Besides coronavirus, other news has been driving the stocks of Apple, Wallmart and General Motors to the lower levels.
Asian stocks shrug off NKorea missile launch
On Wednesday, Asian stocks held revenues as Chinese markets returned after a two-day holiday and traders shrugged off the launch of a ballistic missile by North Korea ahead of an upcoming summit between American and Chinese leaders this week.
The Shanghai composite managed to earn 0.98%, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index inched up 0.24%.
Besides this, Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 0.27%, the S&P/ASX 200 surged 0.03%. As for South Korea's Kospi, it almost stood still.
Overnight, American crude stocks closed higher, following the publication of positive American trade data. The latest batch of American economic trade data, contributed to the narrative of a stronger American economy because in February the US trade deficit narrowed by more than expected.
On Tuesday, the Commerce Department told that the trade deficit dipped by 9.6% to $43.6 billion. Additionally, January's trade deficit was revised from $48.5 billion down to $48.2 billion. Experts had expected the trade gap to contract to $44.8 billion in February.
Will coronavirus continue keeping the markets in fear? What releases should we wait for? Find out in the news!
Tesla stock drops in premarket trades on Thursday. Why? See the article (it's short) and use it to your advantage.
Let’s consider the best and the worst-performing assets as Monday’s session kicks in.
Australian Quarterly Private Capital Expenditure will be announced at 02:30 MT time on Thursday.
CB Consumer Confidence index will be announced at 17:00 MT time on Tuesday.