Asian Markets Mixed, Eurozone Trades In Red While Crude Oil Gains - Global Markets Today While US Was Sleeping

On Friday, September 15, the U.S. markets ended lower, with S&P 500 and Nasdaq posting losses for the second consecutive week.

U.S. stocks deepened their decline and ended lower following a week of varied economic data, with investors shifting their focus to the Federal Reserve's upcoming interest rate decision next week.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished the day 0.83% lower, ending at 34,618.24. The S&P 500 recorded a 1.22% decrease, closing at 4,450.32. The Nasdaq Composite experienced a drop of 1.56% and ended the session at 13,708.33.

Asian Markets Today 

  • Japan's Nikkei 225 was closed on Monday for a public holiday.
  • Australia's S&P/ASX 200 recorded a 0.67% decline and closed at 7,230.40, led by losses in the IT, Energy and Telecoms Services sectors.
  • Chiana's Shanghai Composite closed the session at 3,125.93, up 0.28%, and Shenzhen CSI 300 rose 0.51%, ending at 3,727.71.
  • Asian stocks dropped on Monday as investors adopted a risk-averse approach ahead of key central bank rate decisions this week, with the Federal Reserve taking center stage.
  • Hong Kong's Hang Seng Stock Exchange fell 1.71% to close at 17,927.00, a 10-month low, primarily due to renewed selling in the property sector.

Eurozone at 05.45 AM ET

  • The European STOXX 600 index declined 0.60%.
  • Germany's DAX traded lower by 0.54%.
  • France's CAC 40 slid 0.94%.
  • The U.K.'s FTSE 100 traded lower by 0.28%.

Commodities at 05.45 AM ET

  • Crude Oil WTI was trading higher by 0.57% at $90.53/bbl, and Brent was up 0.47% to $94.37/bbl.
  • Natural Gas gained 0.79% to $2.665.
  • Gold was trading higher by 0.05% at $1,947.15, Silver was up 0.14% to $23.418, and Copper gained 0.03% to $3.8025.

US Futures at 05.45 AM ET

Dow futures gained 0.02%, S&P 500 futures were up 0.07%, while Nasdaq 100 futures rose by 0.15%.

Forex at 05.45 AM ET

The U.S. Dollar Index was down 0.10% to 105.22. USD/JPY declined 0.13% to 147.62, and USD/AUD slid 0.03% to 1.5534.

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