Market Talk - Wednesday, March 20

Market Talk 2017


ASIA:

The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today:

  • NIKKEI 225 closed
  • Shanghai increased 16.93 points or 0.55% to 3,079.69
  • Hang Seng increased 13.59 points or 0.08% to 16,543.07
  • ASX 200 decreased 7.40 points or -0.10% to 7,695.80
  • Kospi increased 33.97 points or 1.28% to 2,690.14
  • SENSEX increased 89.64 points or 0.12% to 72,101.69
  • Nifty50 increased 21.65 points or 0.10% to 21,839.10

The major Asian currency markets had a green day today:

  • AUDUSD increased 0.00232 or 0.36% to 0.65522
  • NZDUSD increased 0.00039 or 0.06% to 0.60549
  • USDJPY increased 0.717 or 0.48% to 151.567
  • USDCNY increased 0.0025 or 0.03% to 7.21400

The above data was collected around 14:30 EST.

Precious Metals:

  • Gold increased 8.12 USD/t oz. or 0.38% to 2,165.35
  • Silver increased 0.194 USD/t. oz or 0.78% to 25.109

The above data was collected around 14:32 EST.


EUROPE/EMEA:

The major Europe stock markets had a mixed day today:

  • CAC 40 decreased 39.64 points or -0.48% to 8,161.41
  • FTSE 100 decreased 0.92 points or -0.01% to 7,737.38
  • DAX 30 increased 27.64 points or 0.15% to 18.015.13

The major Europe currency markets had a green day today:

  • EURUSD increased 0.00213 or 0.20% to 1.08863
  • GBPUSD increased 0.00297 or 0.23% to 1.27497
  • USDCHF increased 0.00172 or 0.19% to 0.88962

The above data was collected around 14:38 EST.


US/AMERICAS:

US Market Closings:

  • Dow advanced 401.37 points or 1.03% to 39,512.13
  • S&P 500 advanced 46.11 points or 0.89% to 5,224.62
  • Nasdaq advanced 202.62 points or 1.25% to 16,369.41
  • Russell 2000 advanced 39.17 points or 1.92% to 2,074.88

Canada Market Closings:

  • TSX Composite advanced 185.13 points or 0.85% to 22,045.71
  • TSX 60 advanced 11.06 points or 0.84% to 1,327.83

Brazil Market Closing:

  • Bovespa advanced 1,441.52 points or 1.13% to 128,970.37


ENERGY:

The oil markets had a negative day today:

  • Crude Oil decreased 1.393 USD/BBL or -1.68% to 81.337
  • Brent decreased 1.179 USD/BBL or -1.35% to 86.201
  • Natural gas decreased 0.0475 USD/MMBtu or -2.72% to 1.6965
  • Gasoline decreased 0.023 USD/GAL or -0.83% to 2.7392
  • Heating oil decreased 0.0673 USD/GAL or -2.44% to 2.6934

The above data was collected around 14:40 EST.

  • Top commodity gainers: Soybeans (2.02%), Palm Oil (1.69%), Cocoa (4.44%) and Canola (2.13%)
  • Top commodity losers: Orange Juice (-2.61%), Heating Oil (-2.44%), Potatoes (-3.23%) and Natural Gas (-2.72%)

The above data was collected around 14:46 EST.


BONDS:

Japan 0.725% (-0.7bp), US 2’s 4.62% (-0.066%) , US 10’s 4.287% (-0.7bps); US 30’s 4.46% (+0.026%), Bunds 2.437% (-1.2bp), France 2.874% (-1.2bp), Italy 3.710% (+0.6bp), Turkey 25.45% (+4bp), Greece 3.300% (-0.1bp), Portugal 3.086% (+0.2bp); Spain 3.247% (+0.4bp) and UK Gilts 4.054% (-3.4bp)

The above data was collected around 14:51 EST.


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