Lunes, 23 Octubre, 2017

Wall Street Stops Stocks' Bleeding, for Now; Gold, Yen Tick Up

Fire and fury President Trump promises a response Fire and fury President Trump promises a response"like the world has never seen to NK threats- Source Gage Skidmore
Malita Javier | 13 Agosto, 2017, 16:55

"The market is trying to interpret the CPI data as somewhat positive because it is anticipating that the Fed will be on hold not only in September but also possibly in December", said Robert Pavlik, chief market strategist at Boston Private Wealth. The Korea tensions though have seen both USA and European markets this week push back expectations of when the Fed and ECB might hike interest rates.

A Reuters Datastream index of more than 7,000 stocks across the globe saw its market capitalization drop from a record high $61.36 trillion on Monday to $60.43 trillion at the close on Thursday.

Trump said on Thursday that his first threat to unleash "fire and fury" may not have been tough enough.

In the first four days of the week, the Standard & Poor's 500 index swung from marking its latest record high to posting its biggest single-day drop in almost three months.

"There's not a great incentive to buy big", said Lerner of SunTrust Advisory. The Dow is up 34.62 points or 0.2 percent at 21,878.63, the Nasdaq is up 25.62 points or 0.4 percent at 6,242.49 and the S&P 500 is up 4.36 points or 0.2 percent at 2,442.57.

Iván Cepeda pide garantías en proceso por asesinato de su primo
Igualmente, se habrían ocultado elementos probatorios de la escena del crimen. Los uniformados quedaron en libertad pero seguirán vinculados al proceso.

The Straits Times Index sank 1.31 per cent or 43.52 points to 3,279.72, down 1.4 per cent for the week. "That did temporarily shake investors' complacency, but we think markets are ready to move higher in the back half of the year, and earnings and economic data are going to drive that".

"Looking historically, there's relatively little volatility when it comes to stock market and North Korean provocations", said Kent Boydston, a research analyst at the Peterson Institute for International Economics.

The yen tends to benefit during times of geopolitical or financial stress as Japan is the world's biggest creditor nation and there is an assumption that Japanese investors there will repatriate funds should a crisis materialise.

Wall Street rebounded on Friday and ended on a good note in a hard week marked by increasing geopolitical tensions: the Dow Jones has taken 0.1% and the Nasdaq up 0.6 per cent.

The dollar was further weighed on Friday by the soft USA inflation data.

Wenger 'relieved' Giroud has made a decision to stay
Manager Arsene Wenger this week revealed that he gave the player the option of leaving, but that he chose to fight for his place. But Arsenal entered the match with a dismal record of one win, three losses and three draws in their last seven season openers.

Markets had earlier stabilised as Tillerson tried to ease tensions, saying he did not believe there is "any imminent threat" to Guam, and expressed hope diplomacy would prevail.

The dollar pulled back 0.1 percent to $0.9635 Swiss francs on Friday, after dropping as much as 1.2 percent to a two-week low overnight. The EUR/CHF was up 0.11% and trading at 1.1341 Swiss Francs.

But losses soon resumed, with Tokyo edging down as the Nikkei again came under pressure from the strength of the safe-haven yen, which hit eight-week highs Wednesday against the dollar.

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.

Cape Investment & Securities said it expected the benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index to trade at the 2,300-2,360 range next week. The 30-year bond was last up 4/32 in price to yield 2.7871 per cent, from 2.794 per cent late on Thursday.

Arsenal kicks-off English Premier League on a high
But Leicester, which so astonishingly won the league in 2016, couldn't hold on for its first win at Arsenal since 1973. The Algerian let it be known that he's seeking a move away from the King Power Stadium.

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.

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