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U.S. Markets Down On Tuesday After Inflation Numbers Released, European Stocks Mixed


London, Tuesday, 14 December 2021


U.S. markets closed lower on Tuesday, amid inflationary pressures. Inflation continues to be on the rise in the United States with wholesale prices posting a year-on-year record of 9.6% in November, according to date releases by the government on Tuesday.


Meanwhile, European stock markets did not follow the positives of the increase in annual industrial production, closing mixed.



U.S. Stock Market Indexes

  • S&P 500: -34.67 (-0.74%) to 4,634.30

  • Nasdaq: -175.64 (-1.14%) to 15,237.64

  • Dow Jones: -105.26 (-0.30%) to 35,545.69


European Stock Market Indexes

  • STOXX Europe 600: fell 3.97, or 0.84%, to 469.56 points

  • FTSE 100 in London: -12 points, or 0.18%, to end at 7,218

  • DAX 30 in Germany: the worst performer of the day, -168 points, or 1.08%, to 15,453

  • CAC 40 in France: -47 points, or 0.69%, to 6,895

  • FTSE MIB 30 in Italy: +5 points, or 0.02%, to end the day at 26,556

  • IBEX 35 in Spain: +55 points, or 0.67%, to close at 8,378


Other markets

  • Ten-year U.S. Treasury notes: +1.4 bps to yield 1.4380%

  • Dollar index: 0.24 or 0.25% at 96.56 as of Dec 14, 2021 at 5:38 p.m. EST

  • VIX volatility index: +1.58 (7.78%) at 21.89 as of Dec 14, 3:15 PM CST


Oil prices

  • Brent crude: -0.69 (-0.93%) at $73.70 per barrel as of DEC 14, 2021 5:15 PM ET

  • West Texas Intermediate: - -1.00 -1.40% at 70.73 per barrel as of Dec 14, 2021 4:59 p.m. EST


Precious metals

  • Gold: -15.39 or -0.86% at 1,770.64

  • Silver: -0.37 or -1.64% at 21.95


Cryptocurrencies

  • Bitcoin: +1,513.80 (3.23%) at $ 48,325.90 as of Dec 14, 10:54 PM UTC

  • Etherum: +49.81 (1.31%) at $ 3,840.13 as of Dec 14, 10:59 PM UTC



(Written and edited by: The Decision Maker)