Market Update: Dow Jones Ended In Green. What Investors Should Focus Upon?

  • Jul 04, 2019 AEST
  • Team Kalkine
Market Update: Dow Jones Ended In Green. What Investors Should Focus Upon?

Generally, the meeting of the US Federal Reserve gives the picture of how the broader economy might perform moving forward and what is the economy’s current state. It can be assumed that, in the present scenario, the primary concern in the minds of the global market players is the trade tensions between the United States and China.

Now, the US companies would start reporting their earnings and it is advisable that the investors should track the same. Generally, the management of the companies provide a detailed outlook on how the geopolitical and macro-economic conditions could influence their key performance metrics. Therefore, the tracking of the earnings season could give the investors a broader picture of how a particular company might perform. We will now be having a look at some companies who would be releasing their results moving forward. The Blackstone Group is expected to be out with its earnings on July 18, 2019 while its peers like The Carlyle Group and Apollo Global Management are expected to release their earnings on August 7, 2019 and August 1, 2019, respectively.

It can be assumed that, moving forward, the earnings season could be the primary focus area and the broader movement of the markets might be dependent on the earnings of the companies. Therefore, the market players should track the earnings season. On July 3, 2019, Dow Jones Industrial Average got ended at 26,966.00 that implies an increase of 179.32 points or 0.67% on an intraday basis. Also, S&P 500 Index was closed at 2995.82 which implies a rise of 22.81 points or 0.77%.

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The battle between the US and China has the potential to disrupt the momentum of global economic growth and can derail the momentum of the broader equity markets. Therefore, the permanent settlement of the trade war is very important. The oil prices can be influenced by the movement of the broader stock markets.

Australian Markets Ended in Green: S&P/ASX200 Encounters a Rise of 0.5%

The Australian markets can witness the positive impacts if the trade war between the US and China settles down on the permanent basis. The performance of the Australian economy is sensitive to the global macro-economic factors and to the geopolitical factors. On July 4, 2019, S&P/ASX200 was ended at 6,718 that reflects a rise of 32.5 points or 0.5%. We will now have a look at the performance of stocks. Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA) and HUB24 Limited (ASX: HUB) got ended in green as the prices of these stocks have encountered a rise of 9.884% and 8.74%, respectively.

On the other hand, Pilbara Minerals Limited (ASX: PLS) and Bravura Solutions Limited (ASX: BVS) were ended in red as their prices have encountered a fall of 5.769% and 4.721%, respectively. We have provided some important information related to Australian stocks. We have provided some key information on two technology-driven players (i.e. engage:BDR Limited and Kyckr Limited). To read about information provided, please click here.


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