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24/10/
2023

Today’s Announcements & News

Asia

Asia-Pacific markets continued to experience a sell-off as investors anticipate a week filled with inflation data releases across the region. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 extended its three-session losing streak, closing down 0.82%. Japan’s Nikkei 225 slipped 0.83%, closing below the 31,000 mark for the third time this month, and the Topix was down 0.75%. South Korea’s Kospi marked its third consecutive day of losses, closing 0.76% lower, while the Kosdaq recorded its fourth daily loss with a 0.72% decline. Hong Kong’s markets were closed for a holiday, and the mainland Chinese CSI 300 index closed down 1.04% at its lowest level since February 2019.

US

On Monday, the Nasdaq Composite managed to inch higher as Treasury yields retraced from their recent highs. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped approximately 190 points (0.6%), closing at 32,936.41, while the S&P 500 saw a slight drop of nearly 0.2% to end at 4,217.04. In contrast, the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.3%, finishing the session at 13,018.33. Notably, the 10-year Treasury note yield briefly surpassed the significant 5% level before settling at approximately 4.85%.

Commodity

Gold prices, which approached the significant $2,000 mark in the prior session, saw a slight decline as traders awaited further developments regarding the Middle East conflict and U.S. economic data. Spot gold dipped by 0.5% to $1,971.37 per ounce by 4:11 p.m. ET, while U.S. gold futures slipped by 0.5% to $1,983.20.

Meanwhile, oil prices decreased by over 2% as diplomatic efforts intensified in the Middle East in an attempt to manage the Israel-Hamas conflict. This easing of concerns regarding potential supply disruptions led to a drop in oil prices. Brent crude futures closed down by $1.89, or 2.05%, at $90.27 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell by $2.11, or 2.4%, to $85.97 a barrel.

The above analysis is only for the views of market researchers and is for reference only and is not regarded as a specific investment suggestion.

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