It can be said that the global stock markets are sensitive to the news which is related to the trade battle between the United States and China. Any sort of news related to the macro-economic conditions have the potential to affect the broader momentum of stock markets. A rise in the economic uncertainties can be detrimental to the global growth prospects and, in such a situation, the market players might decide to sell off their holdings in equities. As a result of this behaviour of the market players, the stock markets can witness a downward momentum.
In the event of economic uncertainties, the market players move away from the risky assets (like equities) and start making deployments towards safer asset classes. If economic uncertainties decrease, the market players might decide to make deployments and the broader equity markets’ momentum can be positively impacted. Yesterday (i.e. June 26, 2019), Dow Jones Industrial Average was closed at 26,536.82 which implies a fall of 11.4 points or 0.04% on an intraday basis. On the other hand, S&P 500 Index was closed at 2,913.78 which reflects a decline of 3.6 points or 0.12% on an intraday basis.
Oil Prices To Remain Sensitive To Stock Markets’ Movements
The oil prices are generally affected by the news which is related to the macro-economic factors and also by the movement of stock markets. Also, in the event of economic uncertainties, the demand of oil might be influenced which further affects the prices of oil. The trade battle between the US and China has the potential to disrupt the momentum of global growth and, if this battle gets worse, the oil demand might get questioned. Therefore, the settlement of the trade war is very important to bring overall stability.
Australian Markets Ended in Green: S&P/ASX200 Rises By 0.4%
The Australian equity markets might get negatively impacted if the worries about global growth increases or if the trade battle between the US and China gets worse. The Australian equity markets are influenced by the overall health of the global economy. Today (i.e. June 27, 2019), S&P/ASX200 got closed at 6666.3 which implies a rise of 25.8 points or 0.4% on an intraday basis. Coming to the performance of the stocks on June 27, 2019, Pact Group Holdings Ltd (ASX: PGH) and Mayne Pharma Group Limited (ASX: MYX) got closed in green as their stock prices rose by 11.404% and 9.375%, respectively on an intraday basis. On the other hand, on the same day, Cromwell Property Group (ASX: CMW) and Fletcher Building Limited (ASX: FBU) were closed in red as their prices have fallen by 7.57% and 5.081%, respectively.
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