World Markets At This Hour

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Asian stock markets traded deep in the red. European stocks attempted to recover, whereas Wall Street Futures are still trading in negative territory.

Data showed the inflation in the Euro Area increasing to a fresh high of 8.6 percent in June. The S&P Global Eurozone Manufacturing PMI fell to a 22-month low of 52.1 in the month of June.

The Dollar Index surged to stay above the 105 level. Bond yields spiked post the aggressive central bank commentary. Oil edged up amidst supply concerns. Gold declined amidst the looming interest rate hikes. Cryptocurrencies recovered, but Bitcoin still continues to trade below $20k.

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

Stock Indexes:

DJIA (US30) at 30,731.90, down 0.14%
S&P 500 (US500) at 3,778.70, down 0.18%
Germany's DAX at 12,818.16, up 0.27%
U.K.'s FTSE 100 at 7,196.50, up 0.38%
France's CAC 40 at 5,945.37, up 0.38%
Euro Stoxx 50 at 3,461.15, up 0.18%
Japan's Nikkei 225 at 25,935.62, down 1.73%
Australia's S&P ASX 200 at 6,539.90, down 0.43%
China's Shanghai Composite at 3,387.64, down 0.32%
Hong Kong's Hang Seng at 21,859.79, down 0.62%


EURUSD at 1.0455, down 0.26%
GBPUSD at 1.2090, down 0.70%
USDJPY at 135.44, down 0.22%
AUDUSD at 0.6814, down 1.26%
USDCAD at 1.2911, up 0.30%
Dollar Index at 105.02, up 0.32%

Ten-Year Govt Bond Yields:

U.S. at 3.0%, up 0.87%
Germany at 1.3740%, up 0.51%
France at 1.968%, up 0.74%
U.K. at 2.2655%, up 1.09%
Japan at 0.217%, down 1.81%


Crude Oil WTI Futures (Aug) at $107.62, up 1.76%
Brent Oil Futures (Sep) at $111.15, up 1.94%
Gold Futures (Aug) at $1,794.60, down 0.70%


Bitcoin at $19,548.19, up 1.76%
Ethereum at $1,071.10, up 2.22%
BNB at $222.93, up 6.68%
Cardano at $0.4565, up 2.23%
XRP at $0.3162, up 1.19%

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