Facebook faced its first test for its cryptocurrency today at Capital Hill *Sterling dropped off the cliff.

Stocks

  • The S&P 500 failed to move much despite some strong retail US data. The index remained at 3,013 at 15:38 London time.
  • The UK 100 index jumped on the back of the Burberry earnings, it gained 0.49%.
  • The Stoxx 600 index soared 0.30% and it is up nearly 15.18%.

Currencies

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  • The Dollar Spot Index increased by 0.37% ahead of the Fed chairman’s speech.
  • The Euro continued to move lower and dropped 0.39% to $1.1215.
  • The British pound dropped off the cliff and the support of 1.24 came under a major threat. It sank 0.71% to $1.2422.
  • The Japanese yen declined 0.32% to 108.24 per dollar.

Bonds

  • The yield on 10-year Treasuries increased three basis points to 2.12%.
  • Germany’s 10-year yield climbed one basis point to -0.24%.
  • Britain’s 10-year yield increased by two basis points to 0.80
  • increased one basis point to 0.812%.

Commodities

  • West Texas Intermediate crude moved higher 0.45% to $59.65 a barrel.
  • Gold dropped 0.07% to $1,411 an ounce.

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