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 tack on
On Monday, Asian equities gained after Chinese and American leaders brokered a truce in their trade clash. It appears to be a relief for the world’s economic outlook as well as a tonic for emerging markets and crude.
Trade-exposed currencies managed to lead the early profits, with the Australian dollar boasting a four-month maximum, while the evergreen buck sank to a one-month minimum versus the Chinese Yuan.
E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 managed to rally by up to 1.9%. Moreover, MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific equities ascended by up to 1.8%.
The Chinese CSI300 index of Shanghai as well as Shenzhen equities CSI300 tacked on by up to 2.6%. The Japanese Nikkei index soared by 1.3% hitting a six-week maximum.
China and America agreed to cease extra levies in a deal, which keeps their trade conflict from escalating because the two sides once again try to bridge their differences with new negotiations aimed at reaching an agreement within 90 days.
On Saturday, the White House told that US leader informed his Chinese rival during high-stakes negotiations in Argentina that he wouldn’t raise levies on $200 billion of China’s products to 25% on January 1 as previously uncovered.
Indeed, a lot of market players doubt the two leading economies are capable of bridging their differences, covering a wide array of issues, within three months.
The evergreen buck went down versus a group of its major rivals hitting 96.993, although strengthened against the Japanese yen reaching 113.52. The common currency gained 0.3% showing $1.1345.
As for the Mexican peso, it managed to grow over 1% ending up with 20.185, backed by reports that newly elected Mexican leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador might reverse his earlier initiative to cancel construction of a new airport in the City of Mexico.
Besides coronavirus, other news has been driving the stocks of Apple, Wallmart and General Motors to the lower levels.
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