Positive US Economic Growth Makes World Stock Market Go Green

The US stock market closed the trading day on 10-2 with signs of prosperity and stock indexes in Asia also increased slightly in the opening session in the morning of 11-2.

According to MarketWatch, in the morning 11-2, MSCI stock index, excluding Japan (closed due to holidays), increased slightly by 0.1% points, Australian stocks rose 0.6% points and Korea’s KOSPI index increased by 0.7% points. Meanwhile, the Nasdaq Composite and S&P 500 indexes increased well at the end of February 10 (US time) when investors recorded good sales of US companies in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Concerns about global supply chain disruptions due to the 2019-nCoV pneumonia epidemic have also subsided. Millions of workers and factories in China gradually return to work after the long Chinese New Year holidays.

Ending the session on 10 February at the New York Exchange (USA), some leading stocks of large corporations such as Amazon.com, Microsoft Corp and Alphabet Inc increased, which created a force to push 3 key stock indexes of the US market simultaneously gained.

Specifically, the Dow Jones increased by 174.31 points (0.6%) to 29,276.82 points and the S&P 500 increased by 24.39 points (0.73%) to 3,352.1 points. Especially, the Nasdaq Composite increased 107.88 points (1.13%) to a new record of 9,628.39 points.

In addition to factors related to economic activity in China, the US economic situation has many positive signs also somewhat make investors more excited. Analysts said the US economic growth in the fourth quarter of 2019 could reach 2.3%, higher than the forecast of 2% made in early January.

Whereas, concerned about the complicated development of the epidemic in China, will affect production and business activities in this Asian country, gold and USD are considered safe haven for investors.

Gold and USD prices simultaneously increased in the trading session on February 10. Future gold price in the US market increased by 0.4% to 1,579 USD / oz. Meanwhile, the dollar rose 0.17%. World oil prices have fallen by 20% compared to peak oil prices in January 2020 due to demand for oil in China, the world’s No. 1 importer of oil, plummeting due to epidemics.

US stocks set a new record, closing for the 5th week in a row

All three major indices of the US stock market set a new record at the close on Friday, with the S&P 500 closing the week for the fifth consecutive session, although investors were still skeptical about negotiations.

According to Reuters, concerns about progress on the trade talks table between the world’s two largest economies surfaced earlier in the day, when President Donald Trump said he had not agreed to withdraw the desired tariffs. of China.

Earlier on Thursday, both US and Chinese officials said the two sides agreed to gradually lift tariffs imposed on each other’s goods.

Tim Ghriskey, strategist at Invernss Counsel, said the market was volatile after Mr. Trump’s statement, but soon the indexes recovered.

“The feeling now is that we will see some kind of agreement before the end of the year,” Ghriskey said.

Firmly increasing is the main trend of US stocks in recent sessions, with new records continuously being established. The catalyst for this upward move, in addition to being optimistic about the war situation, was also the interest rate lowering action of the Federal Reserve (FED) and a series of figures that were better than the US economic forecast.

The VIX index measures the volatility of US stocks thus ending Friday’s session at its lowest level since July 24.

Walt Disney shares played an important push for the S&P 500 this session, with a 3.8% gain after the entertainment company announced better-than-expected business results.

At the close, the Dow Jones increased by 0.02%, reaching 27,681.24 points. The S&P 500 index increased by 0.26%, reaching 3,093.08 points. The Nasdaq index increased by 0.48%, reaching 8,475.31 points.

For the whole week, the S&P 500 increased by 0.8%, marking the fifth consecutive week of increases. Nasdaq increased 1.1%, marking the sixth consecutive week of increases. Dow Jones rose 1.2% for the week.

Positive third-quarter earnings report season is also another important factor behind this rising chain of US stocks. Of the 446 companies in the S&P 500 that have released their business results so far, about three-quarters have exceeded their forecast, according to Refinitiv data.

Technology shares also played a key role in Friday’s market, with Microsoft up 1.2%.

Gap shares, meanwhile, slumped 7.6% after the fashion retailer announced that CEO Pion Art Peck would resign, an unexpected departure as Gap is restructuring. In addition, the company also cut its profit forecast for the year.

On the NYSE, the number of gainers this session was 1.07 times the number of losers. On the Nasdaq, the corresponding rate is 1.13 times. A total of 6.59 billion shares were successfully transferred, compared to the average of 6.79 billion shares per session of the last 20 trading days.