Rising Sino-US tensions didn’t faze the markets
The benchmarks had a surprise after the Labor Day Holiday. The nosedive of #Tesla drove the sell-off in tech stocks as it dropped more than 20% after it didn't make the cut for the USA500 inclusion. USA30 fell 2.25%. USA500 was down 2.76%, and TECH100 slumped 4.11%.
Gold settled 0.5% higher at $1,943.20 per ounce.
The Dollar Index rose 0.8% to 93.468.
Asia and Australia
The markets didn't budge over the fact that the US is considering putting the semiconductor manufacturer SMIC on the Entity List. Also, they didn't pay much attention to the new #tensions between the US & China, after President #Trump announced a possible decoupling of the two economies.
HongKong45 gained 0.2%.
Japan225 ended up 0.8%.
Down under, Australia200 rose 0.47%.
AUD/USD traded at 0.7210.
These benchmarks followed their American peers and ended the day in the red.
EUR/USD traded at 1.1818.
GBP/USD lost 0.3% settling at 1.3135.
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Sources: investing.com, seekingalpha.com
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