USA stocks plunge toward their worst loss in six months
12 October, 2018, 01:26 | Author: Brooke Harris
The Dow Jones industrials fell 545 points, or 2.1 percent, to 25,052.83 and the benchmark S&P 500 dropped 57 points, or 2.1 percent, to 2,728.37.
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 3.15 percent from 3.22 percent late Wednesday. Technology companies and retailers, including longtime market favorites Apple, Alphabet and Amazon, extended their recent slide.
The Nasdaq composite index was off 43 points beflore climbing the same amount and the S&P 500 was down 15 before edging into positive territory.
That all played into a market that is increasingly anxious about global growth after warnings from the International Monetary Fund this week and a rise in Treasury yields to a more than 7-year high above 3 percent that signals a tightening of available capital globally. The S&P 500 closed at 2,728.38, down 2 percent.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 545 points after dropping 831 points Wednesday. That decline came after the Dow's largest single-day drop in history, when it fell 1,175 points earlier that month. The VIX Volatility Index was higher at 22.27 for a gain of 6.32 points or 39.62%.
USA consumer prices rose less than analysts had forecast in September, reducing expectations the pace of inflation is accelerating despite a tightening labor market. Jitters about those companies have led to this short-term fall, too, while drops were felt throughout the market.
"Equity investors are surprised by the pace at which rates have risen", Marcella Chow, global market strategist at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, said in a report.
Shares in upscale jewellery retailer Tiffany & Co and perfume maker Estee Lauder both fell 7 percent after a warning from French luxury goods firm LVMH about softening demand in China.
The increase in yields from these bonds - which are parcels of United States government debt - can hurt stocks since they will provide competition for investors' cash. Higher rates can also slow economic growth, making it more expensive for businesses to borrow and for consumers to spend.
"The market is not necessarily going to take out much from the yield path", Goncalves said.
Gold rose 0.2 per cent to $1,193.40 an ounce.
Technology giants have suffered an investor rout that sent USA stock markets falling heavily on Wednesday. Stocks continue to retreat on Wednesday, with 10 of the 11 sectors in the red and bond yields continuing to march higher.
The dollar fell to 111.94 yen from 112.59 yen, and the euro rose to $1.1594 from $1.1525.
Losses were fairly broad-based, with tech companies Amazon and Microsoft plummeting more than three percent, along with Boeing, Nike and Caterpillar.
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The company did, however, add that they are still "working to support the US government with our cloud in many ways". The JEDI cloud contract would potentially have a much broader exposure to the Pentagon's advanced weapons systems.
He had apparently drawn the wrath of the Saudi government, which has become an ever-closer USA ally under President Donald Trump . The Turkish government has claimed that Khashoggi was killed in the consulate , on the orders of the Saudi government .
An example of this would be how a tax on carbon output would affect both the economy and the climate of any given nation. Nordhaus , 77, was specifically honoured for "integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis".
Are you affected by Hurricane Michael? Central pressure is the measure of how much the atmosphere in the middle of a storm weighs. Some of those areas are still working to recover from Hurricane Florence. "We have trees being uprooted, heavy, heavy rain".
Investors see many of these countries as being vulnerable to higher USA interest rates, which can pull away investment dollars. That decline came after the Dow's largest single-day drop in history, when it fell 1,175 points earlier that month.
In his last interview three days before his disappearance, he said he did not think he would return to Saudi Arabia. Suspicions are mounting that Saudi's crown prince ordered the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
Storm surge is not much of a concern because forecasters expect the hurricane to move quickly across the state, Martin said. The eye of the storm was 30 miles west of Bainbridge, Ga., and 70 miles southwest of Albany, Ga., as of the NHC's 4 p.m.
By convention presidents rarely comment on central bank policy because the Fed is meant to be independent of politics. In September, the Federal Reserve raised short-term interest rates for the third time this year.
She also dismissed the "Access Hollywood" tape where he bragged about women letting him "grab 'em by the p***y" as "boy talk". In a teaser for her upcoming interview with ABC's 20/20, Mrs Trump said: 'I support the women and they need to be heard.
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