Major U.S. stock index futures down by about -.66% across the board (-220 points on Dow)
Japan’s Nikkei down over 2%.
Most Asian markets off sharply.
Rising Covid deaths and lockdowns affecting many Asian economies
Most commodities off sharply led by iron ore - down by over 6%
Oil off over 2.5%
Gold down slightly at $1925. Positive article about gold in this week’s Barron’s.
The Euro is gaining based on French election result favoring more liberal / pro-NATO candidate
U.S, Bonds are up slightly with yields retreating. Treasuries: 5-year 2.88% / 10-year 2.84% / 30-year 2.90%