World Market Trends

World markets traded mostly positive on Friday as investors weighed recent corporate earnings amidst hopes of a rebound in demand from China. Fall in the producer price index in Germany also helped sentiment.

Asian stocks finished with gains. Major European benchmarks are trading in positive territory. Wall Street Futures indicate mild gains on opening.

The Dollar Index edged higher. Bond yields mostly hardened. Crude oil prices gained amidst optimism about Chinese demand ahead of holiday season. Gold extended gains. Cryptocurrencies rebounded.

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

Stock Indexes:

DJIA (US30) at 33,069.00, up 0.07%
S&P 500 (US500) at 3,904.90, up 0.16%
Germany’s DAX at 14,975.95, up 0.37%
U.K.’s FTSE 100 at 7,777.05, up 0.38%
France’s CAC 40 at 6,988.05, up 0.52%
Euro Stoxx 50 at 4,110.45, up 0.39%
Japan’s Nikkei 225 at 26,553.53, up 0.56%
Australia’s S&P ASX 200 at 7,452.20, up 0.23%
China’s Shanghai Composite at 3,264.81, up 0.76%
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng at 22,044.65, up 1.82%

Currencies:

EURUSD at 1.0842, up 0.14%
GBPUSD at 1.2342, down 0.38%
USDJPY at 129.38, up 0.74%
AUDUSD at 0.6934, up 0.36%
USDCAD at 1.3478, up 0.13%
Dollar Index at 102.16, up 0.10%

Ten-Year Govt Bond Yields:
U.S. at 3.424%, up 0.73%
Germany at 2.1115%, up 2.85%
France at 2.542%, up 2.38%
U.K. at 3.3465%, up 2.09%
Japan at 0.383%, down 4.25%

Commodities:

Brent Oil Futures (Mar) at $86.77, up 0.71%
Crude Oil WTI Futures (Mar) at $81.17, up 0.69%
Gold Futures (Feb) at $1,929.30, up 0.28%

Cryptocurrencies:

Bitcoin at $20,941.53, up 0.72%
Ethereum at $1,549.98, up 1.43%
BNB at $288.03, down 1.08%
XRP at $0.3904, up 1.40%
Cardano (ADA) at $0.3355, up 0.47%

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