On Monday, the U.S. stock market closed higher.
Declining U.S. bond yields boosted risk appetite.
Both Microsoft and Nvidia reached record highs in intraday and closing prices, driving a surge in tech stocks.
This week’s market focus remains on the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy meeting minutes and Nvidia’s earnings report.
Microsoft once again hit record highs in both intraday and closing prices on Monday.
Prior to this, the company’s CEO Satya Nadella announced the joining of former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman to lead a new artificial intelligence research team at the tech giant.
John Stoltzfus, Chief Investment Strategist at Oppenheimer, stated, “We remain bullish on the stock market and expect the recent uptrend to expand as the U.S. economy continues its sustainable moderate expansion.
U.S. Stock Market
Major tech stocks surged, with Microsoft and Nvidia rising over 2%, both hitting all-time high closing prices. Solar energy, semiconductor equipment and materials, and space concepts led the gains.
Boeing surged over 4%, while Anheuser-Busch increased by over 3%. First Solar, Virgin Galactic, Lam Research, AMD, and KLA Corp rose over 2%.
Building materials, textiles, and leasing services sectors trended downward, with Tecnoglass dropping over 3%, Herc Holdings over 2%, and United Rentals falling nearly 2%.
Popular Chinese concept stocks saw widespread gains, with the Nasdaq Golden Dragon China Index rising by 3.55%.
Manbang surged over 15%, XPeng over 8%, Tencent Music nearly 7%, Vipshop nearly 6%, Nio over 5%, Futu Holdings up by 5%, Weibo and Bilibili over 4%, and several others witnessing over 2% gains.
(S&P 500 Index, 1-day chart)
- Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 203.76 points, a 0.58% increase, closing at 35,151.04 points.
- Nasdaq Composite Index rose by 159.05 points, a 1.13% rise, closing at 14,284.53 points.
- S&P 500 Index increased by 33.36 points, a 0.74% increase, closing at 4,547.38 points.
Hong Kong Stock Market
All three major Hong Kong indices saw gains, led by a collective rise in core tech stocks.
Baidu Group surged over 4%, while JD.com, Alibaba, and Meituan all rose over 3%.
Xiaomi Group, however, experienced a downturn, falling nearly 3%.
Automotive stocks mostly increased, with XPeng rising over 4%.
Real estate sector received positive news, with property and property management stocks surging across the board.
China Evergrande surged nearly 19%, and R&F Properties Service rose over 8%.
Entertainment stocks also gained, with Tencent Music increasing nearly 6%.
Apple-related stocks, however, faced another decline, with Tongda Group falling over 9%.
Gold-related stocks rose, with Zijin Mining up by over 2%.
(Hang Seng Index, 1-day chart)
- Hang Seng Index (HSI) increased by 1.00%, closing at 17,955.99 points.
- Hang Seng Tech Index (HSTECH) rose by 0.92%, closing at 4,115.19 points.
- Hang Seng China Enterprises Index (HSCEI) gained 1.06%, closing at 6,167.94 points.
FTSE China A50 Index
With a strengthened Renminbi exchange rate, A-share markets opened higher across all three major indices on November 21st.
Following an initial market surge, indices stabilized and the Shanghai Composite Index led the gains.
Additionally, the rare significant surge of the Beishang 50 Index by over 9% set record trading volumes in half a day.
In terms of sector performance, real estate services, culture and media, real estate development, non-metallic materials, and household light industries showed gains.
Conversely, electronic chemicals, semiconductors, optoelectronics, aerospace, and power equipment sectors faced declines.
Themes like interactive short dramas, radio and television, diamond cultivation remained active.
(SSE Composite Index, 1-day chart)
- Shanghai Composite Index (SHCOMP) rose by 0.46%, closing at 3,082.30 points.
- Shenzhen Component Index (SZCOMP) gained 0.38%, closing at 10,060.45 points.
- ChiNext Index (CHINEXT) saw a 0.25% rise, closing at 1,997.89 points.
- SSE STAR Market 50 Index (SSE50) declined by 0.16%, closing at 891.23 points.
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