Los precios de crudo continúan en sobreoferta, esto tras conocerse que el consumo de combustible se redujo en unos 10 millones de barriles diariamente, desde la crisis de la Covid-19 y las restricciones de los desplazamientos.
El crudo Brent del Norte cayó -3.8% o 1.05 dólares, ubicándose en los 26.34 dólares el barril. El West Texas Intermediate (WTI) en Estados Unidos cayó 1.89 centavos, o un 7.7%, para ubicarse hasta los 22.60 dólares por barril, al cierre de la sesión de ayer jueves
La mezcla mexicana también descendió un -12.89% o -2.17 dolares, alcanzando los 14.
Como le comentamos en el articulo anterior las Bolsas de Valores estarían turbulentas esta semana y hoy se puede demostrar que así lo es.
Las bolsas europeas cierran con ganancias de mas del 7% dentro de las que destacan el FTSE 100 con +9.35%, DAX con +11.49%, CAC 40 con +8.39%, FTSE MIB +8.69% y el IBEX 35 con 8.33%.
Las bolsas americanas y latinoamericanas cierran también con ganancias de mas del 8% destacando el DOW JONES con +11.37% (máxima ganancia en 1 día desde 1933), S&P500 con +9.38%, NASDAQ con +8.12%, BOVESPA (Brasil) +9.69%, S&P MERVAL (Argentina) con 5.
The Wall Street's major indexes crashed for the sixth straight session this week. The S&P 500 stock index lost almost 500 basic points by plunging near to 15% below the level of its February 19 record close and confirmed its fastest correction in history, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices analyst Howard Silverblatt. The previous record was about a 12% fall for nine days in early 2018, but it was "only" 345 basis points at that time. The markets were spooked by a proposed slowdown in the Chinese economy then.
GBP/USD traded above 1.30 on Tuesday, which was the day when a press conference where chief EU's negotiator Michel Barnier was present, took place., Today's picture is different. The Sterling retreated to lower levels under 1.2930. Yet, the British currency has generally received a certain fundamental ground from the very fact that the 27 countries of the European Union were able to agree on a common position in post-Brexit trade talks, which are expected to resume next week.
"The EU is ready to open some ten negotiating tables at the same time," Mr Barnier said, quoted by Reuters.
The recent drop in the world's stock indexes by four to five % is associated with the "second wave" of the spreading of the coronavirus. The "lesions" caused by the spread of the virus went far beyond the epicentre - mainland China - and are affecting the heavily populated and industrial regions of Europe, especially Italy, and regions in Korea and Japan are also being affected. The fears that the effects of the virus on the world economy, world's production and trade are triggering investment risks. Such risks are in place and they are huge.
The Stoxx Europe 600 index on Monday had its biggest one-day loss since June 2016, just after it reached its fresh all-time highs last week. The French CAC40 and the Deutsche Xetra DAX 30 indexes performed in a similar manner, while the FTSE MIB in Milan was the main loser among all European indexes with a fall of5.43% on Friday's closing, due to numerous messages related to the spread of the coronavirus in Northern Italy.
Last Friday was marked by a great sense of risk aversion. Its origin was essentially the spread of the coronavirus outside Chinese territory. Not only China, but also South Korea and Japan reported an increase in people infected with the virus.
This ended up causing a decrease in the main world indices which eventually led to them closing at a lower position from the previous day. The Stoxx 600 ended the session by depreciating by 0.49%, while the S&P 500 fell by 1.05% and the technological Nasdaq dropped by 1.79%.
Yesterday was a day marked by the growing doubts that arose regarding the exact number of cases affected by the coronavirus. The day started confidently, with the notion that the number had fallen, however the day ended with doubt about those same numbers.
Consequently, after this news, the main world stock exchanges started to fall and the day closed on negative ground. In particular, the European benchmark index, Stoxx 600, fell from a historical high to a reduction of 0.86%. Then in the United States, the S&P 500 fell by 0.27%, while the Nasdaq dropped by 0.67%.
The Machinery Orders released by the Government of Japan this week showed a disturbing -3.5% year-to-year decrease and a truly frightening -12.5% monthly drop in December after the indicator was on a negative side during the five of the last six months, excluding one inspiring jump by +18% in November.
At the same time, the foreign-trade balance for Japan in January 2020 came close to the lowest mark in five years performing at -¥1.31 trln, while year-to-year export volumes decreased by -2.6% and imports reduced at -3.5%.
Yesterday was marked by a reduction in the number of coronavirus infections as well as the news that Chinese authorities may intervene in the aviation sector in order to mitigate the negative impacts of the virus. The main interest rate of the Chinese central bank was also reduced.
On a day marked by a greater appetite for risk, we can see an appreciation of the main world exchanges. The main European index, Stoxx 600, increased by 0.83%, while the S&P 500 rose by 0.27% and the technological Nasdaq by 0.87%.