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April 19th Morning Report

Friday 19th April 2024

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US markets closed near the unchanged mark on Thursday, as investors sifted through the latest corporate earnings, while economic data and comments from Federal Reserve officials suggested the central bank was unlikely to cut interest rates in the near future. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.06%, while the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite were down 0.22% and 0.52% respectively.

Other key markets ended lower. European stocks closed as follows: the FTSE100 (+0.37%), the Dax 30 (+0.38%), CAC 40 (+0.52%) and the STOXX (+0.46%). In Asia, the Hang Seng and Shanghai indices closed mixed. The key Asian indices ended yesterday as follows: Nikkei 225(+0.31%), HSI (+0.82%) and the Shanghai Composite (+0.093%).

The yield on the US 10 - year note was at 4.635%, while the 2 - year note was at 4.988%. Oil was up to $82.57 per barrel, down 0.15%. The gold price was at US$2393.90 per ounce, down 0.23%. 

Morning Report 19 April 2024

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