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Stocks, Cryptos Rise; Dollar Retreats

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Markets worldwide on Friday tracked the positive sentiment at Wall Street the day earlier. The fall in commodity prices and the capital infusion into the banking system by the People's Bank of China also buoyed sentiment. Stocks in Asia and Europe as well as the Wall Street Futures are trading in positive territory, setting aside the fears that strong central bank action to raise interest rates could trigger a recession.

The Dollar Index retreated. Bond yields mostly eased. Oil prices edged up amidst traders trying to balance supply concerns and the dim demand outlook. Gold edged down. Cryptocurrencies extended gains.

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

Stock Indexes:

DJIA (US30) at 30,871.80, up 0.63%
S&P 500 (US500) at 3,823.20, up 0.72%
Germany's DAX at 12,997.13, up 0.65%
U.K.'s FTSE 100 at 7,100.65, up 1.14%
France's CAC 40 at 5,961.96, up 1.34%
Euro Stoxx 50 at 3,473.65, up 1.09%
Japan's Nikkei 225 at 26,491.97, up 1.23%
Australia's S&P ASX 200 at 6,578.70, up 0.77%
China's Shanghai Composite at 3,349.75, up 0.89%
Hong Kong's Hang Seng at 21,696.00, up 1.98%

Currencies:

EURUSD at 1.0526, up 0.03%
GBPUSD at 1.2254, down 0.05%
USDJPY at 134.75, down 0.13%
AUDUSD at 0.6894, up 0.07%
USDCAD at 1.2979, down 0.12%
Dollar Index at 104.34, down 0.09%

Ten-Year Govt Bond Yields:

U.S. at 3.080%, up 0.32%
Germany at 1.3975%, down 2.68%
France at 1.941%, down 2.17%
U.K. at 2.3140%, down 0.09%
Japan at 0.220%, down 6.38%

Commodities:

Crude Oil WTI Futures (Aug) at $104.84, up 0.55%
Brent Oil Futures (Aug) at $110.59, up 0.49%
Gold Futures (Aug) at $1,828.15, down 0.09%

Cryptocurrencies:

Bitcoin at $20,918.18, up 1.61%
Ethereum at $1,149.31, up 4.46%
BNB at $230.95, up 3.32%
XRP at $0.3739, up 13.91%
Cardano at $0.4916, up 3.76%

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