Refiners choose a crude type based on the margin it will ultimately generate, calculated using the volume of different products a specific crude can generate and the margins available on each. Cheaper crude from Russia can be blended with other varieties for use by refineries even if Russian grade is not their staple feed. This will help boost refiners’ margins.
Instruments Code Dividend in instrument currency (value per Instrument for Long positions) Dividend in instrument currency (value per Instrument for Short positions) Date Time (GMT) Index Honk Kong 50 Cash/Futures 1.1820 -1.1820 24/03/2022 21:59 Australia 200 Cash/Futures 0.1131 -0.1330 24/03/2022 21:59 US SPX 500 Cash/Futures 0.0298 -0.0350 24/03/2022 21:59
One important reason is lower bond prices mean higher bond yields. Investors who hold bonds for income are pleased when their prices fall, because those bonds continue paying the same income as before.
Analysts noted that gold is consolidating in a narrow range following a sharp decline.