European cash equity markets are mostly higher at the closing bell although have eased back from their best levels this afternoon (FTSE +0.5%, DAX +0.3%, CAC -0.1%). US cash equity markets are mixed at the closing bell (DJIA -0.2%, S&P +0.2%, NASDAQ +0.7%).
European cash equity markets have closed firmly in the red with basic resource stocks leading declines (FTSE -0.3%, DAX -1.1%, CAC -1.1%). US cash equity markets have held lower this afternoon (DJIA -1.2%, S&P -0.5%, NASDAQ -0.3%).
European cash equity markets declined in response with the UK’s FTSE 100 the worst performing regional index as miners slumped (FTSE -1.3%, DAX-0.5 %, CAC -0.1%, FTSEMIB -0.9%). US bourses fell at the open and while they have moved off their worst levels, remain lower at the closing bell (DJIA -0.4%, S&P -0.1%, NASDAQ -0.2%).
The European Central Bank caught markets off guard this afternoon as they announced some notable changes to both policy and forward guidance. US cash equity markets are mixed at the closing bell (DJIA -0.1%, S&P +0.2%, NASDAQ +0.8%).
European cash equity markets are mixed at the closing bell (FTSE +0.1%, DAC +0.4%,
CAC +0.1%, FTSEMIB +0.5%). US bourses are mostly lower at the close with real estate stocks the worst performers amid the prospect of higher rates (DJIA -0.5%, S&P -0.4%, NASDAQ -0.1%).