Market Talk – December 15, 2021

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ASIA:

 

The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today:

  • NIKKEI 225 increased 27.08 points or 0.10% to 28,459.72
  • Shanghai decreased 13.89 or -0.38% to 3,647.63
  • Hang Seng decreased 215.19 points or -0.91% to 23,420.76
  • ASX 200 decreased 51.30 points or -0.70 to 7,327.10
  • Kospi increased 1.44 points or 0.05% to 2,989.39
  • SENSEX decreased 329.06 points or -0.57% to 57,788.03
  • Nifty50 decreased 103.50 points or -0.60% to 17,221.40

 

 

The major Asian currency markets had a mixed day today:

  • AUDUSD increased 0.00157 or 0.22% to 0.71207
  • NZDUSD decreased 0.00074 or -0.11% to 0.67317
  • USDJPY increased 0.11 or 0.10% to 113.83
  • USDCNY increased 0.00577 or 0.09% to 6.37785

 

Precious Metals:

  • Gold decreased 2.78 USD/t oz. or -0.16% to 1,767.40
  • Silver decreased 0.342 USD/t. oz or -1.56% to 21.584

 

Some economic news from last night:

China:

Fixed Asset Investment (YoY) (Nov) decreased from 6.1% to 5.2%

Industrial Production (YoY) (Nov) increased from 3.5% to 3.8%

Chinese Industrial Production YTD (YoY) (Nov) decreased from 10.9% to 10.1%

Australia:

Westpac Consumer Sentiment (Dec) decreased from 0.6% to -1.0%

New Zealand:

Current Account (YoY) (Q3) decreased from -11.23B to -15.86b

Current Account (QoQ) (Q3) decreased from -1.40B to -8.30B

 

Some economic news from today:

India:

Exports (USD) (Nov) increased from 29.88B to 30.04B

Imports (USD) (Nov) decreased from 53.15B to 52.94B

Trade Balance (Nov) increased from -23.27B to -22.91B

 

EUROPE/EMEA:

The major Europe stock markets had a mixed day:

  • CAC 40 increased 32.32 points or 0.47% to 6,927.63
  • FTSE 100 decreased 47.89 points or -0.66% to 7,170.75
  • DAX 30 increased 22.79 points or 0.15% to 15,476.35

 

The major Europe currency markets had a mixed day today:

  • EURUSD increased 0.00026 or 0.02% to 1.12605
  • GBPUSD decreased 0.00188 or -0.14% to 1.32110
  • USDCHF increased 0.00181 or 0.20% to 0.92598

 

Some economic news from Europe today:

UK:

CPI (MoM) (Nov) decreased from 1.1% to 0.7%

CPI (YoY) (Nov) increased from 4.2% to 5.1%

PPI Input (MoM) (Nov) decreased from 1.6% to 1.0%

France:

French CPI (MoM) (Nov) remain the same at 0.4%

French HICP (MoM) (Nov) remain the same at 0.4%

Spain:

Spanish CPI (YoY) (Nov) increased from 5.4% to 5.5%

Spanish HICP (YoY) (Nov) increased from 5.4% to 5.5

Italy:

Italian CPI (MoM) (Nov) decreased from 0.7% to 0.6%

Euro Zone:

Reserve Assets Total (Nov) increased from 1,019.30B to 1,045.37B

US/AMERICAS:

US Market Closings:

  • Dow advanced 383.25 points or 1.08% to 35,927.43
  • S&P 500 advanced 75.76 points or 1.63% to 4,709.85
  • Nasdaq advanced 327.94 points or 2.15% to 15,565.58
  • Russell 2000 advanced 35.56 points or 1.65% to 2,195.21

 

Canada Market Closings:

  • TSX Composite advanced 120.59 points or 0.58% to 20,769.16
  • TSX 60 advanced 7.84 points or 0.62% to 1,263.18

 

Brazil Market Closing:

  • Bovespa advanced 671.26 points or 0.63% to 107,431.18

 

ENERGY:

 

The oil markets had a mixed day today:

 

  • Crude Oil decreased 0.37 USD/BBL or -0.52% to 70.3600
  • Brent decreased 0.23 USD/BBL or -0.31% to 73.4700
  • Natural gas increased 0.13 USD/MMBtu or 3.47% to 3.8770
  • Gasoline increased 0.0065 USD/GAL or 0.31% to 2.1173
  • Heating oil decreased 0.0093 USD/GAL or -0.42% to 2.2091

 

The above data was collected around 12:10 EST on Wednesday

 

  • Top commodity gainers: Natural Gas (3.47%) and Steel (8.27%), Lumber (2.71%), Orange Juice (2.57%)
  • Top commodity losers: Palm Oil (-4.66%), Copper (-2.21%), Wheat (-4.07%), and Palladium (-3.50%)

 

The above data was collected around 12:20 EST on Wednesday.

 

 

BONDS:

 

Japan 0.055%(+0.7bp), US 2’s 0.67% (+0.01%), US 10’s 1.4377%(-0.34bps); US 30’s 1.8301% (+0.00%), Bunds -0.359% (+0.4bp), France -0.018% (-0.3bp), Italy 0.929% (-1bp), Turkey 21.11% (+23bp), Greece 1.303% (-0.8bp), Portugal 0.291% (+2.2bp); Spain 0.348% (+1.11bp) and UK Gilts 0.735% (+1bp).