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Mixed markets - Tuesday Review, April 19

Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
14 September 2020
Markets lost their momentum as investors were setback by the new information regarding the vaccine.

The US

USA30 lost 1.59%. USA500 fell 1.07%, while TECH100 dropped by 0.54%.

Oil benchmarks rose in the past three weeks, each passing $30 per barrel. Brent Oil shed 0.3% to $34.54 per barrel, and Oil decreased by 0.4% to $31.83.

Gold continued its rally, adding yesterday 0.44% to $1,753.20 per ounce.

ICE was up 0.09% to 99.460.

Asia and Australia 

HongKong45 lost some of Monday's gains and closed 0.12% lower. USD/CNY added 0.10% to trade at 7.1051; after the Central Bank announced it would not change the loan prime rate, it will stay put at 3.85%. 

Japan225 gained 0.96%. USD/JPY gained 0.12% to 107.81, although a survey conducted by Reuters Tankan showed that the Japanese business confidence hit a decade low this month.

ASX recovered some of the ground it lost on Monday, and closed higher by 0.06%. AUD/USD went up 0.24% to 0.6552.


Europe50 lost 0.5%, while UK100 dropped by 0.77%. The only European benchmark that closed in the green was Germany30 which gained 0.15%

GBP/USD gained 0.08% to 1.2660.

EUR/USD added 0.19% to 1.0933.

EUR/GBP lost 0.23% to 0.8925.

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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez

Miguel worked for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander, and Banco Central-Hispano. He is a published author of currency trading books.