US Markets Overview – 23rd January 2018

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Indices Overview

Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX: .DJI) : (%) fell by -21.76 (0.08%) to 26,192.84 (Source: Google finance). S&P 500(INDEXSP: .INX rallied +2.42  to 2835.10, while NASDAQ Composite (INDEXNASDAQ: .IXIC) increased by +19.78 (0.27%) to 7429.73

As per the sector’s performance, Dow Jones U.S. Oil & Gas Index (INDEXDJX: DJUSEN) enhanced by +0.43 (0.07%) to 640.62. Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index (INDEXDJX: DJUSUT) surged by 1.10 (0.44%) to 253.38.  Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index (INDEXDJX: DJUSIN) fell by -1.14 (0.15%) to 752.10.

Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Index (INDEXDJX: DJUSHC) lost by 1.09 to 950.36, while Dow Jones U.S. Financials Index (INDEXDJX: DJUSFN) fell by -1.73 (0.18%) to 979.71.

Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index (INDEXDJX: DJUSNC) closed on a negative note which decreased by -2.60 (0.40%) to 653.22 Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Services Index (INDEXDJX:DJUSCY) enhanced by +3.57 (0.36%) to 986.49. Dow Jones U.S. Basic Materials Index(INDEXDJX:DJUSBM)  fell by -1.94 (0.45%) to reach 427.88.

Dow Jones U.S. Technology Index (INDEXDJX: DJUSTC) rallied by +5.12 (0.28%) to 1806.15. Dow Jones U.S. Telecommunications Index (INDEXDJX: DJUSTL)  declined by -3.46 (0.24%) to 1770.66.

NFLX Netflix.Inc is the winner for the day;  EDU New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. faced pressure

In terms of individual top gainers Netflix.Inc : (%) delivered an outstanding rally of +24.30 to close at 251.82. ResMed Inc: RMD is the second major gainer for the day, which rose over +11.07 (12.65%) to reach 98.77.

On the other hand, EDU New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. EDU lost over -4.94  to close at 4.68. Insmed Incorporatd INSM also fell by -2.69 (-8.72%) to 28.18.

Commodity markets performance

 Gold Futures rose over +0.08% +1.10 to 1333.00 while Copper Futures closed on a negative note which  decreased -0.0725 to 3.1050.(Source: investing.com). Crude Oil Futures rallied by +0.57 (0.90%) to 64.11 while Brent Oil Futures rose over +0.61 (0.88%) to 69.64. Natural Gas Futures enhanced +0.181 (5.61%) to 3.405.

With regards to the currencies performance, USD/JPY dropped by -0.54 (0.50%) to 110.34. Meanwhile, EUR/USD rose over by +0.0017 (0.14%) to 1.2279.

In the bond markets, U.S. 10-Year Bond Yield reported a fell of by -0.043 (-1.60%) to reach 2.621.