Markets moved chaotically, but the predisposition seems to be a slight decline
The FOMC two-day meeting didn’t do much to move the markets, and the statements from President Trump seem to scare them off. USA30 shed 1.1%, while USA500 fell 0.8%. TECH100 moved against the trend and closed the session higher by 0.3%.
Gold added 0.08% to settle at $1,723.25.
The Dollar Index lost 0.25% and settled at 96.365.
Asia and Australia
Asian benchmarks were mixed after the inflation data was released, which turned out to be below what analysts expected.
HongKong45 fell 0.06%.
Japan225 gained 0.03%.
Australia’s ASX added 0.32%.
USD/JPY lost 0.6%.
AUD/USD dropped 1% after reaching a ten-month high.
Like in the OPEC+ case, the power of ECB’s decision started to wear off, causing the markets to retreat.
Europe50 fell by 1.5%.
Germany30 continued to decrease and ended the trading session lower by 1.57%.
France40 lost 1.55%, after food & drugs, gas & water, and the financial sectors underperformed.
UK100 shed 1.8%, as British American Tobacco forecasted a single-digit EPS.
EUR/USD rose 0.43% to 1.1340.
EUR/GBP was up 0.34% to 0.8905.
GBP/USD traded at $1.2668 after it decreased from Monday's $1.2724.
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Sources: marketwatch.com, investing.com, money.cnn.com
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