In Asia, the stock markets in China are closed for the Chinese New Year, while in Japan, the Nikkei is up 3% and trading at a new record high of 38,000. Meanwhile, in Israel, Beamr’s shares jumped by 1500% after announcing a collaboration with Nvidia. Last night on Wall Street, the Nasdaq fell 0.3%, while the S&P500 lost 0.1% and the Dow Jones added 0.3%, breaking an all-time high.
In the US government debt market, the 10-year bond yield fell slightly last night and traded around 4.16%. The two-year bond yield was 4.47%. Today, unemployment data in Great Britain and consumer price index in Switzerland are expected to be published along with inflation data in the USA at 15:30 Israel time.
Oil prices are trading slightly higher this morning, with a Brent barrel costing $82 dollars. Dr. Michael Bafman predicts that volatility in oil prices will remain relatively high due to security events in the Middle East.
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