Opening Bell 20.12.2018

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Equities

Major
DAX(DEU) +0.24%
CAC(FRA) +0.49%
UKX(GBR) +0.96%
NKY(JPN) -1.70%
SPX(USA) -1.54%
MINTs
JCI(IDN) -0.52%
INMEX(MEX) +0.99%
NGSEINDX(NGA) -0.38%
XU030(TUR) +1.65%
BRICS
IBOV(BRA) -1.08%
SHCOMP(CHN) -0.63%
NIFTY(IND) +0.54%
INDEXCF(RUS) -0.01%
TOP40(ZAF) +0.69%

Commodities

Energy
RBOB Gasoline -1.32%
Brent Crude Oil -1.31%
Natural Gas -0.19%
WTI Crude Oil -1.70%
Ethanol +0.00%
Heating Oil -0.66%
Metals
Platinum -1.24%
Silver 5000oz +0.00%
Copper +0.00%
Gold 100oz -0.71%
Palladium -0.65%

Currencies

USDEUR:-0.05% USDJPY:-0.07%

MINTs
USDIDR(IDN) +0.55%
USDMXN(MEX) +0.09%
USDNGN(NGA) +0.07%
USDTRY(TUR) +0.23%
BRICS
USDBRL(BRA) -0.33%
USDCNY(CHN) +0.25%
USDINR(IND) +0.32%
USDRUB(RUS) +0.12%
USDZAR(ZAF) -0.06%
Agricultural
Sugar #11 +0.00%
White Sugar +0.00%
Cattle -0.06%
Coffee (Robusta) +0.00%
Lumber +0.45%
Orange Juice +0.00%
Soybean Meal -0.03%
Soybeans -0.36%
Wheat +0.33%
Cocoa +0.00%
Coffee (Arabica) +0.00%
Corn +0.00%
Cotton -0.07%
Lean Hogs +0.04%
Feeder Cattle -0.17%

Out of 43 world ETFs listed in NYSE that we track, 5 are trading above their 10-day SMA and 8 are trading above their 50-day SMA.

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