The greenback has risen without pause through much of the past week as concerns over a U.S. Its shares were on track for their best day since January 2016.
"Revenues have been strong, so the earnings are not just cost-cutting as they were a couple years back, but there's obviously rising costs".
Higher U.S. yields have dragged up their European counterparts, with 10-year German bund reaching a six-week high of 0.655 per cent and its British Gilt equivalent setting a nine-week peak of 1.57 per cent this week. Economic data supported the view that the Federal Reserve would stick to its gradual pace of rate increases.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in more than 48 years last week and the goods trade deficit tumbled in March on strong export growth.
The yield on the two-year Treasury note also set a multiyear record Tuesday, topping 2.5 percent for the first time since September 2008.
In Europe, Volkswagen VOWG_p.DE shares climbed 2.66 percent even though its first-quarter operating profit fell as investors were encouraged by its new chief executive, the auto maker's financial health and lower provisions for the diesel emissions scandal.
In Europe, Volkswagen shares closed 2.66 percent higher, even though its first-quarter operating profit fell, as investors were encouraged by its new chief executive, the vehicle maker's financial health and lower provisions for the diesel emissions scandal.
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Australian stocks edged up 0.2 per cent and Japan's Nikkei rose 0.7 per cent.
Draghi "articulated a rising sense of concern about the economic momentum that sustained the euro zone during the last quarter of a year ago", said Karl Schamotta, director of FX strategy and structured products at Cambridge Global Payments in Toronto. The dollar strengthened as short positions unwound on the USA economic data.
"It is a far too crowded trade at this point". The euro zone single currency had initially rebounded after Draghi played down concern over recent softness in data.
Gold slumped to a five-week low on Wednesday as the dollar and US Treasury yields jumped on robust US data and signs of an easing in the US-China trade conflict.
The benchmark United States 10-year Treasury yield breached 3 percent on Tuesday for the first time in more than four years and remained above that level on Wednesday as jitters about growing federal borrowing spurred selling of U.S. government bonds.
Today, gold prices are falling as both the US dollar and US Treasury yields rise.