Market Update December 22, 2022 By Daniel Ang

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Market Update December 22, 2022 By Daniel Ang

On Wednesday, global stock markets saw an upward trend as the U.S. consumer confidence index rebounded in December and the Dollar regained stability following the Bank of Japan's surprise decision to loosen its grip on government bond yields. Wall Street's main stock indices, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the S&P 500, and the Nasdaq Composite, all saw gains of between 1.4% and 1.6%. In Europe, shares recovered from the previous day's 0.4% drop.

However, the Bank of Japan's decision to widen its trading band for 10-year government bond yields from 25 basis points to 50 basis points has caused concern among investors about the impact of rising interest rates and persistent inflation on the global economy. As a result, the Japanese Yen saw its biggest one-day gain against the U.S. Dollar in 24 years, while the Dollar recovered about 0.5% against the Yen overnight, closing at 132.47.

In the commodity markets, crude oil prices rose by nearly 3% due to data showing a larger-than-expected draw in U.S. crude stockpiles, though gains were limited by concerns over demand in China and an expected snowstorm in the U.S. Gold prices remained steady, holding above the key $1,800 level as expectations of slower U.S. rate hikes lent support, though the rising Dollar capped further gains.

In the cryptocurrency market, Bitcoin saw slight growth to close at $18,895.56, while Ether increased by 0.16% to reach $1,213.78. Dogecoin recovered somewhat after a 1.91% drop to $0.07257, following the announcement that Twitter CEO Elon Musk would resign "as soon as I find someone foolish enough to take the job." Cardano saw a 2.18% drop to a new 2022 low of $0.2478, while Tron rose 1.08% to $0.05492.

Overall, it was a productive day in the markets, with positive trends in stocks and commodities and some recovery in the cryptocurrency market. We hope that these insights have been helpful and we look forward to bringing you more updates in the future. Thank you for joining us and have a successful day in the markets.