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Wall Street indices traded higher yesterday as market moods were supported by lack of further Middle East escalation over the weekend

Tuesday News
  • Wall Street indices traded higher yesterday as market moods were supported by lack of further Middle East escalation over the weekend
  • S&P 500 gained 0.87%, Dow Jones added 0.67%, while Nasdaq and Russell 2000 closed over 1% higher
  • Indices from Asia-Pacific traded mostly higher today – Nikkei gained 0.2%, S&P/ASX 200 added 0.4%, Kospi dropped 0.1% and Nifty 50 traded 0.2% higher
  • Chinese indices traded mixed today, but Hang Seng rallied almost 1.8%
  • European index futures point to a higher opening of the cash session on the Old Continent today
  • BoJ Governor Ueda said that wage talks are not the only determinant of monetary policy, and that inflation trend accelerating would justify another rate hike
  • Japanese finance minister Suzuki said that last week’s discussions in Washington have laid groundwork for Japan to take appropriate FX action
  • Chinese Ministry of Finance said that it would support PBoC gradually restarting trading in Treasury bonds in open-market operations
  • According to Wall Street Journal report, US is preparing sanctions that may cut off Chinese banks, which help Russia in its invasion of Ukraine, from the global financial system
  • According to Reuters report, some Chinese universities and research institutes were able to circumvent US sanctions and source high-end Nvidia AI chips from server products of Super Micro Computer and Dell Technologies
  • BlackRock expects European Central Bank to start cutting rates in June, before Federal Reserve does (July or beyond)
  • Australian manufacturing PMI index jumped from 47.3 to 49.9 in April, while services index ticked lower from 54.4 to 54.2
  • Japanese manufacturing PMI index jumped from 48.2 to 49.9 in April (exp. 48.0)
  • Cryptocurrencies pullback slightly, with Bitcoin dropping 0.1%, Ethereum sliding 0.4% and Dogecoin moving 1.3% lower
  • Precious metals deepen yesterday’s slide – gold drops 0.7%, silver trades 0.8% lower while platinum and palladium drop almost 1%
  • Energy commodities trade mixed – oil gains 0.2%, while US natural gas prices drop 0.2%
  • AUD and EUR are the best performing major currencies, while NZD and GBP lag the most. However, trading ranges on major FX pairs were narrow during Asia-Pacific session

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