Market Talk – Monday, Jan. 25

ASIA:

The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today:

  • NIKKEI 225 increased 190.84 points or 0.67% to 28,822.29
  • Shanghai increased 17.49 points or 0.48% to 3,624.24
  • Hang Seng increased 711.16 points or 2.41% to 30,159.01
  • ASX 200 increased 24.30 points or 0.36% to 6,824.70
  • Kospi increased 68.36 points or 2.18% to 3,208.99
  • SENSEX decreased 530.95 points or -1.09% to 48,347.59
  • Nifty50 decreased 133.00 points or -0.93% to 14,238.90

The major Asian currency markets had a mixed day today:

  • AUDUSD decreased 0.00004 or -0.01% to 0.77115
  • NZDUSD increased 0.00163 or 0.23% to 0.71962
  • USDJPY increased 0.03 or 0.03% to 103.78
  • USDCNY decreased 0.01007 or -0.15% to 6.48683

Precious Metals:

  • Gold increased 3.33 USD/t oz. or 0.18% to 1,855.88
  • Silver increased 0.052 USD/t. oz or 0.21% to 25.453

Some economic news from last night:

Indonesia:

Foreign Direct Investment (YoY) (Q4) increased from 1.10% to 5.50%

Some economic news from today:

Singapore:

CPI (YoY) (Dec) increased from -0.1% to 0.0%

EUROPE/EMEA:

The major Europe stock markets had a negative day:

  • CAC 40 decreased 87.21 points or -1.57% to 5,472.36
  • FTSE 100 decreased 56.22 points or -0.84% to 6,638.85
  • DAX 30 decreased 230.02 points or -1.66% to 13,643.95

The major Europe currency markets had a mixed day today:

  • EURUSD decreased 0.00274 or -0.23% to 1.21437
  • GBPUSD decreased 0.00098 or -0.07% to 1.36712
  • USDCHF increased 0.00303 or 0.34% to 0.88804

Some economic news from Europe today:

Germany:

German Business Expectations (Jan) decreased from 93.0 to 91.1

German Current Assessment (Jan) decreased from 91.3 to 89.2

German Ifo Business Climate Index (Jan) decreased from 92.2 to 90.1

US/AMERICAS:

Foreign investment fled the US for China in 2020, according to data from the United Nations released over the weekend. Overseas investments in the US declined 49% last year. Comparatively, China saw a 4% increase in foreign investments during 2020. This marks the first time in decades that the US is not considered the number one safe haven for international investment.

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