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US markets trading in red, dollar flat

US Shares are grinding lower on Monday, as investors are cashing up recent gains. The lack of US docket is also weighting on the investors’ mood, with markets slightly biased towards risk aversion. The US dollar, measured by the US Dollar Index, is trading almost unchanged, hovering over 80.30
At the moment, the DowJones is losing 0.19%, followed by the S&P500 and the Nasdaq, down 0.11% and 0.16%, respectively.

Markets in Euroland closed in the mixed territory, with the FTSE100 and the CAC40 advanced 0.21% and 0.03%, respectively, while the IBEX35 led losses with 1.18%, ahead of the DAX, 0.24%. The single currency is consolidating above the key resistance at 1.3400 after trading mostly around 1.3370/80

In the commodities space, the ounce troy of gold is taking a hit, dropping 1.04% at $1649 while the barrel of WTI is sharply up, 1.24% at $96.89

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