Market Talk – December 17, 2021

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ASIA:

 

The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today:

  • NIKKEI 225 decreased 520.64 points or -1.79% to 28,545.68
  • Shanghai decreased 42.65 or -1.16% to 3,632.36
  • Hang Seng decreased 282.87 points or -1.20% to 23,192.63
  • ASX 200 increased 8.30 points or 0.11 to 7,304.00
  • Kospi increased 11.32 points or 0.38% to 3,017.73
  • SENSEX decreased 889.40 points or -1.54% to 57,011.74
  • Nifty50 decreased 263.20 points or -1.53% to 16,985.20

 

 

The major Asian currency markets had a mixed day today:

  • AUDUSD decreased 0.00219 or -0.31% to 0.71525
  • NZDUSD decreased 0.00324 or -0.48% to 0.67554
  • USDJPY decreased 0.12 or -0.11% to 113.56
  • USDCNY increased 0.0043 or 0.07% to 6.38472

 

Precious Metals:

  • Gold increased 5.63 USD/t oz. or 0.31% to 1,804.66
  • Silver increased 0.041 USD/t. oz or 0.18% to 22.501

 

Some economic news from last night:

New Zealand:

ANZ Business Confidence (Dec) decreased from -16.4 to -23.2

 

 

 

EUROPE/EMEA:

 

The major Europe stock markets had a mixed day:

  • CAC 40 decreased 78.44 points or -1.12% to 6,926.63
  • FTSE 100 increased 9.31 points or 0.13% to 7,269.92
  • DAX 30 decreased 104.71 points or -0.67% to 15,531.69

 

The major Europe currency markets had a mixed day today:

  • EURUSD decreased 0.00552 or -0.49% to 1.12767
  • GBPUSD decreased 0.00551 or -0.41% to 1.32664
  • USDCHF increased 0.00315 or 0.34% to 0.92245

 

 

 

Some economic news from Europe today:

Germany:

German PPI (MoM) (Nov) decreased from 3.8% to 0.8%

German Business Expectations (Dec) decreased from 94.2 to 92.6

German Current Assessment (Dec) decreased from 99.0 to 96.9

German Ifo Business Climate Index (Dec) decreased from 96.6 to 94.7

Euro Zone:

Core CPI (YoY) (Nov) remain the same at 2.6%

CPI (YoY) (Nov) remain the same at 4.9%

CPI (MoM) (Nov) decreased from 0.8% to 0.4%

US/AMERICAS:

 

US Market Closings:

  • Dow declined 532.2 points or -1.48% to 35,365.44
  • S&P 500 declined 48.03 points or -1.03% to 4,620.64
  • Nasdaq declined 10.75 points or -0.07% to 15,169.68
  • Russell 2000 advanced 21.48 points or 1% to 2,173.93

 

Canada Market Closings:

  • TSX Composite declined -0.77 of a point or 0% to 20,739.01
  • TSX 60 declined 1.32 points or -0.1% to 1,259.39

 

Brazil Market Closing:

  • Bovespa declined 1,125.77 points or -1.04% to 107,200.56

 

ENERGY:

 

The oil markets had a mixed day today:

 

  • Crude Oil decreased 1.48 USD/BBL or -2.04% to 70.9000
  • Brent decreased 1.55 USD/BBL or -2.07% to 73.4700
  • Natural gas increased 0.017 USD/MMBtu or 0.45% to 3.7830
  • Gasoline decreased 0.0536 USD/GAL or -2.46% to 2.1242
  • Heating oil decreased 0.0431 USD/GAL or -1.90% to 2.2232

 

The above data was collected around 12:00 EST on Friday

 

  • Top commodity gainers: Methanol (2.58%) and Aluminum (2.22%), Bitumen (1.77%), Palladium (2.91%)
  • Top commodity losers: Lumber (-2.59%), Gasoline (-2.46%), Brent (-2.07%), and Crude Oil (-2.04%)

 

The above data was collected around 12:12 EST on Friday.

 

 

BONDS:

 

Japan 0.046%(+0.2bp), US 2’s 0.6234% (+0.01%), US 10’s 1.3902%(-3.39bps); US 30’s 1.8226% (-0.04%), Bunds -0.376% (-3bp), France -0.028% (-3.7bp), Italy 0.905% (-7.5bp), Turkey 21.55% (+29bp), Greece 1.237% (-7.4bp), Portugal 0.263% (-5.8bp); Spain 0.354% (-3.46bp) and UK Gilts 0.759% (+0.2bp).