In the United States, futures for the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were down by 0.3%. However, it's important to note that changes in futures do not necessarily reflect movements after the opening bell.
Meanwhile, in Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 index dropped by 0.4% during morning trading. Notably, Quilter saw an increase of 8.3%, while Banco BPM climbed by 2.4%. Conversely, Intesa Sanpaolo experienced a loss of 6.7%, and FinecoBank slipped by 5.6%. Looking at individual markets, the FTSE 100 lost 0.2%, France's CAC 40 declined by 0.4%, and Germany's DAX fell by 0.4%.
Dollar Index and Commodities
The Wall Street Journal Dollar Index showed an increase of 0.3%, reaching a value of 97.12.
In terms of commodities, Brent crude recorded a decrease of 0.7% and settled at $84.70 per barrel. Similarly, WTI crude fell by 0.7% to $81.34 per barrel.
The German 10-year Bund yield saw a decline of 10 basis points, dropping from 2.599% to 2.502%. On the other hand, the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury decreased by 8 basis points, moving from 4.092% to 4.012%. It's worth noting that bond prices and yields typically move in opposite directions.
Asian Market Performance
In Asia, the Nikkei 225 index in Japan experienced a gain of 0.4%. Conversely, Hong Kong's Hang Seng declined by 1.9%, and China's benchmark Shanghai Composite dropped by 0.3%.
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