Opening Bell 10.01.2019

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Equities

Major
DAX(DEU) +0.83%
CAC(FRA) +0.84%
UKX(GBR) +0.66%
NKY(JPN) -1.40%
SPX(USA) +0.41%
MINTs
JCI(IDN) +0.39%
INMEX(MEX) +0.17%
NGSEINDX(NGA) -2.33%
XU030(TUR) +0.46%
BRICS
IBOV(BRA) +1.72%
SHCOMP(CHN) -0.05%
NIFTY(IND) +0.49%
INDEXCF(RUS) -0.01%
TOP40(ZAF) +2.22%

Commodities

Energy
Ethanol +0.00%
Heating Oil -0.35%
Natural Gas +0.50%
WTI Crude Oil -0.95%
Brent Crude Oil -0.85%
RBOB Gasoline -0.38%
Metals
Gold 100oz +0.00%
Palladium -0.29%
Platinum +0.45%
Silver 5000oz +0.00%
Copper +0.00%

Currencies

USDEUR:-0.20% USDJPY:-0.25%

MINTs
USDIDR(IDN) -0.34%
USDMXN(MEX) +0.11%
USDNGN(NGA) -0.55%
USDTRY(TUR) +0.11%
BRICS
USDBRL(BRA) -0.88%
USDCNY(CHN) -0.31%
USDINR(IND) +0.39%
USDRUB(RUS) +0.25%
USDZAR(ZAF) +0.08%
Agricultural
Cotton +0.21%
Soybean Meal +0.00%
Soybeans -0.38%
Sugar #11 +0.00%
Wheat -0.10%
White Sugar +0.00%
Cattle +0.00%
Feeder Cattle +0.00%
Lean Hogs +0.00%
Orange Juice +0.00%
Cocoa +0.00%
Coffee (Arabica) +0.00%
Coffee (Robusta) +0.00%
Corn -0.07%
Lumber +0.00%

Out of 43 world ETFs listed in NYSE that we track, 39 are trading above their 10-day SMA and 25 are trading above their 50-day SMA.

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