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by Martin on October 27th, 2021

S&P 500 Index Slows Down

Trading on October 26 at the main American stock markets ended in the green zone. The S&P 500 index grew by 0.18%, reaching 4574 points, Nasdaq and Dow Jones showed no pronounced dynamics, adding 0.06% and 0.04%, respectively. The “growth” companies outperformed the “value” companies. The leaders were the energy (+ 0.68%) and utilities (+ 0.45%) sectors. Industrial (-0.56%) and communications (-0, 48%) sectors.

DraftKings (DKNG: + 4.1%) abandoned its acquisition of Entain. United Parcel Service (UPS: + 7%) raised its operating profit margin forecast by 30 bps to 13% for the year. Lockheed Martin (LMT: -11.8%) revenue for the third quarter was below analysts’ expectations.

The consumer confidence index (CB) for October unexpectedly rose to 113.8 points against the forecast of 108.3, interrupting a decline that lasted three months in a row. New home sales in September also exceeded expectations, with house price increases slowing in August.

US Treasury yields were mixed amid a flattening curve, despite favorable statistics. The yield on two-year-olds increased by 2 bp, to 0.45%, the yield on ten-year terms decreased by the same amount and amounted to 1.62%. WTI crude oil futures added 1.1% to $ 84.65 per barrel.

Southeast Asian Sites in the Red

Southeast Asian sites closed the session on October 27 in the red. The Hong Kong Hang Seng dropped 1.60%, the Chinese CSI 300 fell 1.31%, and the Japanese Nikkei 225 fell 0.03%. EuroStoxx 50 has not shown significant dynamics since the opening of trading.

Brent futures price is $ 86.4 per barrel. Gold falls to $ 1,792 per troy ounce. In our opinion, the upcoming S&P 500 session will be held in the range of 4550–4600 points. Today there are data on basic orders for durable goods in the US for September (forecast: 0.4% versus 0.3% in August).

The Freedom Finance Sentiment Index dropped from 61 points to 60. The S&P 500 has once again renewed its all-time high. The MACD indicator continues to signal strong bulls, while the RSI is approaching the overbought zone.

By Martin

Martin is a professional trader with 3 years of working experience in a Cyprus-based brokerage. After the experience, he moved to the UK where he became a financial news reporter at a local news outlet. His years of trading experience help him deliver the most quality news, while also analyzing its impacts on various markets.

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