On Wednesday, American stocks were nearly intact because market participants awaited more clarity on the Fed’s interest rate outlook for 2019, while some trade fears still persisted…
Asian markets show mixed performance
On Monday, Asian markets came up with mixed performance.
Australia’s ASX 200 soared by 1.1%. Chinese shares dived by 2% reacting to the dismal earnings report from the country's number one liquor producer Kweichow Moutai Co Ltd.
As a matter of fact, the Shanghai Composite and the Shenzhen Component lost respectively 1.7% and 2.2%. Kweichow Moutai declined by 10% having posted its weakest quarterly revenue surge for three years.
The Hang Seng Index dived by 0.1% in Hong Kong. China’s brokerage company GF Securities Co Ltd informed that its net revenue for the third quarter headed south by 39.23% in contrast with the same period of 2017. Year-on-year its net revenue slumped by 35.39% for the first 9 months of 2018.
Notwithstanding the losses, the H equities of GF Securities in Hong Kong rallied by 0.96% hitting HK$9.5.
In the third quarter, the company’s net assets added 1.22% in contrast with the end of last year, while its operating gain for the third quarter also surged by 23.88% over the same period of 2017.
The KOSPI went down by 0.7% in South Korea.
The Japanese Nikkei 225 rallied by 0.8% after trade ministry data disclosed that the country’s September retail sales jumped by 2.1% from 2017, thus surpassing the general consensus for a 1.6% ascend.
However, the surge decelerated compared to August’s 2.7% expansion.
The deceleration was considered to be temporary, provoked by a bunch of natural disasters that affected consumer and business activity.
Besides this, Hitachi Chemical Co Ltd dived by 14% following news that it had dared to falsify inspections for a material employed in semiconductors.
As local media informed over the weekend, the company told its clients about the inspection misconduct for the material utilized to protect semiconductor processors from debris and scratches.
On Wednesday, Asian stocks dived because investors took profits ahead of a policy decision by the Fed, anticipated to tell more about its interest rate plans for the rest of 2019…
On Monday, US stocks surged because dives in Boeing and Facebook held profits in check and traders closely watched this week's Fed gathering for affirmation of the major financial institution’s commitment to patient monetary stance…
Safe havens such as gold and Japanese yen declined as investors sentiment was boosted by eased geopolitical tensions…
On Tuesday, the euro tacked on because market participants waited for reports on inflation and growth in the euro zone, while the Japanese yen went down after Japan’s major bank told it would be more flexible in its huge stimulus program…
On Tuesday, the evergreen buck dived because the common currency bounced off and the UK pound managed to ascend to the day’s maximums reacting to reports that British Prime Minister Theresa May is going to take control of Brexit talks…