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May 31st Morning Report

Friday 31st May 2024

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US markets closed mixed on Thursday, led by declines in technology share after a disappointing Salesforce forecast, while investors digested data showing the economy had grown slower than previously expected in the first quarter. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down 0.86%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were down 0.60% and 1.08% respectively.

Other key markets ended lower. European stocks closed as follows: the FTSE100 (+0.59%), the Dax 30 (+0.13%), CAC 40 (+0.55%) and the STOXX (+0.38%). In Asia, the Hang Seng and Shanghai indices closed higher. The key Asian indices ended yesterday as follows: Nikkei 225(-1.30%), HSI (-1.34%) and the Shanghai Composite (-0.62%).

The yield on the US 10 - year note was at 4.55%, while the 2 - year note was at 4.927%. Oil was up to $77.87 per barrel, down 1.72%. The gold price was at US$2364.10 per ounce, up 0.00%. 

May 31st Morning Report

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