Jobs data shows 33,000 jobs lost from hurricanes
The renewal of tensions on the Korean peninsula has caused US stocks to lose some ground. Also a weight on stocks was the data of 33,000 jobs lost in September.
Here’s the most important among shares:
S&P 500 retreated 0.1% to 2,549.33 at 4 PM in New York.
Nasdaq 100 added 0.1%.
Dow Jones lost 2 points to 22,773.67, first decline in eight days.
Stoxx Europe 600 slumped 0.4%.
MSCI Emerging Markets was little changed.
A pretty bullish day for currencies:
The dollar stood its ground after hitting the highest in more than 11 weeks.
The euro made up for losses by rising 0.2% to $1.1728.
The yen advanced 0.2% at 112.65 a dollar, erasing a decline of 0.6%.
Rather gloomy day for oil, the yellow metal a bit up:
WTI crude dropped 3% to settle at $49.29 a barrel.
Gold rose 0.5% to $1,274.50 an ounce, after falling as much as 0.6%.