Opening Bell 04.12.2018

Your world at 9am

world equity market heatmap

Equities

Major
DAX(DEU) +1.85%
CAC(FRA) +1.00%
UKX(GBR) +1.18%
NKY(JPN) -0.69%
SPX(USA) +1.09%
MINTs
JCI(IDN) +0.41%
INMEX(MEX) +0.95%
NGSEINDX(NGA) -0.24%
XU030(TUR) -0.45%
BRICS
IBOV(BRA) +0.35%
SHCOMP(CHN) -0.05%
NIFTY(IND) +0.06%
INDEXCF(RUS) -0.01%
TOP40(ZAF) +3.12%

Commodities

Energy
Ethanol +0.00%
Natural Gas +1.98%
Brent Crude Oil +0.96%
Heating Oil +0.94%
WTI Crude Oil +1.04%
RBOB Gasoline +1.00%
Metals
Copper -0.14%
Gold 100oz +0.06%
Platinum -0.38%
Silver 5000oz +0.06%
Palladium +0.08%

Currencies

USDEUR:-0.14% USDJPY:-0.31%

MINTs
USDIDR(IDN) +0.32%
USDMXN(MEX) -0.24%
USDNGN(NGA) -0.68%
USDTRY(TUR) +0.15%
BRICS
USDBRL(BRA) -0.59%
USDCNY(CHN) -0.30%
USDINR(IND) +0.04%
USDRUB(RUS) +0.08%
USDZAR(ZAF) -0.02%
Agricultural
Sugar #11 +0.00%
Cocoa +0.00%
Coffee (Arabica) +0.00%
Coffee (Robusta) +0.00%
Corn -0.34%
Feeder Cattle +0.00%
Lean Hogs +0.00%
Wheat +0.00%
Cattle +0.00%
Orange Juice +0.00%
Soybeans -0.55%
Cotton +0.00%
Lumber +0.00%
Soybean Meal +0.00%
White Sugar +0.00%

Out of 43 world ETFs listed in NYSE that we track, 37 are trading above their 10-day SMA and 19 are trading above their 50-day SMA.

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