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October 5th Morning Report

Thursday 5th October 2023

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US markets closed lower on Wednesday, a day after a sell-off, as the latest economic data showed US private payrolls increased less than expected in September. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.41%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were up 1.39% and 0.84% respectively. 

Other key markets ended mixed. European stocks closed as follows: the FTSE100 (-0.77%), the Dax 30 (+0.10%), CAC 40 (-0.00%) and the STOXX (+0.10%). In Asia, the Hang Seng and Shanghai indices closed lower. The key Asian indices ended yesterday as follows: Nikkei 225 (-2.28%), HSI (-0.78%) and the Shanghai Composite (+0.10%).

The yield on the US 10 - year note was at 4.729%, while the 2 - year note was at 5.05%. Oil was down to $84.72 per barrel, down 5.05%. The gold price was at US$1838.50 per ounce, down 0.16%. 

Morning Report 05 October 2023

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