Opening Bell 23.02.2021

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Equities

Major
DAX(DEU) -0.31%
CAC(FRA) -0.11%
UKX(GBR) -0.18%
NKY(JPN) +0.46%
SPX(USA) -0.77%
MINTs
JCI(IDN) +0.30%
INMEX(MEX) +0.22%
NGSEINDX(NGA) -0.08%
XU030(TUR) -1.06%
BRICS
IBOV(BRA) -4.87%
SHCOMP(CHN) +0.32%
NIFTY(IND) -2.04%
INDEXCF(RUS) -0.01%
TOP40(ZAF) -0.32%

Commodities

Energy
Ethanol +0.00%
Natural Gas +0.30%
RBOB Gasoline +0.41%
Brent Crude Oil -0.13%
Heating Oil +0.30%
WTI Crude Oil -0.03%
Metals
Copper +0.74%
Silver 5000oz +0.84%
Platinum +1.19%
Gold 100oz +0.00%
Palladium +1.16%

Currencies

USDEUR:-0.07% USDJPY:-0.06%

MINTs
USDIDR(IDN) -0.02%
USDMXN(MEX) -0.05%
USDNGN(NGA) +0.00%
USDTRY(TUR) -0.01%
BRICS
USDBRL(BRA) +1.33%
USDCNY(CHN) -0.10%
USDINR(IND) -0.21%
USDRUB(RUS) -0.26%
USDZAR(ZAF) -0.22%
Agricultural
Cattle +0.00%
Corn +0.99%
Feeder Cattle +0.00%
Lumber +0.00%
Orange Juice +0.00%
Coffee (Arabica) +0.00%
Soybean Meal +0.21%
White Sugar +0.00%
Cocoa +0.00%
Cotton +1.14%
Soybeans +0.43%
Wheat +0.20%
Coffee (Robusta) +0.00%
Lean Hogs +0.00%
Sugar #11 +0.00%

Out of 43 world ETFs listed in NYSE that we track, 17 are trading above their 10-day SMA and 31 are trading above their 50-day SMA.

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