Asian Open: The ASX 200 rolls over from its 200-day average

Matt Simpson financial analyst
By :  ,  Market Analyst

US Friday close:

  • The Dow Jones fell -98.63 points (-1.69%) to close at 32,899.37
  • The S&P 500 fell -23.53 points (-0.57%) to close at 4,123.34
  • The Nasdaq 100 fell -157.018 points (-1.22%) to close at 12,693.54


Asian Indices:

  • Australia’s ASX 200 index closed at 7,205.60 on Friday
  • Japan's Nikkei 225 index closed at 27,003.56 on Friday
  • Hong Kong's Hang Seng index closed at 20,001.96 on Friday
  • China'sA50 Index closed at 13,103.98 on Friday


European Friday close:

  • UK's FTSE 100 index fell -115.33 points (-1.54%) to close at 7387.94
  • Europe's Euro STOXX 50  index fell -67.46 points (-1.82%) to close at 3629.17
  • Germany's DAX  index fell -228.23 points (-1.64%) to close at 13674.29
  • France's CAC 40 index fell -110.04 points (-1.73%) to close at 6258.36



Another strong NFP report sent the US dollar index briefly to a fresh 19-year high, although it pulled back and closed just beneath the 2017 high effectively flat for the session. The US 10-year yield rose to 3.14% fore the first time since December 2018, although the 2-year yield remained below Wednesday’s 3-year high. USD/JPY closed back above 130 although EUR/USD managed to hold above the April’s low.


US indices were lower again although bearish volatility was lower relative to Thursday’s post-FOMC selloff. The Nasdaq fell to a 14-month low although the S&P 500 managed to remain above the March 2021 low. It’s possible we may see a corrective bounce but just how large (or if at all) remains to be seen.


Natural gas fell around -8.6% on Friday on news that the EU is considering tweaking its plan to embargo Russian energy supplies, and allow Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic more time to change their supplies.


ASX 200: Market Internals


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