Dow climbs 400 points tech stocks take the lead

Daily Analysis - 26/10/2018

Dow recovers from Wednesday's sell-off


On Thursday Equities rose while Wall Street recovered from a drop during the last trading session that drove the two of the main indexes into a bearish state. The popular S&P 500 advanced 1.9% to end at 2,705.56 while consumer discretionary and tech both increased more than 3%.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 401.12 points to 24,984.54 — getting a 3-day failing streak while Microsoft exceeded the previous forecast. The broad index too ended higher for the first time in 7 trading sessions. Both are now hardly in the green area for 2018.

The Nasdaq Composite rose about 2.90% to 7,318.30 while the popular stock Amazon rallied 7.0 % before of the announcement of its earnings statement. A 3.3% increase in Facebook and a 3.7% increase in Netflix also gave a boost to the NASDAQ.

Asia markets traded down on Friday

On Friday afternoon Asia markets went lower while main indexes witness a range between profits and losses, with analysts examining if a rebound will continue.

In China, stocks dropped into bear area by the end of the morning session, deleting its initial earnings. The Shanghai Composite dropped about 0.57% while the Shenzhen composite slipped 0.29%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index declined 1.40%. Japan's Nikkei 225 gave up profits to went down 0.92% while the Topix index dipped by 0.69%.

South Korea's Kospi fell about 2.2% while the Kosdaq index fell 3.4 % Shares of primary chipmakers SK Hynix and Samsung went down 0.93% and 0.73%, respectively.


Gold back on track

Today Gold prices continued constant but settled on course to increase for the 4- straight week. This is the longest series of weekly profits since the beginning of the year, among growing concerns over the forecast for U.S. corporate earnings and global economic retardation.

Asian shares blundered once more on Friday morning, notwithstanding a bounce on Wall Street overnight.

Spot gold dint make any major moves at $1,231.75 an ounce. It moved up 0.5% for the week. U.S. gold futures moved up about 0.2% at $1,234.59 an ounce. ANZ analyst Daniel Hynes said.

"This (Friday's slow trading) is just a temporary lull in a more structural move higher in the coming days... Over the last 24 hours, the rebound in equity markets probably just has held off the impetus that we saw,"


Oversupply drives oil down

U.S. crude was down 64 cents, at about $66.67 a barrel. The U.S. benchmark is established at a 3.5% decline this week.

Fitch Solutions said in a note on Friday. "Bearish sentiment could force a re-test of support in the low $70.0 per barrel range, "Brent crude futures moved down about 0.7%, at $76.37 a barrel the global benchmark is on track for a weekly decline of over 4%.

On Friday Oil prices dropped and dragged down while Saudi Arabia's OPEC governor announced that the market may become oversupplied soon and after a drop in global equities clouded the scope for demand.


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