At the moment, DowJones is up 0.77% followed by the S&P500 and the Nasdaq, advancing 0.43% and 0.19%, respectively.
In sharp contrast, markets in Euroland close in red, posting serious losses in the aftermath of the Italian parliamentary elections. The IBEX35 had the worst performance on the day, falling 3.20%, seconded by the CAC40, 2.67% and the DAX, 2.27%. The sentiment surrounding the single currency remains depressed around 1.3050, retracing ground from session highs above 1.3120, as the cocktail of the Italian elections’ results, Bernanke’s testimony and better-than-expected US data seems to be far too much for the euro.
In the commodities space, the ounce troy of gold is rallying beyond the key level at $1600, advancing 1.87%; while the barrel of WTI is down 0.73% at $92.42