Global Equity Markets were mixed on Tuesday as Dubai continues to sort out its debt repayment obligations. In the U.S Producer Prices climbed 1.8% which was more than double expectations. This caused stocks to retreat as it may engage the U.S Fed to raise rates out of necessity instead of a planned withdrawal from its current quantitative easing policies. The DJIA slid 49.05 points to close at 10,452. Ahead of the rate decision today traders have consolidated positions as markets may move drastically depending on what language the Fed uses.
There are a number of other economic data releases on the docket for today. Oil traders will be watching Crude Oil Inventory figures. CPI data as well as Housing Starts and Building Permits will also be on the wire today. In the U.K Jobless Claims will print although no major changes are expected. GDP in Australia has already printed slightly below expectations.
The Greenback continued to advance against its G-10 counterparts with the AUD giving up 1.15% for the day. The DXY closed above the 100 day MA to 76.961 helping to legitimizing the recent rally. Gold and Oil were essentially unchanged finishing the U.S session at 1.125.20 and 70.69 respectively.
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