US futures opened higher and European markets followed this momentum in the positive direction
- The S&P 500 Index gained 0.2 percent as of 15:00 London time, while the Nasdaq Composite Index jumped 0.51 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose less than 0.16 percent.
- The Stoxx Europe 600 dropped 0.2 percent.
- The MSCI Emerging Market Index lost 0.3 percent.
- The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index gained 0.2 percent.
- The Euro maintained its critical level of 1.12 but eased 0.27 percent to $1.1214, the yen also dropped about 0.1 percent to 111.58 per dollar.
- The British pound lost some its gain from yesterday and dropped 0.41 percent to $1.3116, breaking its four consecutive days of gain.
- The yield on 10-year Treasuries dropped about one basis point to 2.51 percent.
- Germany’s 10-year yield fell one basis point to negative 0.004 percent.
- Britain’s 10-year yield lost one basis point to 1.086 percent.
- WTI dropped 0.05 percent to $62.43 a barrel.
- Gold dropped 0.54 percent to $1,283 an ounce.