Markets were mostly lower on Tuesday.
Ongoing geopolitical concerns over Syria and North Korea kept safe haven assets supported. The US 10-year Treasury yield fell six basis points to 2.30 percent while gold rose 1.6 percent.
Richard Perry, market analyst with Hantec Markets, wrote in a note that “there has been a negative shift in risk sentiment as safe haven assets outperform” and as a result, “equities will tend to suffer”.
Oil rose though amid talk of a possible extension to the OPEC-led production cut agreement. West Texas Intermediate crude rose 0.6 percent and Brent rose 0.5 percent.