The Brussels attacks disrupted global stocks momentarily today, driving a flight to safety initially before a recovery of risk appetite and leaving equity markets little changed after regrouping. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones industrial average .DJI fell 41.3 points, or 0.23 percent, to 17,582.57, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 1.8 points, or 0.09 percent, to 2,049.8 and the Nasdaq Composite .IXIC added 12.79 points, or 0.27 percent, to 4,821.66. The hardest sector hit was the travel service industry. However, stocks clawed back sharp losses from the knee jerk sell off while bonds and gold eased from their early highs. The Islamic State have claimed responsibility for suicide bomb attacks in the Belgian capital. The attack was reported to have sadly taken at least 30 lives. (Our hearts at FXStreet go out to the families of those who lost their lives in this tragedy). For more information, read our latest forex news.