A global measure of equity prices fell to a 1-year low on Thursday as Wall Street extended its October slide into a sixth session as investors feared an escalating USA trade war with China and risks from a recent climb in interest rates.
US consumer prices rose less than analysts had forecast in September, reducing expectations the pace of inflation is accelerating despite a tightening labor market. The Dow Jones Industrial Average suffered its worst loss in eight months, falling 3.1 percent to 25,598.74.
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U.S. government bonds resumed a selloff after rising to multi-year highs last week, with the 2-year yield rising to 2.906%, its highest level since June 2008. All 30 of the Dow's stocks were in the red and it fell below 26,000 total points for the first time in a month, CNN reported.
The Dow Jones industrial average gave up 738 points, or 2.8 per cent, to 25,686.
Whether the lower reading will quell expectations the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates again in December remains to be seen, said Yousef Abbasi, global market strategist at INTL FCStone in NY.
Stocks fell Wednesday as concerns about global economic growth and ongoing trade tensions continued to hang over Wall Street and after the bond market resumed a sell-off that started last week.
The S&P 500 also fell 3.3 percent, marking its fifth straight decline, and the Nasdaq declined more than 4 percent, its worst percentage decline since June 2016.
"Two weeks ago this kind of news would not have affected the market", he said.
Big moves in interest rates tend to unsettle investors, and they can also push them to sell stocks and buy bonds instead.
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The stock market as a whole, however, had solid reasons behind the fall: rising interest rates.
Luxury retailers tumbled. Tiffany plunged 10.2 percent to $110.38 and Ralph Lauren fell 8.4 percent to $116.96. The stock fell 16.8 percent to 49 cents.
"The speed of changes in bond yields often matters more for equities than the level", Goldman Sachs strategists said in a note.
U.S. gold futures settled up $1.9, or 0.16 percent, at $1,193.4.
The 10-year Treasury yield rose to 3.22 percent from 3.20 percent late Tuesday after earlier touching 3.24 percent.
"That suggests the Fed will keep raising rates, and that's taking the wind out of the stocks that have done the most, particularly in the tech sector".
Oil prices slumped to two-week lows as global stock markets fell, with investor sentiment made more bearish by an industry report showing US crude inventories rising more than expected.
The dollar index fell 0.17 percent, with the euro up 0.25 percent to $1.1518.
Netflix shares fell by 6pc and have now fallen by 12pc in the last five days.
The Australian dollar slipped against major currencies, down to 70.7 U.S. cents, 53.6 British pence, 61.4 Euro cents and 79.5 Japanese yen.
The storm hit roared ashore along the Florida Panhandle, between Tyndall Air Force Base and Mexico Beach , according to NASA . Last Thursday, forecasters were saying that what was then called Tropical Storm Michael " does not pose a threat to land ".
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Here's a look at Hurricane Michael by the numbers, from its historic impact to its winds to its high tides. People seek safety in a shelter as Hurricane Michael approaches, October 10, 2018, in Panama City, Fla .
Responding to Saudi claims that the cameras were not functioning on October 2, Erdoğan said this was not a logical explanation. Suspicions are mounting that Saudi's crown prince ordered the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.
In her remarks to the Washington Post, Kang also differed with the United States view on the denuclearization process. For decades, South Korea has been united with the United States against North Korea.
About eight hours after landfall, Michael was downgraded to a Category 1 storm, with top sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph). The remainder of Georgia, the Carolinas, and southern Virginia...3 to 6 inches, with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches.
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Despite Wednesday's sell-off, the S&P 500 would still need to more than double its losses. "I think the Fed is making a mistake ". In Paris, shares in Kering fell almost 10 percent, LVMH over seven percent and Hermes around five percent.
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