According to the final results, the index featured Dow Jones has advanced to 21 858,32 points and the Nasdaq, to the strong staining technology, 6256,56 points.
The major U.S. index futures are pointing to a higher opening on Friday, as some traders may look to pick up stocks at reduced levels following the pullback seen over the past few sessions.
Biswas: In the nightmare, but still low-probability scenario in which North Korea were to succeed in using nuclear weapons against South Korea, the devastation of the Korean peninsula would be catastrophic.
If North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States, China should stay neutral, but if the USA attacks first and tries to overthrow North Korea's government, China will stop them, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Friday.
"Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely". The administration has put the vast majority of its diplomatic efforts toward pressuring China to rein-in its wayward, and arguably unpersuadable, ally Kim Jong Un. Economists had expected prices to rise by 0.2 percent. Core inflation that excludes volatile food and energy items grew at a pace of 0.1% m/m, the same as in June but below the forecasted 0.2%.
French consumer prices climbed 0.7% year-on-year in July, the same rate as seen in June and in line with the preliminary estimate.
The S&P's record close on August 7 likely helped fuel its latest sell-off.
Spot gold added 0.2 percent to $1,262.35 an ounce, pulling away from the previous session's two-week lows.
The major European markets also saw continued weakness on the day. Other regional East Asian financial markets would also be vulnerable, particularly Japanese financial markets, with risks of disruption to Northeast Asian regional trade and investment flows and manufacturing supply chains. "Whether it is a credit crunch in China, policy error from the Fed, or fear of an over-valued US stock market, there are many reasons to maintain a balanced multi-asset portfolio that has exposure to defensive asset classes and currencies". While the French CAC 40 Index fell by 0.6%, the German DAX Index slumped by 1.1% and the UK's FTSE 100 Index plunged by 1.4%. WTI oil prices are trading lower by 0.5 per cent at $48.34 a barrel, while MCX oil prices are trading lower by 0.6 percent at Rs 3,108 a barrel. Dollar/loonie was last down 0.3% and below the 1.27 mark after rising to a one-month high of 1.2752 earlier in the day.
Below that level lies another key technical chart support level for the dollar at 108.13 yen, a trough the USA currency k plumbed in mid-April.