Wall St closed lower, Dow snaps winning streak: ASX to open flat

Wall St closed lower, Dow snaps winning streak: ASX to open flat

Wall St closed lower, Dow snaps winning streak: ASX to open flat

That prompted North Korea to say it was considering firing missiles near Guam, a U.S.

Politics lifted United States defense stocks. The dollar was down 1.2 percent at 0.9627 Swiss francs, while an ounce of gold was 1 percent higher at $1,275.

The North Korea situation isn't the only thing weighing on stocks. "The global economy is really on some firm footing", he said. The FTSE 100 index of leading British shares was 0.7 percent lower at 7,489.

The Nasdaq Composite was down 115.35 points, or 1.82 percent, at 6,236.98.

Emerging market stocks lost 0.89 percent.

THE QUOTE: "Risk-averse sentiment is dominating global equities markets, and USA indices have retraced from record levels over the last two days". The Japanese currency rallied broadly against most major currencies.

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Trump's remarks on Tuesday that North Korea would face "fire and fury like the world has never seen" pushed Wall Street lower, with only utilities making gains and drove the VIX "fear gauge" of expected volatility on the S&P 500 to its highest in nearly a month. "Tensions are still high and not going away at the moment".

Asian markets struggled again, with Japan's Nikkei feeling the pressure from the rise of the safe-haven yen, which hit an eight-week high.

The Labor Department is also expected to issue its Producer Price Index (PPI), which is likely to have remained unchanged at 0.1 percent in July.

The Swiss franc rose 0.01 percent versus the greenback, the most since late June, at 0.96 per dollar. South Korea's KOSPI fell 1.8 percent to almost a three-month low. It was down 0.2 per cent at 108.96 yen, after retreating 0.7 per cent on Thursday.

The yen is often sought in times of geopolitical tension, partly because Japan has a big current account surplus, and it being the world's biggest creditor nation, there is an assumption Japanese investors may repatriate their foreign holdings in times of heightened global uncertainty.

Utilities closed up 0.3 percent while the materials sector.SPLRCM was the S&P's biggest loser with a 0.9-percent drop.

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Investor focus now turns to Friday's US consumer price index data.

The euro dipped 0.1 per cent to $1.1733 but the single European currency has been slipping this week against the dollar, having hit a more than 2 1/2-year high of $1.1892 on August 2.

"The most visible impact of escalating verbal threats between North Korea and President Trump comes at the long end of the U.S. Treasury curve", said Jim Vogel, interest rates strategist at FTN Financial in Memphis. Brent crude, used to price worldwide oils, added 59 cents to $53.29. Brent crude, used to price worldwide oils, gained 40 cents to $52.54 in London.

Gold rose 0.6 per cent to $1,268 an ounce.

Gold futures for December delivery climbed 1.3 percent to $1,278.50 an ounce at 9:02 a.m. on the Comex in NY. Investors welcomed new data showing USA inflation at the consumer level inched higher last month, suggesting that the Federal Reserve may be less likely to raise interest rates next month.

SeaWorld Entertainment slid 6.2 percent after the theme park operator reported second-quarter revenue that fell short of Wall Street's expectations.

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