Dow and S&P down for the second consecutive day

The US stock markets are now open, and the major indices are are extending Tuesday's losses. A snapshot of the market currently shows

  • Dow Jones -121 points or -0.34% at 35222
  • S&P index -8.44 points or -0.19% at 4439.28
  • NASDAQ index has just moved positive (after opening lower) and is up five points or 0.04% at 14660

A look at other markets as new trading gets underway shows

  • Spot gold near unchanged at $1785.80
  • Spot silver down $0.13 or -0.55% at $23.52
  • WTI crude oil futures up $0.46 or 0.71% $67.03
  • the price of bitcoin is trading up $648 and $45,370

in the US debt market, yields remain marginally higher, but off the highest levels of the day. The 10 year yield is at 1.273% after trading as high as 1.280%. That is still off the low of 1.255%. The U.S. Treasury will auction off 20 year bonds at 1 PM ET

US yields are higher

A snapshot of the forex market continues to show the GBP as the strongest of the majors, while the NZD remains the weakest. The US dollar remains mixed with gains versus the JPY, CHF, AUD and NZD, and declines versus the EUR, GBP and CAD.

The US dollars mixed