Evolución de los mercados financieros internacionales y de los principales acontencimientos e indicadores económicos de la sesión del día anterior. Disponible en inglés.
18 septiembre 2020
Market risk appetite declined in yesterday's session as investors continued to digest the outcome of the Fed meeting. Stock markets declined across advanced and emerging economies while the safe-haven JPY appreciated.
Economic indicators favored a greater risk appetite in yesterday's session. China's industrial output rose +5.6% yoy in August while retail sales grew +0.5% and surpassed 2019 levels for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak. Also, German investor sentiment continued to improve in September according to the ZEW index.
Investors traded on a cautious note in the first session of the week. U.S. stocks advanced across the board (including the tech-heavy Nasdaq, which had been lagging in the last sessions) while European indices were mixed. In fixed-income markets, yields on U.S. and euro area core sovereign bonds were roughly unchanged.
Markets ended the week in a mixed session as U.S. tech equities continued to decline and investors digested the outcome of Thursday's ECB monetary policy meeting. Global stocks were lackluster, U.S. and German sovereign yields declined and euro area peripheral spreads nudged up amid lower risk appetite.
In yesterday’s session, investors’ sentiment worsened following concerns of overvaluations in some risky assets and mixed economic data releases. In particular, August Composite PMIs came out weaker-than-expected in most euro area countries (Spain, Italy and France) and surprised positively in Germany, the US and China.