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?
Asian equities jump
On Wednesday, Asian equities tacked on, with the market sentiment spurred by Wall Street's ascend as well as a record intraday maximum of the S&P 500 index, although political headlines in Australia and America as well as a retreat in Chinese markets affected the market mood.
Market participants in the region were generally soothed by expectations that the trade negotiations between China and America anticipated to take place this week will relieve trade tensions.
However, Chinese investors sold equities across the board, thus sending the Shanghai Composite index 0.7% down as well as the blue-chip CSI300 index 0.6% down because economic worries resumed after the major bank told on Tuesday it wouldn’t opt for strong stimulus to back surge.
On Monday, American leader told that he doesn’t put much value on these negotiations with China.
European equities are braced for taking their lead from China. Financial spreadbetters actually expect London's FTSE to start 16 points down. Germany’s DAX is supposed to lose 20 points, while France’s CAC 40 is anticipated to dip by 9 points.
MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific equities MIAPJ0000PUS tacked on by 0.2%, while Japan's Nikkei stock index N225 managed to ascend by 0.6%.
The Kospi index rallied by 0.3% in South Korea, backed by tech companies as data disclosed firm chip exports, while Taiwan equities added 0.1%.
However, S&P futures sank because markets assessed the probable impact of a guilty plea from Trump's ex-personal attorney, and the conviction of ex-Trump nominee chair Paul Manafort.
S&P E-mini futures dipped by 0.2% reaching 2855.5. Additionally, the revenue on benchmark 10-year Treasury notes headed south to 2.8279% in contrast with its American close of nearly 2.844% on Tuesday.
In addition to this, Australian equities slumped by 0.4%.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average tacked on by 0.25% reaching 25,821.95.
Besides coronavirus, other news has been driving the stocks of Apple, Wallmart and General Motors to the lower levels.
Will coronavirus continue keeping the markets in fear? What releases should we wait for? Find out in the news!
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 $20 per barrel just in the beginning of the day. Currently - above 25$.