As the world froze awaiting Trump’s comments to on trade war and trade talks, the numbers began to shift, although it is still to be seen whether the talks are as productive as we need them to be right now. Dollar surged, even though for the last four days we have seen nothing but slide.
Apple shares are still sliding, even though there is a clear recovery in the American tech and social sector. Will the company see growth? Well, only if they change their pricing policies.
With growing greenback, precious metals are down; oil is mixed.
Topix grew 1.1 percent.
Kospi was little changed.
S&P 500 futures gained 0.5 percent.
Hang Seng increased 0.3 percent.
Shanghai Composite lost 0.1 percent.
MSCI Asia Pacific rose 0.2 percent.
Nikkei Stock Average 225 gained 1 percent.
Dow Jones Industrial Average is up 0.42 percent.
Dollar added 0.2 percent against the six major peers.
Euro costs $1.1441 – down by 0.3 percent.
Pound lost 0.1 percent - $1.2761.
Yen lost 0.2 percent – 108.96 yen per dollar.
Apple lost another 0.22 percent - $147.93. in the last three months Apple lost as much as the whole market cap of Facebook.
Facebook is still - $138.05.
Amazon is up by 3.44 percent - $1629.51 per share.
Tesla grew 5.44 percent - $334.96 per share.
WTI rose 0.02 percent - $48.53 per barrel.
Brent decreased 0.03 percent - $57.31 per barrel.
Gold lost 0.4 percent - $1284.8 per ounce.
Silver is 0.9 percent lighter - $15.61.
Platinum lost 0.04 percent - $821.39 per ounce.