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Overnight on Wall Street: Tuesday 9 March 2021

9 March 2021 By Lachlan Meakin

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Equity markets

US Equity markets were a mixed bag overnight with the Dow Jones again hitting all time highs while the rout of the tech heavy NASDAQ continued. The NASDAQ has now officially slid into correction territory after dropping over 10% from its closing high on February 12.

The S&P 500 which has tech giants such as Alphabet and Apple as components also dropped as investors continued to rotate out of growth and into value stocks.

  •         Dow Jones up 306 (0.97%)
  •         NASDAQ down 311 (2.41%)
  •         S&P 500 down 20 (0.54%)
  •         Russell 2000 up 10 (0.49%)

Source: Yahoo Finance

FX markets 

US dollar

The US dollar rally continued with the US Dollar Index climbing to its strongest level in 4 months. This comes on the back of bond yields remaining high, casting doubt on the Fed’s ability to keep financing rates at near zero.

Source: GO MT4

AUDUSD

After hitting multi-year highs in late February, the Aussie has continued its steep sell off, now down over 4% from the high set then. This, on relentless US dollar strength despite Iron ore prices remaining high. The AUDUSD is now approaching the important 0.76c support level where buyers appeared to hold the AUDUSD earlier in the year.

Source: GO MT4

Commodities

Oil

After gapping up on Monday’s open after news of an attack on the world’s largest crude terminal in Saudi Arabia. Oil retreated on US dollar strength. US Crude falling the most in a week after a recent strong rally fuelled by extra demand as the world economy recovers. US Crude prices touched on $68 a barrel early in the session, its highest level in over 2 years.

Source: GO MT4

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 
Indicative Index Dividends
Dividends are in Points
ASX200 WS30 US500 US2000 NDX100 CAC40 STOXX50
0.994 10.856 0.213 0.068 0 0 0
ESP35 ITA40 FTSE100 DAX30 HK50 JP225 INDIA50
0 0 0 0 3.575 0 0


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