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S&P/ASX 200 futures up 3%, volatility takes a breath

S&P 500 Index closed up 0.47% and the Nasdaq Composite closed up 2.30%.

Flight Centre Limited - S&P/ASX 200 futures up 3%, volatility takes a breath
Equity market volumes in the US were well below recent weeks

S&P/ASX 200 (INDEXASX:XJO) (ASX:XJO) futures are pointing to a higher open today after yesterday the market closed down 3.44% to 4,782.90.

It continues to be difficult to predict the market on a daily basis but general market expectations are for some sort of bounce today.

The S&P 500 Index (INDEXSP:.INX) closed at 2,409.39, +11.29 or up 0.47% and the Nasdaq Composite (INDEXNASDAQ: .IXIC) closed at 7,150.58, +160.73 or down 2.30%.

Small cap destruction continues

In the small cap space, certain stocks continue to be hammered as institutional money taps out.

Lovisa Holdings Ltd (ASX:LOV) was down 43.8% yesterday to $2.45, it was trading over $11 one month ago.

Travel names continue to be hit hard on a daily basis with yesterday’s performance as follows:



Gold stable, oil volatile

Gold remains flat around US$1,471 per ounce while Crude Oil WTI was relatively flat overnight finishing around US$26 per barrel but endured some wild swings.

Oil fell as low as US$20.50 per barrel and reached over US$28 per barrel in the past 24 hours.

The AUD has endured similar volatility going as low as 55.1 cents vs the US dollar before stabilising at 57.3 US cents.



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