Opening Bell 04.05.2018

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world equity market heatmap

Equities

Major
DAX(DEU) -0.88%
CAC(FRA) -0.50%
UKX(GBR) -0.54%
NKY(JPN) -0.16%
SPX(USA) -0.23%
MINTs
JCI(IDN) -0.69%
INMEX(MEX) -1.61%
NGSEINDX(NGA) -0.48%
XU030(TUR) -1.81%
BRICS
IBOV(BRA) -1.49%
SHCOMP(CHN) -0.27%
NIFTY(IND) -0.36%
INDEXCF(RUS) -0.01%
TOP40(ZAF) -2.22%

Commodities

Energy
Heating Oil +0.07%
Brent Crude Oil -0.04%
Ethanol +0.00%
WTI Crude Oil -0.03%
Natural Gas +0.22%
RBOB Gasoline +0.09%
Metals
Copper +0.13%
Platinum -0.04%
Silver 5000oz +0.26%
Gold 100oz +0.00%
Palladium +0.02%

Currencies

USDEUR:-0.04% USDJPY:-0.21%

MINTs
USDIDR(IDN) +0.05%
USDMXN(MEX) -0.04%
USDNGN(NGA) +0.12%
USDTRY(TUR) +0.37%
BRICS
USDBRL(BRA) -0.69%
USDCNY(CHN) -0.12%
USDINR(IND) -0.02%
USDRUB(RUS) +0.03%
USDZAR(ZAF) +0.07%
Agricultural
Cattle +0.00%
Coffee (Robusta) +0.00%
Feeder Cattle +0.00%
Lumber +0.00%
Orange Juice +0.00%
Soybeans -0.41%
Cocoa +0.00%
Cotton +0.00%
Lean Hogs +0.00%
Sugar #11 +0.00%
Coffee (Arabica) +0.00%
White Sugar +0.00%
Corn +0.13%
Soybean Meal -0.35%
Wheat +0.00%

Out of 43 world ETFs listed in NYSE that we track, 12 are trading above their 10-day SMA and 17 are trading above their 50-day SMA.

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