Todays’ market summary

  • The dollar strengthening is intact.

  • Futures on US equity benchmarks are down.

  • Brent is little changed currently.

  • Gold prices are up today.

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Global equities are mixed currently after Wall Street ended mixed the second trading week of 2022 on weak retail sales and bank earnings reports. Google shares added 0.64% despite news Google and Facebook made a secret deal in 2018 which allegedly guaranteed Facebook would both bid in and win a fixed percentage of ad auctions, Amazon shares added 0.57% Friday outperforming market.

Forex news

Currency Pair Change
EUR USD -0.01%
GBP USD +0.04%
USD JPY -0.14%

 

The dollar strengthening is intact currently. The live dollar index data show the ICE US Dollar index, a measure of the dollar’s strength against a basket of six rival currencies, ended 0.4% higher on Friday after New York Fed President John Williams signaled coming rate increases to combat inflation.

Both GBP/USD and EUR/USD reversed their climbing Friday after the European Commission statistics office Eurostat report euro-zone’s trade surplus turned into deficit in November. Both euro and Pound are higher against the dollar currently. AUD/USD continued sliding Friday while USD/JPY ended little changed with both yen and the Australian dollar lower against the Greenback currently.

Stock market news

Indices Change
Dow Jones Index -0.09%
Nikkei Index +0.13%
Hang Seng Index -0.96%
Australian Stock Index +0.27%

 

Futures on US equity benchmarks are down currently with 10-year US treasury yields at 1.793%. US markets are closed for a holiday in the United States. US stocks ended mixed on Friday as US retail sales fell 1.9% in December and University of Michigan survey showed consumer sentiment fell sharply in January. The three main US stock benchmarks recorded daily returns ranging from -0.56% to +0.59%.

European stock indexes are mixed currently after ending down on Friday led by retail shares. Asian indexes are mostly higher today with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index defying the regional trend while Chinese blue chips were buoyed by 10 basis point cut in key lending rates by China's central bank.

Commodity market news

Commodities Change
Brent Crude Oil +0.04%
WTI Crude +0.05%

 

Brent is little changed currently. Prices advanced Friday despite oil services firm Baker Highs report US oil rigs rose 11 to 492 last week. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures rose 2.1% but is lower currently. Brent crude gained 1.9% to $86.06 a barrel on Friday, posting a 5.4% weekly gain.

Gold market news

Metals Change
Gold +0.22%

 

Gold prices are up today. Prices declined on Friday: gold for February delivery slid 0.3% to $1816.50 an ounce, however recording 1.1% gain for the week.


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