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Gold Spot

Gold slipped 1% on Thursday, retreating from a two-month peak, as the U.S. dollar gained some ground, while palladium lingered below an all-time high. The dollar was up 0.2% versus a basket of other major currencies, making gold more expensive for holders of other currencies. Meanwhile, the yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to a session high of 1.587%, though it held in a tight range.

Technical Resistance: 1797/1805

Technical support: 1777/1766

Market headlines:

  • Dow Slumps as Bulls Scatter on Reports of Biden Tax Hike
  • Solid earnings boost European stocks as ECB stands pat
  • Japan’s factory activity improves in April but more virus measures loom
  • USDMYR traded at 4.1120

Economic data:

  • 23 April 2021 Malaysia time 2:00pm – United Kingdom Retail Sales (MoM) (YoY) (Mar)
  • 23 April 2021 Malaysia time 3:30pm – German Manufacturing PMI (Apr)
  • 23 April 2021 Malaysia time 4:30pm – United Kingdom Composite / Manufacturing / Services PMI (Apr)
  • 23 April 2021 Malaysia time 9:45pm – United States Manufacturing PMI (Apr)
  • 23 April 2021 Malaysia time 10:00pm – United States New Home Sales (Mar)

Dow Slumps as Bulls Scatter on Reports of Biden Tax Hike

The Dow fell sharply Thursday on reports President Biden is considering a major capital gains tax hike on the rich. That would be the highest tax rate on investment gains, which are mostly paid by the wealthiest Americans, since the 1920s. The rate has not exceeded 33.8% in the post-World War Two era. News of the proposal – which was a staple of Biden’s presidential campaign platform – triggered sharp declines on Wall Street, with the benchmark S&P 500 index down 1% in early afternoon, its steepest drop in more than a month.

Solid earnings boost European stocks as ECB stands pat

European stocks moved towards record highs on Thursday, following a set of strong company earnings and as the European Central Bank left policy unchanged as expected. While global investors remain nervous about a resurgent coronavirus crisis in Asia and stretched valuations in parts of U.S. equities, European stocks have enjoyed strong gains this year as COVID-19 vaccination drive and stimulus programmes lift hopes of a strong economic rebound. The ECB’s decision to keep rates unchanged as widely expected sets the stage for a battle at the June 10 meeting, when policymakers have to decide whether to slow bond buying, even if that means allowing borrowing costs to drift higher.

Japan’s factory activity improves in April but more virus measures loom

Japan’s factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in more than three years in April, a private business survey showed on Friday, even as expected coronavirus emergency measures clouded the outlook for the world’s third-largest economy. The PMI survey showed that activity was helped by an improvement in orders at home and from overseas, as well as growing output. Backlogs of work were positive for the second straight month, while future output, which is an indicator of firms’ growth expectations for the year ahead, also expanded.

 

Source: Bloomberg, Investing.com, Reuters, CNBC

 

 

黄金现货

黄金周四下跌1%,从两个月高位回落,因美元升值一些,而钯金徘徊在历史高位下方。美元兑其他主要货币上涨了0.2%,这使得其他货币持有人的黄金价格更加昂贵。同时,尽管十年期国债收益率处于狭窄区间,但收益率升至盘中高点1.587%。

技术阻力:1797/1805

技术支持 :1777/1766

主要头条:

  • 拜登税收加息,道琼斯指数下跌
  • 欧洲央行维持稳健表现,稳健盈利提振欧洲股市
  • 日本的工厂在4月份有所改善,但更多的病毒措施迫在眉睫
  • 美元兑马币交易 RM 4.1120

 

经济数据:

  • 2021年4月23日,马来西亚时间 2:00 pm – 英国零售(MoM)(YoY)(3月)
  • 2021年4月23日,马来西亚时间 3:30 pm – 德国制造业采购经理人指数 (PMI)(4月)
  • 2021年4月23日,马来西亚时间 4:30 pm – 英国复合材料/制造业/服务业采购经理人指数
  • 2021年4月23日,马来西亚时间9:45 pm – 美国制造业采购经理人指数 (PMI)(4月)
  • 2021年4月23日,马来西亚时间10:00 pm–美国新房销售(3月)

拜登税收加息,道琼斯指数下跌

道琼斯指数周四大幅下挫,因有报道称拜登总统正在考虑对富人进行重大资本利得税上调。这将是自1920年代以来最高的投资收益税率,大部分由最富有的美国人支付。在第二次世界大战后的时代,这一比率还没有超过33.8%。该提议的消息是拜登总统竞选平台的主要内容,引发了华尔街的大幅下跌,基准标准普尔500指数在下午早些时候下跌了1%,是一个多月以来的最大跌幅。

欧洲央行维持稳健表现,稳健盈利提振欧洲股市

继一系列强劲的公司收益以及欧洲央行维持预期的政策不变后,欧洲股市周四升至纪录高位。尽管全球投资者仍然对亚洲再次出现的冠状病毒危机以及部分美国股票的估值紧张感到不安,但由于COVID-19疫苗接种的推动和刺激计划提振了强劲经济反弹的希望,欧洲股市今年以来表现强劲。欧洲央行维持利率不变的决定为6月10日的会议打下了基础,决策者必须决定是否放慢债券购买的步伐,即使那意味着允许借贷成本上升。

日本的工厂在4月份有所改善,但更多的病毒措施迫在眉睫

调查显示,4月份日本的工厂活动以三年多来最快的速度增长,尽管预期冠状病毒的紧急措施使世界第三大经济体的前景蒙上阴影。 PMI调查显示,国内和海外订单的增加以及产量的增长帮助了该活动。积压的工作连续第二个月保持正增长,而未来产出(这是对公司来年增长预期的指标)也有所增加。

 

资料来源: Bloomberg, Investing.com, Reuters, CNBC