Lunes, 20 Noviembre, 2017

Stocks close slightly lower, trimming earlier losses

Malita Javier | 13 Agosto, 2017, 15:20

European markets also slid in early trade after Wall Street indices suffered their biggest losses in almost three months Thursday, while the dollar struggled to recover from eight-week lows below 109 yen as investors fled to safe haven assets.

Nevertheless, the geopolitical uncertainty looks set to continue, dealers said, following Trump's fresh warning Thursday that his earlier threat to unleash "fire and fury" on the reclusive nuclear-armed state may not have been "tough enough".

Mr. Trump's remarks on Tuesday that North Korea would face "fire and fury like the world has never seen" pushed Wall Street lower on Tuesday and drove up the VIX "fear gauge" of expected volatility on the S&P 500 higher. Meanwhile, euro/dollar was 0.2% up, just shy of the 1.18 handle, pound/dollar was flat, having earlier hit a three-week low of 1.2939 and dollar/yen was 0.1% down above the 109 level - the pair fell to 108.72 after the data on US CPI, its lowest since April 20.

North Korea raised the stakes further on Thursday with a detailed plan to send a salvo of missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam.

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The focus on North Korea largely overshadowed a Labor Department report showing an unexpected drop in United States producer prices in the month of July. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index plunged by 2 percent, while South Korea's Kospi Index slumped by 1.7 percent. They suggest the USA and China, a North Korean ally, could work together to de-escalate the situation.

Safe havens benefited from the move away from stocks - gold rising again to around $1,290 an ounce after surging 1.3 percent Wednesday - but other risky assets such as oil and copper held their price. Small-company stocks fell more than the rest of the market.

Investors bought bonds after the Labor Department said the consumer-price index increased 0.1% in July from the previous month. -North Korea tensions and the weak data that further reduced expectations of a Fed rate hike in December.

By mid-morning in NY investors began to look for stocks to buy rather than offload and the Dow Jones industrial average was 38.65 points higher at 21,882.92 while the S&P 500 was...

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Burger chain Wendy's was up 4.20 per cent after it reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and sales. TMX Group Ltd was up 3.5 percent to C$68.23, while Quebecor Inc added 2.9 percent to C$44.60. France's CAC 40 fell 1.1 percent to 5,057.43 while Germany's DAX lost 0.5 percent to 11,953.94.

Dow e-minis were down 56 points, or 0.25 percent, with 29,071 contracts changing hands at 8:36 a.m. ET (1236 GMT). The euro fell to $1.1728 from $1.1757.

Shares of Snapchat parent Snap Inc.(SNAP) slid 14% a day after the company's earnings missed forecasts (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/snap-ceos-promise-cant-overcome-declining-ad-rates-stock-heads-toward-new-lows-after-earnings-2017-08-10), and the social-messaging company disclosed that average ad prices fell in the second quarter.

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