World Market Trends

Sentiment improved across world markets despite lingering concerns over rate hikes and hawkish comments from Fed officials. Markets weighed the recent corporate earnings to assess the health of the economy. In economic data, inflation in Germany rose lower than expected.

Asian stocks finished on a mixed note. Major European benchmarks are trading higher. Wall Street Futures also portend gains on opening.

Dollar retreated dragging the Dollar Index. Bond yields eased across regions. Crude oil prices edged higher after official data showed an as-expected build in inventories. Gold rose moderately amidst renewed rate hike fears. Cryptocurrencies declined.

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

Stock Indexes:

DJIA (US30) at 34,211.20, up 0.77%
S&P 500 (US500) at 4,157.00, up 0.95%
Germany’s DAX at 15,654.15, up 1.57%
U.K.’s FTSE 100 at 7,938.50, up 0.68%
France’s CAC 40 at 7,224.30, up 1.47%
Euro Stoxx 50 at 4,274.65, up 1.56%
Japan’s Nikkei 225 at 27,584.35, down 0.08%
Australia’s S&P ASX 200 at 7,490.30, down 0.53%
China’s Shanghai Composite at 3,270.38, up 1.18%
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng at 21,624.36, up 1.60%

Currencies:

EUR/USD at 1.0769, up 0.56%
GBP/USD at 1.2146, up 0.62%
USD/JPY at 130.85, down 0.40%
AUD/USD at 0.6975, up 0.74%
USD/CAD at 1.3402, down 0.31%
Dollar Index at 102.89, down 0.50%

Ten-Year Govt Bond Yields:

U.S. at 3.598%, down 1.06%
Germany at 2.2870%, down 3.38%
France at 2.742%, down 2.66%
U.K. at 3.2720%, down 1.27%
Japan at 0.492%, down 0.40%

Commodities:

Brent Oil Futures (Apr) at $85.30, up 0.25%
Crude Oil WTI Futures (Mar) at $78.65, up 0.23%
Gold Futures (Apr) at $1,894.00, up 0.17%

Cryptocurrencies:

Bitcoin at $22,735.21, down 1.91%
Ethereum at $1,634.85, down 2.14%
BNB at $322.20, down 2.41%
XRP at $0.3943, down 1.57%
Cardano (ADA) at $0.3877, down 2.30%

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