Global stocks lower amid rising bond yields - Thursday Review, March 4

Global stocks lower amid rising bond yields - Thursday Review, March 4

Resurgent worries over high bond yields weakened the markets

The US

Wall Street ended lower after Jerome Powell’s speech left investors worried about rising longer-term US bond yields. USA30 fell 1.11%, USA500 lost 1.34%. TECH100 dropped 2.11%, being down almost 10% since its February record high.

Crude oil added 0.3%, reaching $61.48 a barrel.

Gold fell 0.2% to $1,712.80 per ounce.

Asia and Australia

Stocks followed their American peers’ example and closed in the red amid the rising of yields. HongKong45 slid 2.80%.

Japan225 fell 1.87%

Down under, Australia200 was down 1.10%.

Europe

Markets weakened amid resurgent worries over higher bond yields. Germany30 traded 0.5% lower, and France40 fell 0.2%. UK100 lost 0.8%.

Brent oil rose 0.4% to $64.33 a barrel.

EUR/USD traded at 1.2042 after it lost 0.2%.

Source: investing.com, reuters.com

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