The $Index is sharply higher as all key currencies are lower except for the ¥. BRIC currencies are also lower with the Ruble and Real leading the way. USDMXN is 19.1456 +0.2507 (+1.33%), USDCOP is unchanged at 3378.00 and USDBRL which closed at 4.3895 is valued at 4.4323 on the CME, +1.00 %.
Gold is up $38.00. Silver is also higher while the more industrial metals are lower with the sharply lower equities. The Dow Jones is due to open 700 lower at last glance. Crude is sharply lower while bond futures are strong. Grains are lower as are the softs, especially cotton.
What 8:00 will bring will be a surprise. Investors may want out or may not be too concerned with the potential impact on coffee as a result of the virus. Panic may present opportunities.
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