Premarket: Nasdaq Futures Limit-up As Governments Increase Liquidity

Nasdaq futures rebound and hit the limit-up as governments come with emergency measures to combat the coronavirus outbreak impact on the global economy. The last trading days financial stability concerns become a central catalyst for the unhinged retreat for global equities. Federal Reserve announced a $1.5 trillion injection in markets yesterday. PBOC proceed with a targeted RRR cut of 50bp-100bp for banks qualified in “inclusive finance” tests, which will release liquidity of about RMB 400bn. 

As of writing the S&P 500 futures hit their higher trading limit at 5.13% higher at 2582. The Dow Jones futures are 5.30% higher at 22054, while the Nasdaq futures are 5.66% higher at 7609. 

European Indices Add Over 7% 

European indices are trading sharply higher by midday recovering some of yesterday’s heavy loses. The DAX Index is 7.39% higher at 9,833. The CAC 40 is 7.91% higher at 4,361. FTSE 100 is 7.88% higher at 5,651 while the FTSE Mib index is 15.59% higher at 17,215. 

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Cryptocurrencies Reverse Some of Yesterday’s Losses      

Cryptocurrencies manage to rebound strongly by midday, the bitcoin (BTCUSD) is 17.31% higher at $5681. Ethereum (ETHUSD) is 21.74% higher at 132.97. Ripple (XRPUSD) is 25.01% lower at 0.1555 while Litecoin (LTCUSD) is 25.45% lower at 36.51

Crude Oil Recovers All of Yesterday’s Loses   

Crude oil price managed to rebound and recovered all of yesterday’s loses. The WTI crude oil is 6.57% higher at $33.57. Brent crude oil is 9.15% higher at $35.59. 

Gold is 1.17% higher at $1594 after three consecutive sessions of loses. Silver price is 0.05% lower at $15.77. 

In forex markets, the US dollar is stronger across the board; the Euro is 0.36% lower at 1.1137 against the USD. The British pound is 0.63% lower against the USD. The Japanese yen is under selling pressure amid increasing risk appetite; the USDJPY pair is 2.51% higher at 107.28.   

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