Various benchmarks closed at record highs
Monday’s rally was driven by the expectations that the current chip shortage will continue to boost prices. Moreover, the markets await the Federal Open Market Committee meeting. USA30 rose 0.53%, closing at a record high. USA500 went up 0.63%, and TECH100 added 1.05%.
Crude oil traded at $66.25 per barrel after it gained 1%.
Gold rose 0.3% to $$1,724.90 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
The economic data released showed that the industrial production grew 35.1% year-on-year in China in February, topping the 30% expansion forecasted. Also, HongKong45 gained 0.43% after the US temporarily lift the ban on Xiaomi.
Japan225 was up 0.26%.
Down under, Australia200 edged up 0.15%.
Stocks started the week on a positive note, boosted by the upcoming FOMC meeting. To the momentum also contributed to the fact that Danone announced that Emmanuel Faber would step down as chairman and CEO. Germany30 traded 0.3% higher; France40 reached the highest point in a year after it went up 0.6%. UK100 climbed 0.6%.
Brent oil rose 0.9% to $69.86 a barrel.
EUR/USD lost 0.2% trading at 1.1936.
This information is prepared for general circulation. It does not regard to the specific investment objectives, financial situation or the particular needs of any recipient.
You should independently evaluate each financial product and consider the suitability of such a financial product, by taking into account your specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs, and by consulting an independent financial adviser as needed, before dealing in any financial products mentioned in this document.
This information may not be published, circulated, reproduced or distributed in whole or in part to any other person without the Company’s prior written consent. Past performance is not always indicative of likely or future performance. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of za.capex.com
JME Financial Services (Pty) Ltd trading as ZA.CAPEX.COM acts as intermediary between the investor and Magnasale Trading Ltd, the counterparty to the contract for difference purchased by the Investor via ZA.CAPEX.COM, authorised & regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission with license number 264/15. Magnasale Trading Ltd is the principal to the CFD purchased by investors.