Updated from 9:52 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11.
Stocks moved higher on Friday, Aug. 11, though concerns over North Korea and President Donald Trump kept global markets on edge.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.18%, the S&P 500 gained 0.08%, and the Nasdaq added 0.1%. Indexes were up for their first day in four. However, three days of losses have pulled markets sharply lower for the week. The S&P 500 was on track to close with weekly losses of 1.4%, its worst since the week ended March 24.
Global markets have been on edge since Tuesday when Trump warned North Korea of severe retribution should the authoritarian state proceed with any more missile tests or threats. Trump said that further threats would be met with "fire and fury like the world has never seen." He doubled down on those remarks on Thursday, suggesting that perhaps his rhetoric was not harsh enough.
In a Friday morning tweet, Trump wrote, "Military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely. Hopefully Kim Jong-un will find another path!"
Trump's threats have escalated since reports broke at the beginning of the week that North Korea had successfully produced a nuclear warhead that could be fitted inside its missiles. The U.N. Security Council unanimously voted on Saturday, Aug. 5, to impose new sanctions on North Korea after several missile tests.
North Korea have since threatened to launch missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam. The country previously threatened a further "all-out war, wiping out all the strongholds of enemies, including the U.S. mainland" in a government statement.