The USD is now the strongest of the major currencies
USD higher vs all the major currencies now
The rise in the USD and yields has sent the price of gold lower. The Precious metal is trading at new session lows at $1695.90 and looks to test the 61.8% retracement of the move up from the March swing low at $1689.89.
The volatility index (VIX) has just back above the 30 level as the stock decline continues to accelerate. The NASDAQ index is now down -2.84%. The S&P index is down -2.05%.