Volatility returned to the U.S. market, with stocks stumbling back to bearish markets after the biggest rally in almost a decade faltered. Oil and the US dollar gave up some of the progress of the previous session. Oil slipped below US $ 46 per barrel.
The S & P 500 slumped more than 1 percent, unable to add the biggest 5 percent surge since March 2009. The index moved towards the worst month of record gains and fell nearly 17 percent in the quarter from higher interest rates to political turmoil in Washington to concerns about global growth are hammering on investor sentiment. Havens is back in fashion, with yields on the 10-year Treasury slipping below 2.8 percent, and gold rising with the yen.
Equity euphoria has eased from Wednesday, as investors cheered to remind American consumer power and secured guarantees for the Federal Reserve's chief term and progress in US-China trade talks. While there is no clear catalyst for returning to sales that take stock in the bear market mustache, the violence at yesterday's rally made it difficult to maintain.
Elsewhere, WTI crude oil prices handed over a piece of increase of more than 8 percent from the previous day. Losses in utility companies and car makers dragged the Stoxx Europe 600 Index into the red zone. Asian stocks varied, although the Tokyo Topix Index posted the biggest increase in two years. Emerging markets continue to outperform, thanks to expectations of less aggressive tightening by the Fed.
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Here are some events that might be the focus of investors in the coming days:
US. to postpone data on new home sales to be released Thursday due to partial closure of the government Baker Hughes released weekly data on US oil rigs active on Friday. Monday is the end of the year. The new Brazilian president was sworn in on Tuesday.
And this is the main step on the market:
The S & P 500 index fell 1.2 percent at 9:31 New York time. The Stoxx Europe 600 index fell 1.5 percent to its lowest level in more than two years on the biggest decline in a week. The MSCI All Nations World Index increased 0.1 percent to the highest level in a week. The MSCI Emerging Market Index rose 0.1 percent, the first increase in more than a week.
The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell 0.1 percent. The euro rose 0.2 percent to US $ 1.1374. The Japanese yen jumped 0.5 percent to 110.85 per dollar. The British pound fell 0.1 percent to US $ 1.2626, the weakest in more than a week. MSCI's Emerging Market Currency Index rose 0.1 percent, the biggest increase in more than a week.
The yield on the 10-year bond fell four basis points to 2.77 percent. German 10-year yields dropped one basis point to 0.24 percent, the lowest in a week on the biggest decline in almost two weeks. UK 10-year yields rose three basis points to 1.292 percent. The spread of Italian 10-year bonds above Germany declined three basis points to 2.5514 percentage points to the narrowest in a week.
The Bloomberg Commodity Index fell 0.2 percent. Brent crude fell 1.7 percent to US $ 53.54 per barrel. Copper LME jumped 0.8 percent to US $ 6,005.00 per metric ton, reaching the highest in more than a week on the first increase in more than a week and the biggest increase in more than two weeks. Gold rose 0.6 percent to US $ 1,274.98 per ounce, the highest in more than six months.