Asia Stocks Mixed Ahead of Midterms; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap

Asia Stocks Mixed Ahead of Midterms; Dollar Steady: Markets Wrap

U.S. Futures Slip With Europe Stocks; Oil Steadies: Markets Wrap

Shares in Asia slid following Friday's rally and after White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow downplayed the potential for a quick deal between the USA and China.

Overall, in stocks, the S&P 500 Index went up by 0.3%, the STOXX Europe 600 Index also went up by 0.3% (making it its 6th straight day of gains) and the MSCI Emerging Market Index fell by 0.5%, which is its first drop in a week. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 was little changed while South Korea's Kospi index declined 1.6 per cent.

In currencies, the dollar index fell by less than 0.1%, the Euro remained nearly unchanged at $1.1394, the Japanese Yen also stayed more or less the same at ¥113.17 to the dollar, the British Pound went up by 0.4% to trade at $1.3022 but the MSCI Emerging Markets Currency Index fell by 0.1%.

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S&P 500 Index futures lost 0.2 per cent.

In currency markets, the yuan pared losses as President Xi Jinping said China will further cut import tariffs. And the price of gold also slipped by 0.1% to trade at $1,231.52 per ounce. Treasuries edged higher and the dollar climbed, while the pound strengthened amid signs the United Kingdom and European Union are closer to breaking the Brexit deadlock. The pound strengthened after the Times reported Theresa May has secured concessions from Brussels that'll allow her to keep all of Britain in a customs union with the EU and avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland.

In the commodities markets, the Bloomberg Commodities Index went up by 0.8%, which is the highest jump in the last one week. The euro traded at US$1.1388 while the pound gained 0.1 per cent to US$1.2988.

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Caution prevailed in markets Tuesday, with few standout moves as investors braced for any fallout from the vote, particularly congressional races seen as a referendum on the policies of President Donald Trump. Investors then turn their eyes to the Fed's policy meeting.

"If you are overweight equities you might want to wait, if you are underweight equities it certainly gives you an opportunity to average in and buy a little bit more", Raymond Lee, managing director and portfolio manager at Kapstream Capital, said on Bloomberg Television.

Elsewhere, oil extended its decline to a seventh day as the United States defended the temporary waivers given to eight nations to keep buying Iranian crude after American sanctions against the OPEC producer snap back on Monday.

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