SINGAPORE, Sept 23 (Reuters) – As the Bank of Japan steps into currency markets for the first time in decades to defend a battered yen, it is running into numerous obstacles, chiefly its own stubborn commitment to ultra-easy monetary settin ...
U.S. stocks closed lower on Friday, 16th September 2022, touching their lowest in two months, as FedEx warned of an impending global slowdown, further pushing investors into safe-haven assets at the end of a shaky week.
All three major U.S. stock indexes touched their lowest levels since mid-July, with the S&P 500 closing below 3,900, a closely watched support level.
The S&P 500 and Nasdaq posted their biggest weekly percentage declines since June.
This week, markets were plagued by inflation concerns, looming interest rate hikes and ominous economic warning signs.
Financial markets already expect an 18% chance of the Federal Reserve offering an ultra-substantial, 100 basis point rate hike on Wednesday.
Nine of the S&P 500’s 11 major sectors closed lower, with energy and industrial stocks posting the biggest percentage losses.
The Dow Jones Transportation Index, considered a barometer of economic health, fell sharply by 5.1%.
(Dow 30, 1-hour chart)
The Dow focuses on the 31265-line today. If the Dow runs steadily above the 31265-line, it will pay attention to the suppression strength of the 31661 and 31995 positions. If the Dow runs steadily below the 31265-line, it will pay attention to the support strength of the 30608 and 30350 positions.
Hong Kong Stocks
Overnight, the three major U.S. stock indexes stopped falling and rebounded in late trading. The market focused on the next Fed FOMC interest rate decision, and most of the popular Chinese stocks also rose.
This morning, the Hong Kong stock market major indices also collectively opened higher, the Hang Seng Index (HSI) rose 0.73%, at 18700.68 points, and Hang Seng China Enterprises Index (HSCEI) rose 0.82%, at 6390.55 points.
On the market, large technology stocks rebounded collectively to help the market opened higher, NetEase Inc. (9999.HK) rose more than 3%, Alibaba Group Holding Limited (9988.HK) rose about 2%, Kuaishou Technology (1024.HK), Xiaomi Corporation (1810.HK), Baidu Inc. (9888.HK), Tencent Holdings Limited (0700.HK), and JD.com, Inc. (9618.HK) were up more than 1%.
The previous continuous decline in auto stocks rebounded, new energy auto stocks led the rise, with XPeng Inc. (9868.HK) rising more than 8% as the best performance.
Restaurant stocks, domestic insurance stocks, gambling stocks, photovoltaic stocks, dairy stocks, shipping stocks, etc. have risen.
On the other hand, home appliance stocks, power stocks, airline stocks fell in part.
(HK50, 1-hour chart)
HK50 focuses on the 19517-line today. If HK50 can run stably above the 19517-line, then focus on the suppression strength of the 20467 and 21450 positions. If the HK50 runs below the 19517-line, then pay attention to the support strength of the 18606 and 17535 positions.
FTSE China A50 Index
(FTSE China A50, 1-hour chart)
FTSE China A50 focuses on the 13157-line today. If the A50 runs steadily below the 13157-line, it will pay attention to the support strength of the two positions of 12945 and 12733. If the A50 runs above the 13157-line, it will open up further upward space. At that time, pay attention to the two positions of 13544 and 13887.
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