The Dollar gained versus the Euro and the Pound and weakened versus the high yielding commodity linked currencies. Stock markets finished higher but weak fundamentals and fears across Europe helped the Dollar to gain. NASDAQ and Dow Jones gained by 0.36% and 0.11% respectively. Crude Oil weakened by -0.46% closing at 81.49$ a barrel. Gold (XAU) weakened by -0.14% closing at 1,122$ an ounce. Today, Federal Budget Balance is expected with -199.5B versus -42.6B prior. Crude Oil Inventories will be released and volatility in Crude prices is expected.