Market Talk – Monday, March 29

US Market Closings:

  • Dow advanced 98.49 points or 0.3% to 33,171.37
  • S&P 500 declined 3.45 points or -0.09% 3,971.09
  • Nasdaq declined 79.08 points or -0.06% to 13,059.65
  • Russell 2000 declined 62.8 points or -2.83% to 2,158.68

Canada Market Closings:

  • TSX Composite declined 33.36 points or -0.18% to 18,719.22
  • TSX 60 declined -0.64 of a point or -0.06% to 1,119.87

Brazil Market Closing:

  • Bovespa advanced 638.1 points or 0.56% to 115,418.72

ENERGY:

The oil markets had a mixed day today:

  • Crude Oil increased 0.47 USD/BBL or 0.77% to 61.4400
  • Brent increased 0.26 USD/BBL or 0.40% to 64.8300
  • Natural gas increased 0.047 USD/MMBtu or 1.84% to 2.6040
  • Gasoline increased 0.0219 USD/GAL or 1.11% to 1.9892
  • Heating oil decreased 0.002 USD/GAL or -0.11% to 1.8080
  • Top commodity gainers: Crude Oil (0.77%), Natural Gas (1.84%), Gasoline (1.11%) and Lumber (1.68%)
  • Top commodity losers: Palm Oil (-1.52 %), Cocoa (-1.38%), Palladium (-5.63%), and Coffee (-1.40%)

The above data was collected around 14:30 EST on Monday.

BONDS:

Japan 0.08%(-1bp), US 2’s 0.14%(+0.004%), US 10’s 1.72%(+6bps); US 30’s 2.43%(+0.06%), Bunds -0.35% (+4bp), France -0.12% (-1bp), Italy 0.64% (+3bp), Turkey 18.16% (+0bp), Greece 0.88% (+0bp), Portugal 0.21% (+3bp); Spain 0.33% (+4bp) and UK Gilts 0.78% (+3bp).

  • US 3-Month Bill Auction increased from 0.015% to 0.020%
  • US 6-Month Bill Auction remain the same at 0.040%
  • French 3-Month BTF Auction decreased from -0.619% to -0.629%
  • French 6-Month BTF Auction decreased from -0.620% to -0.627%
  • French 12-Month BTF Auction decreased from -0.625% to -0.630%
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