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Dow down -0.5% leads the way

Major US stock indices are opening lower on the back of rising oil prices, slower growth from China and higher yields.

A snapshot of the market is shown:

  • Dow Industrial Average -196.05 points or -0.56% to 35098.72
  • S&P Index -18.75 points or -0.42% to 4452.63
  • NASDAQ Index -51.97 points or -0.35% to 14,845.37

in other markets:

  • Spot gold is trading at $ 1.16 or 0.07% at $ 1,767.61. It found resistance against $ 1800 last week.
  • Spot silver is trading four cents or -0.17% lower at $ 23.22
  • Bitcoin is trading at $ 61,508

In the US debt market, the five-year yield is up 4.1 basis points from 1.1634%. That’s below the high of 1,193%, but above the low of 1,137%. The shorter end of the curve continues to trade and tighten. Expectations are that the United States would begin to tighten up in November of next year.

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