The so-called “stock market bloodbath” has continued on Friday with major indices falling down to the lows of the last October. What's going on?
American futures head south
On Thursday, the Wall Street index pointed to a sag at the start of the American market. The surge of yield of American government bonds kept putting pressure on market participants.
The Dow blue-chip index futures headed south 0.08% being worth 24719.0, while the S&P 500 futures lost 0.16%, hitting 2,718.75. As for futures of the high-tech Nasdaq 100, they slumped 0.36%, reaching 6912.00.
Market participants keep monitoring the value of American government bonds yield: the revenue on American ten-year government bonds inched down by 0.13%, hitting 3.091% after it hit its peak for seven years - 3,119%.
The jump in the revenue of American bonds along with the acceleration of inflation underpinned forecasts of a faster monetary tightening compared to previous FRS plans.
The White House generally neglected North Korea's threats that it would abandon the scheduled negotiations for June 12 in Singapore. On Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told in an interview with Fox News that Donald Trump is ready for negotiations with the leader of North Korea.
Before the publication of the report of the retailer Walmart, the equities of this company before the opening of the market slumped 1.07%. Stocks of Coca-Cola Company soared by 0.72%, and shares of General Electric jumped by 0.60%.
Equities of Cisco Systems Inc. went down 4.34% notwithstanding its quarterly report that turned out to be better than the forecasts of financial analysts. Additionally, Shire PLC ADR went down 1.16%, while Rio Tinto ADR managed to acquire 1.14%.
European stock markets inched up. The French CAC 40 ascended by 0.35%, the German DAX managed to grow by 0.21%, the London FTSE 100 gained 0.11%. In addition to this, the Euro-European index Euro Stoxx 50 leapt by 0.15%, the Spanish IBEX 35 leapt by up to 0.17%.
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