The so-called “stock market bloodbath” has continued on Friday with major indices falling down to the lows of the last October. What's going on?
American futures gain on hope of US-China trade negotiations
On Tuesday, American futures managed to gain because expectations that China and America will have trade hostilities toned down brought the S&P and Nasdaq to all-time maximums.
The S&P 500 futures tacked on by 0.18% hitting 2,863.75. Dow futures soared by 0.21% showing 25,812.0. Additionally, tech heavy Nasdaq 100 futures jumped by 0.28% coming up with 7,407.75.
Chinese and American officials are anticipated to meet on Wednesday and Thursday in Washington with the aim of discussing trade disagreements, before the latest round of trade duties come true.
However, US leader told Reuters that he doesn’t expect much progress from these negotiations, dampening hopes that a compromise will be reached before the duty deadline.
In addition to this, a number of retailers are anticipated to post their revenue before the opening bell. Among them will be Kohl’s Corporation as well as TJ Maxx parent company - TJX Companies.
Technology equities turned out to be among the top performers in pre-market trade, with Tesla soaring by 1.82% and Facebook adding 0.23%. China’s e-commerce company Jd.Com Inc Adr managed to ascend by 2.14%. As for Apple, its shares rallied by 0.66%.
Additionally, Sodastream International Ltd inched down by 0.35%. Perrigo Co sank by 0.70%.
Meanwhile, in the European Union, equities generally gained. The DAX added by 0.73% in Germany. The CAC 40 rallied by 0.78% in France. The FTSE 100 dipped by 0.39% in Great Britain. In addition to this, the Euro Stoxx 50 soared by 0.69%. The IBEX 35 added 1.08% in Spain.
Gold futures jumped by nearly 0.49% showing $1,200.40 a troy ounce.
Crude futures leapt by 0.03% demonstrating $65.44 a barrel.
Assessing the greenback’s purchasing power against its main rivals, the USD index dived by about 0.25% coming up with 95.44.
Besides coronavirus, other news has been driving the stocks of Apple, Wallmart and General Motors to the lower levels.
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WTI oil prices jumped up after Donald Trump’s 2 tweets
Today the US nonfarm payroll data will be reported that could cause fluctuations of the market.
WTI was at $20 per barrel just in the beginning of the day. Currently - above 25$.