Trading Review: Current Reports, Trends, Indices, Stocks, Bonds, Forex and Commodities and Analyst Recommendations

23:00

The Wall Street stock markets closed on the last day of trading week in sharp declines, following a disappointing employment report and in the shadow of fears of the corona plague.

The eDow Jones Locked down 0.17%. TheS&P 500 Decreased by 0.85% andNASDAQ Decreased sharply and closed with decreases of about 1.9%.

21:57

The eDow Jones Decreases by 0.8%. TheS&P 500 Decreases by about 1.5% andNASDAQ Decreases sharply by about 2.6%.

19:45

The depth of declines in Wall Street stock markets; The eDow Jones Decreases by 0.2%. TheS&P 500 Decreases by about 1% andNASDAQ Decreases sharply by about 2.15%.

Concerns about the corona virus’ new strain, the omicron, are driving hotel and aviation stocks down: Las Vegas Sands is down 3% and Delta Air Lines is down 1.2%. Norwegian Cruise Line is down 2.7% and Carnival Corp is down 3%.

Negative lock also on the European stock exchanges: the London Stock Exchange decreased by 0.1%, the German Stock Exchange decreased by 0.6%, Paris closed with decreases of 0.4%, the Italian Stock Exchange decreased by 0.26%.

17:49

After opening gains, Wall Street stock markets are down following a disappointing employment report.

The Dow Jones industrial average is down 0.6%, led by Boeing shares down 3%. The S&P 500 is down 1% and the Nasdaq is down 2%.

16:30

Wall Street stock exchanges opened on the final day of the week of overseas trading, despite the disappointing employment report released earlier.

The Dow Jones industrial average is up about 100 points, or 0.4%. The S&P 500 rose 0.6% with the opening of trading and the Nasdaq rose 0.5%.

15:30

The U.S. employment report has been released, and despite forecasts the data are disappointing.

In November, the U.S. economy created only 210,000 new jobs, a figure significantly lower than earlier forecasts of about 570,000.

On the other hand, the unemployment rate continued to decline and reached a level of 4.2%, compared to an expectation of 4.5%.

14:45

Screens in Europe are back on the green: Potsey is up 0.4%, Dax is up 0.3% and Kak is up 0.2%.

Crude oil is up 2.8%, Brent oil is up 2.9%, natural gas is up 3.9% and gold is up 0.55%.

13:30

Ahead of the publication of a US employment report: European stock markets are in a mixed trend. Potsy is up 0.17%, Dax is stable and Kak is down 0.09%.

The employment report will be published today at 3:30 a.m. Israel time. The expectation is for an addition of 553,000 new jobs. Wall Street is hoping for more jobs than expected. This is because a report that is too strong may push the central bank to reduce printing money earlier than expected and raise interest rates earlier than planned.

Crude oil recorded a jump of about 2.3%, Brent oil rose by about 2.33%, natural gas rose by about 3.87% and gold rose by about 0.55%.

10:30

Asian stock markets closed on a mixed trend: in China Shanghai rose 0.94%, Shenzhen rose 0.386% and Heng Seng fell 0.38%. In Japan the Nikkei has risen in percentage and in Korea the boxy has risen by 0.78%.

Shares of Chinese tech companies trading in Hong Kong have been declining. Tencent was down 2.58%, Alibaba shares were down 3.43% and Meituan was down 2.91%.

Europe opened with gains: Potsey rose 0.26%, Dax rose 0.41% and Kak rose 0.33%.

Crude oil recorded a jump of about 3.26%, Brent oil rose by about 3.37%, natural gas rose by about 4.83% and gold rose by about 0.36%.

8:00

Mixed trend in Asia: in China Shanghai is up 0.86%, Shenzhen is up 0.34% and Hang Seng is down 0.2%. In Japan the Nikkei is up 0.9% and in Korea the boxy is up 0.75%.

Shares of Chinese tech companies traded in Hong Kong are declining. Tencent is down 2.4%, Alibaba is down 0.4% and Meituan is down 2.82%.

Crude oil is up 1.4%, Brent oil is up 1.2%, natural gas is up 1.2% and gold is up 0.7%.

Wall Street was painted green yesterday, after the sharp declines recorded the day before. The Dow Jones was up 1.8%, the S&P 500 was up 1.4%, and the Nasdaq was up 0.8%.

By Editor

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