European stocks end day/month in the red

Not a good result in FebruaryThe major US stock indices are ending the session in the red. The month is also ending with negative returns.

  • German Dax fell -0.45% for the day. The month is ending down -5.71%
  • France’s Cac fell -0.4% and for the month the index is down -2.91%
  • UK’s FTSE fell -0.56% and for the month was down -3.87%
  • Spain’s Ibex fell -0.60% on the day and tumbled -5.84% for the month
  • Italy’s FTSE MIB fell -0.51% on the day and fell -3.66% for the month
  • Portugal’s PSI20 bucked the trend today with a gain of 0.16%, but for the month fell -3.45%

In the 10 year debt sector today, yields are lower:

  • Germany 0.647%, -2.1 basis points
  • France 0.917%, -3.1 basis points
  • UK 1.502%, — 6.0 basis points
  • Spain 1.537%, -2.8 basis points
  • Italy 1.972%, -3.3 basis points
  • Portugal 1.99%, -2.5 basis points
  • Greece 4.411%, +3.5 basis points

In other markets as London/European traders look to exit:

  • Spot gold is up $1 or 0.8% at $1319.40
  • WTI crude oil futures have fallen a dollar $.14 or -1.79% at $61.88.  Crude oil inventories today showed a rise in inventories of 3019K

In the US stock market at the NY midday:

  • S&P index is down 2 points or -0.07% at 2742.29
  • NASDAQ composite index is down -2.4 points or -0.03% at 7328.27
  • down this ravages down -56.50 points or -0.22% at 25352.85

US yields are lower at the long end but steady:

  • 2 year 2.264%, up 0.4 basis points
  • 5 year 2.6569%, -0.3 basis points
  • 10 year 2.877%, -1.6 basis points
  • 30 year 3.138%, -2.1 basis points

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