Stocks were mostly higher worldwide today, with US shares leading the way, possibly celebrating America’s decision to join Nicaragua and Syria as the only countries in the world not party to the Paris climate agreement.
Japan led Asian shares higher, up 1%, though overall the Asia Dow gained only 0.05%. All major European exchanges were higher, as the STOXX 600 rose 0.43%. American markets were also higher, except for Brazil. Nearing the NY closing bell, US indices are up better than half a percent.
Precious metals prices sagged a little, except for platinum, which fell a big $16/oz. XAU, representing the mining shares, lost a meager 0.19% to 83.24. Dollar strength was partly to blame for the weakness, as the US dollar index rose 0.23%. Bonds mostly lost ground worldwide. In the US, the 10-year note finished with a 2.218% yield.
At the close, the Dow Industrials were up 136 points, the S&P ... Log in or subscribe to continue reading.