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U.S. Stocks Ended Lower on Monday Ahead Of Fed’s Monetary Policy Decision, Europe Lower


London, Monday, 13 December 2021


U.S. stocks ended lower on Monday, in anticipation of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy later in the week, while in Europe, market sentiment was determined by the omicron variant possible markets pressure and the coming interest rate decisions from major central banks.


U.S. Stock Market Indexes

  • S&P 500: -5.26 (-0.11%) to 4,706.76

  • Nasdaq: -35.94 (-0.23%) to 15,591.80

  • Dow Jones: -5.26 (-0.08%) to 35,943.90


European Stock Market Indexes

  • STOXX Europe 600: -2.03, or 0.43%, to 473.53 points

  • FTSE 100 in London: -60 points, or 0.83%, to end at 7,231

  • DAX 30 in Germany: -2 points, or 0.01%, to 15,621

  • CAC 40 in France: the worst performer of the day, -48 points, or 0.7%, to 6,942

  • FTSE MIB 30 in Italy: -170 points, or 0.64%, to end the day at 26,551.

  • IBEX 35 in Spain: -37 points, or 0.45%, to close at 8,322


Other markets

  • Ten-year U.S. Treasury notes: -4.1 bps to yield 1.448%

  • Dollar index: +0.19, 0.19% at $96.30, as of Dec 6, 2021 4:13 p.m. EST

  • VIX volatility index: −3.44 (11.22%) at 27.23, as of Dec 6, 3:11 PM CST


Oil prices

  • Brent crude: -0.03 or -0.04% at 74.36 as of Dec 13, 2021 9:01 p.m. GMT

  • West Texas Intermediate: -0.47 or -0.66% at 71.19 as of Dec 13, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. EST


Precious metals

  • Gold: +3.86 or +0.22% at 1,787.09 an ounce

  • Silver: +0.10 or +0.44% at 22.32 an ounce


Cryptocurrencies

  • Bitcoin: −3,689.80 (7.36%) at $46,459.40 as of Dec 13, 9:14 PM UTC

  • Etherum: −413.61 (9.99%) at 3,725.99 as of Dec 13, 9:20 PM UTC



(Written and edited by: The Decision Maker)