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October 9th Morning Report

Monday 9th October 2023

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US markets closed higher on Friday, led by technology shares to a sharply higher close as investors assessed a jobs report that showed US hiring rose broadly in September with slowing wage growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.87%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were up 1.18% and 1.60% respectively. 

Other key markets ended mixed. European stocks closed as follows: the FTSE100 (+0.58%), the Dax 30 (+1.06%), CAC 40 (+0.88%) and the STOXX (+1.09%). In Asia, the Hang Seng and Shanghai indices closed lower. The key Asian indices ended yesterday as follows: Nikkei 225 (-0.26%), HSI (-1.58%) and the Shanghai Composite (+0.10%).

The yield on the US 10 - year note was at 4.795%, while the 2 - year note was at 5.081%. Oil was down to $82.81 per barrel, up 0.02%. The gold price was at US$1847.00 per ounce, up 0.10%. 

Morning Report 09 October 2023

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