Rex Gold Hedged S&P 500 ETF (GHS) Rises 0.953% for April 5

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The continued strength on Wall Street reflects easing concerns about a potential trade war between the US and China, which have recently led to considerable volatility on Wall Street. The Standard and Poor's 500 index and Nasdaq took opened 1.4 percent percent lower, respectively, while industrial and materials sector stocks took the heaviest losses.

Amid the focus on trade relations, the Commerce Department released a report showing the US trade deficit widened by more than anticipated in the month of February. As a result, the yield on the benchmark ten-year note, which moves opposite of its price, is down by less than a basis point at 2.871%.

Last month, President Trump imposed $50 billion tariffs on China for what he called "the country's theft on American technology". "The market has vacillated between writing it off as just talk and assuming there could be a serious problem", said Rick Meckler, president of investment firm LibertyView Capital Management in Jersey City, New Jersey. Boeing was last down 2 percent while Caterpillar was down 0.7 percent.

Canada's main stock index fell in a broad-based decline that was led by energy and financial shares as renewed U.S.

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Shares of chemicals and mining companies, some of which have stumbled since the steel and aluminium tariffs were first unveiled, were also in demand.

The S&P 500 posted one new 52-week high and eight new lows; the Nasdaq Composite recorded 30 new highs and 89 new lows. Apple lost 2 percent and JPMorgan Chase gave up 2.9 percent.

As has been the case since the trade war fears surfaced, industrials were the worst hit.

The government reported that USA employers added 103,000 jobs in March, a weaker pace than the last few months.

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The S&P 500 fell 58 points, or 2.2 percent, to 2,604.

Wall Street's three major indexes staged a comeback to close around 1 percent higher on Wednesday as investors turned their focus to earnings and away from a trade conflict between the United States and China that wreaked havoc in earlier trading. The Philadelphia semiconductor index fell 0.54 per cent.

S&P 500 e-mini futures EScv1 were down 1.4 percent in trading for the overnight session.

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