Asia Dips, European Markets Advance, While Crude And Gold Trade Lower – Global Markets Today While US Slept

U.S. stocks mixed on Friday, Nasdaq sets record high while S&P 500 and Dow close lower. Asian markets decline, European stocks slightly up.

On Friday, June 14th, the U.S. stock markets showed mixed results. The Nasdaq achieved a record high for the fifth consecutive day, propelled by gains in Adobe and other tech stocks. In contrast, both the S&P 500 and Dow closed slightly lower.

Economic data showed a decline in University of Michigan consumer sentiment to 65.6 in June, its lowest since November, and U.S. import and export prices fell by 0.4% and 0.6%, respectively, in May.

Several sectors on the S&P 500 closed in the red, with industrials, materials, and energy recording the biggest losses, although information technology and communication services stocks managed to end the session higher.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.15% and closed at 38,589.16. The S&P 500 slid 0.04%, ending the day at 5,431.60, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 0.15%, finishing the session at 17,693.43.

Asian Markets Today

  • On Monday, Japan’s Nikkei 225 declined 2.01%, ending the session at 38,074.50, led by losses in the Transportation Equipment, Steel, and Banking sectors.
  • Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 declined 0.31%, ending the day at 7,700.30, led by losses in the IT, Energy, and Resources sectors.
  • India Markets closed for the Bakri Id holiday.
  • China’s Shanghai Composite was down 0.55%, ending the session at 3,015.89, and the Shenzhen CSI fell 0.15%, closing at 3,536.20.
  • Hong Kong’s Hang Seng ended the session lower by 0.03% at 17,936.12.

Eurozone at 06:15 AM ET

  • The European STOXX 50 index gained 0.34%.
  • Germany’s DAX was up 0.05%.
  • France’s CAC was up 0.23%.
  • U.K.’s FTSE 100 traded lower by 0.01%.
  • European stock markets slightly increased after last week’s losses, with investors anticipating key economic data and a Bank of England policy meeting. The DAX and CAC 40 each gained, while the FTSE 100 remained steady. The rise follows political shifts in the European Parliament elections.

Commodities at 06:15 AM ET

Crude Oil’s WTI was trading lower by 0.19% at $77.89/bbl, and Brent was down 0.19% at $82.45/bbl.

Natural Gas declined 2.22% to $2.817.

Gold was trading lower by 0.52% at $2,337.00, Silver fell 0.64% to $29.285, and Copper was down 1.44% to $4.4305.

US Futures at 06:15 AM ET

Dow futures were down 0.25%, S&P 500 futures fell 0.13%, and Nasdaq 100 Futures gained 0.11%.

Forex at 06:15 AM ET

The U.S. Dollar Index gained 0.01% to 105.55, USD/JPY was up 0.14% at 157.60, and USD/AUD rose 0.10% to 1.5148.

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