CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 78% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 78% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

Daily summary: Bears continue dominating the markets

19:10 12 May 2022
  • European indices resumed downward move and finished today’s session in the red, with DAX closing 0.64% lower, while CAC40 and FTSE100 fell 1.01% and 1.56% respectively led by utilities and energy stocks;
  • US indices also moved south during volatile trading as investors were digesting recent inflation data which may force Fed to act more aggressively. Dow Jones trades 1.5% lower, S&P 500 fell 1.4% and hit a new low for the year, while Nasdaq dropped 1.6%;

  • UK, the economy unexpectedly shrank in March, and preliminary data showed GDP growth fell to 0.8% in Q1, below analyst estimates of a 1% expansion;

  • US producer price inflation eased in April, while the number of jobless claims rose for a second month;

  • Precious metals took a hit, with platinum and palladium being the worst performers, while gold broke below major support zone around $1830 despite the 10-year US Treasury note fell to 2.84%,;

  • Oil price pulled back slightly. Brent crude trades around $106,70 per barrel, while WTI price fell to $105.30 per barrel;

  • JPY and USD are the best performing major currencies while EUR and AUD lag the most;

Today's trading session once again caused a big stir in the cryptocurrency market. The prices of the Terra project managed to break below the 1 cent barrier, which caused many global crypto exchanges to decide to halt trading on instruments based on this coin. European stock indices posted declines today, negating yesterday's rebound. Pessimism also dominated the indices in the US. Nasdaq failed to stay above the major resistance at 12,000 pts. The strengthening dollar weighed on precious metals valuations. The USDCHF pair reached parity for the first time since December 2019. Tomorrow, investors’ attention will focus on the University of Michigan inflation expectations data.
Bitcoin plunged to $25,000 level during Asian session amid concerns regarding Terra and stablecoin Tether. Nevertheless the market stabilized later on and major cryptocurrency returned above key support at $29,000. However, the situation on the market is still tense, therefore traders should brace themselves for increased volatility in the coming days. Source: xStation5

This content has been created by XTB S.A. This service is provided by XTB S.A., with its registered office in Warsaw, at Prosta 67, 00-838 Warsaw, Poland, entered in the register of entrepreneurs of the National Court Register (Krajowy Rejestr Sądowy) conducted by District Court for the Capital City of Warsaw, XIII Commercial Division of the National Court Register under KRS number 0000217580, REGON number 015803782 and Tax Identification Number (NIP) 527-24-43-955, with the fully paid up share capital in the amount of PLN 5.869.181,75. XTB S.A. conducts brokerage activities on the basis of the license granted by Polish Securities and Exchange Commission on 8th November 2005 No. DDM-M-4021-57-1/2005 and is supervised by Polish Supervision Authority.

Back