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World Markets Around the World Are Getting Smoked – Dow Falls Below 15,000


On June 5th, 2013, traders all around the world witnessed a plunge in global stock prices.



Markets across Europe just closed at their lowest levels of the day.

The London FTSE 100 fell 2.1 percent, the French CAC 40 fell 1.9%, the German DAX lost 1.2%, the Spanish IBEX 35  retreated 0.9% and the Italian FTSE MIB fell 1.0%.

European markets are now trading at six-week lows.

Meanwhile, in the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is down 1.2 percent (off 180 points), and is now trading at 14,991.

The S&P 500 is down 1.1 percent, and the NASDAQ is 1.0 percent lower. All three are trading at their lowest levels of the day.

The S&P 500 is trading around 1617 this morning, 4.1 percent off its peak level of 1687 turned in on May 22.

And the Japanese Nikkei 225, after falling a whopping 3.8 percent in the wake of a speech from the country's prime minister that failed to deliver, continues to head lower in after-hours futures trading.

The Nikkei is now down 17 percent from its May 22 peak, only three percentage points away from a bear market.

10-year Treasury yields are down 5 basis points to 2.10 percent. French and German yields are down 2 and 3 basis points to 2.06 percent and 1.51 percent, respectively.

Italian yields are up 4 basis points to 4.13 percent, and Spanish yields are up 2 basis points to 4.42% percent. Portuguese bond yields are up 9 basis points to 5.72 percent.

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