In energy markets, oil prices rallied on production shutdowns ahead of a storm in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the possibility of supply cuts from Saudi Arabia and Norway.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index lost 0.12% and MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe .MIWD00000PUS gained 1.06%. Eastern time. It had earlier been up 155 points. The broader-based S&P 500 is tipped to harden 11 points to 3,430 while the tech-heavy NASDAQ Composite is seen rising 192 points to 11,547. Wellington was slightly higher.
In recent days, financial markets were hopeful that another round of economic stimulus from Congress would boost the USA economy.
Coty looked more alluring in the eyes of investors. She noted Trump's "strange tweet" halting talks on a new coronavirus aid package - he subsequently tried to reverse course - and said Americans need to know when, exactly, he first contracted Covid-19 as others in the White House became infected.
Trump abruptly halted talks this week on the new Covid-19 aid package, sending the economy reeling, his Republican allies scrambling and leaving millions of Americans without additional support.
Spot gold added 0.5% to $1,886.90 an ounce. "But in any event, we got back, we're talking again, we are talking about airlines and we are talking about a bigger deal than airlines, we are talking about a deal with $1200 per person, talking about other things", he said. The clock continues to tick, as they will all leave on break starting October 9 for the election.
Shares of United Airlines gained more than 3% in pre-market trading, making back almost all of their Tuesday decline.
Whether it's through the election or not, we just might end up with a new president either way.
Investors also expect Joe Biden, if elected, would quickly spend money to stimulate growth.
"I think we have a really good chance of doing something", Trump said Thursday morning in a live interview with Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business. The suspect posted the "Save Our Children", hashtag, a seemingly innocuous cause that has increasingly come to resemble a collective delusion that in some cases has allegedly inspired people to kidnap their own children.He was also apparently into Three Percenter-style militia activity, which long predates QAnon and is premised around the false idea that 3 percent of Revolutionary War-era colonists fought in that conflict. The risk-sensitive Australian dollar rose 0.3% to $0.7163. And so the market's attention remains fixed on the prospects for more stimulus for the economy from Washington. But his doctors have given mixed signals about his diagnosis and treatment. If that doesn't happen, the new Congress that convenes in January might have better luck. The British government is mulling fresh restrictions on everyday life amid mounting evidence that the measures so far have done little to keep a lid on new coronavirus infections. The stock market tanked following Trump's tweets.
Overseas, in Japan, the Nikkei 225 slid 0.1% Wednesday, while in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index gained 1.1%.
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 0.76% from 0.81% late Wednesday.
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