Bull Run Stopped and Sentiment Likely to be Negative
Bull run stopped. Despite the optimism in Vaccine development, past rallies in the U.S market ended and the U.S benchmark Indexes closed lower for the week on the recent spike in virus cases and hospitalizations. Also, the jobs-data release showed worse than expected initial jobless claims. S&P-500 and Dow-30 Indexes ended as weekly loss of around -0.7%. However, the Russel-2000 Index outperformed and closed above 2% for the week. The news and social media sentiment for U.S market turn neutral to negative.
The Shares in European market rose for a third consecutive week despite choppy movements in the U.S market. However, concerns that soaring rates of infection might trigger harsher restrictions curbed gains. The top European benchmark Indices gained a range of about 0.5 to 4%. CAC-40 Index was closed above 2%, and FTSE MIB outperformed.
The APAC Indexes closed with a substantial gain of about 1% to 2.5 % for the week. The Korean Index Kospi-100 outperformed within the APAC region. Chinese stocks rose strongly after reliable economic data lifted investors’ risk appetite. China signs RCEP trade deal brings together China, Japan, and South Korea—the region’s top-three economies—under a regional trade pact for the first time and includes 10 Southeast Asian countries, Australia, and New Zealand.
Weekly market movement
Gold ended flat for the week. But the market is expected to be in a positive direction. Crude oil markets have rallied again during the week.
The below chart shows the news and social media trend direction for the week. The U.S Indices S&P-500 and Nasdaq Indexes turn in to the modest negative in sentiment trend for the week. Dow-30 and Russel-2000 Indexes are in Neutral view.
CAC-40 and FTSE-100 Indexes are showing the negative sentiment trend. Dax-30 and FTSE-MIB remain neutral.
The sentiment trend for the benchmark Indexes from the APAC region is in mixed view. The ASX-200 is continuing to be in positive sentiment trend. Japan’s Nikkei-225 Index turns positive from its last week negative trend. On the other hand, HIS-50, SSE-50 and Nifty-50 Indexes turns in to modest negative mode in sentiment direction for the week.
Sentiment Trend Chart
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