Markets have priced in a zero chance of change to US interest rates, but near-certainty to the Fed beginning to unwind its $4.5 trillion balance sheet, a process it previously said it would begin "relatively soon".
USA stocks were shaping up to resume a record run on Monday, with stock futures pointing higher as investor appetite for riskier assets continued to improve and concerns over North Korea eased.
Japan's Nikkei share average surged 2% on Tuesday after Monday's national holiday to hit its highest close in more than two years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.28% and closed at 22,331.35. On Friday, the Dow industrials logged a fourth-straight record close (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/dow-futures-steady-paring-losses-that-came-after-latest-north-korean-missile-2017-09-15) and a sixth-straight gain. The index, which measures options bets on the S&P 500 index's 30 days into the future, typically rises when anxieties in the market escalate, with the indicator used as a measure of volatility and fear because stocks tend to fall faster than they rise.
The Dow rose as advances in shares of General Electric and those of Caterpillar, recently up 2.2 percent and 1.9 percent respectively, outweighed declines in shares of Apple and those of Nike, recently down 1 percent and 0.7 percent respectively. Miners Rio Tinto and Fortescue Metals Group eked out modest gains as aluminum and copper prices strengthened.
Meanwhile, the major European markets moved to the upside on the day.
QB Sean White dismissed from Auburn football team
Malzahn says White "has made poor decisions that are not in the best interest of our program, and more importantly, himself". Remaining quarterbacks on the Tigers roster are Stidham, redshirt freshman Malik Willis and walk-on freshman Devin Adams.
Tropical Storm Maria Becomes the Third Tropical System in the Atlantic
Up to five inches of rain could fall over parts of the area, and the storm could bring risky surf and rip currents as well. The storm, which has winds of about 90mph and higher gusts, is described as a potential threat to the island.
Three dead, 16 injured as buses collide in Flushing
Although the investigation has just begun, the evidence indicates there was "an enormous amount of speed", Lhota said. The crash also ignited a small fire in the building near where bus crashed, but the blaze was quickly put out.
Heineken NV tumbled 3.5 percent after Mexico's Femsa said it had sold a 5.24 percent stake in the world's second largest brewer for 2.5 billion euros (2.21 billion pounds).
The pan-European Stoxx 600 index was down 0.1 percent at 381.64 in late opening deals after rising 0.3 percent the previous day.
Solvay dropped 1.4 percent.
Telia Company rose 1.3 percent after the Scandinavian telecom operator sold about 153.5 million shares in Turkcell Iletism Hizmetleri A.S.
Data showed USA homebuilding fell for a second straight month in August as a rebound in the construction of single-family houses was offset by weakness in the multifamily home segment. On September 18, it fell 0.2% to 10.15. Natural gas jumped 12 cents, or 4 percent, to $3.15 per 1,000 cubic feet. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the USA consumer price index rose 1.9% YoY in August. France's CAC 40 Index increased 0.3 percent, Germany's DAX Index added 0.3 percent, while the UK's FTSE 100 Index climbed 0.5 percent. Economists had expected import prices to rise by 0.4 percent. Import prices increased by 0.6%, higher than an expected 0.4%.