Market Talk - Thursday, Feb. 29

Market Talk 2017


ASIA:

The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today:

  • NIKKEI 225 decreased 41.84 points or -0.11% to 39,166.19
  • Shanghai increased 57.32 points or 1.94% to 3,015.17
  • Hang Seng decreased 25.41 points or -0.15% to 16,511.44
  • ASX 200 increased 38.30 points or 0.50% to 7,698.70
  • Kospi decreased 9.93 points or -0.37% to 2,642.36
  • SENSEX increased 195.42 points or 0.27% to 72,500.30
  • Nifty50 increased 31.65 points or 0.14% to 21,982.80

The major Asian currency markets had a mixed day today:

  • AUDUSD increased 0.00037 or 0.06% to 0.64997
  • NZDUSD decreased 0.00120 or -0.20% to 0.60850
  • USDJPY decreased 0.735 or -0.49% to 149.935
  • USDCNY decreased 0.00634 or -0.09% to 7.20636

The above data was collected around 15:58 EST.

Precious Metals:

  • Gold increased 9.60 USD/t oz. or 0.47% to 2,044.22
  • Silver increased 0.211 USD/t. oz or 0.94% to 22.672

The above data was collected around 15:00 EST.


EUROPE/EMEA:

The major Europe stock markets had a mixed day today:

  • CAC 40 decreased 26.96 points or -0.34% to 7,927.43
  • FTSE 100 increased 5.04 points or 0.07% to 7,630.02
  • DAX 30 increased 76.97 points or 0.44% to 17.678.19

The major Europe currency markets had a mixed day today:

  • EURUSD decreased 0.00283 or -0.26% to 1.08077
  • GBPUSD decreased 0.00371 or -0.29% to 1.26239
  • USDCHF increased 0.00570 or 0.65% to 0.88430

The above data was collected around 16:04 EST.


US/AMERICAS:

US Market Closings:

  • Dow advanced 14.46 points or 0.04% to 38,963.66
  • S&P 500 advanced 27.51 points or 0.54% to 5,097.27
  • Nasdaq advanced 134.6 points or 0.84% to 16,082.33
  • Russell 2000advanced 12.57 points or 0.62% to 2,052.87

Canada Market Closings:

  • TSX Compositeadvanced 115.95 points or 0.55% to 21,359.72
  • TSX 60advanced 7.88 points or 0.61% to 1,290.26

Brazil Market Closing:

  • Bovespa declined 1,102.86 points or -0.85% to 129,052.57


ENERGY:

The oil markets had a mixed day today:

  • Crude Oil decreased 0.289 USD/BBL or -0.37% to 78.251
  • Brent decreased 0.139 USD/BBL or -0.17% to 82.011
  • Natural gas decreased 0.0351 USD/MMBtu or -1.86% to 1.8499
  • Gasoline increased 0.0234 USD/GAL or 0.92% to 2.5746
  • Heating oil increased 0.0192 USD/GAL or 0.73% to 2.6452

The above data was collected around 16:04 EST.

  • Top commodity gainers: Palm Oil (1.61%), Butter (6.56%), Aluminum (1.53%) and Palladium (1.36%)
  • Top commodity losers: Cheese (-1.67%), Natural Gas (-1.86%), Sugar (-5.96%) and Cotton (-5.31%)

The above data was collected around 16:09 EST.


BONDS:

Japan 0.715% (+1.5bp), US 2’s 4.64% (-0.009%) , US 10’s 4.2561% (-1.79bps); US 30’s 4.38% (-0.031%), Bunds 2.404% (-5.7bp), France 2.88% (-5.2bp), Italy 3.84% (-5.4bp), Turkey 25.26% (-1bp), Greece 3.388% (-5bp), Portugal 3.04% (-5.9bp); Spain 3.297% (-4.8bp) and UK Gilts 4.123% (-6.3bp)

The above data was collected around 16:12 EST.


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