Overseas Market View – US Markets

  • The US markets ended lower, on a late day reversal dragged by techs, as investors took profits. The Nasdaq  erased 9 points to close at 3,067. Earlier, the Nasdaq hit an intraday high of 2,799 its highest level since December 2000. The S&P 500 to rose to fresh 4 year highs in intraday trade, but ended the day down 0.35%. The CBOE volatility index jumped 7% to above 15 levels.
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped 0.51% or 68.06 points at 13203.58. Nasdaq Composite was down 0.29% or 8.95 points at 3067.26. Standard & Poor’s 500 shed 0.35% or 4.96 points at 1413.17.
  • In key data to watch out in the US today, investors will be looking ahead to the release of the Federal Reserve’s latest minutes from its July meeting. Also watch out for existing home sales data that may rise to 4.5 million annual rates.
  • In the currency space, the euro rises to a 6-week high ahead of euro zone regional leaders meet this week to discuss Greece’s fiscal adjustment program. The dollar index slips below the 82 mark.
  • In commodities, crude prices gain with Brent just shy of the USD 115 mark after a report showed that stockpiles declined the most in three weeks in the US.
  • From the precious metals space, gold prices gain more than a percent on further stimulus talks. Platinum too hit a three and a half month high.
  • Indian ADRs ended higher on Tuesday. In the IT space, Wipro was up 2.13% at USD 8.16, Infosys was up 1.92% at USD 43.49, and Patni was up 0.76% at USD 18.5.
  • In the Telecom space, Tata Communication was up 1.81% at USD 8.46 and MTNL was up 0.84% at USD 1.2. In the Banking space, ICICI Bank was up 0.69% at USD 35.18 and HDFC Bank was down 0.68% at USD 34.97.
  • In the other space, Sterlite was up 4.87% at USD 8.19, Tata Motors was up 1.38% at USD 22.04 and Dr Reddys was up 1.81% at USD 29.89.