By Gokhan Ergocun
ISTANBUL (AA) - Increasing recession concerns Wednesday related to the Fed's hawkish stance on interest rates continued to affect the stock markets.
The Dow was up 0.22% to 29,198.92 at 9.30 a.m. EDT (1330GMT), while the S&P 500 dropped 2 points to 3,651.94.
The tech-heavy Nasdaq also fell 0.11 points to 10,817.52.
The VIX volatility index, also known as the fear index, was down 1.5% to 32.11 as of 10.24 a.m. EDT (1424GMT).
The dollar index dropped 0.05% to 114.
The 10-year US bond yield hit its highest level since April 2010 at 4%. It is currently at 3.83%.
Gold rose 1.28% to $1,657.10, while silver slipped 0.19% to $18.84.
Crude prices were up as global oil benchmark Brent crude was trading at $86.21 for a 1.58% increase. US benchmark West Texas Intermediate (WTI) was at $80.28 with a 2.27% increase.