31 Окт 2018

Daily  Market View

Daily  Market View

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
          U.S Stock Market


24853 2684.25 6813.50
+0.88% +1.11% +2.07%

U.S stocks snapped higher yesterday as markets eased some of the month’s brutal losses before the end of October. The S&P 500 rallied more than 1.5 percent to close at 2,682.63 as communications, energy and materials stocks carried the index out of correction territory. Shares of Charter Communications, DISH Network and Twitter all rose more than 4 percent each. The Dow Jones Industrial Average surged by 431.72 points. Goldman Sachs, McDonald’s and Boeing all outperformed the broader blue-chip index. The tech-heavy NASDAQ rose more than 1.5 percent. That index climbed thanks to a 5.2-percent rally in Intel. The rebound on Tuesday followed a shaky start to the week in the prior session that saw stocks giving up sharp gains. The Dow traveled more than 900 points on Monday. Market participants cited the possibility of more U.S.-China tariffs, a drop in tech stocks and worries over higher interest rates for the decline. After yesterday’s comeback, the Dow is down 5.9 percent this month, still its worst performance since August 2015.


Major Economic Releases for Today
Period Event GMT Forecast Previous


China Manufacturing PMI 01:00 50.6 50.8


BOJ Rate Decision 03:08 -0.10% -0.10%


BOJ 10-Yr Yield Target 03:08 0.00% 0.00%


Euro-Zone Unemployment Rate 10:00 8.1% 8.1%


Euro-Zone Consumer Price Index Core (YoY) 10:00 1.1% 0.9%


U.S MBA Mortgage Applications 11:00   4.9%


U.S ADP Employment Change 12:15 187k 230k


Canada Gross Domestic Product (YoY) 12:30 2.4% 2.4%


U.S Chicago Purchasing Manager 13:45 60 60.4
Dow Jones Industrial Average

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 1.77% yesterday. The best performers of the session on the Dow Jones Industrial Average were Intel Corporation, which rose 5.20% or 2.36 points to trade at 47.76 at the close. Meanwhile, Boeing Co added 4.27% or 14.32 points to end at 349.91 and Nike Inc. was up 3.21% or 2.32 points to 74.51 in late trade. The worst performers of the session were International Business Machines, which fell 3.54% or 4.24 points to trade at 115.40 at the close. Visa Inc. declined 1.17% or 1.57 points to end at 132.76 and Pfizer Inc. was down 0.79% or 0.34 points to 42.89.





The tech heavy NASDAQ index climbed 1.58%. The top performers on the NASDAQ Composite were Electro Scientific Industries Inc. which rose 91.09% to 28.53, Heidrick & Struggles International which was up 23.88% to settle at 36.37 and Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. which gained 23.37% to close at 3.590. The worst performers were Avinger Inc. which was down 44.58% to 0.33 in late trade, Novume Solutions Inc. which lost 43.08% to settle at 0.74 and LM Funding America Inc. which was down 41.94% to 1.98 at the close.




Oil prices climbed for the first time in three days today, rising around 1 percent ahead of the start of U.S. sanctions against Iran next week and as stock markets clawed back some of the losses they racked up this month. U.S crude futures advanced 55 cents, or 0.9 percent, to $66.73 a barrel today. They dropped 1.3 percent the day before, after hitting their lowest since Aug. 17 at $65.33 a barrel. Traders said oil received some support from stock markets, which pulled back from 20-month lows yesterday amid pledges by China to support its markets. Analysts said oil prices were also supported by the upcoming U.S. sanctions against Iran’s crude exports that will start on Nov. 4. Imports of Iranian crude oil by major buyers in Asia hit a 32-month low in September, as China, South Korea and Japan sharply cut their purchases ahead of the sanctions on Tehran, government and ship-tracking data showed. Oil has been caught in the global financial market slump this month


Precious and Base Metals

Gold prices fell to a more than two-week low today as equities gained and the dollar touched multi-month highs after upbeat economic data indicated a robust U.S economy. The yellow metal, however, remained on track to end a run of six straight monthly losses, the longest such streak since early 1997. Spot gold was 0.5 percent lower at $1,216.85 an ounce at 0750 GMT, having touched its lowest since Oct. 12 at $1,215.35 earlier in the session. It has risen more than 2 percent so far in October, the biggest monthly gain since January. U.S gold futures fell 0.5 percent to $1,218.7 an ounce. Gains in dollar is impacting dollar-denominated gold negatively. After robust recent economic data, the U.S. non-farm payroll data is also expected to be positive, so possibly dollar strengthening might continue for the next couple of days. The greenback today scaled 16-month highs versus its key rivals on continued strength in the U.S economy. Gold prices have slipped about 11 percent from their April peak as investors turned to the dollar as a safe-haven with the trade war unfolding against a backdrop of higher U.S. interest rates. A stronger dollar makes dollar-denominated bullion more expensive for users of other currencies while higher interest rates reduce the attraction of non-yielding gold. As long as inflation doesn’t become a real threat or equities plunge much further from current levels, many investors will prefer yielding instruments than investing in gold, and that’s what the dollar is providing. Gold is likely to trade within a narrow range of $1,200 – $1,250, until new factors emerge. It needs a bigger trigger to see another rally similar to the one seen since the beginning of the month. The market is also awaiting the verdict of next week’s U.S. mid-term elections for a direction. The midterm elections, on Nov. 6, will determine whether the Republican or Democratic Party controls the U.S Congress.  Among other precious metals, silver was down 0.6 percent at $14.35 per ounce after falling to an over two-week low of $14.31 earlier in the day.



Traditional Agricultures

Soybean futures slid to their lowest prices in about six weeks in yesterday’s session as advancing domestic harvests increased crop supplies. Corn and wheat futures also fell.


Futures Settlement Price Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Instrument Contract Open High Low Settlement Net Change
DJIA DJM18 24370 24896 24329 24853 433
S & P 500 SPM18 2638.75 2688.75 2633.25 2684.25 41
NASDAQ 100 NDM18 6716.75 6847.75 6660.5 6813.5 80.75
Hang Seng HSH18 24737 24957 24538 24582 -163
Nikkei 225 NKH18 21015 21565 21010 21465 360
FTSE 100 FTH18 6988.5 7059 6954.5 7059 113
Gold GCJ18 1231.9 1232.2 1221.2 1224.3 -6.7
Silver SIK18 1447 1451.5 1436.5 1446 1
Copper HGK18 270.95 273.25 266.15 267.05 -4.2
Crude Oil CLK18 66.65 67.22 65.3 66.31 -0.35
Wheat WK18 504.75 507 496.75 499.5 -7.25
Soybeans SK18 850.5 854.75 845.5 846.75 -5.25
Corn CK18 366.25 367.5 364 364.5 -2



Daily Swings  (The Pivot Levels)
  Trading Range  
Contract S3 S2 S1 Pivot R1 R2 R3
DJM18 23922 24126 24489 24693 25056 25260 25623
SPM18 2593.25 2613.25 2648.75 2668.75 2704.25 2724.25 2759.75
NDM18 6512.83 6586.67 6700.08 6773.92 6887.33 6961.17 7074.58
HSH18 24009 24273 24428 24692 24847 25111 25266
NKH18 20573 20792 21128 21347 21683 21902 22238
FTH18 6884.83 6919.67 6989.33 7024.17 7093.83 7128.67 7198.33
GCJ18 1208.60 1214.90 1219.60 1225.90 1230.60 1236.90 1241.60
SIK18 1422.83 1429.67 1437.83 1444.67 1452.83 1459.67 1467.83
HGK18 257.28 261.72 264.38 268.82 271.48 275.92 278.58
CLK18 63.41 64.36 65.33 66.28 67.25 68.20 69.17
WK18 484.92 490.83 495.17 501.08 505.42 511.33 515.67
SK18 834.00 839.75 843.25 849.00 852.50 858.25 861.75
CK18 359.67 361.83 363.17 365.33 366.67 368.83 370.17



 Source: – News & Quotes (Courtesy:  Reuters)                                                                    


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