Opening Bell 30.03.2020

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Equities

Major
DAX(DEU) -3.68%
CAC(FRA) -4.23%
UKX(GBR) -5.25%
NKY(JPN) -3.23%
SPX(USA) -3.37%
MINTs
JCI(IDN) -4.80%
INMEX(MEX) -5.75%
NGSEINDX(NGA) +0.48%
XU030(TUR) -3.82%
BRICS
IBOV(BRA) -5.51%
SHCOMP(CHN) -1.64%
NIFTY(IND) +0.22%
INDEXCF(RUS) -0.01%
TOP40(ZAF) -4.71%

Commodities

Energy
Brent Crude Oil -6.26%
Ethanol -6.57%
Natural Gas -2.81%
WTI Crude Oil -5.11%
Heating Oil -2.13%
RBOB Gasoline -9.80%
Metals
Palladium -1.68%
Silver 5000oz -3.01%
Copper -0.55%
Gold 100oz +0.01%
Platinum -3.74%

Currencies

USDEUR:+0.49% USDJPY:-0.44%

MINTs
USDIDR(IDN) +0.93%
USDMXN(MEX) +1.56%
USDNGN(NGA) +1.11%
USDTRY(TUR) +0.31%
BRICS
USDBRL(BRA) +1.50%
USDCNY(CHN) +0.05%
USDINR(IND) +0.55%
USDRUB(RUS) +0.55%
USDZAR(ZAF) +1.85%
Agricultural
Cattle -4.27%
Corn -0.36%
White Sugar +0.00%
Cocoa +0.00%
Coffee (Arabica) -6.64%
Lumber -3.87%
Wheat +1.05%
Cotton -2.07%
Soybean Meal +1.58%
Sugar #11 -2.12%
Coffee (Robusta) +0.00%
Feeder Cattle -7.82%
Lean Hogs -7.08%
Orange Juice -2.39%
Soybeans +1.05%

Out of 43 world ETFs listed in NYSE that we track, 41 are trading above their 10-day SMA and 0 are trading above their 50-day SMA.

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