FxPro Daily Insight for March 9
March 09, 2020 @ 17:42 UTC
Stock market volatility rolls over. Trading in US indices trading halted during the day after reaching the limit-down, losing more than 8% from Friday’s closing level. EuroStoxx50 decreased by 7%, partially recovering from more than 10% intraday drawdown, FTSE100 declining 6.5% from 9.9% drop earlier.
The dollar index decreased to lows since October 2018; the FX market volatility is off the screens. JPY, EUR, CHF add more than 1% to the dollar.
Extreme volatility in stocks and commodity assets has played against gold, which is losing 0.9% to $ 1,667.
Brent is trading near $37, +13% from the intraday lows, but still 19% lower than Friday’s close at $45.6. WTI rebounded to $35 after falling to $27.62 – the lowest since 2003.
The views of investors switched to the possible actions of the monetary and financial authorities of different countries in response to increased market volatility.
Important events, GMT (Exp.):
01:00 NZ !!! RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr Speaks
01:30 Cn !! Consumer Price Index, Feb (5.2% y/y)
10:00 US ! Small Business Optimism, Feb (102.7)