World Market Trends At 6 A.M. ET

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

Markets braced for the year-end with cautious optimism as uncertainty over Omicron and Covid related restrictions impacted sentiment. Asian equity benchmarks closed mixed. European stocks are subdued. American stock futures are in mild positive zone. The Dollar Index strengthened. Bond yields eased. Oil prices dropped amidst reports that China cut import quotas. Gold traded with a downward bias. Cryptocurrencies continue to decline. Bitcoin and Ethereum are down more than 2 percent.

Stock Indexes:

DJIA at 36,500.30, up 0.03%
S&P 500 at 4,796.20, up 0.07%
Germany’s DAX at 15,839.00, down 0.08%
U.K.’s FTSE 100 at 7,415.69, down 0.07%
France’s CAC 40 at 7,172.60, up 0.15%
Euro Stoxx 50 at 4,296.25, up 0.27%
Japan’s Nikkei 225 at 28,791.71, down 0.40%
Australia’s S&P ASX 200 at 7,513.40, up 0.05%
China’s Shanghai Composite at 3,619.19, up 0.62%
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng at 23,112.01, up 0.11%

Currencies:

EURUSD at 1.1311, down 0.33%
GBPUSD at 1.3478 down 0.06%
USDJPY at 115.15, up 0.18%
AUDUSD at 0.7258, up 0.14%
USDCAD at 1.2800, up 0.09%
Dollar Index at 96.15, up 0.23%

Ten-Year Govt Bond Yields:

U.S. at 1.526%, down 1.13%
Germany at -0.1975%, down 6.76%
France at 0.174%, down 10.05%
U.K. at 0.9885%, down 2.51%
Japan at 0.067%, down 5.00%

Commodities:

Crude Oil WTI Futures (February) at $75.97, down 0.77%
Brent Oil Futures (March) at $78.60, down 0.77%
Gold Futures (February) at $1,799.85, down 0.33%

Cryptocurrencies:

Bitcoin at $46,736.18, down 2.52%
Ethereum at $3,683.19, down 3.46%
Binance Coin at $519.37, down 3.51%
Solana at $172.16, down 3.00%
Cardano at $1.34, down 5.45%

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