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13 Feb 2024

The Trade Academy Team

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Tuesday Morning Coffee - Markets Update - 13 Feb 2024 - APAC Stocks Open Mixed After Holiday, Europe Poised for Lower Start

Markets Update: Cautious tone prevails in global markets today. While APAC markets saw pockets of positivity, European futures suggest a weaker open. Upcoming economic data, particularly US CPI and OPEC's report, will be closely watched for further direction.


by TradingView

Global Markets Roundup: 13 Feb 2024

APAC stocks displayed a mixed performance following the reopening of several markets from extended Lunar New Year holidays. While positive sentiment lingered, trading activity remained largely muted. European equity futures indicate a downward trend, with the Euro Stoxx 50 future down 0.3% despite Monday's 0.7% gain in the cash market. The US Dollar Index (DXY) holds firmly above the 104 mark, while USD/JPY remains near 149.50. NZD experiences some weakness after inflation expectation surveys. In positive news, US President Biden announced efforts toward a hostage deal potentially leading to a six-week period of calm.

The Australian market (ASX 200) ended a choppy Tuesday session with modest gains, pulled in opposite directions by sector-specific strength and weakness. Mining, utilities, and financials led the charge, while healthcare, telecoms, and technology stocks dragged the index down. Meanwhile, consumer sentiment rose, according to Westpac data, but business confidence and conditions remained mixed based on NAB's report. In contrast, the Japanese Nikkei 225 continued its ascent, reaching its highest level since February 1990. The index benefited from the renewed wave of earnings reports, with positive company results fueling investor optimism.


  • USD: The Dollar Index (DXY) hovered above 1.04, awaiting key US inflation data.
  • EUR/USD: The Euro remained subdued below 1.08, unmoved by recent ECB comments.
  • GBP/USD: Sterling lacked direction ahead of UK GDP and CPI data, BoE Governor Bailey downplaying recession concerns.
  • USD/JPY: The Dollar gained slightly against the Yen on Japanese stock rally, testing resistance near 149.50.


  • US Treasuries: 10-year futures paused after recent volatility, awaiting US CPI data.
  • German Bunds: Bund futures traded sideways before German ZEW data and a Bobl auction.
  • Japanese Government Bonds (JGBs): 10-year JGBs recovered some losses after long weekend and mixed PPI data.


  • Crude oil: Futures held near highs on geopolitical concerns and Saudi comments, despite EIA forecast of rising US shale production.
  • Gold: Spot gold traded sideways, awaiting US inflation data.
  • Copper: Futures extended gains after regional markets reopened from the long weekend.

Key upcoming events:

  • French Unemployment Rate, Swiss CPI
  • UK Employment, EZ & German ZEW Economic Sentiment Surveys
  • US Consumer Price Index (CPI)
  • OPEC Monthly Oil Market Report
  • Bond auctions from UK, Italy, and Germany

You can view all markets data and charts here.

General news - Information source from multiple newswires.

The article and the data is for general information use only, not advice!

The Trade Academy Team

Rating: Mixed Outlook

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