Nikkei Futures Opening Update as on 20 March. 2020

The Nikkei 225 Future is trading at 17,500.00 up with +3.80% percent or +640.00  point.The  Nifty Future is trading at 8,738.50 up with +6.49% percent or +532.60 point.The Hang Seng Future is trading at 22,793.00 with +4.36% percent or +952.00 point.

TODAY’S FACTORS AND EVENTS

The Nikkei average .N225 rose as much as 2.6% at one point but closed down 1.04% at 16,552.83, its lowest close since November 2016. It has fallen about 30% in the past four weeks.

The Nikkei’s volatility index .JNIV , a measure of investors’ volatility expectations based on option pricing and considered to be a fear gauge, rose 4.2% to 58.45, not far from Monday’s nine-year peak of 60.86.

PREVIOUS DAY ACTIVITY

 For the day Nikkei 225 is trading at 16,552.83 with a loss of  –1.04% percent or –173.72 point.the  nifty closed at 8801.90 up with +6.52% percent or +538.45  point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 22,782.13 up with + 4.94% percent or +1,073.00 point.

WORLD MARKETS

For the day the Dow is trading at 20,087.19 up with 0.95% percent or +188.27 point. The S&P 500 is trading at 2,409.39 up with +0.47% percent or +11.29 point. The Nasdaq Composite is trading at 7,150.58 up with +2.30% percent or +160.73  point.

In other parts of world, Japan’s Nikkei 225 is trading at 16,552.83 with a loss of –1.04% percent or –173.72 point. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng is trading at 22,641.01 up with  +4.29% percent or +931.88  point. China’s Shanghai  Composite is trading at 2,745.62 up with +1.61% percent or +43.49 point. India’s BSE Sensex is trading at 29,826.02 up  with +5.44% percent or +1,537.79 point at 12:15 PM.

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