European shares end the day in the red

German DAX, -1.1%. France’s CAC, -0.3%. UK’s FTSE 100, -0.5%

The major European shares are ending the day in the red. The declines were led by the Italian and German markets. The provisional closes are showing
  • German DAX, -1.1%
  • France’s CAC, -0.3%
  • UK’s FTSE 100, -0.5%
  • Spain’s Ibex, -0.4%
  • Italy’s FTSE MIB, -1.2%
in the European debt market, the yields are ending mostly lower with UK yields down 5 basis points to leading the way. Italian yields are the only country with higher rates today. They rose by 1.1 basis point.

German DAX, -1.1%. France's CAC, -0.3%. UK's FTSE 100, -0.5%

In other markets as London/European traders look to exit
  • spot gold is trading down nearly $20 at $1774. The low price reached $1769.65 as flows followed the dollars movements (as the US dollar moves higher, the price of gold tends to move to the downside).
  • Spot silver is down $0.11 or -0.39% at $27.12
  • WTI crude oil futures are trading up $0.15 or 0.25% $60.20. It has had a volatile run falling from a high of $61.26 to a low of $59.43 on the back of a Wall Street article saying that Saudi Arabia was looking to rollback the voluntary production cuts.
  • Bitcoin is trading up by $2497 or 5.13% at $51086.  The high price reached $51,717.88