U.S. Treasuries have also been outperforming. Over the past month, the iShares 7-10 Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: IEF) gained 2.1% and iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond ETF (NYSEArca: TLT) rose 7.7%. U.S. government debt is attracting safe-haven demand. Furthermore, given China’s aggressive currency moves, traders cut back expectations for a Federal Reserve rate hike in September, supporting fixed-income assets. [Imminent Rate Hikes? These ETFs say Otherwise]

While the S&P 500 Index briefly dipped below its 200-day moving average, U.S. markets pared earlier loses in late day trading, with financials leading the eight sectors lower while energy and utilities lead market gains.

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Max Chen contributed to this article.

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