- ASX 200 is all set to give back half of yesterday's gains as it is likely to open 33 points down.
- Bitcoin is down by 10.9 per cent to US$48,116 and has fallen by more than 16 per cent in the last two sessions.
- WTI Crude oil has made a new 52 week high of US$62.97 a barrel.
On Tuesday, ASX 200 had witnessed a decent rally across the board, and the benchmark index shot up by 0.89 per cent or 58.3 points to 6839.2. However, today, the market is all set to give back half of the gains as ASX 200 is likely to open 33 points down or 0.5 per cent lower.
The US markets had a volatile session and again closed with a mixed opinion. The Dow Jones closed the session mildly up by 0.05 per cent to 31,537.4 while S&P 500 was up by 0.13 per cent. The tech-heavy Nasdaq was down by 0.5 per cent.
The CBOX VIX had risen to the highest level for this year at 27.01 but settled down lower at 23 (as at 8:20 AM AEDT). The ASX 200 VIX Index rose by 0.15 per cent in yesterday’s session.
Bitcoin is having panic selling since yesterday after Janet Yellen calls it a highly speculative asset and an inefficient currency. In just two days, Bitcoin has fallen by more than 16 per cent to US$48,116.
The AUD/USD is trading flat at 0.7909
Crude oil price at new high
WTI Crude oil has made another new 52-week high of US$62.97 a barrel. However, it has also seen some selling pressure from the top and is currently trading flat at US$61.92 per barrel.
Gold price falls again
After two days of steady gain, gold seems to have given up and is trading down by 0.23 per cent to US$1804.95. Gold miners such as ST Barbara Limited (ASX:SBM) and Newcrest Mining Limited (ASX:NCM) could also take some pressure today.
Blackmores Limited (ASX:BKL) would be announcing its half-yearly earnings report for the period ended 31 December 2020. According to Goldman Sachs, a healthy increase of 7.9 per cent to $318.2 million in revenue could be seen. Woolworths Group Limited (ASX:WOW) is another crucial result for the day.