Risk On As Major Economies Lift Lock-down
05/11/2020 at 10:56AM
In the G10 FX Market, USD and NOK are the top gainers today while NZD and JPY are the top losers, down -0.64% and -0.58% versus the dollar, respectively. In the rates market, global yields were trading stronger today. The UK 10-year was trading at 0.257, up 2.4bp. The German 10-year was trading at -0.524, up 1.4bp. The US 10-year was trading at 0.691, up 0.6bp. The Japan 10-year was trading at 0.009, up 0.4bp.
The U.S. dollar gained versus the Japanese yen on Monday as the United States and other European countries re-opened their economies. There are hopes of a quicker global recovery compared to a deep recession imagined earlier due to the Coronavirus pandemic. That said, the second wave may likely come and this will be net negative risky assets.
In the Asian equities, markets were trading mixed today. The Hang Seng was trading at 24637.0, up 1.68%. The Nikkei 225 was trading at 20381.0, up 1.0%. The Kospi was trading at 1935.4, down -0.54%. In the European equities, indices were trading mixed today. The FTSE 100 was trading at 5937.75, up 0.03%. The Euro Stoxx 50 was trading at 2901.75, down -0.22%. The DAX 30 was trading at 10871.7, down -0.3%. Looking at Equity Futures so far, the FTSE100 Futures was trading at 5927.8, up 0.07%. The SP500 Futures was trading at 2927.12, down -0.05%. The Euro Stoxx 50 Futures was trading at 2884.0, down -0.24%.
In the Energy space, Oil futures were trading weaker today. The WTI Crude Futures was trading at 24.0, down -2.99%. The Brent Crude Futures was trading at 30.2, down -2.49%.
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