- Chinese equities have soared as the economy has started focusing on easing Covid-19 restrictions.
- Higher interest rate peak projections by Fed’s Evans have supported US Treasury yields.
- Oil prices lost strength as OPEC didn’t extend production cuts.
Markets in the Asian domain are displaying mixed responses as the risk impulse is turning precautionary ahead of US ISM Services PMI data. S&P500 futures have turned subdued as hawkish commentary from Federal Reserve (Fed) policymaker on targeted interest rate has restricted the upside while Friday’s upbeat Nonfarm Payrolls (NFP) strengthened the cushion.
Chicago Fed President Charles Evans said on Friday, "We are probably going to have a slightly higher peak to Fed policy rate even as we slow pace of rate hikes," reported Reuters. This has resulted in a significant recovery in the 10-year US Treasury yields above 3.54%.
At the press time, Japan’s Nikkei225 eased marginally, ChinaA50 jumped 1.70%, Hang Seng soared 3.38% and Nifty50 dropped 0.46%.
Nikkei225 is following the footprints of the S&P500 futures, displaying lackluster performance on Monday. Also, investors are awaiting Overall Household Spending for further guidance. The economic data is seen higher at 3.4% vs. the former release of 2.3%. A better-than-projected household spending would indicate higher expectations for short-term inflation.
Meanwhile, Chinese equities are performing stronger as the economy is reopening after a prolonged Covid-19 lockdown to contain the mess. The administration has decided to ease curbs after a severe protest from the general public as restrictions on the movement of men, materials, and machines didn’t leave sufficient funds to offset payment for perishable goods. This has also resulted in a recovery for economic projections ahead.
On the oil front, oil prices have surrendered the majority of Monday morning gains and have dropped to near $80.60 after a firmer recovery from $79.66. The absence of further production cuts by OPEC+ in its December 4 meeting dented the sentiment of oil bulls. The oil cartel will stick to two million barrels cut per day till November 2023 for now. Also, easing China’s Covid curbs and upbeat US NFP supported oil recovery.
|Today last price
|Today Daily Change
|Today Daily Change %
|Today daily open
|Previous Daily High
|Previous Daily Low
|Previous Weekly High
|Previous Weekly Low
|Previous Monthly High
|Previous Monthly Low
|Daily Fibonacci 38.2%
|Daily Fibonacci 61.8%
|Daily Pivot Point S1
|Daily Pivot Point S2
|Daily Pivot Point S3
|Daily Pivot Point R1
|Daily Pivot Point R2
|Daily Pivot Point R3
Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers. The author will not be held responsible for information that is found at the end of links posted on this page.
If not otherwise explicitly mentioned in the body of the article, at the time of writing, the author has no position in any stock mentioned in this article and no business relationship with any company mentioned. The author has not received compensation for writing this article, other than from FXStreet.
FXStreet and the author do not provide personalized recommendations. The author makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of this information. FXStreet and the author will not be liable for any errors, omissions or any losses, injuries or damages arising from this information and its display or use. Errors and omissions excepted.
The author and FXStreet are not registered investment advisors and nothing in this article is intended to be investment advice.