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Forex pairs in this Article » EUR/USD (Edinburgh) - Equities in the US markets are trading on the back footing on Tuesday, with the S&P500 coming down from record close levels. The greenback, tracked by the US Dollar index, is extending the negative streak, breaching the psychological 80.00 handle. As of writing, DowJones is down 0.24%, followed by the S&P500, 0.25% and the Nasdaq, 0.20%.

Uncertainties regarding the next steps of the Fed plus mixed data from China and the euro area dragged the main indices lower in Euroland, with the CAC40 sinking 1.04% and seconded by the DAX, 0.88% and the British stocks benchmark, down 0.55%. The shared currency managed to climb to levels just shy of 1.3800 the figure – or fresh 6-week highs – although the upside run out of legs, retreating to the current 1.3770/75 region.

In the commodities’ space, the ounce troy of gold is rallying 2.2% at $1,260 while the barrel of WTI is up around 1% at $98.30.
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