World Market Trends

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Asian stock markets traded lower. European stocks are trading higher. The Wall Street Futures are however trading in negative territory amidst anxiety ahead of the release of the FOMC minutes later in the day.

The Dollar Index surged to fresh 20-year high of 106.73. Bond yields moved mixed. Crude Oil prices rebounded as supply concerns assumed centre-stage again. Gold edged up. Cryptocurrencies recovered.

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

Stock Indexes:

DJIA (US30) at 30,909.50, down 0.19%
S&P 500 (US500) at 3,825.10, down 0.16%
Germany's DAX at 12,613.74, up 1.71%
U.K.'s FTSE 100 at 7,159.41, up 1.91%
France's CAC 40 at 5,906.98, up 1.93%
Euro Stoxx 50 at 3,422.75, up 1.87%
Japan's Nikkei 225 at 26,119.33, down 1.15%
Australia's S&P ASX 200 at 6,594.50, down 0.52%
China's Shanghai Composite at 3,355.35, down 1.43%
Hong Kong's Hang Seng at 21,515.00, down 1.55%


EURUSD at 1.0262, down 0.04%
GBPUSD at 1.1979, up 0.18%
USDJPY at 135.25, down 0.45%
AUDUSD at 0.6809, up 0.11%
USDCAD at 1.3028, down 0.07%
Dollar Index at 106.42, down 0.11%

Ten-Year Govt Bond Yields:

U.S. at 2.815%, up 0.12%
Germany at 1.1790%, down 0.42%
France at 1.791%, down 0.36%
U.K. at 2.0855%, up 1.58%
Japan at 0.241%, down 3.60%


Crude Oil WTI Futures (Aug) at $101.06, up 1.57%
Brent Oil Futures (Sep) at $104.95, up 2.12%
Gold Futures (Aug) at $1,766.90, up 0.17%


Bitcoin at $20,228.24, up 1.67%
Ethereum at $1,147.64, up 0.85%
BNB at $237.06, up 3.10%
XRP at $0.3256, up 0.89%
Cardano at $0.4608, up 0.40%

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