Market Talk - Thursday, April, 18


ASIA:

The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today:

  • NIKKEI 225 increased 117.90 points or 0.31% to 38,079.70
  • Shanghai increased 2.84 points or 0.09% to 3,074.22
  • Hang Seng increased 134.03 points or 0.82% to 16,385.87
  • ASX 200 increased 36.50 points or 0.48% to 7,642.10
  • Kospi increased 50.52 points or 1.95% to 2,634.70
  • SENSEX decreased 454.69 points or -0.62% to 72,488.99
  • Nifty50 decreased 152.05 points or -0.69% to 21,995.85

The major Asian currency markets had a mixed day today:

  • AUDUSD decreased 0.00171 or -0.27% to 0.64225
  • NZDUSD decreased 0.00087 or -0.15% to 0.59040
  • USDJPY increased 0.243 or 0.16% to 154.599
  • USDCNY increased 0.00468 or 0.06% to 7.24929

The above data was collected around 15:48 EST.

Precious Metals:

  • Gold increased 12.57 USD/t oz. or 0.53% to 2,380.42
  • Silver increased 0.053 USD/t. oz or 0.19% to 28.276

The above data was collected around 15:57 EST.


EUROPE/EMEA:

The major Europe stock markets had a green day today:

  • CAC 40 increased 41.75 points or 0.52% to 8,023.26
  • FTSE 100 increased 29.06 points or 0.37% to 7,877.05
  • DAX 30 increased 67.38 points or 0.38% to 17.837.40

The major Europe currency markets had a mixed day today:

  • EURUSD decreased 0.00247 or -0.23% to 1.06440
  • GBPUSD decreased 0.00158 or -0.13% to 1.24374
  • USDCHF increased 0.00173 or 0.19% to 0.91240

The above data was collected around 16:03 EST.


US/AMERICAS:

US Market Closings:

  • Dow advanced 22.07 points or 0.06% to 37,775.38
  • S&P 500 declined 11.09 points or -0.22% to 5,011.12
  • Nasdaq declined 81.87 points or -0.52% to 15,601.5
  • Russell 2000 declined 4.99 points or -0.26% to 1,942.96

Canada Market Closings:

  • TSX Composite advanced 52.39 points or 0.24% to 21,708.44
  • TSX 60 advanced 3.32 points or 0.26% to 1,300.29

Brazil Market Closing:

  • Bovespa declined 52.04 points or -0.04% to 124,119.11


ENERGY:

The oil markets had a mixed day today:

  • Crude Oil decreased 0.032 USD/BBL or -0.04% to 82.658
  • Brent decreased 0.263 USD/BBL or -0.30% to 87.027
  • Natural gas increased 0.0307 USD/MMBtu or 1.79% to 1.7427
  • Gasoline decreased 0.0204 USD/GAL or -0.75% to 2.7083
  • Heating oil decreased 0.0478 USD/GAL or -1.85% to 2.5314

The above data was collected around 16:05 EST.

  • Top commodity gainers: Natural Gas (1.79%), Cocoa (8.34%), Copper (2.09%) and Sugar (1.82%)
  • Top commodity losers: Wheat (-2.94%), Coffee (-2.43%), Cotton (-1.46%) and Heating Oil (-1.85%)

The above data was collected around 16:11 EST.


BONDS:

Japan 0.871% (-1.64bp), US 2’s 5.00% (+0.054%) , US 10’s 4.6360% (+4.66bps); US 30’s 4.73% (+0.028%), Bunds 2.4895% (+2.5bp), France 3.007% (+2.8bp), Italy 3.892% (+3bp), Turkey 28.315% (+204.5bp), Greece 3.420% (+0bp), Portugal 3.163% (-0.2bp); Spain 3.306% (+1.4bp) and UK Gilts 4.280% (+1.63bp)

The above data was collected around 16:14 EST.


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