Market Talk – Monday, Dec. 14

Quebec and Ontario will begin to roll out Pfizer vaccinations today. The government stated that they will only distribute a “pretty small” number of vaccines today. As of Saturday, the nation experienced 454,852 coronavirus cases. Health officials in Canada are calling upon the government to implement stricter restrictions.

US Market Closings:

  • Dow declined 184.82 points or -0.62% to 29,861.55
  • S&P 500 declined 15.97 points or -0.44% to 3,647.49
  • Nasdaq advanced 62.17 points or 0.5% to 12,440.04
  • Russell 2000 advanced 2.16 points or 0.11% to 1,913.86

Canada Market Closings:

  • TSX Composite declined 161.52 points or -0.92% to 17,387.4
  • TSX 60 declined 10.6 points or -1.01% to 1,035.91

Brazil Market Closing:

  • Bovespa declined 516.88 points or -0.45% to 114,611.12

ENERGY:

The oil markets had a green day today:

  • Crude Oil increased 0.42 USD/BBL or 0.90% to 46.9900
  • Brent increased 0.33 USD/BBL or 0.66% to 50.3000
  • Natural gas increased 0.067 USD/MMBtu or 2.59% to 2.6580
  • Gasoline increased 0.0136 USD/GAL or 1.04% to 1.3213
  • Heating oil increased 0.0183 USD/GAL or 1.27% to 1.4552

Top commodity gainers: Rubber (3.18%), Coal (3.20%), Bitumen (3.45%), and Coffee (4.25%)

Top commodity losers: Cocoa (-1.24%), Sugar (-2.08%), Palladium (-1.16%), and Orange Juice (-1.72%)

The above data was collected around 16:33 EST on Monday.

BONDS:

Japan 0.02%(+0bp), US 2’s 0.12% (-0.002%), US 10’s 0.90%(+1bps);US 30’s 1.63%(+0.009%), Bunds -0.62% (+2bp), France -0.38% (+1bp), Italy 0.51% (-1bp), Turkey 12.90% (+4bp), Greece 0.60% (-0bp), Portugal -0.02% (+1bp), Spain 0.00% (-0bp) and UK Gilts 0.22% (+5bp).

  • US 3-Month Bill Auction decreased from 0.080% to 0.075%
  • US 6-Month Bill Auction decreased from 0.090% to 0.085%
  • French 3-Month BTF Auction decreased from -0.706% to -0.743%
  • French 6-Month BTF Auction decreased from -0.682% to -0.719%
  • French 12-Month BTF Auction decreased from -0.676% to -0.692%
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