Daily Report on October 26, 2018
Futures on major US indices were trading in the Negative territory on the last trading day of the week. Nasdaq 100 and S&P 500 futures fell to 6777 and 2655.50 respectively at the time of writing.
In the Corporate news, Glencore and Aon are among the major companies scheduled to report their earnings today.
On the Economic front, US Q3 GDP (Preliminary reading) is scheduled to be released today at 8:30 am ET. According to the consensus estimate, GDP growth in the three months to September eased to 3.3% in annualized terms after hitting 4.2% in Q2, the fastest rate recorded in four years and almost twice the 2.2% pace it printed in Q1. In addition, the Baker Hughes Oil Rig Count is also scheduled to be released today at 1 p.m. ET. The Oil Rig count is expected to rise to 875 in the week ended on 26th Oct. from 873 in the previous week.
European equities tumbled on Friday morning, tracking a decline in U.S. stocks futures after tech companies Amazon and Google parent Alphabet missed earnings expectations. The pan-European Stoxx 600 was off 1.4% during late-morning deals, putting the benchmark index on track for its worst month of trading since August 2015.
Asia-Pacific markets broadly lower on Friday. Earlier in the session Asian shares skidded to 20-month lows. The Shanghai Composite inched down 0.19% on Friday. The Nikkei 225 closed lower by 0.40%. The ASX 200 edged up 0.01% with the heavily weighted financial subindex up by 0.35% for the day.
The Bank of Japan said today that Japan and China signed a currency swap arrangement of up to $30 billion – the largest such bilateral deal concluded by Tokyo – to strengthen financial stability and spur business activity in both countries.
US Dollar Index futures inched up 0.24% to 96.55 at the time of writing. On Friday, the yuan hit a fresh 22-month low of 6.9647 against the dollar, and markets expected that the tightly managed, partially convertible currency would soon be testing 7 per dollar, a level unseen since the global financial crisis a decade ago.
In the Commodity Markets, Gold inched up to 1235.25 and Silver rose to 14.600 respectively at the time of writing. In news related to commodity markets, Gold prices edged up on Friday and were on track to rise for the fourth straight week, the longest string of weekly gains since January, as Asian stocks slumped amid increasing worries over the outlook for U.S. corporate earnings and global economic slowdown.
In the Cryptocurrency Markets, Ethereum inched up to 196.12 and Bitcoin rose to 6492 at the time of writing. According to market sources, Britain’s Royal Mint had frozen its plans to issue Royal Mint Gold (RMG) tokens after its partnership with US exchange group CME failed and the U.K. government vetoed a plan to have the tokens trade on a cryptocurrency exchange.
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