October 16, 2021

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Market update: Stocks plunging again

Market News

  • Treasury yields plunged & Stock markets struggled against the background of weaker data. Buy stops were triggered on the way south for yields and added to the richening in bonds.

  • Topix and JPN225 have lost -1.15% and -0.46% respectively. USA500 is posted a 0.6% decrease, USA100 down -0.45% while the USA30 was the weakest, slipping -0.84% as hefty declines were registered in energy, materials, industrials, and financials.

  • China data round disappoints. – Retail sales down, Growth slowdown, Industrial Production weaker, and investment growth also missed expectations. – The data round for China highlighted the impact of virus developments and added to the US inflation miss that left investors scaling back tapering concerns as soon as next week’s policy meeting.

  • British inflation surged last month to its highest level since March 2012, i.e. 3.2% y/y.

  • Fitch said that numerous sectors could be exposed to heightened credit risk if China’s No.2 property developer were to default, although the overall impact on the banking sector would be manageable. – Evergrande – fell for the 3rd consecutive day, losing as much as 5.1% to their lowest since January 2014.

  • Amazon to hire 125,000 people in advance of the holiday shopping season.

  • Apple unveiled an array of new hardware offerings.

  • Chevron to triple its modest spending on green energy by 2028.

  • The JPY strengthened as risk aversion picked up and USDJPY dropped back to 109.59.

  • The EUR and GBP are little changed against the Dollar – EURUSD just over the 1.18 mark and Cable at 1.3823.

  • USOil supported above $70.40, on a larger than expected drawdown in crude oil stocks in the United States.

  • Gold jumped initially to 1,808 but is currently back to the 1800 floor, which it hit on prospects for lower interest rates.

Today: There is a lot on today’s calendar, including Canadian Inflation, US August Industrial Production, Import, and Export Prices, and September Empire State index.

Chart

Biggest Mover @ (06:30 GMT) USA30 dipped to 34,501 from 35,000. Currently the asset sustains above 34560 however BB extends lower on the daily basis with RSI at 39 and slipping and MACD turning negative implying an increase of the negative bias in the medium term. Daily ATR 269.9.

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