World Market Trends At 6 A.M. ET

World Market Trends At 6 A.M. ET

December 17, 2021

Here is a snapshot of the global markets across stocks, currencies, bonds, commodities and cryptocurrencies.

Asian stock markets finished in the red in the backdrop of default-related news from China Evergrande. European stocks are in negative zone as Covid-19 and resultant restrictions spooked markets. American stock futures are in mild positive zone. The Dollar Index surged ahead of release of crucial inflation data. Annual CPI in the U.S. for November is seen rising to 6.8 percent from 6.2 percent in October. Ten-year bond yields firmed up ahead of release of crucial inflation data from the U.S. Oil rallied on hopes of demand pick-up and perception that Omicron’s virulence was less than feared. Gold dropped as the Dollar surged. Cryptocurrencies declined. Bitcoin is trading 2 percent lower.

Stock Indexes:

DJIA at 35,831.80, up 0.22%
S&P 500 at 4,682.20, up 0.32%
Germany’s DAX at 15,621.68, down 0.11%
U.K.’s FTSE 100 at 7,321.75, up 0.01%
France’s CAC 40 at 7,003.42, down 0.07%
Euro Stoxx 50 at 4,204.75, down 0.08%
Japan’s Nikkei 225 at 28,437.77, down 1.00%
Australia’s S&P ASX 200 at 7,353.50, down 0.42%
China’s Shanghai Composite at 3,666.35, down 0.18%
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng at 23,995.72, down 1.07%

Currencies:

EURUSD at 1.1269, down 0.21%
GBPUSD at 1.3192 down 0.20%
USDJPY at 113.75, up 0.27%
AUDUSD at 0.7149, up 0.01%
USDCAD at 1.2718, up 0.04%
Dollar Index at 96.41, up 0.15%

Ten-Year Govt Bond Yields:

U.S. at 1.513%, up 1.74%
Germany at -0.3430%, up 1.15%
France at 0.007%, up 87.50%
U.K. at 0.7685%, up 1.79%
Japan at 0.050%, down 6.60%

Commodities:

Crude Oil WTI Futures (January) at $71.11, up 0.24%
Brent Oil Futures (February) at $74.50, up 0.11%
Gold Futures (February) at $1,771.40, down 0.30%

Cryptocurrencies:

Bitcoin at $48,272.13 down 1.95%
Ethereum at $4,098.74, down 4.71%
Binance Coin at $576.83, down 2.47%
Solana at $177.56, down 5.31%
Cardano at $1.30, down 4.08%

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