Daily Market Reports | Jan 25 2022
|SPI Overnight||6960.00||– 92.00||– 1.30%|
|S&P ASX 200||7139.50||– 36.30||– 0.51%|
|Nasdaq Comp||13855.13||+ 86.21||0.63%|
|S&P500 VIX||29.90||+ 1.05||3.64%|
|US 10-year yield||1.74||– 0.01||– 0.69%|
|USD Index||95.89||+ 0.25||0.26%|
|FTSE100||7297.15||– 196.98||– 2.63%|
|DAX30||15011.13||– 592.75||– 3.80%|
Two more sleeps and Greg Peel will be back in action.
In old Hollywood style, just as the situation seemed dire with no relief in sight, over the hills came the cavalry, John Wayne in front, to turn the siege around and scare away the evil savages.
You wouldn't know if you slept like a baby last night and woke up this morning to see equity indices in the US ended their Monday session with slight gains, but that was thanks to a tsunami in buy-orders in the last hour of trade.
Before that epic last-minute surge, things looked, let's say, a lot different. At its session low, the Dow had been down -1100. Not sure whether it has ever happened, but a turnaround larger than 1000 Dow points in one trading session; it doesn't come along often. The Nasdaq had been flirting with a -5% retreat, on the day, to make it close to -20% from the peak in late October.
The Russell 2000 small cap index did hit the -20% correction mark, and it was the first of the four major indices to turn. This appeared to prompt buying in the larger caps, with the Nasdaq down almost -20% and the Dow and S&P500 at or near -10% corrections at that point.
Various technical indicators are pointing towards a short-term recovery rally. Market corrections never happen in one straight line.
Meanwhile, US president Joe Biden is reportedly organising a call with European leaders to set up a united front against potential Russian aggression (should Boris Johnson still participate?) and -not to be dismissed either- there are reports of an incursion by 39 Chinese military planes into Taiwan airspace.
Bond markets are experiencing funds inflows, which is normal when equities are in the doldrums (apart from last night's finish) but most of last night's flash PMI surveys around the globe revealed rather subdued momentum. Energy and base materials retreated, this time including iron ore.
The Aussie is weaker. SPI futures are indicating heavy selling is set to continue when the local market opens at 10am, but that remains to be seen, given the big turnaround on Wall Street.
|Spot Metals,Minerals & Energy Futures|
|Gold (oz)||1840.40||+ 4.80||0.26%|
|Silver (oz)||23.91||– 0.36||– 1.48%|
|Copper (lb)||4.40||– 0.08||– 1.88%|
|Aluminium (lb)||1.38||+ 0.00||0.33%|
|Lead (lb)||1.07||– 0.00||– 0.11%|
|Nickel (lb)||10.32||– 0.55||– 5.08%|
|Zinc (lb)||1.65||– 0.02||– 0.94%|
|West Texas Crude||83.69||– 1.45||– 1.70%|
|Brent Crude||86.69||– 1.20||– 1.37%|
|Iron Ore (t)||133.70||– 3.70||– 2.69%|
The Australian share market over the past thirty days…
|BROKER RECOMMENDATION CHANGES PAST THREE TRADING DAYS|
|ABP||Abacus Property||Upgrade to Buy from Neutral||Citi|
|AKE||Allkem||Upgrade to Add from Hold||Morgans|
|Downgrade to Neutral from Buy||UBS|
|ANZ||ANZ Bank||Upgrade to Overweight from Equal-weight||Morgan Stanley|
|Upgrade to Accumulate from Hold||Ord Minnett|
|ASX||ASX||Downgrade to Underweight from Equal-weight||Morgan Stanley|
|AWC||Alumina Ltd||Downgrade to Hold from Accumulate||Ord Minnett|
|BLD||Boral||Upgrade to Equal-weight from Underweight||Morgan Stanley|
|COE||Cooper Energy||Downgrade to Hold from Accumulate||Ord Minnett|
|CVN||Carnarvon Energy||Upgrade to Buy from Accumulate||Ord Minnett|
|DXI||Dexus Industria REIT||Upgrade to Outperform from Neutral||Macquarie|
|Upgrade to Add from Hold||Morgans|
|DXS||Dexus||Upgrade to Neutral from Sell||Citi|
|GNC||GrainCorp||Downgrade to Neutral from Buy||UBS|
|HUB||Hub24||Upgrade to Outperform from Neutral||Macquarie|
|Upgrade to Buy from Accumulate||Ord Minnett|
|LLC||Lendlease Group||Upgrade to Outperform from Neutral||Macquarie|
|MP1||Megaport||Upgrade to Hold from Sell||Ord Minnett|
|PME||Pro Medicus||Upgrade to Add from Hold||Morgans|
|SFR||Sandfire Resources||Downgrade to Sell from Hold||Ord Minnett|
|VRT||Virtus Health||Downgrade to Hold from Add||Morgans|
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