On Wednesday, the 17th of July 2019, a gauge of global stocks had rounded off the day deep in the reds for second straight session, while US treasury yields had fallen, as trade concerns had begun to temper investors’ nerve amid a US earnings’ season that would likely to proffer a zero-scale gain after breaching all-time-closing highs of all three key US indices later last week, analysts suggested.
Addressing to the extent of rising frets among the investors’ over corporate season earnings’ amid a Sino-US tariff spat that had worsened radically during the second quarter and witnessed the world’s first- and second- largest economies inclining additional tariffs on each other’s product, a senior vice president at Wedbush Securities in San Francisco, Stephen Massocca said, “People are taking action prior to the reports out of fear that some of these numbers are going to be bad.
It is uncertainty and we know how Wall Street deals with uncertainty”. Quoting statistics, on late-US trading hours, Wall St.’s all three key indexes had been in the red, while Dow was down by 0.28 percent to 27,259.09, S&P 500 shed 0.51 percent to 2,988.85 after reaching 3,000 marks for the first time in history later last year, and Nasdaq was dropped by 0.27 percent to 8,200.63.
Over the other side of the Atlantic, London’s FTSE 100 fell 0.55 percent, Frankfurt’s trade-sensitive DAX had wrapped up the day down by 0.72 percent, while French CAC 40 was curbed 0.76 percent of its earlier gains.
Nonetheless, Asian markets had been more stable on Wednesday (July 17th), as Bombay added 0.22 percent to 39,215.64 over optimism of PM Narendra Modi’s latest privatization push, meanwhile Nikkei rounded off the day down by 0.31 percent to 21,469.18 and Hong Kong ended almost flatlined to 28,593.17.