* Trump warns N.Korea that "all options are on the table"
* Gold, bonds rise on safety buying
* Indexes down: Dow 0.46 pct, S&P 0.46 pct, Nasdaq 0.57 pct (Updates to open)
By Sruthi Shankar and Tanya Agrawal
Aug 29 (Reuters) - The Dow fell more than 100 points at the open on Tuesday as North Korea's missile test over Japan prompted President Donald Trump to warn that "all options are on the table", triggering a flight to safety among investors.
The missile, tested early on Tuesday, flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific about 735 miles off the northern region of Hokkaido, a rare occasion when North Korea fired projectiles over mainland Japan. and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime's isolation in the region and among all nations of the world. All options are on the table," Trump said in a statement. this month, North Korea threatened to fire four missiles into the sea near the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam after Trump warned that the reclusive country would face "fire and fury" if it threatened the United States.
"It is a risk-off mode and ... investors are either staying on the sidelines for this dust to settle or booking their gains," said Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at Think Markets UK.
Investors scampered to safe-haven assets, with gold XAU= jumping to its highest since November and the benchmark U.S. 10-year treasury yield US10YT=RR dipping to its lowest since the day after the Nov. 8 U.S. presidential election.
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE: EEM ) EEM.P was down nearly 1 percent.
The S&P and the Dow ended little changed on Monday, with energy and bank shares lower as Tropical Storm Harvey crippled the U.S. energy hub in Texas.
"The effects of Hurricane Harvey are still going to remain prominent as the flooding continues. It is going to have some serious economic impact and just how large that would be is still unclear," Aslam said.
The Nasdaq Composite .IXIC was down 35.69 points, or 0.57 percent, at 6,247.33.
Nine of the 11 major S&P sectors were lower, with the financial index's .SPSY 1.08 percent loss leading the decliners.
U.S.-listed shares of gold miners rose, with Kinross Gold KGC.N rising 2.5 percent and Harmony Gold HMY.N gaining about 5 percent.
Dow component Nike NKE.N fell 2.33 percent after Morgan Stanley cut its price target by $4 to $64. Line FINL.O plunged about 29 percent after the sporting goods retailer cut its full-year profit forecast and adopted a poison pill.
Best Buy BBY.N was down 6.33 percent after the No. 1 U.S. consumer electronics retailer warned that its strong quarterly same-store sales performance should not be seen as a "new normal". issues outnumbered advancers on the NYSE by 1,988 to 629. On the Nasdaq, 1,659 issues fell and 606 advanced.
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