As the market players are aware, in the present scenario, the US equity markets are sensitive to corporate earnings which are flowing in. The earnings season is one of the important factors which influence the equity markets. Apart from this, the market players also need to track the macro-economic news as well as news about the overall health of the global economy. Nowadays, the market players need to closely track the earnings and they should give special attention to the outlook section which is provided by the companies. If the global tensions reduce, it might build up the confidence of market players which could positively affect the broader momentum of the stock markets.
Speaking about some of the companies which would be declaring their results, The Blackstone Group would be out with its earnings report on April 18, 2019. Also, its competitor, KKR & Co is expected to release the earnings on May 2, 2019. Yesterday (i.e., April 15, 2019), Dow Jones Industrial Average closed in red as the index ended at 26,384.77 which reflects a marginal fall of 27.53 points or 0.10% on an intraday basis. Also, S&P 500 Index ended in red at 2,905.58 which reflects a slight fall of 1.83 points or 0.06% on an intraday basis.
Oil Prices To Get Affected By Macro-economic Factors
The oil prices are generally influenced by several macro-economic factors and by the overall health of the global economy. If the global disturbances increase, it might question the oil demand which could influence the oil prices. Also, the movement of stock markets also affects the movement of oil prices. The news about the trade battle between the US and China also have the potential to affect the movement of oil prices.
Australian Markets Ended in Green: S&P/ASX200 Closes Marginally Higher
The equity markets in Australia are sensitive to the momentum prevailing in global equity markets. If the worries about global downturn increases, it could negatively impact the sentiments of Australian investors which might weigh over the broader Australian equity markets. Today (i.e., April 16, 2019), S&P/ASX200 Index ended the session in green as the index got closed at 6,277.4 which implies a marginal increase of 26 points or 0.4% on an intraday basis. Talking about movement of some stocks, Eclipx Group Limited (ASX: ECX) and Cochlear Limited (ASX: COH) closed the session on April 16, 2019 in green as prices increased by 9.036% and 7.858%, respectively.
On the other hand, Charter Hall Group (ASX: CHC) and Caltex Australia Limited (ASX: CTX) ended the session on April 16, 2019 in red as their stock prices fell by 2.567% and 2.523%, respectively on an intraday basis.
Coming to some of the important news, Oil Search Ltd (ASX: OSH) came forward and released report for the quarter ended March 31, 2019. To go through the entire news, please click here. Also, Lynas Corporation Limited (ASX: LYC) had made an announcement about the quarterly report for March 2019 quarter. To go through the complete news, please click here.
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