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February 21st Morning Report

Wednesday 21st February 2024

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US markets ended lower on Tuesday as chipmaker Nvidia fell sharply ahead of its highly anticipated earnings report, while retail industry bellwether Walmart's upbeat forecast limited losses on the Dow. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 0.17%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were down 1.28% and down 0.71% respectively.

Other key markets ended mixed. European stocks closed as follows: the FTSE100 (-0.12%), the Dax 30 (-0.14%), CAC 40 (+0.34%) and the STOXX (-0.06%). In Asia, the Hang Seng and Shanghai indices closed mixed. The key Asian indices ended yesterday as follows: Nikkei 225(-0.28%), HSI (+0.57%) and the Shanghai Composite (+0.42%).

The yield on the US 10 - year note was at 4.275%, while the 2 - year note was at 4.61%. Oil was up to $77.74 per barrel, down 1.83%. The gold price was at US$2039.10 per ounce, up 0.74%. 

Morning Report 21 February 2024

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