Wall Street Starts to Pay Attention to North Korea Tensions

Gold up on rising US-North Korea tensions

Gold up on rising US-North Korea tensions

Investors were also sheltering out the storm in other traditional havens.

He added: "There's uncertainty and caution as investors nervously eye the next foreign policy moves". U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he did not believe there was an imminent threat.

In New York, the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 204.69 points to 21,844.01.

Missile makers Raytheon and Lockheed Martin have outperformed Wall Street by nearly 4 percent in recent days and the Dow Jones U.S. defence index is at a record high and on a seven-day unbroken run of gains.

The latest sell-off was the most severe yet, amounting to the biggest single-day drop for the stock market in almost three months.

Humphrey said the escalating crisis with North Korea compels Congress to act.

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"Tensions are still high and not going away at the moment". The Stoxx Europe 600 benchmark was down 1.1% (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/european-stocks-face-worst-week-in-9-months-on-us-north-korea-tensions-2017-08-11), while Hong Kong's Hang Seng led the Asian losses with a drop of 2%.

Against the greenback, the Swiss franc eased about 0.1 percent to 0.9645 per dollar, having surged about 1.1 percent on Wednesday.

Not long after midday, the FTSE was down 1.17% to 7,410.07, with the more domestically focused FTSE 250 down 0.4%.

CURRENCIES: The dollar slipped to 110.00 yen from 110.06 late Wednesday in Asia. Wholesale inventories are expected to climb by 0.6 percent.

WALL STREET: Losses in health care and consumer-focused companies pulled USA stocks lower, snapping a 10-day winning streak for the Dow Jones industrial average.

The Swiss franc last stood at 1.1332 per euro, down slightly on the day.

MO Congressman Expects US to Shoot Down North Korea's Missiles
Strangelove: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb". "Good Morning, my dear people of Guam", began the governor. The US President Donald Trump says he'll respond to any threat from North Korea with fire and fury.

Gold prices remain better bid (+0.4% to $1,265.70 per ounce) amid rising tensions between the U.S and North Korea after the North responded to warnings from U.S. President Donald Trump with a threat to strike the U.S. territory of Guam.

The 30-year Treasury bond rose 31/32 in price to yield 2.8191 percent, from 2.867 percent late on Tuesday.

"The people of this country should be very comfortable, and I will tell you this: If North Korea does anything in terms of even thinking about attack, of anybody that we love or we represent or our allies or us, they can be very, very nervous", Trump said.

Brent crude is unchanged at +$52.14, after two days of decline, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude added +4c at +$49.21.

Damage for the week: The days of verbal sparring between Washington and Pyongyang looks set to bruise weekly performances for the major USA indexes.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group slumped 1.1 percent and 1.3 percent, respectively. Gold jumped 0.9% to $1,291.10 a troy ounce, while the Japanese yen strengthened 0.7% against the dollar.

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