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Markets were closed in New Zealand yesterday for Labour Day.
US equities were in the green at the time of writing as the S&P 500 hit another record high, up 0.6 per cent, the Nasdaq rose 0.9 per cent, and Dow Jones Industrial Average had risen 0.3 per cent, also to a record high.
The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average hit record highs on the back of a surge in Tesla shares and energy company share price increases amidst rising commodity prices.
Outperforming sectors included consumer and energy, which made gains of 1.6 and 1.3 per cent, respectively.
Tesla was up 9.3 per cent at the time of writing to a new 52-week high. This followed news that car rental company Hertz was ordering 100,000 vehicles to build an EV rental fleet by the end of 2022. This is said to be the biggest ever purchase of electric vehicles and added a reported US$4.2 billion in revenue to Tesla.
Coterra Energy rose 5.0 per cent and Nucor had increased 4.7 per cent. Coterra benefitted from rising oil prices, with WTI crude increasing 0.4 per cent overnight, while steel company Nucor likely benefitted from rising commodity prices.
In contrast, downward pressure on indices was drawn from sector losses of financials, the only sector to decline, down a slim 0.03 per cent at the time of writing.
Ball Corp fell 4.3 per cent as the largest decliner at the time of writing and dental and medical supplies company Henry Schein was down 3.3 per cent.
Consumer products company Kimberly-Clark declined 3.1 per cent. This was off the back of a quarterly earnings release which came in with earnings per share at US$1.62, 3.0 cents lower than market estimates.
Rest of the World Markets:
Asian indices were again mixed overnight. Highlights included the Hang Seng trading flat and Nikkei losing 0.7 per cent while the Shanghai Composite gained 0.8 per cent.
In commodities this morning, gold was trading up 0.6 per cent at US$1,807.50 per ounce. WTI crude oil was up again, increasing 0.4 per cent in the past 24 hours to now trade at US$84.10 per barrel. The US 10-year bond is trading at 1.632 per cent.
Bitcoin gained 4.2 per cent and Ethereum increased 4.0 per cent.
The ASX 200 was in the green yesterday to the tune of 0.3 per cent.
Leading the index upwards were sector gains from energy and basic materials, up 2.4 and 1.1 per cent, respectively. Both sectors have been benefitting from the increase in global commodity prices.
Mineral Resources, Beach Energy, and Ramelius Resources increased 9.0, 5.1, and 4.9 per cent, respectively yesterday. Mineral Resources and Ramelius Resources are both mining companies, with Ramelius Resources benefitting from increasing gold prices. Oil and gas company Beach Energy has increased on the back of rising oil prices.
On the flipside, industrials sector declined 1.0 per cent.
Perpetual decreased 5.2 per cent. The financial services company announced a release of performance rights yesterday.
Kogan.com fell 5.0 per cent, continuing the decline after its AGM last week. The company decreased 45.7 per cent year-to-date.
Australian infection prevention company Nanosonics declined 4.1 per cent, continuing to dip. The company has fallen 32.6 per cent since the beginning of 2021.
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