Stocks shook off a big drop and ended little changed on Wall Street, but there were still plenty of signs investors were worried about how the growing U.S.-China trade dispute could hurt the global economy.
Bond prices rose and the price of gold jumped to a six-year high Wednesday as investors sought safety. The price of oil slumped almost 5%. Investors were spooked after central banks in New Zealand, India and Thailand cut interest rates to prevent fallout from the trade war from spreading.
The S&P 500 index rose 2.21 points, or 0.1%, to 2,883.98.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 22.45 points, or 0.1%, to 26,007.07.