Market Watch: Attacks in Brussels Shake Markets


Markets reacted skittishly today following the ISIS terrorist bombings in Brussels, Belgium which have killed at least 30 people have injured another 230. The attacks in Brussels, which snapped the Dow’s 7 day winning streak, is a reminder of just how vulnerable the entire world has become to global terrorism.

According to Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities

“The tragedy just reminds us we’re living in a dangerous world, and as we start the day out we know we’re going to be under pressure. We’ve got a market that’s focused on the human side versus the economic side, which is the right thing to do.” “

These types of attacks used to have a more sudden and detrimental effect on the world financial markets but sadly, investors have gotten somewhat used to these types of threats. Read more here.

Watch more coverage from CNBC below on how today’s attacks in Brussels effected Wall Street and the global markets.

Here are the final numbers from Tuesday, 3/22/16 on Wall Street

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 17,582.57  (-41.30/ -.23 %)

NASDAQ: 4,821.66  (+12.79/ +0.27 %)

S&P 500: 2,049.80  (-1.80/ -0.09 %)