NEW YORK: Stock markets around the world edged higher in volatile trading on Tuesday following a fresh round of stimulus from the Bank of Japan. The MSCI World index was up 0.3 percent. The FTSEurofirst 300 fell 0.4 percent after rising in eight of the last nine sessions.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 13.96 points, or 0.09 percent, at 16,140.43.
The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index was up 1.39 points, or 0.08 percent, at 1,840.02. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 24.80 points, or 0.58 percent, at 4,268.83.
The benchmark 10-year US Treasury note was up 8/32, with the yield at 2.714 percent.
US crude futures jumped 1.1 percent, boosted by robust demand for heating fuel, as well as a weaker dollar and supply disruptions in Libya. Brent crude rose 0.4 percent, nearing $110 a barrel.