European stocks end the day lower.
UK FTSE, the biggest loser
The European major stock indices are ending the day with lower levels.
- German Dax fell -0.4%
- France's CAC fell -0.1%
- UK's FTSE fell -0.8%
- Spain's Ibex fell -0.3%
- Italy's FTSE MIB fell -0.1%
- Portugals PSI20 fell -0.44%
In the 10 year not sector, yields are trading unchanged to up a little
- Germany 0.526%, +1.5 basis points
- France 0.751%, +1.1 basis points
- UK 1.464%, +2.9 basis points
- Spain 1.244%, unchanged
- Italy 1.802%, unchanged
- Portugal 1.650%, unchanged
In other markets as European/London traders look to exit:
- Spot gold is higher by $1 or 0.07% at $1346.57
- WTI crude oil futures are trading down $1.14 or -1.68% at $66.26
- Bitcoin is trading down $319 and is back below the $8000 level and $7981. The digital currency moved up to a high price of $8398 today.
In the US stock market near midday:
- S&P indexes up 17.6 points or 0.66% at 2673.80
- NASDAQ is up 32 points or 0.44% at 7138
- Dow industrial average is up about 200 points or 0.82% at 24560
The GBP remains the strongest currency at the European close. The USD is now the weakest currency of the majors.