The First Look: Your 10-Second Guide To What Happened Overnight


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Asia was quiet and mixed after the quiet and mixed session in US equities on Thursday.Shares in Shanghai slid modestly on some ongoing selling in banks, post-the interest rate hike. Japanese stocks inched higher.

Europe is off to a lower open, though not wildly so. All of the major indices are off about 0.2% or less.

In the US it’s a similar story: moderate selling, though nothing to hyperventilate about.

The big story continues to be on the macro/currency front (shocker). Gold is plunging again, and is now down to around $1317. Oil continues to stay really close to $80, and hasn’t really budged in ages. The dollar is up a little bit, and the euro is down a touch.

Your regular First Look editor Vincent Fernando is away for the day.

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