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FXstreet.com (Edinburgh) -Shares in the US markets are now trading mixed. Jitters on the Syrian situation have re-emerged on Tuesday, pushing indices to surrender previous gains on better-than-expected results from the manufacturing sector. The US Dollar index, which tracks the greenback against its major competitors, is advancing for the fifth consecutive session, consolidating gains above the 82.00 handle. At the moment the DowJones is down 0.05% while the Nasdaq and the S&P500 are up 0.32% and 0.12%, respectively.

Markets in the Old Continent closed mostly in red with the exception of the Spanish benchmark, up 0.19% for the day. The cautious tone prevailed amongst market participants against the backdrop of the fragile situation in Middle East. The CAC40 was the worst performer, retreating 0.80% and followed by the DAX, 0.77% and the FTSE100, 0.58%. The single currency continues to grind lower, recovering some pips after hitting fresh 6-week lows in sub 1.3140 levels.

In commodities’ land, the ounce troy of the precious metal is rallying after strikes in the gold sector are hitting South Africa, at the moment gaining 1.33% at $1,414. The barrel of WTI is following the same direction, up 0.83% at $108.55.
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