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Disney Stock Exacts Steeper Toll Than North Korea On Dow

10 August 2017, 12:42 | Frank Carlson

Daily September E-mini S&P 500 Index

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Donald Trump struck a defiant stance against North Korea on Tuesday afternoon, warning of severe retribution should the authoritarian state proceed with any more missile tests or threats.

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 71 points, or 0.3 percent, to 22,013.

Politics also lifted USA defense stocks. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite (COMP - 6,352.33) lost 18.1 points, or 0.3%.

The 10-day Dow winning streak that ended was the second double-digit string of up days this year - the first time that has happened since 1959. The stock was the biggest gainer in the S&P 500, adding $8.17 to $45.40.

Oil prices gained 32 cents to $49.49 USA per barrel. Watch maker Fossil Group plunged 25 percent after reporting a weak quarter. More than 70 percent of S&P 500 companies that had reported posted better-than-expected earnings while 69 percent have beaten of sales, according to data from Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. The stock fell 59 cents to $13.02. Netflix was down 1.8 percent.

ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude lost 23 cents to $48.94 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, the global futures benchmark, declined 38 cents, or 0.7%, to $51.99 a barrel. Brent crude, the worldwide standard, lost 28 cents to $52.09 a barrel in London.

Hunt on for BMW driver who mowed down six soldiers : Paris attack
Operation Sentinelle guards major Parisian sites from terrorist attacks, such as the recent knife scare at the Eiffel Tower . One eyewitness, who gave her name as Zakia, told BFMTV that she was awakened by a "boom" before running to her balcony.

Pyongyang said it was examining plans for attacking Guam, a US territory in the Pacific that has a USA military base. Euro zone stocks and blue-chips dropped 1 percent.

Martin van Vliet, a senior rates strategist at ING, said the market move in German bonds was exacerbated by speculative bets on futures derivative contracts, rather than actual trading in the underlying assets. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note held steady at 2.26 percent.

European shares were also lower following reports that a auto had rammed a group of soldiers in Paris, injuring six before speeding off in what officials identified as a suspected terrorist attack.

European equity markets also opened sharply lower and measures of volatility spiked.

In Europe, France's CAC 40 fell 1.6 percent to 5,135 while Germany's DAX was down 1.3 percent at 12,133.

Wider Asian markets down: Japan's Nikkei stock index closed down 1.33%, the Hong Kong Hang Seng index is down 0.35%, and China's Shanghai Composite is down 0.28%.



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