Market Commentary March 27, 2019

The Trading Daily Market Commentary features a summary of selected market segments as well as economic matters. Its content of interest is made available to all traders and investors at large

The American market was relatively steady across the board on Tuesday -  Despite the market gurus continuously centering on the so-called “yield curve inversion” and scattering alarm of an imminent economic recession. 

On the economic front line, consumer confidence declined this month, while homebuilding numbers were down 8.7 percent in February. But thirty-year fixed mortgage interest rate has also fallen to an average 4.28 percent, which might be able to help attract buyers into the spring housing season.

After climbing sharply higher very early in the trading session, equities retreated throughout the session yesterday. The main indices pulled back much off their session highs, however, maintained to hold-on to its winnings.

Driving the stock market into the closing hour, the main indices advanced higher once again to finish firmly in positive territory. The DJI ended the session up over 140 points or 0.55 percent, closing at 25658 - being well off the session highs with posting over 279 points. 

The broader S&P 500 index closed up plus 0.72 percent closing at 2818. The Nasdaq 100 advanced almost 34 points on the day with 0.71 percent, finishing at 7351, while the small-cap Russell 2000 index had the hottest day of the main averages, posting a closure at 1528 or 1.01 percent.

Market Sector News

The biotechnology equities market noted a significant movement to the upside on the session, ending in a 2.2 percent piercing by the New York Stock Exchange - Arca Biotechnology sector average.

Noteworthy intensity also continued to be noticeable amongst many energy stocks, which climbed higher accompanying with the crude oil price. WTI crude oil for the month of May delivery contract surged $1.12 to close at $59.94.

Displaying the intensity in the energy sector, the New York Stock Exchange Arca Oil average climbed up by 1.7 percent, while the New York Stock Exchange Arca Natural Gas average had risen by 1.5 percent. The Philadelphia Oil Service average advanced by 1.1 percent on the day.

Pharmaceutical, steel sector, and financial stocks likewise concluded the yesterday session distinctly higher, leading to the upside accompanying by largest of the other major sectors.

Other Markets

In abroad trading markets, stocks in the Asia-Pacific area returned in a mixed show throughout trading session on Tuesday. The core of China's Shanghai Comp. index decayed by 1.5 percent to close at to 2,997, H.K. Hang Seng index rose 0.15 percent to finish at 28,557. 

Japan's Nikkei 225 Index climbed up by 2.2 percent on the day. South Korea Kospi index show 0.18 percent gain to conclude at 2,149. In Aussie, land ASX 200 index inched up 0.07 percent to finish at 6,131, while the Indian Sensex index rose 1.12 percent to post a 38,234 finish.

Meantime, the main Eurozone stock markets all jumped to the upside on Tuesday. While the German DAX30 Index scaled by meager 0.6 percent, the U.K. FTSE100 index lifted its price by 0.3 percent, and the French CAC40 index improved by 0.9 percent to conclude the old continent day. 

Both Gold and Silver market had an adverse trading day yesterday, with Gold slumping $6.30, or 0.48 percent to close at $1,315, while Silver metal declined $0.11 or 0.71 percent to finish at $15.43.

The main Eurozone currency markets had a mixed trading day yesterday: The British Pound rose 0.0007 or 0.05 percent to close at 1.3205. The Swiss Franc progressed 0.0022 or 0.22 percent to finish at 0.9945; however, the Euro Dollar took the opposing route declining 0.0047 or 0.41 percent to post a 1.1266 closure.

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