The US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that US consumer prices increased marginally in February.
The NASDAQ Composite Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average opened higher on March 13 but declined as the day progressed.
At 5:20 AM EST today, the FTSE 100 Index was trading at 7,159.00—a gain of 0.28%. EWU fell 0.83% to $34.73 on Tuesday.
On March 14, the Hang Seng Index fell 0.41% and closed the day at 31,471.50. The iShares MSCI Hong Kong (EWH) declined 0.91% on Tuesday.
For the week ended March 9, the Japanese yen (FXY) closed at 106.80 compared to the US dollar (UUP), an appreciation of 0.99%.
The British pound (FXB) appreciated 0.32% against the US dollar (UUP) in the week ended March 9, 2018.
The euro-dollar exchange rate closed the week ended March 9, 2018, at 1.23, depreciating 0.08% against the US dollar.
The US bond markets were the only asset class that failed to rally after the February jobs report was released on March 9, 2018.
According to Reuters’ calculations, the US dollar’s net short positions decreased to -$11.5 billion compared to -$11.3 billion in the previous week.
In the week ended March 9, 2018, the S&P 500 index closed at 2,786.57, rising by 2.4% after President Donald Trump turned flexible with his tariffs.