Asian shares advanced and oil slipped on Monday on hopes for progress in Russian-Ukraine peace talks even as fighting raged on, while bond markets braced for rate rises in the United States and UK this week. While Russian missiles hit a large Ukrainian base near the border with Poland on Sunday, both sides gave their most upbeat assessment yet of prospects for talks.
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.