U.S. stocks closed slightly higher on Monday, 27th February 2023.
Investors bought the dip after last week’s biggest percentage drop in the main benchmark index for 2023, but concerns persisted about further rate hikes ahead to curb stubbornly high inflation.
All three major stock indexes climbed more than 1% shortly after the opening, partly due to a pullback in U.S. bond yields, but all closed away from daily highs.
With U.S. Treasury yields off their daily lows, stocks gradually gave back gains during the day.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 72.17 points, or 0.22%, to 32,889.09, the S&P 500 rose 12.2 points, or 0.31%, to 3,982.24, while the Nasdaq rose 72.04 points, or 0.63%, to 11,466.98.
Last week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average posted its largest weekly percentage decline since September, while the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq each posted their biggest weekly declines since December as economic data and speeches by Federal Reserve officials fueled expectations that the Fed will be more aggressive in raising interest rates.
Data showed that new orders for key capital goods manufactured in the U.S. rose the most in five months in January, and shipments of such core capital goods also rebounded, indicating a pickup in corporate spending on equipment at the start of the first quarter.
A slide in yields helped growth stocks rally 0.63% and electric car maker Tesla jumped 5.46% after the company said its plant in Brandenburg near Berlin is producing 4,000 cars a week, three weeks ahead of schedule according to the latest production plan Reuters has learned.
(Dow 30, 1-hour chart)
The Dow pays attention to the 32781-line today. If the Dow runs stably above the 32781-line, then pay attention to the suppression strength of the 32975 and 33233 positions.
Hong Kong Stocks
Overnight, European and American stock markets rose.
The U.S. dollar index once exceeded 105 on Monday, but then turned around and fell.
The fall in U.S. bond yields boosted the stock indexes.
Affected by the above factors, on 28th February, the three major indices of Hong Kong stocks opened collectively higher.
The Hang Seng Index (HSI) rose 0.38%, at 20020.17 points, the Hang Seng TECH Index (HSTECH) rose 0.29%, at 4001.54 points, and the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index (HSCEI) rose 0.27%, at 6688.31 points.
On the market, the heavyweight technology stocks were mixed, Baidu, Inc. (9888.HK) rose 2.2%, while Meituan (3690.HK) rose 1.54%.
Domestic insurance stocks rose significantly, while telecommunications stocks, dairy stocks, and film and television entertainment stocks strengthened.
GDS rose more than 2%, Kingsoft Corporation Limited (3888.HK), while Kingdee International Software Group Company Limited (0268.HK) rose more than 1%,
The three major telecom operators were strong, China Telecom Corporation Limited (0728.HK) rose 2.36%, China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (0762.HK) rose 1.66%, China Mobile Limited (0941.HK) rose 0.87%.
On the other hand, photovoltaic stocks fell significantly, Xinyi Solar Holdings Limited (0968.HK) performance fell 1.58%, while domestic banking stocks, e-cigarette concept stocks, gas stocks, and wind power stocks were lower.
The continuous decline in auto stocks partially rebounded, and new car manufacturers still fell.
(HK50, 1-hour chart)
HK50 pays attention to the 2046-line today. If HK50 can run stably above the 20467-line, then pay attention to the suppression strength of the two positions of 21450 and 22127.
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