London, Wednesday, 13 October 2021
S&P 500 closed higher led by strength in tech.
S&P 500: +0.3%
Dow Jones: flat
Blue-chip Dow: -0.54%
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) was up 0.4% from the previous month and 5.4% from the same period last year.
Bitcoin was down almost 4% to $54,700.
VIX volatility index, was almost flat at 19.88, while the dollar index declined 0.26% to 94.27.
The yield on 10-year US Treasury notes decreased 2.6% to 1.538%.
With international benchmark Brent crude at $82.91 and US benchmark West Texas Intermediate at $80.11, crude prices presented some losses at a decline of 0.6%
Precious metals were on the rise with gold adding 1.5% to $1,786 per ounce, and silver increasing 2.2% to $23.06.
European stock markets closed mostly higher on Wednesday, as Europe's industrial production in August increased year-on-year, the EU's statistical authority said earlier. The reading was up 5.1% in the eurozone and 5.3% in the EU27 from the same month of last year, according to Eurostat.
STOXX Europe 600: +0.7%
FTSE 100: +0.16%
FTSE MIB 30: -0.12%
IBEX 35: -0.16%
Asian markets closed mixed after strong sales in global markets due to inflation concerns on Tuesday.
Asia Dow: -0.31%
Nikkei 225: -0.32%
Hang Seng: -1.43%
(Written and edited by: The Decision Maker)