S&P closes barely lower despite N. Korea tensions

14 Août, 2017, 01:38 | Author: Marc Bacque
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At 12:43 p.m. ET (1643 GMT), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 49.69 points, or 0.23 percent, at 21,893.7 and the S&P 500 was up 6.84 points, or 0.28 percent, at 2,445.05.

Reuters data show a 22 per cent perceived chance for a rate hike after the Fed's December meeting.

The CBOE Volatility Index, a barometer of expected near-term stock market volatility, closed at its highest since the US presidential election on Thursday, but was down 1.22 points at 14.82 points on Friday.

The Nasdaq composite gained 32 points, or 0.5%, to 6,249.

Ongoing global glut concerns lingered in oil markets despite a bigger-than-expected draw in United States crude inventories, leaving prices volatile.

The remarks followed a new report asserting that USA intelligence has assessed that Pyongyang has successfully produced a nuclear warhead that can fit inside its missiles.

Traders said hedge funds had cut leveraged bets against the franc, prompted in part by worries about increased U.S.

US stocks clawed back losses late on Wednesday as investors appeared to brush off geopolitical concerns after falling in the wake of President Donald Trump's "fire and fury" warning to North Korea.

North Korea had responded to Trump's previous promise to unleash "fire and fury" with a threat to land missiles near the US Pacific territory of Guam. Kohl's also declined, sliding $3.62, or 8.6 percent, to $38.31. On the Nasdaq, 1,378 issues rose and 892 fell.

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"Most investors will be completely out of their depth in making any assessment on the (North Korea) situation", said Koon Chow, emerging market FX strategist at fund manager UBP.

The warning from Tom Elliott, International Investment Strategist at deVere Group, one of the world's largest independent financial services organizations, coms as the tensions contributed to a rally in defensive assets on global financial markets this week. Britain's FTSE 100 was down 1.1 percent.

The Japanese yen last strengthened 0.03 per cent versus the greenback at 109.22 per dollar.

Nvidia's quarterly revenue in its data center and automotive businesses missed estimates, dragging the chipmaker's shares down 5.43 percent. The 10-year German bund yield traded at 0.43 percent while the 10-year USA yield declined to 2.243 percent.

Charter Communications rose 2.9 percent on news Altice is exploring a bid for the cable giant.

The MSCI World index slipped 0.15%, extending Thursday's 1.1% drop, its biggest one-day slide since May 17.

Markets had seen a tentative recovery in risk appetite in US and early Asian trading, but as the war of words resumed Asian stocks dropped back and London, Frankfurt and Paris all lost 0.5-1.2 per cent.

"Whether it is a credit crunch in China, policy error from the Fed, or fear of an over-valued US stock market, there are many reasons to maintain a balanced multi-asset portfolio that has exposure to defensive asset classes and currencies".

Six of the 11 major S&P sectors were higher, with technology's 0.80-percent rise leading the advancers.

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