By  on August 28, 2014

The WWD Global Stock Tracker joined major markets around the world in retreat, shedding 0.5 percent to end the day at 100.62 and ending a three-day winning streak.

As investors steadied themselves amid word of newly heightened tensions in Ukraine, markets in Asia, Europe and North America were in decline and commodities like gold and oil up. The S&P 500, which had managed the first two over-2,000 closes in its history on Tuesday and Wednesday, fell 0.2 percent to 1,996.74, while its retailing subset, the S&P 500 Retailing Industry Group, contracted 0.1 percent to 955.84.

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