The major US  indices  are trading mixed/little changed after PPI inflation surges to a new all-time high (11.2% versus 10.6% estimate year on year).

A snapshot of the major indices currently shows:

  • Dow industrial average up 79 points or 0.25% at 34309
  • S&P index up 5.8 points or 0.13% at 4403.50
  • NASDAQ index -1.11 points at 13372
  • Russell 2000 up 10.16 points or 0.51% 1997.05

In other markets:

  • Spot gold is trading up $12.00 or 0.61% at $1978.18
  • WTI crude oil is trading up $1.99 at $102.51
  • Bitcoin moves back above the $40,052

In the US debt market, yields have moved lower. There was a report earlier that Russia will consider US and NATO vehicles carrying weapons on Ukrainian territory as legitimate military targets. That seemed to have led to a flight to safety flow into  US treasuries  .

  • Two year yield 2.315%, -9.4 basis points
  • five year yield 2.605%, -8.6 basis points
  • 10 year yield 2.682%, -4.5 basis points
  • 30 year yield 2.808%, minus one basis point

The U.S. Treasury will auction off 30 year bonds at 1 PM ET. Yesterday the 10 auction was a big dud with a three basis point tail and little demand from international investors.