World Markets At This Hour

World markets moderated the euphoria of lower-than-expected inflation readings from the U.S. in the backdrop of hawkish comments from Fed officials. The Dollar surged in response.

Asian stocks finished trading mostly on a negative note. European benchmarks are however trading higher. Wall Street futures indicate a weak opening.

Dollar strengthened, lifting the Dollar Index higher. Bond yields hardened in the U.S. but eased in other major markets. Crude prices declined following a surge in China’s Covid cases. Gold weakened amidst hawkish comments from Fed officials. Cryptocurrencies mostly gained.

Here is a snapshot of the world markets at this hour across stocks, currencies, bonds, commodities and cryptocurrencies.

Stock Indexes:

DJIA (US30) at 33,652.00, down 0.28%
S&P 500 (US500) at 3,976.30, down 0.42%
Germany’s DAX at 14,265.46, up 0.29%
U.K.’s FTSE 100 at 7,356.95, up 0.53%
France’s CAC 40 at 6,611.34, up 0.25%
Euro Stoxx 50 at 3,877.15, up 0.22%
Japan’s Nikkei 225 at 27,963.47, down 1.06%
Australia’s S&P ASX 200 at 7,146.30, down 0.16%
China’s Shanghai Composite at 3,083.40, down 0.13%
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng at 17,619.71, up 1.70%

Currencies:

EURUSD at 1.0294, down 0.56%
GBPUSD at 1.1762, down 0.62%
USDJPY at 140.38, up 1.14%
AUDUSD at 0.6670, down 0.48%
USDCAD at 1.3297, up 0.32%
Dollar Index at 106.98, up 0.65%

Ten-Year Govt Bond Yields:

U.S. at 3.889%, up 1.57%
Germany at 2.101%, down 2.69%
France at 2.611%, down 2.23%
U.K. at 3.3125%, down 1.33%
Japan at 0.237%, down 1.25%

Commodities:

Crude Oil WTI Futures (Dec) at $88.06, down 1.01%
Brent Oil Futures (Jan) at $95.22, down 0.80%
Gold Futures (Dec) at $1,759.25, down 0.57%

Cryptocurrencies:

Bitcoin at $16,729.97, up 1.10%
Ethereum at $1,256.03, up 2.44%
BNB at $282.73, up 1.71%
XRP at $0.3464, down 2.03%
Dogecoin (DOGE) at $0.08766, up 1.77%

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