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US opens higher, Bitcoin breaks new record at $66,200

London, Wednesday, 20 October-

Major indices opened higher, yield of 10-year U.S. Treasury climbs to a five-month high. In more details, the yield on 10-year US Treasury notes was up 0.3% to 1.639% at the time. Earlier, it climbed to as high as 1.672% – the highest level since May 20.

S&P 500: +0.18%

Dow Jones: +0.07%

Nasdaq: +0.14%

Dollar Index: 93.75

VIX volatility index: -1.1% at 15.53

Brent crude: $84.22

West Texas Intermediate: $81.42

Precious metals were up with gold rising 0.65% to $1,780 per ounce, and silver adding 1.5% to $24.03.

Price of Bitcoin broke a new record by hitting an all-time high of $66,200 at 9.45 a.m. EDT (1345GMT), according to official figures, a day after its first ETF.

The much-anticipated first Bitcoin-linked ETF that started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday brought in around $570 million of assets on its debut.

European stocks higher despite rising inflation. Euro area inflation at 3.4% in September, while driven by higher energy prices - at 3% in August, according to Eurostat.

Major indices up, despite rising inflation.

STOXX Europe 600: +0.32%

FTSE 100: +0.08%

DAX 30: +0.05%

CAC 40: +0.54% bouncing back from negatives for the day

FTSE MIB 30: +0.94%

IBEX: +0.24%

(Written and edited by: The Decision Maker)


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