Every year in early autumn Apple holds its event where it presents new iPhones, Apple Watches, and iPads. This year wasn’t an exclusion. But yesterday’s presentation didn’t result in Apple stock growth, and here’s why.
Asia-Pacific stocks are multidirectional
On Friday, Asia-Pacific equities demonstrated different directions amid worries of trade wars. It’s due to the fact American leader Donald Trump approved duties on Chinese goods worth nearly $50 billion. Previously, the Chinese government told that it would adequately respond in case of new tariffs from the US.
The common currency went down abruptly yesterday after the ECB uncovered its plans to stop its program of purchasing bonds and pledged to keep interest rates for about a year.
Japan’s currency went down a bit after it became known that Japan’s key bank, based on the outcomes of the two-day gathering, left the deposit rate intact at -0.1%, while the target yield level of 10-year bonds was left at 0%. Additionally, the major bank still intends to purchase government bonds at an annual rate of about Y80 trillion.
The Australian market keeps ascending mostly due to upbeat signals from Wall Street as well as higher commodity prices.
As for the banking sphere, Westpac, National Australia Bank, Commonwealth Bank and ANZ Banking managed to ascend in the range 0.6%-1.3%.
Besides this, Rio Tinto went up by nearly 1%. As for BHP Billiton, it gained 0.5%, Fortescue Metals edged up by 0.1% backed by leaping iron ore.
BHP Billiton reported it’s on the verge of spending $3.9 billion for the purpose of developing its majority stake in South Flank, thus generating over 600 permanent jobs.
Besides this, the gold digger Evolution Mining ramped up its capitalization by over 1%, Newcrest Mining gained more than 2% right after gold got to its monthly maximum.
The Japanese market demonstrated good profits due to upbeat replies from Wall Street as well as a weaker Japanese yen.
Among the key exporters, the equities of Canon rallied by 0.2%, Panasonic soared by 0.3%, while Mitsubishi Electric and Sony lost nearly 1%.
Richard Branson offloaded nearly 10 million shares, which equals about 4% of the Virgin Galactic stock, leaving him with an 18% stake.
Today at 00:00 GMT+3 SPCE will present the second quarter 2021 financial results. We will get to know everything about the company's financial condition and plans.
As Europe moves into recession, next week may provide us with some amazing trading opportunities. Here they are!
Main news that will drive the market in the upcoming week include CB Consumer Confidence Index, Canadian GDP, and US Core PCE Price Index
The Federal Reserve (Fed) will announce its Interest Rate Decision and make a statement about the future monetary policy on Wednesday, September 21, GMT+3. After the higher-than-expected inflation numbers published on September 13, there’s almost no doubt the Federal Reserve will come up with another 75-basis-point rate hike. However, surprised by the CPI numbers, several Fed members announced the possibility of a 100-basis-point rate hike on Wednesday.