UK FTSE 100 rises. German DAX, France's CAC near unchanged

The major European indices are ending the session mixed.

They snapshot of the provisional closes shows:

  • German DAX, unchanged
  • France's CAC, +0.1%
  • UK's FTSE 100, +0.3%
  • Spain's Ibex, -0.1%
  • Italy's FTSE MIB, -0.1%

in other markets as European traders look to exit:

  • Spot gold is surging by about $30 a 1.67% and is back above the $1800 level at $1816.70
  • SPot silver is up $0.95 for 3.59% at $27.44
  • WTI crude futures are down $0.48 a -0.73% at $65.15
  • Bitcoin is up $200 or 0.38% at $57100

In the US debt market, yields are fluctuating above and below unchanged. The current yields are marginally lower on the day:

UK FTSE 100 rises. German DAX, France's CAC near unchanged_

The price action in the forex market has seen mixed price action.

The CAD is now the strongest of the majors as the USDCAD continues its move to the downside and traded to the the lowest level since September 2017 (broke the 2018 low at 1.2245 today). The GBP is now the weakest of the majors. The USD is still mostly lower with the controversial the major currencies with the exception of the GBP now.

The US dollars lower
In the US stock market, the major indices are off there low levels. The Dow industrial average continues to lead the way to the upside (it is working on its fourth day in a row higher). The NASDAQ index is well off its low level of 13439.39 (currently trading at 13559.4). It is still down -23 points or -0.17%. The NASDAQ index has close lower for 4 consecutive days.

  • S&P index +10.68 points or 0.26% at 4178.10
  • NASDAQ index -22 points or -0.16% at 13560
  • Dow industrial average up 172 points or 0.5% at 34403