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Chipmakers drag stocks after bearish note, U.S. crude falls
November 27, 2017 / 1:13 AM / 16 days ago

Chipmakers drag stocks after bearish note, U.S. crude falls

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Declines in chipmaker shares weighed on stocks across the globe on Monday, while U.S. energy shares fell as crude dropped and the dollar slipped against the yen.

A street sign for Wall Street is seen outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in Manhattan, New York City, U.S. December 28, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

U.S. chipmaker stocks .SOX fell 1.3 percent after closing at a record high on Friday. A Morgan Stanley note on global technology downgraded Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor and argued it is time for a pause for chipmakers, which have seen stellar performance this year.

Tech stocks in Europe .SX8P fell 0.7 percent.

“The (stock) market is looking at the rest of the world and seeing it’s a little bit soft, while the early read on holiday sales has been pretty good,” said Scott Brown, chief economist at Raymond James in St. Petersburg, Florida.

The Consumer Discretionary sector .SPLRCD was among the top boosts to the S&P, lead by Amazon (AMZN.O), as sales data indicated an upbeat consumer during the first weekend of the U.S. holiday shopping season.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI rose 22.79 points, or 0.1 percent, to 23,580.78, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 1 point, or 0.04 percent, to 2,601.42 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC dropped 10.64 points, or 0.15 percent, to 6,878.52.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index .FTEU3 lost 0.43 percent and MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe .MIWD00000PUS shed 0.26 percent after six consecutive sessions of gains and a record closing high hit on Friday.

Emerging market stocks lost 0.86 percent. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS closed 0.85 percent lower.

Energy stocks fell the most on the S&P 500 .SPNY, down 1.0 percent. The slide tracked a 1.9 percent decline in U.S. crude CLc1 to $57.83 per barrel while Brent LCOcv1 was last at $63.73, down 0.2 percent on the day.

Prospects of higher U.S. supply from a planned restart of the Keystone crude pipeline and uncertainty about Russia’s resolve to join in extending output cuts ahead of this week’s OPEC meeting weighed on oil prices.

FILE PHOTO: A man shelters under an umbrella as he walks past the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain August 24, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett/File Photo

“It’s the OPEC parlor game that we’re all playing,” said John Kilduff, partner at Again Capital LLC in New York, “The Russians being quiet about their intentions about the OPEC deal is a little unsettling.”

The dollar index .DXY rose 0.15 percent, with the euro EUR= down 0.27 percent to $1.1898.

The Japanese yen strengthened 0.41 percent versus the greenback at 111.09 per dollar, the strongest level for the Japanese currency since mid September.

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Sterling GBP= was last trading at $1.3316, down 0.14 percent on the day.

Treasury yields rose briefly after data showed U.S. new home sales surged to their highest in 10 years and were last little changed on the day.

Benchmark 10-year notes US10YT=RR last rose 3/32 in price to yield 2.3312 percent, from 2.34 percent late on Friday.

The gap between U.S. 2-year note and U.S. 10-year note yields US2US10=TWEB contracted to 56.30 basis points, the tightest in over a decade. The gap was last at 58.4 basis points.

The 30-year bond US30YT=RR last fell 5/32 in price to yield 2.7685 percent, from 2.761 percent late on Friday.

Spot gold XAU= added 0.5 percent to $1,294.01 an ounce. U.S. gold futures GCcv1 gained 0.52 percent to $1,294.00 an ounce.

Copper CMCU3 lost 1.04 percent to $6,929.00 a tonne.

Reporting by Rodrigo Campos; Additional reporting by Julia Simon in New York and Sruthi Shankar in Bengaluru; Editing by Nick Zieminski and Susan Thomas

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