It seems like the market participants can now take a sigh of relief as the positive momentum was witnessed in the markets. However, the market players still need to watch out that for how long it would prevail. On November 28, 2018, the Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the day at 25,366.43 which implies the rise of 617.70 points or 2.50%. The primary reason which supported the increase in the Dow Jones is the speech by the Chairman of the US Federal Reserve named Jerome H. Powell. The chairman reflected favourable views with respect to the price stability as well as employment levels. As per the chairman, the inflation is presently close to the Fed’s 2% target. Another information which was expected by the market players was related to the outlook for the interest rates.
As per the Federal Reserve, the interest rates are presently at the levels which are lower when compared with the historical standards. The chairman further commented that the rates are just below the neutral level. This tone of the US Federal Reserve has been widely anticipated as “dovish” by the market players. Therefore, it seems like the US economy is expected witness slower rate increases moving forward. The stock price of Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) settled at US$65.58 per share which reflects the rise of US$2.12 per share or 3.34%. However, stocks like Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) ended the session on November 28, 2018 by witnessing the rise of 2.86% and 1.11%, respectively.
Oil Market Participants Are Still Worried About Oversupply Concerns
The oil prices witness a rise on November 29, 2018 even though the increased levels of inventories were witnessed in the United States. However, today’s rise was unable to shave off the fears related to the higher supply levels which are currently prevailing in the minds of the market players. The market analysers are presently looking forward to the meeting which would consider the cuts in regard to the production levels, and this might help the investors’ sentiments, and the oil prices might stabilize. This stabilization might advance the much-needed support to the fluctuations in the oil prices. Another major factor which is weighing over the investors’ minds in the demand of the oil. The market participants expected that the unfavourable momentum in the financial markets is likely to impact the demand of oil.
Australian Markets Ended the Session in Green
It seems the strong momentum in the US markets have also positively impacted the Australian markets as well. The Australian markets closed the session on November 29, 2018 on the positive note as S&P/ASX200 closed at 5758.4 which reflects the rise of 33.3 points or 0.6%. Let us now have a look at the some of the gainers in today’s session. Afterpay Touch Group Limited (ASX: APT) and Altium Limited (ASX: ALU) ended the session by witnessing the rise of 8.699% and 8.593%, respectively. On the other hand, the stocks like Bingo Industries Limited (ASX: BIN) and Mayne Pharma Group Limited (ASX: MYX) ended the trading session by declining 5.286% and 4.327%, respectively.
The share price of Aristocrat Leisure (ASX: ALL) witnessed the negative momentum on November 29, 2018. Read the full news here. Additionally, the stock price of Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) rose in today’s session. Read the full news here.
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