August 8, 2017
After 9 straight record closes the Dow finally retreated but not very much, edging 0.2 percent lower to 22,085. Stocks had been higher through most of the session before dipping near the close after President Trump warned North Korea of "fire and fury".
JOLTS data headline the day's economic news, showing a sharp increase in job openings which are once again well ahead of hiring and are pointing to further tightening of the what is a very strong labor market. Oil edged lower but is still above $49 with gold steady over $1,260. The dollar index rose 0.2 percent to 93.64 as the euro dipped slightly to $1.1750.