Wall St. opens sharply lower after Brexit vote

June 24, 2016 1:38 PM

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U.S. stock indexes opened sharply lower on Friday after Britain voted to leave the European Union, sparking turmoil in markets unseen since the 2008 financial crisis.

Investors fled to safe-harbor assets such as gold and U.S. Treasury bonds, while dumping risky ones such as equities and oil.

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