Trading Market Commentary June 20, 2017

Commentary

After the robustness has been seen in the earlier trading session, equities went predominantly lower during the period of the trading day on Tuesday. Considering the decline on the day, the S&P500, as well as the DowJones, retracted away Monday's record closing levels.

The key indexes finished the trading session near their worst ranges of the day. the NASDAQ fell 50.98 points (0.8%) to 6,188.03, S&P500 dropped 16.43 points (0.7%) to 2,437.03, and the DowJones slid 61.85 points (0.3%) to 21,467.14. 

The pullback by equities emerged in the middle of a sharp decline in the price of oil, with crude oil for July delivery contract crumbling to $43.23 (-$0.97) a barrel, the lowest finishing range for a front-month futures contract since September of 2016.

The decline dragged oil into bearish territory, given that the price is all the way down by close to 22% in comparison to the 52-week high of $55.24 per barrel reached at the beginning of January of this year.

The key Euro markets as everyone expected - it was all about BREXIT, flipping lower throughout the course of the trading day. Whilst the CAC40 Index dropped 0.3%, the U.K.'s FTSE100 Index and the DAX30 Index softened by 0.7% and 0.6%, respectively.

Within  Asia-Pacific regional markets completed a mixed overall performance in the course of on Tuesday. HK's Hang Seng Index dropped by 0.3%, and the Nikkei225 Index progressed by 0.8%.

The S&P BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) SENSEX was lower 80 points (0.25%) at 31,219 soon after eliminating earlier profits to close on the low-level note on Tuesday. The larger NIFTY Index has been lower 36 points (0.37%) at 9,617. 

One important subject all markets makers ended up focusing on was whether or not China's A-Shares will make the MSCI (Morgan Stanley Capital International) Index. Already have missed out within the last several years, even though will provide additional global interest, China’s latest attempts seem to be more and more focused in the direction of building greater domestic participation.

China marketplace is valued close to $6tln, that's about one-tenth the size of the worldwide equity markets. In the event of the success, they'll be tapered in and everything at once. Even though this seems huge, it'll just be 0.5% of the MSCI Index. However, it could be the beginning of the trend!

The GBP/USD pair got struck very hard following the talk of Bank Of England (BOE) Governor Carney who seem to chilled traders/investors of the interest rate hike expectations which received a lift soon after last week’s divided vote relating to the central bank,s meeting.


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