MARKET WRAP: Global Stocks React To Cloudy Outlook

Fundamental analysis of Forex market

Investors were not in the mood to take any risk


  • The S&P 500 Index fell 0.9 percent as of 15:30 London time as investors react to IMF report
  • The Stoxx Europe 600 Index dropped  0.5 percent, despite strong ZEW economic reading.
  • The U.K.’s FTSE 100 Index failed to react to positive average earning index and fell 0.9 percent.
  • Germany’s DAX Index also fell 0.6 percent.
  • The MSCI Emerging Market Index followed other and declined 0.5 percent, showing no appetite for risk.


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  • The  Dollar Spot Index jumped 0.1 percent, hitting the peak in almost three weeks.
  • The Euro dropped 0.2 percent to $1.1343, hitting the weakest point in almost three weeks.
  • The Pound pound soared 0.2 percent to $1.2914, eying the 1.30 mark.
  • The Japanese yen back in demand and jumped 0.2 percent to 109.44 per dollar.


  • The yield on 10-year Treasuries dropped by four basis points to 2.75 percent, the biggest drop in more than a week.
  • Germany’s 10-year yield sank two basis points to 0.24 percent, the largest fall in a week.
  • Britain’s 10-year yield came under pressure and dropped one basis point to 1.322 percent.


  • West Texas Intermediate crude reacted to demand and dropped  1.1 percent to $52.69 a barrel, the biggest drop in more than a week.
  • Gold started to shine and rose 0.6 percent to $1,283 an ounce.

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