Market Talk – September 19, 2022

ASIA:

The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today:

  • NIKKEI 225 closed
  • Shanghai decreased 10.80 points or -0.35% to 3,115.60
  • Hang Seng decreased 195.72 points or -1.04% to 18.565.97
  • Kospi decreased 27.12 points or -1.14% to 2,355.66
  • ASX 200 decreased 19.20 points or -0.28% to 6,719.90
  • SENSEX increased 300.44 points or 0.51% to 59,141.23
  • Nifty50 increased 91.40 points or 0.52% to 17,622.25

The major Asian currency markets had a mixed day today:

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

Precious Metals:

Gold decreased 3.96 USD/t oz. or -0.24% to 1,670.98

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Silver decreased 0.184 USD/t. oz or -0.94% to 19.376

Some economic news from last night:

China:

FDI (Aug) decreased from 17.30% to 16.40%

Some economic news from today:

Hong Kong:

Unemployment Rate (Aug) decreased from 4.3% to 4.1%

EUROPE/EMEA:

The major Europe stock markets had a mixed day:

  • CAC 40 decreased 15.71 points or -0.26% to 6,061.59
  • FTSE 100 closed
  • DAX 30 increased 61.98 points or 0.49% to 12,803.24

The major Europe currency markets had a mixed day today:

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

Some economic news from Europe today:

Euro Zone:

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

US/AMERICAS:

US Market Closings:

  • Dow advanced 197.26 points or 0.64% to 31,019.68
  • S&P 500 advanced 26.56 points or 0.69% to 3,899.89
  • Nasdaq advanced 86.62 points or 0.76% to 11,535.02
  • Russell 2000 advanced 14.65 points or 0.81% to 1,812.84

Canada Market Closings:

  • TSX Composite advanced 176.5 points or 0.91% to 19,564.38
  • TSX 60 advanced 10.61 points or 0.9% to 1,183.23

Brazil Market Closing:

  • Bovespa advanced 2,543.52 points or 2.33% to 111,823.89

ENERGY:

The oil markets had a mixed day today:

Crude Oil increased 0.34 USD/BBL or 0.40% to 85.450

Brent increased 0.31 USD/BBL or 0.34% to 91.660

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

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Gasoline increased 0.037 USD/GAL or 1.53% to 2.4527

Heating oil increased 0.1182 USD/GAL 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%)

Top commodity losers: Rice (-1.18%), Wheat (-3.32%), Lumber (-1.72%) and Rubber (-1.34%)

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

BONDS:

Japan 0.255%(-0.1bp), US 2’s 3.95% (+0.087%), US 10’s 3.4710% (+2.4bps); US 30’s 3.49% (-0.029%), Bunds 1.802% (+3.7bp), France 2.347% (+4.6bp), Italy 4.083% (+5.8bp), Turkey 11.30% (+13bp), Greece 4.470% (+18bp), Portugal 2.876% (+4.2bp); Spain 2.979% (+5.9bp) and UK Gilts 3.1590% (+2bp).

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