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Markets USA / Wall Street keeps its land well – Corona and Fed brakes | 04/26/21

New York (Dow Jones) – Wall Street shows itself with small premiums at the start of the new trading week. What this means is that the U.S. stock market is still a significant distance from all the all-time highs that resumed on Friday. At noon (local time), the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.1 percent at 34,066 points. The S&P 500 is up 0.2 percent, which is below all-time highs. The Nasdaq composite rose 0.6 percent.

In the United States, the corona vaccine campaign is still in full swing, but in other parts of the world, the epidemic seems to be deteriorating again, prompting investors to act with caution – especially in view of the high ratings.

The Japanese government has declared a state of emergency in most parts of Tokyo and Osaka, especially in India, where the epidemic is out of control. “This significantly increases the clear calming and uncertainty of the sentiment. This is a wake-up call for investors, and we face the risk of the Govt-19 erupting during this year,” JP said. Hugh Kimper, strategist for Morgan Property Management.

So the prospect of a global economic recovery will be tested, and it will continue. U.S. orders for durable goods in March clearly missed forecasts and confirmed a skeptical view of stock valuations.

The two-day central meeting goes on with caution

Resolutions and statements issued by the US Federal Reserve in the middle of the week impose some restrictions. The central bank is unlikely to make any changes to its monetary policy stance, but investors are skeptical of raising economic and inflation expectations. It said the US Federal Reserve could be forced to tighten more than planned.

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Apple won 0.1 percent of personal values. The technology company plans to invest more in its home country, the United States, in the next few years. More than $ 430 billion in new investments are planned over the next five years.

On the other hand, Johnson & Johnson fell 0.7 percent, with health officials re-vaccinating after the drug company’s vaccine was given the green light by regulatory authorities. Albertsons (-6.3%) slipped red in the fourth quarter. However, in terms of adjustment, the supermarket chain was better than expected.

Okugen is up 28.6 percent. Over the weekend, the biopharmaceutical company’s titles were suspended after the company had the opportunity to acquire.

Yields will rise slightly – the dollar has barely changed

Prices in the bond market are falling slightly – but they are recovering from low levels following weak data on incoming orders. Ten-year U.S. Treasury yield increases by 0.8 basis points to 1.57 percent. Traders say inflation is expected to rise ahead of the central bank meeting.

While the US dollar rarely moves in the forex market, Bitcoin is recovering quite significantly. The exchange rate of the cryptocurrency is clearly rising again above 50,000 points. Most recently, tax and regulatory concerns have weighed on the synthetic currency. But given the global cash flow, more and more investors are relying on bitcoin to protect themselves from inflation. So a strong increase in bitcoin may be behind the moderate losses in gold prices that have occurred in the meantime. However, precious metal has recently brought the leap back to the positive side.

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Oil prices have been falling for almost two weeks. Increasing the corona situation with new restrictions in Japan, India and other countries should reduce the demand for crude oil, which is said to be reasonable. Also, talks between the United States and Iran will continue on Monday. It is said that Iranian oil may soon spread further and further in the markets.

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INDEX Last + / -% Complete + / -% YTD

DJA 34.066,15 0,07 22,66 11,30

S&P-500 4.188,99 0,21 8,82 11,53

Nasdaq-Comp. 14.096,05 0,57 79,24 9,37

Nasdaq-100 13.985,99 0,32 44,55 8,52

U.S. Bonds

Maturity Yield PP First VT Yield VD +/- PP ODTD

2 years 0.17 1.2 0.15 4.9

5 years 0.83 2.1 0.81 47.0

7 years 1.26 1.3 1.24 60.8

10 years 1.57 0.8 1.56 65.3

30 years 2.24 0.3 2.24 59.1

Forex Last +/-%% Monday, 8:15 AM, Fri, 5:25 PM% YTD

EUR / USD 1,2082 -0,11% 1,2114 1,2060 -1,1%

EUR / JPY 130,67 + 0,09% 130,55 130,29 + 3,6%

EUR / CHF 1,1052 + 0,02% 1,1053 1,1042 + 2,2%

EUR / GBP 0,8701 -0,19% 0,8714 0,8709 -2,6%

USD / JPY 108,15 + 0,20% 107,77 108,04 + 4.7%

GBP / USD 1,3886 + 0,07% 1,3903 1,3847 + 1,6%

USD / CNH (Offshore) 6,4753 -0,19% 6,4843 6,4920 -0,4%

Bitcoin

BTC / USD 53,644.25 + 12.67% 52,760.50 49,209.00 + 84.7%

ROHÖL Last VT-Settl. + / -% +/- USD% YTD

WTI / Nymex 61,90 62,14 -0,4% -0,24 + 27,3%

Brent / ICE 65,68 66,11 -0,7% -0,43 + 27,3%

Previous Previous Metals + / -% +/- USD% YTD

Gold (Spot) 1.778,38 1.777,46 + 0,1% +0,92 -6,3%

Silver (spot) 26.13 26.02 + 0.4% +0.11 -1.0%

Platinum (spot) 1.237.18 1.232.28 + 0.4% +4.90 + 15.6%

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Cooper-futures 4,43 4,34 + 2,1% +0,09 + 25,6%

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April 26, 2021 12:31 ET (16:31 GMT)