Global Stocks

European stocks finished with gains on Monday, helped by Italian banks after that country’s government stepped in to shut down two failed lenders, and as Nestlé SA rallied after a hedge fund snapped up a big stake in the consumer-products giant.

The Dow industrials on Monday ended a string of daily losses at four, but the Nasdaq Composite faltered, putting pressure on the broader market. For the first half of 2017, the benchmark S&P 500 is on track to advance about 9%, with some analysts suggesting that the second half will likely be positive as well.

Global shares were higher in Asia-Pacific trade Tuesday, lifted in part by a stronger U.S. dollar, though markets in Australia bucked the trend due to declines in utility and mining stocks. Spot gold prices were recently down 0.2%, extending losses after Monday’s flash crash, which was caused by suspected human error. It plunged 1% shortly after the opening call in London on Monday and traded about 1.8 million troy ounces in a minute, “which is more than the volumes traded seen during recent global risk events,” noted ANZ Research.

Wall Street. Major U.S. stock-indexes mixed

Major U.S. stock-indexes demonstrated mixed dynamics on Monday. Declines in technology and health-care sectors were the major drivers of the market’s sharp downward move after positive opening. Investors’ sentiment was also impacted by weaker-than-expected data on durable goods orders for May and stalled oil prices.

A majority of Dow stocks in positive area (17 of 30). Top loser – Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM, -0.65%). Top gainer – The Goldman Sachs Group (GS, +1.04%).

Most of S&P sectors in positive area.Top loser – Technology (-0.2%) и Healthcare (-0.2%). Top gainer – Utilities (+0.8%).

At the moment:

Dow 21347.00 +8.00 +0.04%

S&P 500 2438.00 +3.00 +0.12%

Nasdaq 100 5800.25 -12.00 -0.21%

Oil 42.65 -0.36 -0.84%

Gold 1245.30 -11.10 -0.88%

U.S. 10yr 2.13 -0.01