Commodity trading reversals in US cause Japan and Korean markets to fall. Asian mining, energy companies drop with negative cast to commodity trading.
The Dow fell about 3 points, ending a four-day winning streak
Netflix announces earnings after the market close. Also on the radar: Rajaratnam closing arguments wrapping up; March housing numbers.
Nikkei opens initially lower after second major earthquake hits. Also on the radar: Portugal's $130 billion bailout? Madoff cloud over the Mets.
Japan earthquake drives down major European markets at close. US stocks at midday also down as investors try to evaluate impact of new 7.4 magnitude Japan earthquake.
TEPCO shares were left untraded on a glut of sell orders amid concerns that the government would be nationalizing the company after the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster.
The bulls were in charge last week, taking advantage of a big drop in volatility to stealthily sprint ahead. Stocks will try to keep the momentum going Monday, despite geopolitical risk and more potentially horrid housing data. Here are the Top 5 business news events we're watching for on Monday:
Concerns about rebuilding costs and radiation push Japan's Nikkei down 1.7 percent. But stocks in Europe edge up and US futures point to stronger open.
Japan's stock market index surges 4.4 percent as outlook for Japanese nuclear plant improves. Other stock markets in Asia, Europe little changed