Market Commentary February 20

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Stocks market swung throughout the trading day on yesterday as investors and traders returned to their tasks after the three day weekend.

Following the market morning session and jumping back and forth over the unchanged price line, the main indices rose more steadily into positive territory following the lunch break.

The main indices retreated proceeding into the closing hour though still finished the session modestly higher. The DJI crawled upwards smaller than a tenth of a percent to settle at 25891, the broader S&P500 index moved up just over 4 points or 0.2 % to close at 2780, and the Nasdaq 100 lifted small just over 11 points or 0.16 % to finish at 7487. 

The rough trading action arose amid skepticism concerning the potential for a trade tariff agreement between the America and China as the subsequent round of talks get begun in nation capitol - Washington this week.

Many of the more significant market sectors finished the trading day bestowing only modest movements, although plentiful energy was evident among Gold miners.

Exhibiting the muscle in the Yellow metal sector, the Arca Gold Bugs Index (by NYSE) rocketed by 4.4 % to its best finishing level in over 7-months.

Significant robustness was also seen among brokerage houses stocks, as returned the 1.4 % increase posted by the NYSE Arca Broker - Dealer Index. The primary index touched a 3-month closing high.

On the contrary, telecom equities marked obvious weakness on the session, dragging the NYSE Arca North American Telecom Index sliding by 3.1 %.

Other Market(s)

The stock market(s) over the Asia-Pacific region delivered in a mediocre performance throughout trading on Tuesday. The Nikkei225 Index crept up by 0.1 %, while H.K. Hang Seng Index fell by 0.4 %. 

The significant Eurozone stocks indices also finished the session mixed. While the German DAX30 Index edged up by 0.1 %, the U.K.'s FTSE100 Index skidded by 0.6 %, and the French CAC40 Index slid by 0.2 %.

Elsewhere away from equities, US Dollar was much weaker; fixed income moved higher, the bond market along with US Treasuries went higher following a slight drop last Friday trading session. 

The precious metals gained 1 %, with Gold souring almost $15 or 1.12 % to close $1341 just below our Gold Rally completion, while the mining stocks remarkable kick into high gear. In some cases, they darted pretty hard, and in others, they were “simply”dominant.

Yesterday session was seemingly one of the most incredible days for metals versus the Gold price in quite some time. However, it does show that more populace is beginning to realize that Gold as a haven investment has a spot in their portfolio. 

Tuesday’s break-out to our inner Coin Rally $3948 continued today, with Bitcoin’s drive towards the $4000 which are making headlines in the crypto segment. 

Other significant crypto coins also were pushed higher; however, Ethereum coin and most of Tuesday’s market leaders lingered behind Bitcoin throughout a session.


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