US markets higher as Irma downgraded
StockMarketWire.com - US markets started the week higher as the impact of Hurricane Irma was less catastrophic than originally feared and with recent tensions in the pacific showing initial signs of easing.
As investors returned to equities, the S&P 500 was up 0.85% at 2,482.27, the Nasdaq by 1.16% at 6,434.15 and the Dow by 0.86% at 21,985.43.
At around 2:40pm (GMT), WTI was down 0.25% at $47.36 per barrel and Brent was 0.84% lower at $53.33 per barrel.
Gold was off by around 1% at $1,337.9 an ounce and silver had fallen by 1.37%.
No economic news of note is due today.
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