Opening Bell 13.02.2020

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Equities

Major
DAX(DEU) +0.89%
CAC(FRA) +0.83%
UKX(GBR) +0.47%
NKY(JPN) +0.06%
SPX(USA) +0.65%
MINTs
JCI(IDN) -0.10%
INMEX(MEX) +0.32%
NGSEINDX(NGA) +0.02%
XU030(TUR) +0.12%
BRICS
IBOV(BRA) +1.13%
SHCOMP(CHN) -0.24%
NIFTY(IND) +0.77%
INDEXCF(RUS) -0.01%
TOP40(ZAF) +1.56%

Commodities

Energy
Brent Crude Oil +0.13%
Heating Oil -0.01%
RBOB Gasoline +0.39%
Ethanol +0.00%
Natural Gas -0.05%
WTI Crude Oil +0.37%
Metals
Palladium -0.68%
Gold 100oz +0.18%
Platinum +0.07%
Copper +0.00%
Silver 5000oz +0.00%

Currencies

USDEUR:+0.04% USDJPY:-0.17%

MINTs
USDIDR(IDN) +0.08%
USDMXN(MEX) +0.15%
USDNGN(NGA) +1.11%
USDTRY(TUR) +0.10%
BRICS
USDBRL(BRA) +0.52%
USDCNY(CHN) +0.11%
USDINR(IND) +0.04%
USDRUB(RUS) +0.04%
USDZAR(ZAF) +0.12%
Agricultural
Coffee (Arabica) +0.00%
Coffee (Robusta) +0.00%
Sugar #11 +0.00%
White Sugar +0.00%
Cattle +0.00%
Lean Hogs +0.00%
Soybean Meal +0.00%
Wheat +0.41%
Corn -0.13%
Feeder Cattle +0.00%
Cocoa +0.00%
Cotton -0.09%
Lumber +0.00%
Orange Juice +0.00%
Soybeans +0.06%

Out of 43 world ETFs listed in NYSE that we track, 34 are trading above their 10-day SMA and 25 are trading above their 50-day SMA.

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India out of US’ developing nations list for trade benefits
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