Today, as the North American trading session commenced, the New Zealand Dollar (NZD) demonstrated strength while the British Pound (GBP) lagged. The U.S. Dollar (USD) exhibited mixed performance against various currencies, with rebounding due to the impact of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decision.
China’s economic situation continues to be challenging, with deflation persisting due to falling Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Producer Price Index (PPI) inflation in October. This comes amid weak retail spending and a deteriorating manufacturing sector in the country.
In commodities, a surge in oil stocks influenced oil prices, leading to crude oil trading up at $75.98. Precious metals saw a drop with gold and silver prices falling to $1945.52 and $22.51 respectively. Meanwhile, reached a high since May 4th, trading at $36,890.
In equity markets, U.S. stock market indices NASDAQ and S&P extended their winning streaks. European equity markets registered marginal gains while Asia Pacific indices were mostly lower.
In the debt market, U.S. yields rose in anticipation of a 30-year bond auction scheduled for 1 PM ET today. This was paralleled by higher European debt market benchmark 10-year yields.
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