>> A missile fired by North Korea sailed over Japan and sank global stock market Tuesday. With Kim Jong Un's most recent test, Japan's NIKAY hit a four month low before paring losses. US president Donald Trump responded to the missile launch, saying all options are on the table. European stocks dropping a percent and a half, and US futures pointing to a drop at the open.
The US dollar, down six-tenths of a percent after hitting its lowest level since mid April. The aggressive move by Pyongyang pushing investors into safe havens. Gold prices rising $1,321 an ounce, the highest in more than nine months with buyers also retreating to US treasury bonds. Meanwhile, the tropical storm slamming the Gulf of Mexico still roiling energy markets.
With fuel refineries idle during the flooding, US gasoline prices surged 7% Monday, dropping slightly in early Tuesday trading.