World Market Trends

Hopes of a revival in demand from China and relief at the recent jobs data from the U.S. bolstered sentiment across world markets.

Asian stocks mostly finished trading with gains. European benchmarks are also trading higher. Wall Street Futures also portend mild gains on opening.

Dollar Index edged lower. Bond yields hardened ahead of the policy review by major central banks. Crude oil prices strengthened on hopes of revival in demand from China. Gold edged higher. Cryptocurrencies rebounded emphatically.

Here is a snapshot of the world markets at this hour across stocks, currencies, bonds, commodities and cryptocurrencies.

Stock Indexes:

DJIA (US30) at 33,814.50, up 0.10%
S&P 500 (US500) at 3,973.20, up 0.24%
Germany’s DAX at 14,300.35, up 0.25%
U.K.’s FTSE 100 at 7,491.08, up 0.25%
France’s CAC 40 at 6,652.96, up 0.08%
Euro Stoxx 50 at 3,926.55, up 0.13%
Japan’s Nikkei 225 at 27,901.01, up 1.18%
Australia’s S&P ASX 200 at 7,213.20, up 0.53%
China’s Shanghai Composite at 3,206.95, up 0.30%
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng at 19,900.87, up 2.32%

Currencies:

EURUSD at 1.0558, up 0.02%
GBPUSD at 1.2250, up 0.14%
USDJPY at 136.18, down 0.34%
AUDUSD at 0.6762, down 0.09%
USDCAD at 1.3635, up 0.30%
Dollar Index at 104.71, down 0.06%

Ten-Year Govt Bond Yields:

U.S. at 3.494%, up 0.03%
Germany at 1.8595%, up 2.23%
France at 2.326%, up 1.26%
U.K. at 3.1425%, up 1.63%
Japan at 0.246%, down 1.60%

Commodities:

Brent Oil Futures (Feb) at $76.94, up 1.04%
Crude Oil WTI Futures (Jan) at $72.38, up 1.29%
Gold Futures (Feb) at $1,804.45, up 0.16%

Cryptocurrencies:

Bitcoin at $17,224.33, up 2.47%
Ethereum at $1,281.87, up 4.10%
BNB at $290.88, up 2.26%
XRP at $0.3920, up 1.42%
Dogecoin (DOGE) at $0.09825, up 2.26%

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