How Did European Stocks Close?
Jun 26, 2018
European stocks failed to find any direction and finished mixed today, with the Euro Stoxx 600 +0.02%, the FTSE 100 +0.37%, while the CAC 40 edged 0.05% lower and the DAX declined 0.29%. Periphery markets closed mostly higher with Spain’s IBEX +0.20%, Italy’s FTSE MIB +0.30%, Portugal’s PSI 20 +0.79%, while Greece’s ASE fell 1.05%. The VSTOXX finished down 3.53%, or 63 basis points, to 17.24. Yield on Italy’s 10-year rose 6.8 basis points to 2.8815, while the yield on the German Bund increased by 1.4 basis points to 0.337%. French treasuries were lower today, with the yield on the French 10-year up 2.2 basis points to 0.733%. EUR€ (-0.39%), GBP£ (-0.35%), SEK (-0.28%), and CHF (-0.37%) are all weaker against the USD$ today.
*Data in Price Return, Source: Stockdio
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