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Financial News: Report for April 28 2020

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Overview of today’s trading day:

The Americas group saw mostly losses today, with three of the five indices ending in the red today. Leading the gains was the Bovespa (+3.81%) with a nearly four percent increase. Next was the S&P/TSX (+1.05%), gaining just over one percentage point. The biggest loss today from this group was experienced by the S&P 500 (-0.51%).

Over in the Europe group, today was a day of gains with each of the five indices ending in the green. The FTSE (+1.91%) led with a nearly two percentage point increase. Followed behind was the Euro Stoxx (+1.73%) and CAC (+1.43%). The weakest performance from this group today was experienced by the DAX (+1.27%). However even the DAX managed to increase over one percent.

As for the APAC group, today was a mixture of green and red with half of the indices gaining and half of them losing. Leading the gains was the Hang Seng (+1.22%), increasing by nearly one and a quarter percent. Next was the the Sensex (+1.17%) and the KOSPI (+0.59%), the only other two indices ending in the green. The worst performance from this group today was the SSE (-0.19%), losing roughly a fifth of a percent.

Gold (-0.20%) and Silver (-0.36%) experienced slight decreases, while Platinum (+2.21%) saw a significant increase of well over two percentage points. Brent (-1.39%) and Crude (-0.94%) both decreased yet again, with Brent at around $23 per barrel and Crude at around $13.

On the crypto front, each of the three cryptocurrencies included within this report ended in the green. Bitcoin (+0.23%) saw a slight increase of $18. Ethereum (+1.03%) saw a gain of just over one percentage point, inching closer to $200. Ripple (+8.72%) saw the biggest gain of all, with a huge gain of nearly nine percentage points. This brought XRP above the $0.200 price level.

Americas

Below is a collection of major stock indices from the Americas.

IndexLastHighLowChange%Change
Dow 3024,100.6524,512.2424,031.20-33.13-0.14%
S&P 5002,863.902,919.832,860.67-14.58-0.51%
Nasdaq8,607.738,830.578,600.70-122.43-1.40%
S&P/TSX14,795.6214,856.9514,659.37+153.51+1.05%
Bovespa81,218.7881,427.3278,243.32+2980.18+3.81%

Indices sorted by best to worst performance:

  • Brazil’s Bovespa (+3.81%)
  • Canada’s S&P/TSX (+1.05%)
  • US NASDAQ (-1.40%)
  • US Dow (-0.14%)
  • US S&P 500 (-0.51%)

Europe

Below is a collection of major stock indices from Europe.

IndexLastHighLowChange%Change
FTSE 1005,958.505,855.615,752.23+111.71+1.91%
Euro Stoxx 502,932.062,951.352,880.72+49.97+1.73%
DAX10,795.6310,660.3610,523.10+135.64+1.27%
CAC 404,569.794,601.944,493.51+64.53+1.43%
SMI9,896.009,950.009,780.44+137.18+1.41%

Indices sorted by best to worst performance:

  • England’s FTSE (1.91%)
  • EU’s Euro Stoxx (+1.73%)
  • France’s CAC (+1.43%)
  • Switzerland’s SMI (+1.41%)
  • Germany’s DAX (+1.27%)

APAC

Below is a collection of major stock indices from APAC.

IndexLastHighLowChange%Change
SSE2,810.022,821.752,758.25-5.47-0.19%
Hang Seng24,575.9624,318.8124,030.54+295.82+1.22%
Nikkei 22519,771.1919,841.7819,638.48-12.03-0.06%
BSE Sensex32,114.5232,199.9131,661.34+371.44+1.17%
KOSPI1,934.091,941.791,911.63+11.32+0.59%
S&P/ASX 2005,313.105,373.805,272.80-8.30-0.16%

Indices sorted by best to worst performance:

  • Hong Kong’s Hang Seng (+1.22%)
  • India’s Sensex (+1.17%)
  • South Korea’s KOSPI (+0.59%)
  • Japan’s Nikkei (-0.06%)
  • Australia’s S&P/ASX (-0.16%)
  • China’s SSE (-0.19%)

Commodities

Below is a list of popular commodity futures contracts.

CommodityLastHighLowChange%Change
Gold1,720.401,730.101,704.55-3.40-0.20%
Silver15.15515.31814.940-0.055-0.36%
Platinum794.20801.45771.30+17.20+2.21%
Brent Oil22.7523.7921.93-0.32-1.39%
Crude Oil WTI12.6613.6810.09-0.12-0.94%

Cryptocurrency

Below are the top 3 Cryptocurrencies in terms of market cap.

Cryptocurrency Apr. 27Apr. 28 Change %Change
Bitcoin (BTC) 76997717+18+0.23%
Ethereum (ETH) 194196+2+1.03%
Ripple (XRP)0.1950.212+0.017+8.72%

NOTE: ALL MARKET DATA IS GATHERED BASED ON AVAILABLE DATA AT 4PM EST (8PM UTC)

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