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Stocks buckle, dollar slips as investors mull Fed action

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09/17/2020 | 03:04pm EDT

* U.S., European, Asian stocks decline

* Fed pledges low rates until 2023 but no new stimulus

* Graphic: 2020 asset performance http://tmsnrt.rs/2yaDPgn

* Graphic: World FX rates in 2020 http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh

NEW YORK, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Global equity markets slid and the dollar eased on Thursday after the Federal Reserve reminded investors of an economy whose poor health was reinforced by data showing persistently high claims for U.S. unemployment benefits.

Fed Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday made clear the U.S. labor market has a long way to go to meet the central bank's maximum employment goal and that its tools to achieve that were limited - dashing hopes of further stimulus.

The safe-haven yen hit a seven-week high against the dollar and a 1-1/2-month peak versus the euro as euro zone government bond yields dipped after the Bank of England said it was looking at possibly cutting interest rates to below zero.

Wall Street's main indexes tumbled as the technology sector and related stocks slid further, with Apple Inc and Amazon.com Inc among the biggest drags on both the Nasdaq and S&P 500.

The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell less than expected last week and applications for the prior period were revised up, suggesting the labor market recovery had shifted into low gear amid fading fiscal stimulus. [nL1N2GD24N}

The Fed is doing all it can without appearing to be in panic mode, said Rick Meckler, a partner at Cherry Lane Investments, a family investment office in New Vernon, New Jersey.

Investors face few alternatives other than stocks so some are taking profits ahead of the U.S. presidential election in November from this year's unexpected rally after the coronavirus pandemic pushed economies into recession, he said.

"The Fed has been the most predictable part of the U.S. government. They did exactly what they told you they were going to do, they've been doing exactly what they said they were going to do now for well over a year," Meckler said.

"If there's more stimulation to come it's going to have to come from Congress and the president, and on that front we seem probably stymied until the election."

MSCI's global benchmark for equity markets fell 1.05% to 568.94, while its emerging markets index fell 0.93%.

In Europe, the broad FTSEurofirst 300 index closed down 0.52% at 1,438.61 and on Wall Street the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.87%, the S&P 500 lost 1.31% and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 1.8%.

Banks reeled from the prospect of near-zero interest rates for a prolonged period, with the European banking index falling 1.6% while the S&P 500 financials index slipped 1.27%.

Overnight in Asia, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 1% after five straight days of gains while the Nikkei in Japan and KOPSI in South Korea shed 0.6%. and 1.2%, respectively.

The stronger dollar inflicted some damage in emerging markets too. Turkey's battered lira hit its latest record low , Argentina announced new capital controls just weeks after its ninth debt restructuring, and there was a third straight day of falls for eastern European currencies.

The dollar index fell 0.243%, with the euro up 0.22% to $1.184.

The Japanese yen strengthened 0.24% versus the greenback at 104.68 per dollar.

Oil rose 2% as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies said it would crack down on countries that fail to comply with output cuts and that it planned an extraordinary meeting in October if crude prices weaken further.

Brent crude futures added $1.08 to settle at $43.30 a barrel. U.S. crude futures settled up 81 cents at $40.97 a barrel.

Spot gold prices fell 0.81% to $1,943.53 an ounce while U.S. gold futures settled down 1.1% to $1,949.90.

(Reporting by Herbert Lash; Editing by Steve Orlofsky and David Gregorio)


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ChangeLast1st jan.
AMAZON.COM, INC. -1.41% 3172.42 Delayed Quote.74.10%
APPLE INC. -0.21% 117.2899 Delayed Quote.60.07%
DJ INDUSTRIAL -0.20% 28252.64 Delayed Quote.-0.80%
EURO / ARGENTINE PESO (EUR/ARS) 0.66% 92.2641 Delayed Quote.35.98%
EURO / US DOLLAR (EUR/USD) 0.38% 1.18724 Delayed Quote.4.96%
GOLD 0.72% 1924.034 Delayed Quote.25.43%
LONDON BRENT OIL -3.10% 41.62 Delayed Quote.-35.68%
NASDAQ 100 0.02% 11687.684926 Delayed Quote.33.22%
NASDAQ COMP. -0.14% 11506.47475 Delayed Quote.28.35%
NIKKEI 225 0.31% 23639.46 Real-time Quote.-0.38%
S&P 500 -0.06% 3441.69 Delayed Quote.6.07%
US DOLLAR / ARGENTINE PESO (USD/ARS) 0.26% 77.71 Delayed Quote.29.59%
WTI -3.34% 39.951 Delayed Quote.-32.53%
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Financials (USD)
Sales 2020 369 B - -
Net income 2020 16 400 M - -
Net cash 2020 52 323 M - -
P/E ratio 2020 101x
Yield 2020 -
Capitalization 1 611 B 1 611 B -
EV / Sales 2020 4,23x
EV / Sales 2021 3,51x
Nbr of Employees 798 000
Free-Float 81,3%
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Last Close Price 3 217,01 $
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Jeffrey P. Bezos Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Dave Clark Senior Vice President-Worldwide Operations
Brian T. Olsavsky Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Patricia Q. Stonesifer Independent Director
Thomas O. Ryder Independent Director
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