The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 16,330.00 with a loss of -1.09% percent or -180.00 point.The Nifty Future is trading at 8,529.00 with a loss of -4.34% percent or -386.60 point. The Hang Seng Future is trading at 22,200.50 with a loss of -3.56% percent or -818.50 point.
TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS
Japan’s Nikkei share benchmark saw its lowest finish since November 2016 on Wednesday despite an overnight rally on Wall Street, as worries about the coronavirus outbreak eclipsed hopes that broad policy support would combat the economic fallout.
The Nikkei average .N225 shed 1.7% to 16,726.55, a 3-1/2-year closing low, having reversed earlier gains in choppy trade.
The Nikkei’s volatility index .JNIV , a measure of investors’ volatility expectations based on option pricing and considered a gauge of investor fear, fell 0.9% to 56.12, remaining in the vicinity of Monday’s nine-year peak of 60.86.
PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY
For the day the Dow is trading at 21,237.38 up with +5.20% percent or +1,048.86 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,529.19 with +6.00% percent or +143.06 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,334.78 up with +6.23% percent or +430.19 point.
In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 16,726.55 with a loss of –1.68% percent or –284.98 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 22,418.44 with a loss of –3.63% percent or –845.29 point. China’s Shanghai Composite is trading at 2,728.76 with a loss of –1.83% percent or –50.88 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 29,401.38 with a loss of –3.85% percent or –1,177.71 point at 12:15 PM.