US STOCKS-Wall St falls sharply on oil drop, global growth worries

viernes 10 de junio de 2016 09:52 GYT

* Oil prices retreat further from 2016 highs

* Worries about Brexit, rate hikes weigh on sentiment

* Financial sector falls the most, led by Goldman

* Indexes down: Dow 0.72 pct, S&P 0.85 pct, Nasdaq 1.08 pct (Updates to open)

By Yashaswini Swamynathan

June 10 (Reuters) - Global growth worries and a sharp drop in oil prices sent jitters through Wall Street, leading the three major U.S. indexes lower for the second straight day on Friday.

Despite higher demand, oil eased as traders booked profits after a three-day winning streak that started Monday and pushed prices to 2016 highs, and as the dollar moved higher.

Financial stocks came under pressure again as global issues, including uncertainty over interest rate hikes and the impending vote on Britain's membership in the European Union, sent investors scurrying to safe haven assets.

The yield on government bonds fell globally, while gold prices held near a three-week high.   Continuación...