Morning wrap (13.01.2021)

6:31 AM January 13, 2021
  • US indices finished yesterday's trading slightly higher. S&P 500 gained 0.04%, Dow Jones added 0.19% and Nasdaq closed 0.28% higher

  • Stocks in Asia traded mixed. Nikkei, S&P/ASX 200 and Kospi gained while indices from China moved lower

  • DAX futures point to more or less flat opening of the European session

  • A record 15.7 thousand coronavirus deaths were reported yesterday. United States reported record 4.3 thousand deaths

  • YouTube removed the latest Trump video and has banned his account for inciting violence

  • US House passed a resolution asking Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment against Trump. However, it is unlikely that he will do so

  • US CDC will require travelers arriving to the United States to show negative Covid-19 test starting from January 26

  • Japan is to put 7 more prefectures in state of emergency due to Covid-19

  • According to Reuters report, United States has warned the European Union that companies involved in NordStream 2 project may be subject to sanctions

  • Bloomberg reports that Saudi Aramco will provide Asian refiners with 20-30% less crude than requested in February

  • API reported signalled a 5.82 mb decline in oil inventories (exp. -2.7 mb)

  • Bitcoin trades near $33,500 mark

  • Oil trades higher. Precious metals trade flat

  • GBP and EUR are top performing major currencies while AUD and USD lag the most

Over 660 thousand new coronavirus cases and a record 15.7 thousand deaths were reported yesterday. Source: worldometers, XTB

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