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
In the morning session, the three major indexes of Hong Kong stocks continued the last week’s decline.
The Hang Seng Index (HSI) fell 0.96%, the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index (HSCEI) fell 1.24%, the Hang Seng TECH Index (HSTECH) fell 2.04%.
All three are refreshed, adjusted to the lower price.
The half-day southbound capital flow bucked the trend with a net inflow of HK$ 986 million, and the market turnover was HK$ 51.2 billion.
On the market, the heavyweight technology stocks continue to fall, dragging the market lower. NetEase Inc. (9999.HK), Alibaba Group Holding Limited (9988.HK) fell more than 3%, Xiaomi Corporation (1810.HK), Baidu Inc. (9888.HK), JD.com, Inc. (9618.HK), Tencent Holdings Limited (0700.HK), etc. all fell.
Vocational education stocks fell significantly, biomedical stocks, semiconductor stocks, military stocks, blockchain concept stocks, film and entertainment stocks, domestic housing stocks and property management stocks fell.
New energy automotive stocks fell more than the trend.
On the other hand, Hong Kong considered the abolition of mandatory segregation of hotels.
Hong Kong local stocks bucked the trend, led by retail stocks Chow Tai Fook, Hong Kong considers abolishing mandatory hotel segregation rules.
JP Morgan latest upgraded Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group to Overweight.
According to Hong Kong media, Hong Kong Medical and Health Bureau Secretary Lo Tseng Mau recently said he will actively consider improving the current hotel quarantine program for inbound people.
It is reported that Hong Kong will shortly cancel the “3 + 4” entry quarantine arrangements, to become “0 + 7”.
In addition, the existing social distance measures have been extended several times is expected to partially “untie”.
(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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