Morning Wrap: S&P 500 sinks, gloomy financial information stokes recession fears, ASX to fall


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ASX Futures (SPI 200) suggest the ASX 200 will open 27 factors decrease, down -0.40%.

Main US benchmarks fell for a 3rd straight session, US and Eurozone PMIs scream a recession, Goldman Sachs plans to chop 8% of its workforce and what occurs within the 12 months that follows a double-digit decline for the S&P 500?

Let's dive in.

In a single day Abstract

Solar 18 Dec 22, 9:39pm (AEDT)

Title Worth Chg %
Main Indices
S&P 500 3,852 -1.11%
Dow Jones 32,920 -0.85%
NASDAQ Comp 10,705 -0.97%
Russell 2000 1,763 -0.63%
Nation Indices
Canada 19,443 -0.80%
China 3,168 -0.02%
Germany 13,893 -0.67%
Hong Kong 19,451 +0.42%
India 61,338 -0.75%
Japan 27,527 -1.87%
United Kingdom 7,332 -1.27%
Title Worth Chg %
Commodities (USD)
Gold 1,803.00 +0.85%
Iron Ore 110.27
Copper 3.77 +0.19%
WTI Oil 74.50 -2.12%
AUD/USD 0.6706 +0.28%
Bitcoin (AUD) 25,017 -0.35%
Ethereum (AUD) 1,769 -0.10%
US 10 Yr T-bond 3.482 +0.93%
VIX 23 -0.92%

US Sectors

Solar 18 Dec 22, 9:39pm (AEDT)

Sector Chg %
Communication Companies -0.11%
Supplies -0.41%
Industrials -0.48%
Client Staples -0.53%
Financials -0.74%
Info Expertise -1.27%
Vitality -1.33%
Well being Care -1.41%
Utilities -1.66%
Client Discretionary -1.74%
Actual Property -2.96%


Wall Avenue struggled to shrug off hawkish rhetoric from central banks final week, down for a 3rd straight session on Friday. Flash Buying Managers Index information confirmed a robust downturn for each the US and Eurozone, additional stoking recession fears. The dialog for markets has rapidly turned from "the underside's in" to now "are we going to revisit the underside".

  • The S&P 500 is down round -6.1% from its Tuesday 13 December excessive (Fed charge hike and FOMC assembly day)

  • Each sector was purple, with Defensives like Industrials and Staples outperforming on a relative foundation

  • 61% of shares declined

  • 53% of shares commerce beneath their 200-day transferring common (51% final Friday, 49% per week in the past)


Adobe (+3.0%) posted better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings and FY23 steerage.

  • "Sturdy demand for our choices, industry-leading innovation and monitor file of top-and-bottom-line progress set us as much as seize the huge alternatives in 2023 and past." – CFO Daniel Durn

  • "The demand for digital content material throughout each inventive class, buyer section and media kind is accelerating at a speedy tempo … fourth quarter was a file quarter for Inventive Cloud. We achieved web new Inventive Cloud ARR of US$453m and income of US$2.68bn, which grew 13% year-on-year"

Goldman Sachs (-1.0%) plans to chop as much as 8% of its workforce or as many as 4,000 jobs. Based on CNBC, the layoffs will begin in January and happen throughout all enterprise divisions. 

Accenture (-5.9%) beat fourth quarter earnings expectations however issued a lightweight steerage, with expectations {that a} sturdy US greenback will weigh on FY23 earnings. 


  • Quants have stepped up fairness futures promoting (Bloomberg)

  • Santa rally would require easing of monetary situations (Reuters)

  • ECB might have three extra 50bp hikes in retailer (Econostream)

  • Eurozone flash composite falls at slower tempo, hits four-month excessive (Reuters)

  • Extra companies improve China progress outlook for 2023, however near-term forecasts lowered (Bloomberg)


UK retail gross sales unexpectedly fell -0.4% month-on-month in November from 0.9% in October.  

  • Missed analyst expectations of a 0.3% enhance

Eurozone manufacturing PMI improved to 47.8 in December from 47.1 in November.

  • Eurozone downturn remained in contraction for a sixth consecutive month, however the charge of decline mod

  • “Whereas the additional fall in enterprise exercise in December alerts a robust risk of recession, the survey additionally hints that any downturn will probably be milder than thought doubtless just a few months in the past." – S&P World Enterprise Economist Chris Williamson

US manufacturing PMI fell to 46.2 in December from 47.7 in November.

  • "The downturn gathered tempo, as enterprise exercise fell on the joint-sharpest charge since Might 2020. Producers and repair suppliers alike registered steeper decreases in output, as weaker demand situations, inflation and hikes in rates of interest dampened exercise ranges." – S&P World Platts


Iron ore futures fell -1.80% to US$109.40 a tonne. 

Oil costs have been heavy amid rising recession fears and uncertainty over China’s reopening given an ongoing spike in covid circumstances.

  • “The short-term crude demand outlook is an enormous query mark as China would possibly wrestle to ease covid curbs all the way in which and as world manufacturing exercise extensively stays in contraction territory.” – Oanda senior market analyst Ed Moya

Gold costs rallied regardless of a firmer US greenback and bond yields.

  • "It appears bullion merchants gained’t have the greenlight to purchase gold till they’re assured that the height in yields is in place. Finally, Wall Avenue will really feel assured that the Fed is able to maintain and that is perhaps when gold will be capable of resume its position as a safe-haven." – Moya


  • Bounce again from double-digit decline: Since 1936, of 9 prior years with double-digit losses, seven expertise double-digit positive factors within the following 12 months. The typical rise achieve was 18.0%.

US market performance after a double digit fallSupply: S&P Dow Jones Indices

Business ETFs

Solar 18 Dec 22, 9:39pm (AEDT)

Description Final Chg %
Gold 165.35 +0.87%
Uranium 19.36 +0.67%
Silver 21.24 +0.61%
Copper Miners 35.61 +0.31%
Nickel 38.0407 -0.05%
Metal 59.59 -0.37%
Aluminum 49.72 -0.52%
Lithium & Battery Tech 64.25 -0.79%
Strategic Metals 84.54 -2.34%
Aerospace & Protection 109.51 +0.44%
World Jets 17.6 -0.85%
Hashish 12.77 +0.08%
Biotechnology 134.24 -0.92%
Description Final Chg %
Bitcoin 10.88 -3.49%
Hydrogen 12.14 -1.90%
CleanTech 16.02 -1.94%
Photo voltaic 80.24 -2.26%
Robotics & AI 20.93 +0.14%
Semiconductor 364.68 -0.76%
Cybersecurity 22.03 -0.82%
Cloud Computing 16.4 -0.85%
Video Video games/eSports 43.9 -0.89%
E-commerce 16.57 -1.03%
Electrical Automobiles 21.4 -1.12%
FinTech 19.3355 -1.68%
Sports activities Betting/Gaming 15.05 -1.86%

ASX Morning Temporary

The burden of hawkish central bankers and miserable financial information is preserving the markets at bay.

The S&P 500 skilled a change of character after the Fed and ECB charge hikes. Volatility has picked up sharply and the market's sliced by way of key areas such because the 50-day, 20-day and three,900 degree.

S&P 500 chartS&P 500 (Supply: TradingView)

The ASX 200 is about to open -0.40%. The final two classes have seen a-typical volatility within the morning adopted by a little bit of a drift from midday onwards. It wouldn't be stunning to see this pattern proceed as we depend down the times until Christmas.

Sectors to observe

Gold: Gold costs snapped a two-day dropping streak.

Gold priceSupply: TradingView

Hydrogen: The World X Hydrogen ETF is making an attempt to defend latest lows and consolidating across the $12 mark.

Hydrogen ETFSupply: TradingView

Key Occasions

ASX company actions occurring immediately:

  • Dividends paid: Civmec (CVL)

  •  Itemizing: Taiton Assets (T88) 

Financial calendar:

  • 8:00 pm: German IFO enterprise local weather index

  • 12:30 am: Canada producer worth index 



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