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- OPEC expects the oil market to continue to be well supported this year, citing robust demand
- said once again that the impact of the omicron variant is projected to be mild and short-lived (on oil demand, not your health 😉 )
- The report pointed to tight supply, an example being the difficulties members of the group are having in boosting output (members added just 166kb/d of oil in December, falling g well under the target of 250kb/d)
- The report noted the rising risk of further supply disruptions (rising geopolitical strains)
OPEC’s report showed global oil demand in 2022 is expected to rise by 4.15 million barrels per day (bpd) (same as in the previous report) and that use of oil will be greater than 100 million bpd in Q3 (also the same as said in the previous report).
The next OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting is on 2 February 2022.
The major US stock indices are closing sharply lower led by the NASDAQ index, as equities continue to react to the move higher in rates.
- The NASDAQ and the Russell index were the hardest hit
- The Dow industrial average had its its worst day the in 2022
- Dow industrial average is on a three day losing streak
- Financials fell sharply led by Goldman Sachs which fell nearly 7% after worse than expected earnings
- The energy sector was the only S&P sector to rise
- Financials fell -2.5%
- Technology fell -2.4%
- The NASDAQ index close below its 200 day moving average for the first time since April 2020
- The S&P index closed just above its 100 day moving average at 4575.95
The final numbers are showing:
- ow industrial average fell -543.34 points or -1.51% at 35368.46
- S&P index fell 85.74 points or -1.84% at 4577.10
- NASDAQ index fell -386.85 points or -2.60% at 14506.91
- Russell 2000 fell -66.23 points or -3.06% at 2096.22
The NASDAQ index closed below its 200 day moving average
The January 2022 monetary policy statement from the Bank of Japan. Policy remains unchanged, main points:
- The BOJ has maintained short term term interest rate target at -0.1%
- maintains 10-year JGB yield target around 0%
Forecasts boosted for CPI in 2022 and 2023, still well short of the target, 2%, rate. GDP forecast changes also.
BOJ QUARTERLY REPORT:
BOJ QUARTERLY REPORT: