The Dollar ended Friday's session mixed, rising versus Euro and the Yen and declining versus the Pound as Industrial Production was higher but Consumer Sentiment was lower. Industrial Production rose by 0.7% better than 0.1% expected, but University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment was surprisingly lower with 69.4 versus 73.6 forecast and 73.5 prior. NASDAQ and Dow Jones declined by -0.76% and -0.67% respectively, as bank stocks declined sharply. Crude advanced by 1.2% closing at 78.65$ a barrel. Gold (XAU) finished almost flat with 0.12% change, closing at 1052.25$ an ounce. Today, Fed Chairman Bernanke will speak about Asia and the global financial crisis.
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