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Stocks mixed in Wall Street; GBP keeps falling

FXStreet (Córdoba) - US stocks were mixed after the first half, ahead of the Fed’s Beige Book while European markets finished higher. The FTSE 100 gained 0.66% (reaching an intraday high not seen since 2000) while the FTSE MIB soared 1.89%. In Wall Street the Dow Jones was rising 0.24% while the Nasdaq was falling 0.40%, with Apple Inc. dropping 3.40%.

For the second day in a row the pound was the worst performer among the most traded currencies while the aussie and the loonie were rising sharply. The US dollar was mixed, pulling back against the euro and the yen.

Gold was steady, trading slightly higher around $1,270/oz while crude oil was recovering ground considerably: the barrel was up 1.80%, above $94.50.

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