Stocks rallied as traders discussed growth outlook: market wrapping

Asian stocks rose after a rally in U.S. stocks on Wednesday as investors assessed the resilience of the global economy and Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s scathing remarks.

MSCI Inc.’s Asia-Pacific equity index rose for the fourth day in a row, the longest since February. US futures traded lower and the European tick was ticked up after the S&P 500 added 2% to its risk rebound on Tuesday.

Chinese stocks were whipped by the country’s coveted outbursts, data showing promise of easing a clampdown on technology giants and sliding home prices. But they end up doing little business change.

Treasuries basically held overnight slides, with US 10-year yields just below 3%. Bond came under pressure after Powell said he would “not hesitate” to tighten policy outside neutrality to curb high inflation. The dollar was stable.

Oil traded around $ 113 a barrel and Bitcoin traded around $ 30,000.

The tightening of financial settings, the return to the sense of risk between Russia’s war in Ukraine and China’s cowardly lockdown are proving fragile.

Referring to the Wall Street Bounce, Shana Cecil, Cope Correals’ investment director at Bloomberg Television, said: The Fed is going to struggle to achieve a soft economic downturn, he added.

Powell said the US Federal Reserve would raise interest rates until there was “clear and credible” evidence that inflation was receding. The comment at a live event in the Wall Street Journal was his hardest so far.

‘Challenging Market’

Charles Evans, president of the Chicago Fed, said he expects the Fed to slow 25 basis points growth by the end of this year. He hopes it will complete any 50 basis-point hikes before December.

“This is one of the most challenging markets of my career,” said Henry Peabody, MFS Investment Management’s fixed income portfolio manager at Bloomberg Television. “I suspect that at some point in time we are going to challenge the liquidity of the market. They didn’t really go that far. ”

Elsewhere, the Biden administration is preparing to completely block Russia’s ability to pay US bondholders after a deadline expires next week, a move that could bring Moscow to the brink of default.

What to watch this week:

  • G-7 Finance Minister and Central Bankers meet on Wednesday
  • Eurozone, UK CPI Wednesday
  • Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker spoke Wednesday
  • China debt main rate on Friday

Some of the major rice in the market:


  • The S&P 500 futures fell 0.2% in London at 8:24 am. S&P 500 up 2%
  • Nasdaq 100 futures fell 0.3%. Nasdaq 100 rose 2.6%
  • Japan’s Topics index added 1%
  • South Korea’s Kospi index rose 0.3%
  • Australia’s S&P ASX / 200 index rose 1%
  • Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rose 0.1%
  • China’s Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.1%
  • Eurostocks 50 futures rose 0.1%


  • The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was flat
  • The euro was $ 1.0530, down 0.2%
  • The Japanese yen was up 129.12 against the dollar, up 0.2%
  • Offshore yuan was 6.7554 per dollar, down 0.2%


  • Yield to 10 year Treasury was 2.98%


  • West Texas Intermediate rose 0.5% to $ 112.96 a barrel
  • Gold was at 12 1812.05 an ounce, down 0.2%

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