Opening Bell 11.01.2019

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Equities

Major
DAX(DEU) +0.26%
CAC(FRA) -0.16%
UKX(GBR) +0.52%
NKY(JPN) +0.71%
SPX(USA) +0.45%
MINTs
JCI(IDN) +0.29%
INMEX(MEX) +0.09%
NGSEINDX(NGA) +0.62%
XU030(TUR) -0.07%
BRICS
IBOV(BRA) +0.21%
SHCOMP(CHN) +0.15%
NIFTY(IND) -0.31%
INDEXCF(RUS) -0.01%
TOP40(ZAF) +0.05%

Commodities

Energy
Heating Oil -0.33%
RBOB Gasoline -0.36%
Ethanol +0.00%
Natural Gas +1.62%
WTI Crude Oil -0.29%
Brent Crude Oil -0.36%
Metals
Platinum -0.02%
Copper +0.00%
Palladium +0.60%
Gold 100oz +0.00%
Silver 5000oz +0.00%

Currencies

USDEUR:-0.24% USDJPY:-0.11%

MINTs
USDIDR(IDN) +0.05%
USDMXN(MEX) -0.02%
USDNGN(NGA) +0.76%
USDTRY(TUR) +0.05%
BRICS
USDBRL(BRA) +0.83%
USDCNY(CHN) -0.45%
USDINR(IND) -0.03%
USDRUB(RUS) +0.16%
USDZAR(ZAF) -0.07%
Agricultural
Cattle +0.00%
Soybean Meal +0.00%
Soybeans +0.22%
Coffee (Robusta) +0.00%
Corn +0.66%
Cotton +0.10%
Sugar #11 +0.00%
White Sugar +0.00%
Feeder Cattle +0.00%
Lean Hogs +0.00%
Orange Juice +0.00%
Wheat +0.88%
Cocoa +0.00%
Coffee (Arabica) +0.00%
Lumber +0.00%

Out of 43 world ETFs listed in NYSE that we track, 41 are trading above their 10-day SMA and 35 are trading above their 50-day SMA.

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