Market Talk – September 19, 2022

Asia:

The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today:

  • NIKKEI 225 . CLOSED
  • Shanghai Index fell 10.80 points, or -0.35%, to 3,115.60 points
  • Hang Seng fell 195.72 points, or -1.04%, to 18,565.97
  • The Kospi Index fell 27.12 points, or -1.14%, to 2,355.66 points
  • The ASX 200 fell 19.20 points, or -0.28%, to 6,719.90
  • The SENSEX Index rose 300.44 points, or 0.51%, to 59,141.23 points
  • Nifty50 stock rose 91.40 points, or 0.52%, to 17,622.25 points

The major Asian currency markets had a mixed day today:

  • AUDUSD fell 0.00070 or -0.11% to 0.67132
  • NZDUSD fell 0.00450 or -0.76% to 0.59517
  • USDJPY rose 0.315 or 0.22% to 143.242
  • USDCNY rose 0.00660 or 0.09% to 7.00550

Precious metals:

Gold is down $3.96/ton per ounce. or -0.24% to 1,670.98

Silver price decreased by 0.184 USD/ton. ounces or -0.94% to 19.376

Some economic news from last night:

China:

FDI (August) decreased from 17.30% to 16.40%

Some economic news of the day:

Hong Kong:

Unemployment rate (August) decreased from 4.3% to 4.1%

Europe/Europe, Middle East and Africa:

Major European stock markets had a mixed day:

  • The CAC 40 fell 15.71 points, or -0.26%, to 6,061.59
  • FTSE 100 Index Closed
  • The DAX 30 index rose 61.98 points, or 0.49%, to 12,803.24 points

The major European currency markets had a mixed day today:

  • EURUSD fell 0.00009 or -0.01% to 1.00115
  • GBPUSD fell 0.00005 or 0.00% to 1.14192
  • USDCHF rose 0.00028 or 0.03% to 0.96488

Some economic news from Europe today:

Euro-zone:

Construction Output (MoM) (July) increased from -1.16% to 0.27%

United States / America:

US market closing:

  • Dow Jones advanced 197.26 points, or 0.64%, to 31.019.68 points
  • The S&P 500 advances 26.56 points, or 0.69%, to 3,899.89
  • Nasdaq advanced 86.62 points, or 0.76%, to 11,535.02 points
  • Russell 2000 advanced 14.65 points or 0.81% to 1,812.84

Canada market closing:

  • TSX Composite advances 176.5 points or 0.91% to 19564.38
  • TSX 60 advanced 10.61 points, or 0.9%, to 1183.23

Brazil market closing:

  • Bovespa advances 2543.52 points or 2.33% to 111,823.89

energy:

Oil markets had a mixed day today:

Crude Oil rose $0.34/BBL or 0.40% to 85.450

Brent rose $0.31/BBL, or 0.34%, to 91.660

Natural gas decreased $0.032/MMBtu or -0.41% to 7.7320

Gasoline rose $0.037/gallon, or 1.53%, to 2.4527

Heating oil increased $0.1182/gallon or 3.73% to 3.2907

The above data was collected around 13:10 EST on Monday

Top commodity gainers: heating oil (3.73%), gasoline (1.53%), orange juice (2.16%) and palladium (3.72%)

The biggest losers in commodities: rice (-1.18%), wheat (-3.32%), wood (-1.72%) and rubber (-1.34%)

The above data was collected at around 13:21 EST on Monday.

Bonds:

Japan 0.255% (- 0.1 basis points), US 2 by 3.95% (+0.087%), US$10 3.4710% (+2.4 points per second); US 30 3.49% (-0.029%), Bond 1.802% (+3.7bp), France 2.347% (+4.6bp), Italy 4.083% (+5.8bp), Turkey 11.30% (+13bp) , Greece 4.470% (+18 basis points), Portugal 2.876% (+4.2 basis points); Spain 2.979% (+5.9 basis points) and UK bonds 3.1590% (+2 basis points).

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