At the moment, the DowJones is up 0.34% followed by the S&P500, up 0.04%, while the Nasdaq is losing 0.53%.
Markets in Europe closed sharply higher on Thursday, following the cheery data out of the PMI prints in the euro zone and the general risk-on tone. Gains were again led by the FTSE100, up 1.09%, ahead of the CAC40 and the IBEX35, advancing 0.70% and 0.61%, respectively. After a negative start, the single currency was gradually gaining traction, pushing the cross to the boundaries of the key resistance at 1.3400, although faltering afterwards and retracing to the 1.3360/70 region.
Commodities are trading mixed, as the crude oil is gaining 0.96% at $96.14 while the ounce troy of gold is retreating 1.11% at %1668