World Market Trends

World market sentiment remained muted amidst anxiety ahead of a speech by Fed Chair Jerome Powell and the crucial CPI data release from the U.S., due on Thursday. Hawkish comments from Fed and ECB officials also swayed sentiment.

Asian stocks finished mostly lower. European benchmarks and Wall Street Futures are also trading in negative territory.

The Dollar Index recovered mildly after Monday’s plunge. Bond yields mostly moved higher. Crude oil prices extended gains. Gold edged higher. Cryptocurrencies recorded mild gains.

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

Stock Indexes:

DJIA (US30) at 33,460.10, down 0.17%
S&P 500 (US500) at 3,891.10, down 0.03%
Germany’s DAX at 14,736.85, down 0.38%
U.K.’s FTSE 100 at 7,710.57, down 0.19%
France’s CAC 40 at 6,868.05, down 0.57%
Euro Stoxx 50 at 4,052.75, down 0.39%
Japan’s Nikkei 225 at 26,175.56, up 0.78%
Australia’s S&P ASX 200 at 7,131.00, down 0.28%
China’s Shanghai Composite at 3,169.51, down 0.21%
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng at 21,331.46, down 0.27%

Currencies:

EURUSD at 1.0737, up 0.08%
GBPUSD at 1.2171, down 0.10%
USDJPY at 131.99, up 0.09%
AUDUSD at 0.6897, down 0.21%
USDCAD at 1.3388, up 0.01%
Dollar Index at 103.17, up 0.17%

Ten-Year Govt Bond Yields:

U.S. at 3.550%, up 0.95%
Germany at 2.2640%, up 2.26%
France at 2.770%, up 2.04%
U.K. at 3.5930%, up 1.84%
Japan at 0.501%, down 0.69%

Commodities:

Brent Oil Futures (Mar) at $79.77, up 0.15%
Crude Oil WTI Futures (Feb) at $74.91, up 0.38%
Gold Futures (Feb) at $1,879.25, up 0.08%

Cryptocurrencies:

Bitcoin at $17,243.90, down 0.08%
Ethereum at $1,328.68, up 0.78%
BNB at $275.37, down 1.41%
XRP at $0.3491, down 0.23%
Cardano (ADA) at $0.3175, down 3.03%

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