World Markets Trends

World markets remained firm ahead of the release of the recent FOMC minutes on Thursday. Anxiety over potential tightening in Covid curbs by China, and the not-so-dovish comments from Fed officials did not however impact sentiment badly.
Asian stocks finished trading mostly on a positive note. European benchmarks and Wall Street futures have edged up.

Dollar Index weakened from the previous day’s levels. Bond yields moved mixed. Crude oil prices gained amidst comments from Saudi officials that OPEC+ would be sticking to the output cuts. Gold edged up in tandem with the Dollar’s weakness. Cryptocurrencies mostly declined.

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

Stock Indexes:

DJIA (US30) at 33,785.20, up 0.25%
S&P 500 (US500) at 3,959.20, up 0.23%
Germany’s DAX at 14,468.68, up 0.62%
U.K.’s FTSE 100 at 7,443.05, up 0.90%
France’s CAC 40 at 6,664.15, up 0.45%
Euro Stoxx 50 at 3,934.15, up 0.64%
Japan’s Nikkei 225 at 28,115.74, up 0.61%
Australia’s S&P ASX 200 at 7,181.30, up 0.59%
China’s Shanghai Composite at 3,088.94, up 0.13%
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng at 17,424.41, down 1.31%

Currencies:

EURUSD at 1.0278, up 0.36%
GBPUSD at 1.1874, up 0.45%
USDJPY at 141.32, down 0.56%
AUDUSD at 0.6645, up 0.61%
USDCAD at 1.3400, down 0.35%
Dollar Index at 107.41, down 0.40%

Ten-Year Govt Bond Yields:

U.S. at 3.789%, down 0.98%
Germany at 1.9880%, up 0.40%
France at 2.459%, up 0.24%
U.K. at 3.2015%, up 0.71%
Japan at 0.243%, down 0.82%

Commodities:

Brent Oil Futures (Jan) at $88.18, up 0.83%
Crude Oil WTI Futures (Jan) at $80.61, up 0.71%
Gold Futures (Dec) at $1,748.65, up 0.52%

Cryptocurrencies:

Bitcoin at $15,718.30, down 1.92%
Ethereum at $1,087.42, down 2.39%
BNB at $253.20, down 1.58%
XRP at $0.356, up 1.43%
Cardano (ADA) at $0.3009, down 0.90%

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