Early risers get their money's worth on the stock exchanges these days.
There is also a morning recovery attempt on the stock markets today.
The market-wide FAZ index advanced by 1.4 percent to 2065 points on Wednesday morning.
The Dax fared similarly, gaining 1.3 percent to 12,568 points after a sell-off the day before.
The Eurozone leading index Euro Stoxx 50 rose in the morning by 1.1 percent to 3397 points.
Since the beginning of the year, the Dax has lost around a fifth of its points.
Even now there is still pessimism, which is weighing on the markets.
Attempts to recover in the morning have repeatedly been punished with high losses over the course of the day over the past few days and weeks.
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In the Dax, the shares of the delivery service Hello Fresh were pulled up by an agreement between Amazon and Just Eat Takeaway.
While shares in Just Eat Takeaway gained a good 17 percent on the Amsterdam stock exchange, Hello Fresh took the lead in the Dax with a plus of 6.8 percent.
Titles from the delivery service Delivery Hero, which was recently relegated to the M-Dax, also gained 4.3 percent.
Shares in the sporting goods manufacturer Adidas fell.
A skeptical analyst comment pushed them 3.7 percent into the red.
A further strengthening of the dollar against other currencies could be observed on the foreign exchange markets.
The euro hit its lowest level in 20 years at $1.0239.
Concerns about a recession in Europe, runaway inflation and a delayed monetary policy response have been weighing on the common currency for several weeks.
Likewise, the British pound fell to a two-year low of $1.1899.
In addition to energy security issues in the UK, investors are unsettled by the Bank of England's monetary policy, which threatens to slow down the country's economy.
The weakness of the euro against the Swiss franc continues to be a focus.
After one euro cost less than one franc last week,
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Crude oil prices were a little less hot in the morning.
The American Brent variety was available for $100.73 per barrel (159 liters).
It was 1.2 percent higher than the previous day, but over a five-day period this meant a discount of a good 9.4 percent.
The North Sea variety Brent fell 0.2 percent to $ 104.58.
The announcement that strikes on Norwegian oil and gas platforms had ended eased the situation.
The price of palm oil also continued to fall.
While cooking fat hit a record high in April after Indonesia announced an export ban, the price per tonne on the Kuala Lumpur stock exchange is now 3,735 ringgit (823 euros), down 45 percent from the April high.
Fears of a recession weighed on the price, while at the same time there was oversupply in Malaysia.
Inventories rose to a seven-year high in June.
Markets in Asia had started the day on a weak note.
In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 1.2 percent to 26,107 points.
In China, the CSI 300 index fell by around 2 percent to 4401 points.
The Hang Seng Index closed down 2.4 percent at 21,324 points.
New cases of the corona virus in Shanghai fueled fears of repeated closures in the metropolis.
Looking at the United States, slight price losses can be expected on Wall Street.
Investors expected the Dow Jones index to drop 0.4 percent.
The broader S&P 500 was trading down 0.3 percent in the futures markets.Keywords: