State of The Markets | Investors Favored Blue Chips Stocks


Investors favored blue chips stocks . US stocks closed in favor of blue chips Dow (+1.02%) while S&P (+0.56%) and Nasdaq (+0.49%) trailing behind ahead of the midterm election results on Tuesday. The small-cap Russell (-0.07%) however, edged lower as investors continued to bid quality value and growth names positioned for the year end rally. Flight to safety were noted as bonds were bought, sending yields lower across the board with the shorter 2Y yielded 4.66% and the 10Y benchmark at 4.13% as New York closed. The Dollar index continued to fall for the third day, nearing the 109.50 minor handle as at writing.

In the commodity markets, heavy flows were noted to food commodities while crude fell near $87.95/bl after reports of rising Covid cases in China. Dollar weakness sent gold higher, past $1716.80/oz, as markets expect the Federal Reserve to cool down in December. Elsewhere, iron ore continues to float near $85.30/tn benefitting from weaker Dollar.

In the FX space, short and medium term accounts turned bearish as Swiss and Yen advanced further to the demand territories, while Aussie, Kiwi and Sterling were sold-off. Overall sentiments, however, seemed mixed as Loonie flipped to demand across the board.

On Wednesday, markets look forward to receiving the final results of the midterm election while waiting for earnings releases from TC Energy (TRP), Manulife (MFC), Coupang (CPNG), Rivian Auto (RIVN), Roblox (RBLX), Trade Desk (TTD), Jazz Pharma (JAZZ), Wynn Resorts (WYNN) and Tetra Tech (TTEK) as well as the latest figures in the US mortgage applications. EIA petroleum status will be in the spotlight for energy traders.

OUR PICK – No New Pick

We stay on the sideline for now. Expecting choppy markets as the US continues to wait for the midterm election results, we decided to stay on the sideline for now.

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