– US indices finished yesterday’s trading mixed. S&P 500 and Nasdaq reached new all-time highs after gaining 0.42% and 0.81%, respectively. Meanwhile, Dow Jones and Russell 2000 dropped 0.09% and 0.08%, respectively.
– Indices from Asia traded mostly lower today. Nikkei dropped 0.6%, Kospi moved 0.5% lower and indices from China traded 0.2-1.3% lower. S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.4%
– DAX futures point to a slightly lower opening of today’s European session
– In spite of calls from US and Japan, OPEC+ decided to maintain its policy and will continue to increase output at a monthly pace of 400k bpd
– The United States may decide to release oil from strategic reserves to ease the situation on the market. However, Goldman Sachs expects such a move to provide only temporarily relief for prices
– According to Politico report, United States and China may reopen consulate offices and ease some visa restrictions
– Japanese Economy Minister said that measures accounting for surge in energy prices will be included in the next stimulus package
– According to some Japanese media, Japan’s government is reportedly preparing cash handouts of 100k JPY to those under 18 years old (around $880)
– Australia’s services PMI improved from 45.7 to 47.6 in October
– Bitcoin tested $62,500 area but has pulled back to $62,000 later on
– Precious metals gain, industrial metals trade mixed while oil drops
– EUR and JPY are the best performing major currencies while NZD and AUD lag the most
– WTI (OIL.WTI) attempted to climb back above the $80 per barrel market during the Asian session but failed to do so. Price turned lower and a retest of recent lows in the $78.80 area cannot be ruled out.
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