Markets up as Wall Street recovers before Fed meeting - 3.5.2022
Todays’ Market Summary
- The Dollar strengthening has paused
- Futures on three main US stock indexes are up
- Brent is edging lower currently.
- Gold prices are edging down currently
Top daily newsEquities are mostly rising currently as Wall Street ended up Monday in choppy trade with traders positioning themselves for the expected rate hike at Fed meeting starting today. Apple shares added 0.2% underperforming market amid news European Union antitrust regulators charged it with restricting rivals' access to its technology used for mobile wallets that may result in a fine for Apple and require it to change how the payments system works, Facebook parent Meta climbed 5.3% on Monday after falling 9.8% last month.
Both GBP/USD and EUR/USD resumed their sliding Monday after Germany’s federal statistics office Destatis report German retail sales unexpectedly fell in March. Both are steady currently. AUD/USD continued retreating yesterday while USD/JPY resumed advancing with both the yen and Australian dollar higher against the Greenback currently after the Reserve Bank of Australia hiked its interest rates for the first time since 2010 - to 0.35% from 0.10%.
Stock Market news
|Dow Jones Index||+0.21%|
|Australian Stock Index||-0.06%|
European stock indexes are up currently after closing solidly lower Monday in thin trading with UK’s market closed for a public holiday. Asian indexes are mostly up today with Japanese and Chinese markets closed for a holiday.
Commodity Market news
|Brent Crude Oil||-0.68%|
Gold Market News