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DAILY RUNG
12/03/2019

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12.03.2019

Daily Rung

US: Wall Street started the week on a positive note as the technology sector led a broad-based rebound after five straight sessions of losses. The S&P500 gained 1.47%.

- Chipmaker, Nvidia Corp, jumped nearly 7% after entering a US$6.8 billion deal to buy Israeli chip designer, Mellanox Technologies Ltd.

- Boeing shares opened down 12% before slightly recovering in the afternoon after the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight, it is the second crash of the Boeing 737 in the last 5 months.

- After three decades jeans maker, Levi Strauss and Co, is returning to the market as it expects to raise US$587 million through an initial public offering.

EUROPE: European shares had their strongest day in nearly a month as the STOXX 600 index closed up 0.8%.  

- German bank, Commerzbank was among the best performers closing 7.1% higher, after reports of a possible merger with Deutsche Bank, which finished up 5%.

LOCAL: The Australian sharemarket has started the week lower with the ASX200 falling 0.4% to 6,180.2 on lower trading volumes with Victoria’s Labour Day public holiday.

- A fall in oil prices saw energy stocks weigh down the market with the sector down 1.55%. Woodside Petroleum closed 1.7% lower, Oil Search slid 2% to $7.90 and WorleyParsons dropped 4.2%.

- Search and language data services company, Appen, went into a trading halt after the announcement of acquisition of San Francisco-based machine learning software platform, Figure Eight Technologies. The shares have climbed 157% over the past 12 months.

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The recent recovery in equity markets has also been accompanied by falling levels of volatility. Both the US (CBOE) and Australian (S&P/ASX 200) VIX Indices are now close to the average levels of 2017, signficantly lower compared to when markets corrected late last year.

Daily Data

Daily Weekly Monthly Quarterly Yearly
Equities Close +/- % % % % %
S&P/ASX 200  6,180.2  -23.6  -0.38%  -0.60%  +1.97%  +10.84%  +3.64% 
S&P/ASX 200 SPI  6,224.0  +38.0  +0.61%  +0.71%  +3.46%  +11.22%  +6.12% 
S&P/ASX 200 Accumulation  65,028.8  -246.2  -0.38%  -0.26%  +3.18%  +12.42%  +8.22% 
Dow Jones  25,650.9  +200.6  +0.79%  -0.65%  +2.39%  +5.25%  +1.24% 
S&P 500  2,783.3  +40.2  +1.47%  -0.34%  +2.71%  +5.56%  -0.12% 
Nasdaq  7,558.1  +149.9  +2.02%  -0.26%  +3.42%  +7.48%  -0.04% 
STOXX 600  373.5  +2.9  +0.78%  -0.43%  +3.42%  +8.51%  -1.26% 
FTSE 100  7,130.6  +26.3  +0.37%  -0.05%  +0.02%  +4.76%  -1.30% 
DAX  11,543.5  +85.6  +0.75%  -0.42%  +4.80%  +7.08%  -6.51% 
CAC 40  5,266.0  +34.7  +0.66%  -0.39%  +5.02%  +9.57%  -0.16% 
Nikkei 225  21,125.1  +99.5  +0.47%  -3.19%  +3.89%  -0.11%  -1.60% 
TOPIX  1,581.4  +9.0  +0.57%  -2.84%  +2.73%  +0.39%  -7.81% 
Hang Seng  28,503.3  +274.9  +0.97%  -1.58%  +1.28%  +10.60%  -8.04% 
Shanghai CSI 300  3,730.0  +72.4  +1.98%  -1.69%  +12.81%  +18.04%  -9.22% 
NZ 50  9,390.8  -49.4  -0.52%  -0.24%  +1.96%  +8.30%  +11.93% 
S&P 500 Sectors Close +/- % % % % %
Consumer Discretionary  865.9  +13.0  +1.53%  -0.88%  +2.46%  +5.72%  +2.57% 
Consumer Staples  562.1  +7.4  +1.33%  +0.75%  +1.50%  -0.24%  +0.26% 
Energy  477.0  +7.2  +1.54%  -2.58%  +2.36%  +2.83%  -5.02% 
Financials  434.0  +4.3  +0.99%  -1.12%  +1.73%  +7.04%  -11.81% 
Health Care  1,044.3  +12.1  +1.17%  -1.42%  +0.51%  -0.79%  +4.50% 
Industrials  628.1  +5.5  +0.89%  -1.53%  +1.70%  +10.64%  -4.49% 
Information Technology  1,248.6  +26.5  +2.17%  +0.36%  +4.84%  +8.88%  +1.49% 
Materials  346.4  +4.8  +1.41%  +0.41%  +4.69%  +7.21%  -9.57% 
Real Estate  218.8  +3.3  +1.54%  +1.58%  +1.76%  +4.78%  +14.49% 
Communication Services  157.9  +2.9  +1.86%  +1.70%  +4.71%  +8.89%  +0.62% 
Utilities  292.2  +2.1  +0.73%  +1.22%  +3.57%  +2.11%  +17.41% 
Commodities Close +/- % % % % %
Oil (WTI)  $56.77  +$0.70  1.25%  +0.32%  +7.56%  +8.73%  -1.44% 
Oil (Brent)  $66.59  +$0.85  +1.29%  +1.40%  +8.24%  +9.70%  +7.59% 
Gold  $1,293.35  -$4.95  -0.38%  +0.51%  -1.13%  +4.03%  -2.31% 
Silver  $15.31  -$0.03  -0.17%  +1.45%  -2.54%  +5.10%  -7.71% 
Iron Ore  $83.70  -$1.13  -1.33%  -1.96%  -6.97%  +25.62%  +16.62% 
Coking Coal  $196.39  -$0.15  -0.08%  -0.29%  +0.86%  -1.81%  -4.38% 
Thermal Coal  $94.55  -$1.00  -1.05%  -3.67%  -2.22%  -7.44%  -4.88% 
Copper  $2.91  +$0.01  +0.19%  -0.03%  +4.18%  +3.87%  -7.97% 
Aluminium  $0.84  -$0.01  -1.34%  -0.44%  -1.76%  -4.74%  -12.88% 
Nickel  $5.85  -$0.09  -1.45%  -5.54%  +3.28%  +19.78%  -6.93% 
Lead  $0.94  -$0.01  -0.72%  -0.59%  +1.44%  +5.09%  -12.67% 
Tin  $9.55  -$0.15  -1.52%  -6.24%  +0.12%  +10.07%  -1.64% 
Zinc  $1.24  +$0.01  +1.00%  -0.20%  +3.56%  +5.71%  -16.45% 
Interest Rates Close +/- % +/- +/- +/- +/-
RBA Cash Rate  1.50%  +0.000%     +0.000%  0.000%  0.000%  0.000% 
90 Day Bank Bill  1.86%  +0.002%     -0.016%  -0.128%  -0.133%  -0.047% 
180 Day Bank Bill  1.96%  -0.005%     -0.035%  -0.145%  -0.185%  -0.085% 
Australian 3 Year Bond  1.59%  +0.008%     -0.096%  -0.023%  -0.349%  -0.501% 
Australian 10 Year Bond  2.03%  +0.001%     -0.160%  -0.033%  -0.424%  -0.752% 
US 10 Year Bond  2.64%  +0.011%     -0.083%  -0.014%  -0.240%  -0.255% 
US 30 Year Bond  3.03%  +0.015%     -0.062%  +0.035%  -0.099%  -0.131% 
iTraxx  69.30  -1.88     +3.2  -7.3  -21.0  +12.0 
Currencies Close +/- % % % % %
AUD/USD  0.707  +0.002  +0.35%  -0.31%  +0.11%  -1.89%  -9.87% 
AUD/JPY  78.63  +0.30  +0.39%  -0.78%  +0.87%  -3.74%  -6.19% 
AUD/EUR  0.629  +0.002  +0.26%  +0.51%  +0.38%  -1.26%  -1.41% 
AUD/GBP  0.54  -0.00  -0.70%  -0.09%  -2.09%  -6.81%  -5.10% 
AUD/NZD  1.035  -0.000  -0.01%  -0.46%  -1.31%  -1.20%  -3.92% 
EUR/USD  1.12  +0.00  +0.09%  -0.84%  -0.27%  -0.64%  -8.63% 
GBP/USD  1.315  +0.014  +1.04%  -0.23%  +2.29%  +5.31%  -5.05% 
USD/JPY  111.21  +0.04  +0.04%  -0.48%  +0.75%  -1.91%  +4.11% 
USD/CNY  6.727  +0.005  +0.08%  +0.29%  -0.97%  -2.51%  +6.19% 
Other Indicators Close +/- % % % % %
VIX  14.33  -1.72  -10.72%  -2.05%  -10.27%  -34.15%  -2.12% 
Australian DLCs Close +/- % % % % %
BHP Billiton PLC ($A)  $32.44  +$0.54  +1.70%  +0.06%  +3.27%  +19.85%  +28.01% 
Rio Tinto PLC ($A)  $77.20  +$1.11  +1.45%  -5.49%  -1.12%  +22.27%  +17.37% 
CYBG PLC ($A)  $3.67  +$0.06  +1.63%  -3.30%  +4.58%  +14.51%  -34.15% 
Janus Henderson Group PLC ($A)  $34.53  +$1.01  +3.02%  +0.23%  +7.60%  +24.27%  -25.10% 
Resmed Inc ($A)  $14.34  +$0.01  +0.04%  -0.18%  +4.19%  -9.29%  +12.86% 
News Corporation ($A)  $18.80  +$0.27  +1.48%  -1.69%  +6.97%  +7.00%  -12.23% 

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