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Morning wrap (18.06.2021)

06:45 18 June 2021
  • US indices finished yesterday's trading lower. Dow Jones dropped 0.62%, Russell 2000 declined 1.18% while S&P 500 finished 0.04% lower. Nasdaq added 0.87%

  • Stocks in Asia traded mixed today. Equities from South Korea and Australia gained, stocks from Japan traded flat while indices from China dropped

  • DAX futures point to a lower opening of the European session

  • Bank of Japan left interest rates and yield targets unchanged at today's meeting. Bank of Japan said that activity remains low compared to pre-virus levels but is improving

  • US President Biden signed a bill making June 19 an official federal holiday. Holiday will be celebrated a day earlier this year - today. However, US markets will remain open today

  • Iran said that the nuclear agreement with the United States still was not reached as essential issues remain unresolved

  • According to Reuters report, Biden administration may ban some Chinese apps via executive orders

  • According to Daily Mail, UK government may decide to end lockdown 2 weeks before the end of 4-week extension if pandemic data improves

  • US National Hurricane Center issued a warning on a potential cyclone for the Gulf Coast. Chevron decided to evacuated staff from 3 offshore oil platforms

  • Bitcoin trades slightly below $38,000 mark

  • Precious and industrial metals trade higher. Oil pulls back

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

While Bank of Japan did not make any major announcements today, Japanese yen holds firm. NZDJPY broke below the upward trendline earlier this week and the pair smashed through another technical obstacle today - price zone at 77.25. Source: xStation5

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