ASX Futures (SPI 200) indicate the ASX 200 will open 85 factors decrease, down -1.2%.

The Dow posted its worst day in three months amid a sequence of weak financial information: US retail gross sales marked its largest decline in practically a 12 months, virtually the identical for US manufacturing manufacturing and the ECB hiked by 50 bps and took a hawkish flip.

Let’s dive in.

In a single day Abstract

Thu 15 Dec 22, 9:34pm (AEDT)

Identify Worth Chg %
Main Indices
S&P 500 3,896 -2.49%
Dow Jones 33,202 -2.25%
NASDAQ Comp 10,811 -3.23%
Russell 2000 1,775 -2.50%
Nation Indices
Canada 19,601 -1.46%
China 3,169 -0.25%
Germany 13,986 -3.28%
Hong Kong 19,369 -1.55%
India 61,799 -1.40%
Japan 28,052 -0.37%
United Kingdom 7,426 -0.93%


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US Sectors

Thu 15 Dec 22, 9:34pm (AEDT)

Sector Chg %
Power -0.53%
Utilities -1.27%
Actual Property -1.28%
Shopper Staples -1.66%
Shopper Discretionary -1.78%
Well being Care -1.86%
Financials -2.01%
Industrials -2.45%
Supplies -3.02%
Info Expertise -3.78%
Communication Companies -3.84%


Uneven on Thursday and get chopped on Friday. US markets didn’t stand an opportunity after one other spherical of charge hikes by the Financial institution of England and European Central Financial institution. US retail gross sales information posted the biggest drop in 11 months and manufacturing information fell into detrimental territory for the primary time since June.

  • Main US benchmarks bought off fairly laborious intraday. Opening ranges embrace: S&P 500 (-0.93%), Dow Jones (-0.57%) and Nasdaq Composite (-1.42%)

  • Power shares held up one of the best, a number of attention-grabbing feedback from IBs together with:

    • JPMorgan CEO mentioned the world wants oil, “we want low cost, dependable, protected, safe vitality, of which 80% comes from oil and fuel. And that quantity’s going to be very excessive for 10 or 20 years.”

    • Goldman Sachs lowered its 1Q23 oil forecasts to US$90 a barrel from US$110

  • Defensives outperformed on a relative foundation, together with Utilities, Actual Property and Stables

  • Danger sectors and Supplies led to the draw back 

  • 73% of shares declined

  • 51% of shares commerce under their 200-day transferring common (47% on Thursday, 47% every week in the past) 


Lennar (+4.0%) posted combined outcomes for the newest quarter, with income beating analyst expectations however earnings under. The homebuilder mentioned the outlook for brand spanking new orders has been weaker-than-expected.

Tesla (+0.4%) CEO Elon Musk bought no less than US$3.5bn value of shares based on an SEC submitting. Tesla shares are down -60.6% year-to-date.

Netflix (-8.6%) is refunding promoting clients as a result of lacking viewership targets for its not too long ago launched ad-supported service, based on Digiday.


  • FOMC downshifts to 50bp however lifts terminal charge (Bloomberg)

  • ECB to gradual charge hikes, however removed from accomplished (Reuters)

  • BoE tempers coverage outlook (Bloomberg)

  • Bond markets nonetheless doubts Fed’s higher-for-longer messaging (Bloomberg)

  • China’s Nov manufacturing unit output, retail gross sales miss expectations (Reuters)

  • Musk sells over US$3.5B of Tesla inventory (CNBC)


The Financial institution of England raised rates of interest by 50 bps to three.5%.

  • In-line with consensus expectations 

  • “The labour market stays tight and there was proof of inflationary pressures in home costs and wages that would point out larger persistence and thus justifies an additional forceful financial coverage response.” – Financial institution of England 

The European Central Financial institution raised rates of interest by 50 bps to 2.5%.

  • In-line with consensus expectations

  • “Primarily based on the knowledge that we’ve out there as we speak, that predicates one other 50 foundation level rise at our subsequent assembly and presumably on the one after that, and presumably thereafter.” – ECB President Christine Lagarde 

  • “For those who examine with the Fed, we’ve extra floor to cowl. We have now longer to go … We’re not slowing down. We’re in for the lengthy recreation.”

US retail gross sales fell -0.6% month-on-month in November from 1.3% in October.

  • Missed analyst expectations of a -0.1% decline

  • The most important decline in 11 months and worst print of the 12 months

  • “Retail gross sales will be fairly a unstable report, however it is a disappointing final result … [the Fed] is signalling one other 75bp of hikes from right here on, it will reinforce market issues in regards to the prospect of a recession.” – ING Economics 

US industrial manufacturing fell -0.2% month-on-month in November from -0.1% in October. 


Iron ore futures fell -0.5% to US$110.70 a tonne. 

  • China’s metal manufacturing fell -6.5% month-on-month in November, the weakest determine reported this 12 months

  • Over the past 11 months, output is down -1.4% in comparison with 2021 ranges

Oil costs snapped a three-day profitable streak amid hawkish central financial institution rhetoric which additional stoked recession fears.

Gold weakened amid one other wave of central financial institution charge hikes and better US greenback. 

  • “Gold is weakening as markets fear that world central financial institution tightening will drive recessionary fears and hold the greenback supported right here … Gold will finally resume its safe-haven standing, however first we have to see extra merchants satisfied that the Fed received’t observe via with their hawkish threats.” – Oanda senior market analyst Ed Moya 

Business ETFs

Thu 15 Dec 22, 9:34pm (AEDT)

Description Final Chg %
Nickel 37.4899 +0.69%
Gold 168.1 -1.63%
Lithium & Battery Tech 65.47 -1.86%
Aluminum 51.0551 -2.01%
Uranium 19.76 -2.02%
Metal 61.32 -2.92%
Silver 21.99 -3.41%
Copper Miners 37 -3.76%
Strategic Metals 88.94 -4.95%
Aerospace & Protection 111.65 -1.76%
International Jets 18.06 -2.57%
Biotechnology 136.73 -1.82%
Hashish 13.3 -3.99%
Description Final Chg %
Bitcoin 11.14 -2.24%
CleanTech 16.43 -2.50%
Photo voltaic 82.73 -3.01%
Hydrogen 12.52 -3.27%
Sports activities Betting/Gaming 15.56 -3.28%
E-commerce 17.14 -3.33%
Cloud Computing 17.01 -3.59%
Electrical Autos 22.23 -3.73%
Robotics & AI 21.8 -3.99%
Semiconductor 380.79 -4.23%
Cybersecurity 23.02 -4.30%
Video Video games/eSports 46.07 -4.71%
FinTech 20.36 -4.81%

A bit of little bit of a chart dump as we speak. A number of in a single day ETFs fell to key inflection factors, broke key trendlines and so forth.

Lithium: Native lithium names are main the decline, with Pilbara Minerals falling an outsized -11.4% on Thursday. The VanEck Uncommon Earths/Strategic Metals ETF adopted suite, down -5.2% in a single day.


Tech: Danger barometers just like the Nasdaq and the Ark ETF led to the draw back in a single day. The Ark ETF has made a swift return to current lows.


Supplies: Commodities was one other level of weak spot, faltering underneath a wall of worries: Larger US greenback, hawkish central financial institution commentary, fall in Chinese language metal output and missed industrial manufacturing expectations, weak US manufacturing information and so forth. Copper fell -2.7% however iron ore futures held up comparatively nicely, down -0.4%.

Shares going ex-dividend over the following week:

  • Fri: None

  • Mon: None

  • Tue: Metcash (MTS) 

  • Wed: None

  • Thu: None

ASX company actions occurring as we speak:

  • Dividends paid: Aristocrat Leisure (ALL), Elders (ELD), Expertise One (TNE), Australian Classic (AVG), ALS (ALQ) 

  •  Itemizing: Desoto Sources (DES) 

Financial calendar:


Written By

Kerry Solar

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