World Market Trends At This Hour

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Markets worldwide on Monday tracked the positive sentiment at Wall Street the day earlier. Investors also tried to digest the debt default by Russia as well as the easing of Covid curbs by China. The G7 summit in Germany and the impending talks between U.S. and Iran to revive the 2015 nuclear deal also influenced investor sentiment.

Equity markets in Asia and Europe rallied. The Dollar Index retreated. Bond yields surged. Oil prices edged down. Gold edged up. Cryptocurrencies moved mixed.

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

Stock Indexes:

DJIA (US30) at 31,618.50, up 0.37%
S&P 500 (US500) at 3,931.50, up 0.51%
Germany's DAX at 13,275.46, up 1.20%
U.K.'s FTSE 100 at 7,272.15, up 0.88%
France's CAC 40 at 6,109.26, up 0.59%
Euro Stoxx 50 at 3,572.55, up 1.11%
Japan's Nikkei 225 at 26,871.27, up 1.43%
Australia's S&P ASX 200 at 6,706.00, up 1.94%
China's Shanghai Composite at 3,379.19, up 0.88%
Hong Kong's Hang Seng at 22,229.52, up 2.35%


EURUSD at 1.0582, up 0.27%
GBPUSD at 1.2306, up 0.35%
USDJPY at 135.05, down 0.09%
AUDUSD at 0.6932, down 0.23%
USDCAD at 1.2878, down 0.12%
Dollar Index at 103.86, down 0.31%

Ten-Year Govt Bond Yields:

U.S. at 3.153%, up 0.92%
Germany at 1.4865%, up 3.09%
France at 2.022%, up 2.25%
U.K. at 2.3640%, up 2.65%
Japan at 0.231%, down 1.91%


Crude Oil WTI Futures (Aug) at $107.11, down 0.47%
Brent Oil Futures (Sep) at $108.78, down 0.29%
Gold Futures (Aug) at $1,840.75, up 0.57%


Bitcoin at $21,404.55, up 0.01%
Ethereum at $1,228.15, down 0.99%
BNB at $240.01, up 0.14%
XRP at $0.3635, down 1.32%
Cardano at $0.505, down 2.28%

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