Stock Traders Put European Debt Issues Back on Forefront
U.S. Dollar weakens as Investors put Risk Back on the Table
The U.S. Dollar finished the day down against most major currencies with the exception of the Japanese Yen. Low volume ahead of Friday’s U.S. Employment report may have contributed to the weakness in the Dollar as traders threw their support into the higher-risk, commodity-linked currencies after the thinly traded equity markets posted strong gains.
Spain Concerns, War Threat put Global Markets under Pressure
Global equity markets fell sharply lower overnight on renewed fears in the Euro Zone and rising tensions between North Korea and South Korea. The sell-off started early when Asian traders began liquidating equities on war concerns between the Korean nations and quickly spread to Europe and the U.S. as these two regions continued to struggle with the spreading debt issues in the Euro Zone.
Late Equity Market Surge Put Stocks in Strong Position
A late surge in U.S. equity markets helped put the three major indices in a strong position to challenge their highs for the year. Traders looking for increased risk drove equity markets higher from the start on Tuesday although there was a little pause in the upside momentum at the mid-session.
Dollar Falters as Traders Put a Little More “Risk On”
The U.S. Dollar eased a bit on Monday against most major currencies as investor sentiment shifted back toward putting “risk on”. News today centered on Greece’s effort to shore up its finances by offering five-year bonds. Apparently the offering was well received by the investing public as demand exceeded 20 billion Euros. Early expectations were for demand of 3 to 5 billion Euros.
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