, there is no surprise we are seeing markets shift out of risk assets".
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FTSE 100 down as shares hit by US-North Korea tensions
Asian markets fell sharply, with Hong Kong's Hang Seng index dropping 2%, while United States stocks had ended lower on Thursday. Economists polled by MarketWatch are forecasting a 0.2% monthly rise for both measures, after flat reading the prior month.
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