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August 5th Morning Report

Friday 5th August 2022

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US markets closed mixed on Thursday, as gains in high-growth stocks offset losses in energy shares, with investors looking ahead to monthly jobs report for clues on the pace of interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 0.26%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were up 0.08% and 0.41% respectively. 

Other key markets ended higher. European stocks closed as follows: the FTSE100 (+0.03%), the Dax 30 (+0.55%), CAC 40 (+0.64%) and the STOXX (+0.59%). In Asia, the Hang Seng and Shanghai indices closed higher. The key Asian indices ended yesterday as follows: Nikkei 225(+0.69%), HSI (+2.06%) and the Shanghai Composite (+0.80%).

The yield on the US 10 - year note was at 2.694%, while the 2 - year note was at 3.049%. Oil was up to $88.10 per barrel, down 2.82%. The gold price was at US$1807.90 per ounce, up 1.77%. 

Morning Report 5 August 2022

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