Market Talk - Friday, March 15

Market Talk 2017


ASIA:

The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today:

  • NIKKEI 225 decreased 99.74 points or -0.26% to 38,707.64
  • Shanghai increased 16.40 points or 0.54% to 3,054.64
  • Hang Seng decreased 240.77 points or -1.42% to 16,720.89
  • ASX 200 decreased 43.30 points or -0.56% to 7,670.30
  • Kospi decreased 51.92 points or -1.91% to 2,666.84
  • SENSEX decreased 453.85 points or -0.62% to 72,643.43
  • Nifty50 decreased 123.30 points or -0.56% to 22,023.35

The major Asian currency markets had a mixed day today:

  • AUDUSD decreased 0.00171 or -0.26% to 0.65629
  • NZDUSD decreased 0.00406 or -0.66% to 0.60884
  • USDJPY increased 0.693 or 0.47% to 149.013
  • USDCNY increased 0.00394 or 0.05% to 7.20584

The above data was collected around 15:17 EST.

Precious Metals:

  • Gold decreased 2.70 USD/t oz. or -0.12% to 2,158.32
  • Silver increased 0.424 USD/t. oz or 1.71% to 25.244

The above data was collected around 15:23 EST.


EUROPE/EMEA:

The major Europe stock markets had a mixed day today:

  • CAC 40 increased 2.93 points or 0.04% to 8,164.35
  • FTSE 100 decreased 15.73 points or -0.20% to 7,727.42
  • DAX 30 decreased 5.39 points or -0.03% to 17.936.65

The major Europe currency markets had a mixed day today:

  • EURUSD increased 0.00101 or 0.09% to 1.08911
  • GBPUSD decreased 0.00115 or -0.09% to 1.27395
  • USDCHF decreased 0.0002 or -0.02% to 0.88360

The above data was collected around 15:31 EST.


US/AMERICAS:

US Market Closings:

  • Dow declined 190.89 points or -0.49% to 38,714.77
  • S&P 500 declined 33.39 points or -0.65% to 5,117.09
  • Nasdaq declined 155.35 points or -0.96% to 15,973.17
  • Russell 2000 advanced8.14 points or 0.4% to 2,039.32

Canada Market Closings:

  • TSX Composite advanced 19.3 points or 0.09% to 21,849.15
  • TSX 60 advanced 0.16 of a point or 0.01% to 1,317.21

Brazil Market Closing:

  • Bovespa declined 1,087.74 points or -0.85% to 126,602.23


ENERGY:

The oil markets had a mixed day today:

  • Crude Oil decreased 0.168 USD/BBL or -0.21% to 81.092
  • Brent decreased 0.2 USD/BBL or -0.23% to 85.220
  • Natural gas decreased 0.0723 USD/MMBtu or -4.15% to 1.6687
  • Gasoline increased 0.014 USD/GAL or 0.52% to 2.7173
  • Heating oil increased 0.022 USD/GAL or 0.81% to 2.7308

The above data was collected around 15:33 EST.

  • Top commodity gainers: Orange Juice (2.75%), Cocoa (8.28%), Canola (2.87%) and Lean Hogs (2.23%)
  • Top commodity losers: Oat (-1.58%), Coffee (-3.28%), Natural Gas (-4.15%) and Potatoes (-2.03%)

The above data was collected around 15:42 EST.


BONDS:

Japan 0.785% (+0.4bp), US 2’s 4.73% (+0.037%) , US 10’s 4.3090% (+1.1bps); US 30’s 4.43% (-0.012%), Bunds 2.434% (+1.6bp), France 2.876% (+0.8bp), Italy 3.695% (+0.5bp), Turkey 25.39% (+7bp), Greece 3.324% (+7.4bp), Portugal 3.076% (+2.6bp); Spain 3.236% (+1.1bp) and UK Gilts 4.103% (+1.9bp)

The above data was collected around 15:46 EST.


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