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Cryptos continue to climb
The cryptocurrency market remained in the green over the past 24 hours, as 8 of the top 10 cryptos registered gains. XRP led the top 10, up around 5% at the time of writing. Bitcoin showed modest gains of less than 1%, continuing to hold above the $5,200 mark.
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Today’s highlights: Global markets mostly lower
Wall Street ends lower: Strong earnings reports from the likes of Morgan Stanley and PepsiCo (which reached a new all-time high) initially lifted markets yesterday. However, sharp declines in the health-care sector caused Wall Street to eventually finish the day lower, as the SPX500, DJ30 and NSDQ100 all closed in the red. Earlier in the day, the tech sector rallied, pushing the NSDQ100 index to a new all-time intraday high, before closing slightly lower. Some stocks closed at all-time highs, including Microsoft and Nike.
Asian markets decline: Markets in the East were seen lower this morning, as the China50, JPN225 and HKG50 indices all registered losses. Markets in Australia and New Zealand will be closed today, in observance of Good Friday.
Volatility expected for USD and CAD: Monthly Retail Sales reports are due in the US and in Canada at 12:30 GMT, potentially impacting the Canadian and US dollars.
Oil prices slip: Despite a surprise decrease in US stockpiles reported yesterday, oil prices continued to fall, as rising outputs in the US offset gains.
Gold hits yearly low: Following stronger-than-expected GDP numbers out of China and other data showing that the economic slowdown is not as bad as initially thought, gold prices continued to decline, causing the safe haven asset to reach price levels not seen since late 2018.
Europe opens lower: The UK100 opened 21 points lower, the GER30 was down 29 points and the FRA40 opened 14 points lower.
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