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November 17th Morning Report

Friday 17th November 2023

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US markets closed higher on Thursday, dragged down by Cisco and Walmart following underwhelming forecasts, while a drop in Treasury yields cushioned some megacap stocks. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.37%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were up 0.02% and 0.03% respectively. 

Other key markets ended mixed. European stocks closed as follows: the FTSE100 (-1.01%), the Dax 30 (+0.24%), CAC 40 (-0.57%) and the STOXX (-0.30%). In Asia, the Hang Seng and Shanghai indices closed lower. The key Asian indices ended yesterday as follows: Nikkei 225 (-0.28%), HSI (-1.36%) and the Shanghai Composite (-0.71%).

The yield on the US 10 - year note was at 4.451%, while the 2 - year note was at 4.842%. Oil was up to $72.86 per barrel, down 4.96%. The gold price was at US$1986.60 per ounce, up 1.14%. 

Morning Report 17 November 2023


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