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April 18th Morning Report

Tuesday 18th April 2023

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US markets posted modest gains on Monday, helped by financial and industrial shares, while investors braced for a heavy week of corporate results and comments from Federal Reserve officials that could give more insight into the path of interest rates. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.30%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were up 0.33% and 0.28% respectively. 

Other key markets ended mixed. European stocks closed as follows: the FTSE100 (+0.10%), the Dax 30 (-0.11%), CAC 40 (-0.28%) and the STOXX (-0.53%). In Asia, the Hang Seng and Shanghai indices closed mixed. The key Asian indices ended yesterday as follows: Nikkei 225(+0.07%), HSI (+1.68%) and the Shanghai Composite (+1.42%).

The yield on the US 10 - year note was at 3.606%, while the 2 - year note was at 4.205%. Oil was up to $80.96 per barrel, down 1.89%. The gold price was at US$2007.80 per ounce, down 0.40%. 

Morning Report 18 April 2023

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