Opening Bell 27.03.2020

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Equities

Major
DAX(DEU) +1.28%
CAC(FRA) +2.51%
UKX(GBR) +2.24%
NKY(JPN) +1.24%
SPX(USA) +6.24%
MINTs
JCI(IDN) +7.40%
INMEX(MEX) +0.82%
NGSEINDX(NGA) +0.13%
XU030(TUR) +2.94%
BRICS
IBOV(BRA) +3.67%
SHCOMP(CHN) +0.74%
NIFTY(IND) +3.89%
INDEXCF(RUS) -0.01%
TOP40(ZAF) +4.09%

Commodities

Energy
Ethanol +0.00%
Heating Oil +0.98%
RBOB Gasoline +2.98%
Brent Crude Oil +1.21%
Natural Gas +0.06%
WTI Crude Oil +1.86%
Metals
Platinum +0.42%
Palladium -1.17%
Copper +0.00%
Gold 100oz +0.00%
Silver 5000oz +0.00%

Currencies

USDEUR:-0.29% USDJPY:-1.09%

MINTs
USDIDR(IDN) -0.66%
USDMXN(MEX) +1.10%
USDNGN(NGA) -0.51%
USDTRY(TUR) +0.11%
BRICS
USDBRL(BRA) -0.24%
USDCNY(CHN) -0.15%
USDINR(IND) -0.89%
USDRUB(RUS) +0.17%
USDZAR(ZAF) -0.14%
Agricultural
Cocoa +0.00%
Corn -0.57%
Feeder Cattle +0.00%
Lean Hogs +0.00%
Orange Juice +0.00%
Soybeans +0.40%
Sugar #11 +0.00%
Cattle +0.00%
Coffee (Arabica) +0.00%
Soybean Meal +0.56%
White Sugar +0.00%
Cotton +0.66%
Coffee (Robusta) +0.00%
Lumber +0.00%
Wheat +0.00%

Out of 43 world ETFs listed in NYSE that we track, 39 are trading above their 10-day SMA and 0 are trading above their 50-day SMA.

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