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European Stocks Ended Lower on Monday Amid Russia-Ukraine Tensions.


London, Monday, 21 February 2022 -


US markets were closed on Monday in observance of President's Day.



European Markets summary


On Monday, European stock markets plunged, with Germany's DAX falling more than 2% to an 11-month low amid growing fears that Russia may invade Ukraine in the wake of reports of shelling and escalating military tensions in the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics.


President Putin has stated that he is evaluating both areas' aspirations to be recognized as separate entities.


European Stock Market Indexes

  • STOXX Europe 600: -6 points, or 1.30%, to close at 454.81 points

  • FTSE 100 in London: -29.3 points, or 0.39% at 7,484.33

  • DAX 30 in Germany: -2.07%, or 311.4 points, to 14,731.12 points

  • CAC 40 in France: -2.04%, or 141.3 points, to 6,788.34 points

  • FTSE MIB 30 in Italy: -456.8 points, or 1.72%, to close at 26,050.03 points

  • IBEX 35 in Spain: -101.1 points, or 1.18%, at 8,488.9 points


Other markets

  • Ten-year U.S. Treasury note: 1.928% as on Feb 21, 2022 3:14 a.m. EST

  • Dollar index: +0.09 or +0.09% at 96.13

  • VIX volatility index: −0.36 (1.28%) at Feb 18, 3:15 PM CST


Oil prices

  • Brent crude: +1.97 or 2.07% at $ 97.36 as on Feb 21, 2022 10:24 p.m. GMT

  • West Texas Intermediate: +1.91 or 2.09% at $ 93.50 as on Feb 21, 2022 10:23 p.m. GMT


Precious metals

  • Gold: +5.37 or +0.28% at $ 1,904.57an ounce as on Feb 21, 17:38 NY Time

  • Silver: +0.05 or +0.21% at $ 23.97 67 an ounce as on Feb 21, 17:38 NY Time


Cryptocurrencies

  • Bitcoin: −974.10 (2.54%) at $ 37,414.90 as on Feb 21, 10:39 PM UTC

  • Ethereum: −9.43 (0.36%) at $ 2,613.04 as on Feb 21, 10:39 PM UTC


(Written and edited by: The Decision Maker)