Market Talk - Friday, March 22

Market Talk 2017


ASIA:

The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today:

  • NIKKEI 225 increased 72.77 points or 0.18% to 40,888.43
  • Shanghai decreased 29.08 points or -0.95% to 3,048.03
  • Hang Seng decreased 363.63 points or -2.16% to 16,499.47
  • ASX 200 decreased 11.40 points or -0.15% to 7,770.60
  • Kospi decreased 6.30 points or -0.23% to 2,748.56
  • SENSEX increased 190.75 points or 0.26% to 72,831.94
  • Nifty50 increased 84.80 points or 0.39% to 22,096.75

The major Asian currency markets had a mixed day today:

  • AUDUSD decreased 0.00579 or -0.88% to 0.65111
  • NZDUSD decreased 0.00503 or -0.83% to 0.59907
  • USDJPY decreased 0.17 or -0.11% to 151.440
  • USDCNY increased 0.0562 or 0.78% to 7.27670

The above data was collected around 15:34 EST.

Precious Metals:

  • Gold decreased 17.8 USD/t oz. or -0.82% to 2,163.01
  • Silver decreased 0.091 USD/t. oz or -0.37% to 24.674

The above data was collected around 15:38 EST.


EUROPE/EMEA:

The major Europe stock markets had a mixed day today:

  • CAC 40 decreased 27.80 points or -0.34% to 8,151.92
  • FTSE 100 increased 48.37 points or 0.61% to 7,930.92
  • DAX 30 increased 26.69 points or 0.15% to 18.205.94

The major Europe currency markets had a mixed day today:

  • EURUSD decreased 0.00553 or -0.51% to 1.08047
  • GBPUSD decreased 0.00639 or -0.50% to 1.25921
  • USDCHF increased 0.00088 or 0.10% to 0.89838

The above data was collected around 15:43 EST.


US/AMERICAS:

US Market Closings:

  • Dow declined 305.47 points or -0.77% to 39,475.9
  • S&P 500 declined 7.35 points or -0.14% to 5,234.18
  • Nasdaq advanced 26.98 points or 0.16% to 16,428.82
  • Russell 2000 declined 26.56 points or -1.27% to 2,072

Canada Market Closings:

  • TSX Composite declined 103.18 points or -0.47% to 21,984.08
  • TSX 60 declined 6.61 points or -0.5% to 1,323.77

Brazil Market Closing:

  • Bovespa declined 1,094.2 points or -0.85% to 127,064.37


ENERGY:

The oil markets had a mixed day today:

  • Crude Oil decreased 0.192 USD/BBL or -0.24% to 80.878
  • Brent decreased 0.295 USD/BBL or -0.34% to 85.485
  • Natural gas decreased 0.0255 USD/MMBtu or -1.52% to 1.6575
  • Gasoline increased 0.0055 USD/GAL or 0.20% to 2.7326
  • Heating oil decreased 0.0126 USD/GAL or -0.47% to 2.6562

The above data was collected around 15:48 EST.

  • Top commodity gainers: Orange Juice (2.59%), Wheat (1.46%), Cocoa (4.44%) and Steel (0.70%)
  • Top commodity losers: Palladium (-1.95%), Rubber (-2.62%), Zinc (-1.80%) and Soybeans (-1.61%)

The above data was collected around 16:03 EST.


BONDS:

Japan 0.729% (+0.4bp), US 2’s 4.60% (-0.032%) , US 10’s 4.2080% (-5.6bps); US 30’s 4.39% (-0.044%), Bunds 2.3190% (-7.95bp), France 2.798% (-4.7bp), Italy 3.637% (-3.6bp), Turkey 24.92% (+16bp), Greece 3.239% (-3.3bp), Portugal 2.993% (-4.8bp); Spain 3.154% (-4.8bp) and UK Gilts 3.968% (-4.9bp)

The above data was collected around 16:05 EST.


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