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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Fluctuation in Stocks after Biggest Drop in a Couple of Months

The US stocks were found vacillating in between the losses and the gains. The traders carried on with their assessment of the risks that could result from the crackdown China imposed on the real estate sector. Traders were also found apprehending the next course of action this week before the meeting of the Federal Reserve

The S&P 500 subject investors to two different scenarios when it opened broadly higher. It had suggested in the initial stages that there would be some improvement in sentiment due to the concerns that were seen rising because the ChinaEvergrande Group’s debt debacle kept the markets turbid. 

The S&P 500 enjoyed a boost when the so-called “Dip-buyers” helped the index in the penultimate moments of trading, however, the index still manifested a drop that was regarded as the biggest seen since May. On Tuesday, the sectors in the green included real estate, energy, and consumer discretionary but it was noted that industrials and materials weighed heavily on the S&P 500 index according to Bloomberg News. 

According to the chief investment officer associated with Crossmark Global Investments, Bob Doll, issues have been piling up, and that they are trying to sink in the fact that the stock markets have doubled up in the last one and a half years. 

According to Bloomberg News, it was also seen that The Stoxx Europe 600 index manifested a climb of 1% getting back from a slump that lasted for almost two months. 

With the already existing hiccups and worries related to Evergrande’s potential to make $300 billion in liabilities, there are other aspects that traders are looking forward to as well. They are also setting positions right and gearing up for the Federal meeting supposed to last for 2 days starting Tuesday. In this meeting, the policymakers are starting their groundwork so that the paring stimulus could be laid down. While the dollar showed a steady display, Treasury yields displayed higher figures. 

In other sects, Bitcoin slid back for the third day in a row in volatile trading. It slid back by as much as 7.6% before it could return with vigor to approximately $43,000. While iron-ore futures got a breather, oil took an upswing after a lull of 2 days. However, even though iron-ore futures got a breather, it maintained it below $100 a ton if you take China’s steel output curb into account, according to Bloomberg News. 

Look out for the following events this week-

  1. Wednesday – Bank of Japan’s decision on rate
  2. Wednesday – Federal Reserve’s decision on rate
  3. Thursday – rate decision of Bank of England
  4. Friday – Fed Chair Jerome Powell, Vice Chairman Richard Clarida, and Fed Governor Michelle Bowman will discuss recovery from pandemic

Fast facts

  • The S&P 500 showed little change at New York Time 1:34 pm 
  • NASDAQ improved 100 rose by 0.1%
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average changed a little
  • The MSCI World Index improved by 0.2%



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