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US Markets in red as NFP still weights

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Equities in the US markets are trading in the defensive territory on Monday, as traders are still digesting the poor data from March Payrolls alongside some logic profit taking. The greenback, tracked by the US Dollar Index, is advancing against its major rivals although still below the 83.00 handle.
At the moment, DowJones is down 0.23% followed by the S&P500 and the Nasdaq, retreating 0.01% and 0.04%, respectively.

Bourses in Europe mostly closed the day with gains, recovering ground after last week’s sell-off, against the backdrop of increasing jitters on Portugal. The FTSE100 was the best performer, advancing 0.43% and followed by the CAC40, 0.09% and the DAC, 0.05%. The Spanish benchmark retreated 0.14%. The single currency was rejected in the area of 1.3040, falling later to the current area around the psychological mark at 1.3000.

In the commodities space, the barrel of WTI is up 0.39% at $93.06 while the ounce troy of gold is down 0.19% at $1,572.

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